Saturday, 26 November 2016

Nov 30th 2016 Blog Topic!!

Here is the video.



It is about learning English and questions if English should be the world language.

You may want to click the 'cc' button to put on the subtitles, but they are not so great. So, here is the transcript (her words).


Just scroll down the page to find...

Don't insist on English! - Patricia Ryan   

...and click on the transcript link.


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Nov 23rd 2016 Discussion Topic!

Hello! Here is the topic for this week. Enjoy!

What would you do if you found a wallet on the ground? Would you return it? 
What if it had the owner's identification in it? 
What if the wallet had $10,000 in it? Now, what if your family member needs the money for his/her medical treatment. 
What do you think is the right thing to do? Would you even be tempted to take the wallet?
What do people usually do in your home country when they find something that does not belong to them? How is that different from other countries you have visited? 
Lastly, do people in your home country respect others' belongings? 

Watch the video below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5KxPwFQV8o

Monday, 14 November 2016

Just for fun: English speakers are confused too!

After reading this, you will either feel better or worse. However, remember that even English speakers get confused about this stuff. Good luck!

https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~mbarrien/jokes/english.txt

Follow the above link to discover how confusing nouns can be for everyone.

Matthew


Friday, 11 November 2016

November 16th, 2016 Blog Topic - Let's grow animal products!

Please watch this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gXq1ml6B1E

It is about 9 minutes long. You should watch all of it. It has visuals, so this will help you understand
Try watching it one more time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gXq1ml6B1E

See you in class!

If you missed it, here is the video again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gXq1ml6B1E

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Nov 9 2016 New Blog Topic Whoooooo!!

Please watch this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K5SycZjGhI

It is very short.

Please watch it more than once.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K5SycZjGhI

Maybe even three times.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K5SycZjGhI

When you clearly understand the message, please test yourself with these True or False questions.

True or False?

1. In Japan, streets are named in exactly the same way as they are in other countries.

2. There are some doctors in China that you pay when you are healthy, and don’t pay when you are sick.

3. Sivers says that whatever assumptions we have, the opposite may also be true.

4. Houses in Japan are numbered in the way theare ordered around the outside of the block.

5. West African music is exactly the same as every other type.