Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Hi.I'm Kohei.

My presentation topic is "Pepsi"

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Hi Everyone!!

My presentation will be about: My Special Gift!



Hi I'm bart.

My presentation topic is "toronto island." 
And I will send my photos to your email. Thank you.

Kyunguk's Presentation

My presentation topic will be 'My vacation'

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My presentation topics is philippines school life part 1

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sept 28, 2016 Blog Topic!

Please read the article below and then read the questions to. Remember to read the article more than one time. The first time, do not use a dictionary or worry about unknown words. The second time, it is a good idea to look up the unknown words.
When you read the questions, please make sure you understand their meaning and are ready to discuss them on Wednesday.

Thank you!


His and Her Diary from the Same Day
Her Diary:
Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasn't flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but he didn't say much. I asked him what was wrong; He said, 'Nothing.' I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn't upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it. On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior I don't know why he didn't say, 'I love you, too.' When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there quietly, and watched TV. He continued to seem distant and absent. Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed. About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep - I cried. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster.

His Diary:
Motorcycle won’t start…can't figure out why.

Discussion questions
1.    Do you think this was posted by a man or a woman? Why? What point do you think that he or she was trying to make?
2.    Who do you sympathize with most, him or her?
3.    Have you had similar misunderstandings with your significant other?
4.    Why are men and women so different?
5.    Is it possible for a men and women to really understand how the other thinks?
6.    Would you like to be able to think like a member of the opposite sex? Might there be any advantages in being able to do so?
7.    What does your significant other do that really infuriates you? What are the most frustrating habits that men/women have?
8.    Do you have any advice on how to understand and get along with the opposite sex better?
9.    Imagine you could switch gender for one day? Would you like to try it? What would you do? What would you like to find out?
The following are some selected comments about the article posted by internet users on the social media site Imgur. Discuss. Which do you agree with?
“Not sure if women are too complicated, or men are too simple.”
“The problem is that women try to analyze men as if they're women. And yes, men are actually able to think about nothing. Literally.”
“Women do this all the time...”
“Men are simple. They're the same sort of simple every day. Women are crazy. But they're a different sort of crazy every day.”
“Am I the only one asking themselves what guy keeps a diary?”
‘As a woman, I laughed because it's true.. Why can't we seem to stop this madness?”
“Ladies, when a man says there is nothing wrong, he means THERE IS NOTHING WRONG.”
“Would it really have been that hard for him to tell her that his motorcycle wouldn't start and it's frustrating him? Geezus.”
“Women want an ear, men want a solution.”
“Estrogen is a hell of a drug!’

“Women watch too many Drama programmes”

Wednesday, 21 September 2016


I'm Kohei.

My presentation topic is 'Train in Tokyo'

Hi I'm bart.

My presentation topic is "baskin robbins 31." 
And I will send my photos to your email. Thank you.


My presentation topic is "teacher."

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Sept 21 2016 Blog!

Today, the topic is pleasure, computers, and your brain.
Please watch this short animated video on TED and think about the questions below. You'll probably need to watch the video about two or three times. Enjoy!

1)   Would you want a life with no pain?
2)   Would you choose to live your life plugged into a computer?
3)   Do you think this experience project is different or the same compared to taking drugs or drinking alcohol?
4)   Do you think this technology will ever be available?

5)   Tell us a story about when you were very happy.

See you in class!


Saturday, 10 September 2016

Sept 14, 2016 Blog Topic

This article is a little bit long, but you can do it! Make sure to just try and understand the main idea. You do not have to understand every word. Also, read it more than one time. Three times would be perfect.

Minister tells parents not to tell their daughters 

they’re beautiful

Parents should stop telling their children they are beautiful as this places too much emphasis on appearance, women’s minister Jo Swinson has said. The minister said parents could be storing up problems for later in their children’s lives by sending a message that looks are the most important thing needed to succeed.
Ms Swinson, 33, who is childless, said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph praising children for skills such ‘doing a jigsaw’ or ‘curiosity in asking questions’ was more appropriate. The Liberal Democrat minister was speaking ahead of the government’s ‘body confidence’ campaign. This aims to raise awareness of the positive and negative portrayals of bodies in the media and find ways of building self-esteem among young people.
According to statistics quoted by the minister, one in four children aged 10 to 15 is unhappy about their appearance. And 72 per cent of girls feel that too much attention is paid to the way female celebrities look.
Earlier this year Ms Swinson urged editors of women’s magazines ‘to shed the fad diets and fitness myths’. She said: ‘I know as an aunt, you fall into the trap of turning to your niece and saying, “you look beautiful” — because of course all children do look beautiful — but if the message they get is that is what’s important and that is what gets praise, then that’s not necessarily the most positive message you want them to hear.’ Praising someone for their appearance wasn’t ‘bad in itself – we don’t say you can’t like someone else’s dress’. But she urged parents to put comments about looks in their ‘appropriate place’.
‘Research shows that when children have no body confidence at school they’re less likely to put their hand up in class and ask a question.
‘In extreme cases you’ll have people suffering from body dysmorphia, a psychiatric disorder, where people might not feel happy to go to school and you get truancy as a result of this.’
The minister said appearance was important in certain circumstances, such as a job interview, but ‘it’s just the level to which this becomes the ultimate focus of everything’. It can become an obsession ‘where you have people who won’t go to school unless they’ve put their make-up on, or won’t leave the house unless they’ve spent two hours getting ready’.
She also said fathers have a role in ensuring their daughters don’t develop a problem with body image.
‘Perhaps they can consider what they say about women in front of their daughters, how they’re being judged and whether they’re saying any inappropriate comments suggesting that women’s value is in how they look.’
Ms Swinson said the new campaign was about raising awareness but argued it would be difficult given the some industries ‘make money out of people feeling bad about themselves’. She claimed young boys were also under pressure to look buff and muscular or to be skinny like the singer Pete Doherty.
Article from Metro.uk - Tuesday 28 May 2013

Discussion Questions

With your partner, discuss the following questions. Feel free to ask any follow-on questions you like.

1.     What do you think about Ms Swinton’s comments?  Does she have a point?   

2.     Do you compliment your kids/nephews/nieces etc on their appearance?
Will this article make you think twice about doing so in future?

3.     Do you worry about your appearance?  Do you feel pressure to look good?

4.     How long do you spend getting ready before you leave the house? Why? Is it really necessary?

5.     Do you think other people really care what you look like?  Do you judge other people on their appearances?  Do you often comment on other people’s appearance?  Why?

6.     In what situations is your appearance important and when is it not important?

7.     How do you feel about the way that magazines and other media talk about beauty and body image?  Is it irresponsible?  Is it harmful?  Should it be regulated?

8.     We could all use a little positive reinforcement. Pay everyone in your group a compliment that is not related to their physical appearance so they can leave the class feeling good about themselves.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016

Wednesday Sept 7/16 Energetic Blog Topic!


Above is the link that I'd like you to visit and read before Wednesday. It is about coffee and Canada. There is also another link below for a second article.

The questions to consider are:

1) How do you feel about coffee? Which do you prefer, coffee or tea? Can you describe why?

2) What food(s) are people in your country very passionate about? You will probably say rice, but are there other foods? Why are they so popular?

3) Do you think coffee is healthy? Which is healthier, coffee or tea?

Please read just the headings of this article. Read more if you'd like.

4) Caffeine (in coffee) is a very addictive substance and actually poisonous in high quantities. Do you think the government should put warnings on coffee just like alcohol?

5) What other popular foods do you think might be harmful? Should the government place warnings on these too?