week 13 (July 11)

We did listening quiz #1. We peer-edited our writing assignments and handed them in. If you forgot to bring it, email it to me. We talked about our strange dreams and did pages 57-60 in the text.

HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK

Keep doing your weekly listening lab TOEIC practice in the library.

week 12 (July 4)

TOEIC classes are available for those who are interested:

集中講義の開講について_選択英語

This week we finished the presentations and looked at pages 53-56 in the text.

HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK

Choose a topic from page 54, Independent Writing and write a letter to the editor of a newspaper on that topic. Include 3 reasons and support. Write a good topic sentence and concluding sentence. Use the letters on pages 44 and 45 as examples.

week 11 (June 27)

We did Hometown Presentations today. We did a quiz on the presentations.

HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK

Keep doing your weekly Listening Lab in the library.

week 10 (June 20)

We did timed writing and speaking fluency (a strange occurrence); textbook pages 47 – 52; presentation tips; and a mid-term survey.

HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK

Keep doing your TOEIC listening lab in the library;

Prepare your presentation (My Hometown) with at least 5 images. Make a PowerPoint presentation (on USB drive or your own computer) and print out your images as a backup. Presentations are next week.

 

week 9 (June 13)

We got started on our hometown presentations. These will be done in front of the class on June 27. You will need to memorize a short speech and show at least 10 graphics using PowerPoint or something similar. You can find tips on how to make presentations and slides on the   PRESENTATION   page.

We covered up to page 46 in the text.

HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK

Keep doing the Listening Lab practice in the library.

Prepare for your hometown presentation.

week 7 (May 23)

We did listening quiz #5 and pages 36 – 41 in the text.  And we did a writing test where you summarized  2  passages.

There is no class next week. There will be a test in 2 weeks covering units 1-3 of the textbook. Also, give me your Listening Lab notebooks before the exam.

week 6 (May 16)

Today we read each others final essays and handed them in. We did listening quiz #4 (Jeans). We talked about marketing and did pages 29-35 in the text.

HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK

Prepare for Listening Quiz 5    SUPER GLUE

Keep doing your weekly Language Lab in the library and keep track in your notebook.

week 5 (May 9)

Today we did Listening Quiz 3 (Space) and peer edited each other’s Engineering Structure essays. We covered pages 23-27 in the textbook.

HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK

Prepare for Listening Quiz 4 (Blue Jeans);

Write the final draft of your essay and give it (and today’s edited copy) to me next week;

Continue your weekly Listening Lab practice in the library and keep track in your notebook.

BONUS

If you want 3 easy bonus points,  go to the GALLERY page and write a descriptive essay about 1 picture.

week 4 (May 2)

Today we did Quiz 2 (Sandwich), and the text up to page 23. I collected your engineering structure outline. If you didn’t give it to me in class today, email it by noon tomorrow.
If you missed your presentation, you can do it for me next week.

Homework for next class

Write a 300 word essay on an engineering structure and bring 2 typed copies to class.
Prepare for listening quiz 3 (What space does to your body)
Continue doing the TOEIC Language lab in the library.

week 3 (April 25)

Today we did Listening Quiz #1 (Band-aids), group presentations, and textbook pages 5-9..

Homework for next class:

Keep doing your weekly language lab in the library;

Prepare for listening quiz #2 (Sandwich);

Prepare an outline describing an engineering structure. Use the information on page 13 section #A of the text.  Tell me the name, dates built, address, cost, purpose, problems, appearance (as in the chart on page 13). Provide 5 references. Use the following template if you like:

ENGINEERING STRUCTURE