Friday, September 30, 2011

応用英語I-2B Reading Chapter 2 Review

Image adapted from an illustration by Yuji Tachikawa. (cc) 2010 ABAX

Hello everyone. Today we are going to review chapter 2. First, let's study some vocabulary. Please click the link and study the vocabulary on Quizlet.

So, who do you think murdered the victim? Post your answer as a comment.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shibaura Institute of Technology 英語総合IB Global Issues 2011 Lesson 1: Introduction to the course and class rules

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Welcome to 英語総合IB. Today you will learn about the course and together we will make some class rules. 

Please click the link to see some posts from previous classes

We will learn a lot of new vocabulary in this class. We will study vocabulary using an online tool called Quizlet. Please click the link to learn how to sign up for and use Quizlet

OK, now let's make some class rules together. Click the link to see some rules made by other SIT students: Classrules 2011.

Finally, please post a comment. Please tell me why you chose this course. Click the link to learn how to post a comment - コメント投稿法.

Thanks for joining this class. See you next week!

Monday, September 26, 2011

基礎英語1B Writing Task 2: My Biography

Hello everyone,
Today we are going to start our second task. Task 2 is a biography.
First, let's do a survey for my research project. Please click this link: English Language Learning and Technology Survey
Now, let's practice typing.  Please click the link and play Air Typer . Now, let's review some vocabulary. Please click this link: Togaku 英単4.
Now please look at our Task 2 worksheet below.
My Biography
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Please finish your first draft for homework. Please e-mail your first draft to me by next Sunday 2 October at 6 pm. Enjoy!

Introduction to Business English B Unit 7: People

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great week-end.
Please click the link to find out about today's lesson: Unit 7: People.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Toyo Gakuen University 応用英語1-2B Reading Semester 2 Chapter 1 Review

Hello everyone,
Today we are going to review Chapter 1: The Victim, and take our first quiz.Look at the image below. The image is a mind map (マインドマップ). Mind maps are a great way to take notes. The mind map below is about the scene of the crime.
Open your Detective's notebook to p. 10. Fill in the crime report. Use the information in the mind map to help you.

OK, now let's review some vocabulary. Click this link: Death on U Street Chapter 1.
Now turn to p. 92. Do the Police Briefing. After that we'll take the first quiz.

Now let's do the pre-reading on p. 94.
Finally, for homework please read Chapter 2 and do the tasks.
By the way, you can learn more about learning English with mind maps by reading my friend Chris Foskett's book: マインドマップ英語勉強法.

Monday, September 12, 2011

基礎英吾1B Writing Lesson 1

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice summer holiday.

You will be doing a lot of typing again this semester, so to begin today's lesson let's practice typing.  Please click the link and play Air Typer . Now, let's review some vocabulary. Please click this link: Togaku 英単4. Let's review some grammar. Please click this link: Compound Nouns, Countable/Uncountable Nouns.Next let's review the past and present tense forms of the verb "to be". Click the link.

Next, let's start our first task. Our first task is a paragraph about the summer holidays. Please read my paragraph below.

Bangladesh 2011 Collage   My Summer Holidays        
       My summer holidays were very busy. First, I went to Bangladesh. I went to two cities, Dhaka and Rashashi. I went to Bangladesh with a group called Teachers Helping Teachers. I went to Bangladesh to help teachers there. I led 4 work shops about teaching English. I went to Bangladesh on business but  I also had some fun. I visited a silk factory, and I went to a wedding reception. After I went to Bangladesh, I went to Canada. I went to Canada to visit my family and friends. I enjoyed delicious food. I ate food from the barbeque almost every day. I also went to an art exhibition. We celebrated my nephew's birthday by visiting a zoo near Niagara falls. It was a lot of fun. My summer vacation was busy, but it was wonderful too.

Now please start your paragraph. Task 1-1 is due next Sunday night at 6 pm. Also, please review the style sheet below. you must submit Task 1 using the format shown in the style sheet
Have fun. See you on Friday!

Introduction to Business English 1B ビジネス英語入門 B Introductory Lesson

Hello everyone. Welcome to Introduction to Business English B!
Today we are going to learn about the course. We will read the course outline, and we will watch a video too. We will learn how to greet people in business situations, and we will look at the textbook.

This lesson will be review for students who took Introduction to Business English A.

OK, let's start.

Please click this link: Exchanging business cards. Watch the video and do the quiz.

Now let's learn some vocabulary. Please click this link:Introduction to Business English B Review Vocabulary.

Next, please look at the image below. This is your textbook.You can buy the textbook next lesson.

Market Leader Elementary © 2007

Finally, please look below. You can see the course outline. Please download the course outline and save it to your own folder.
Toyo Gakuen University Introduction to Business English B Course Outline

That's all. I hope you decide to take this class. Business English is becoming very important for getting a job in Japan. Two famous Japanese companies, Uniqlo and Rakuten are making English the official company language. I think many more Japanese companies will do the same. You can read about it here:楽天:英語を12年中に社内公用語化 English will be the official language of Rakuten!

Please leave a comment. Your homework is to send me an e-mail. I hope to see you next week.

Friday, September 09, 2011

応用英語1-2B Reading 2011: Introduction to the course

Hello everyone! Welcome to 応用英語I-2B (English I-2B Intensive Reading)

Today is an introduction to the course. In this lesson you will learn how to:
  • subscribe to this blog
  • make a blog comment
  • register for and use Quizlet - an online vocabulary study site.
  • make a reading plan
We will use this blog in every lesson. You can see blog posts from last semester. Please click this link:  応用英語I-2.

Next, let's look at our textbook. Please look at the image below.

Front cover of Whodunit by Adam Gray and Marcos Benevides. Published by Abax. Some rights reserved.
There are two detective stories in Whodunit. Last semester, we read the first story, The Inverted Eagle. Click the link to read some reviews of  The Inverted Eagle, and messages from the writers, Adam Gray and Marcos Benevides. Scroll down to the comments section. Read the comments and answer the questions below.

  1. How many students liked the story? 
  2. How many students disliked the story? 
  3. What did Mr. Benevides say about the second story, Death on U Street?
  4. What did Mr. Gray say about the second story, Death on U Street?
 This semester, we will read  the second story, called Death on U Street. 

Now let's learn some useful vocabulary for reading detective stories. First, please click this link: Introduction to Quizlet. Next, please click this link: Togaku 英単 Set 1.

Finally, please click this link: Class Rules. Read the post. Post a comment. Click here to learn how to post a comment:  How to post a comment - コメント投稿法
Your homework is to finish your reading plan.
See you next week!