1S Fall 2016

Week 14

Classwork

Final presentations

Week 13

Classwork

  • Important possession presentations.

    Homework

  • Prepare a 6 minute presentation about your first year at YNU. Talk about: your best and worst experiences, what you learned, how you changed, and what you plan to do during the next school year. Your presentation should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. The presentation should follow the model you have learned this semester for introductions and conclusions.
  • Make an outline of your presentation and upload it below.

    Final presentation mind map upload.


    Week 12

    Classwork

  • New Year holiday activity.
  • Review.
  • Homework check.
  • Opening a presentation with a question. Textbook p. 38 exercise 2 Practice.
  • Concluding signals. Textbook p. 39 exercise 4 Practice.
  • Textbook p. 40 exercise 1A and 1B, p. 41 exercise 2, p. 41 Practice A & B.
  • Talking about a possession planning. P. 42 exercise 1.

    Homework

  • Textbook p. 43 exercises 2-5.
  • Prepare a 5 minute presentation about one of your possessions using what you learned in Unit 3. Make a mind map and upload it using the link below.
  • Remember that you should have an opening that begins with a question, includes the topic, and provides an overview. Your conclusion should include a summary and uses signal words.

    Mindmap upload.


    Week 11

    Classwork

    The theme for your next presentation will be about possessions.

  • Homework check.
  • Textbook p. 33 exercises 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B; p. 34 exercise 1D; p. 35 2C, 2D.

    Homework

  • Textbook p. 37 exercise A.


    Week 10

    Classwork

  • Midterm presentation 1 evaluation form.
  • Questionnaire for extra credit.
  • Textbook p. 32 exercises 1A.


    Week 9

    Classwork

  • Weekend discussion.
  • Review.
  • Homework check.
  • Conclusions. Textbook p. 27 exercises 3 & 4.
  • Body language and gestures.Textbook p. 29 exercises 2A and 2B.
  • Describing places. Textbook, pp. 30-31

    Homework

  • Prepare a 4 minute presentation about your favorite place. Use the exercises in Chapter 2 to help you prepare. Your presentation must include the following:

    • An introduction that includes an opener, topic statement and preview (p.26).
    • Information about what the place has, when do you go there, interesting features, what you do there, how to get there, and why it's your favorite place.
    • A conclusion that includes a summary and an invitation to visit.

  • Make a mind map for your presentation. Print it out and bring it to class. Upload your mind map using the link below.

    Mindmap upload.


    Week 8

    Because of the class cancellation our schedule is a bit changed. The Week 7 plan will be used today. Please see below.


    Week 7

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Homework check.
  • Learning to describe places. Textbook p.21 exercises 2B, 2C; p.22 1C, 1D; p.23 2A, 3A, 3B.

    Homework

  • Textbook p.24 1A, 1B, p.28 1A, 1B.


    Week 6

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Presentations. You will give your presentations two or three times today.
  • Please click here for the evaluation page.
  • Research activity. Please help my zemi student with their research.

    Homework

  • Textbook p. 17 exercise 2A, 2B; p. 20 exercise 1B; p. 21 exercise 2A.

    Week 6

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Presentations. You will give your presentations two or three times today.
  • Please click here for the evaluation page.
  • Research activity. Please help my zemi student with their research.

    Homework

  • Textbook p. 17 exercise 2A, 2B, p. 20 exercise 1B, p. 21 exercise 2A.


    Week 5

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Homework check.
  • Discussion about the Malcolm Gladwell talk.
  • Brainstorming about a good friend: p. 18 exercise 1.
  • Making an outline from a mind map: p. 19 exercise 2.
  • Phrases for introductions and conclusions: p. 7 exercise C.
  • Using introduction and conclusion phrases in your presentation.

    Homework

  • Make a mind map about your best friend using MindMup. Use the link below to upload it. Please follow the directions I give you for naming your file. If you name your file incorrectly you will not receive credit for the homework.

    • Your file name begins with your student number, then an underscore " _ ", then 1SM, 1ST1, or 1ST2 depending on your class, then _, then Week5mindmap. For example: 000000_1ST1_Week5mindmap.

  • Use the mind map to prepare a 3 minute presentation about your best friend. You will give this presentation in class next week. Print out your mind map and bring it to class.

    Important
    • Do not write out your presentation and then read it.
    • You will not receive credit for the assignment if you read your presentation.
    • You can use your mind map to help you remember what you want to say.
    • Or you can make an outline from your mind map and use it to help remember what you want to say.

    Mindmap upload.


    Week 4

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Homework check and discussion.
  • Brainstorming and outlining: pp. 12 exercises 1A, 1B.
  • Homework

  • Introductions, conclusion, and openers: p. 14 exercises 1A, 1B, 1C; p. 15 exercise 2A, 3A.
  • Please watch the Malcolm Gladwell talk "Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce".


    Week 3

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Self introductions.
  • Using mind maps.
  • Speaking questionnaire.

    Homework

  • Work with a classmate and complete the chart on p.9.
  • Working alone or with a classmate, do exercises p. 10: 1A, 1B, and 2.


    Week 2

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Fluency practice.
  • Useful phrases.
  • Group work about the Ken Robinson talk.
  • Using mind maps.

    Homework

  • If you have not bought the textbook, please purchase it before the next class.
  • If you do not have a Google account, please create one by clicking here.
  • Download and practice using MindMup.
  • Make a mind map about yourself and print it out.
  • Be ready to introduce yourself to your classmates next week using your mind map.


    Week 1

    Classwork

  • Course introduction.
  • Icebreakers.
  • How to use the class website.
  • Get Socrative.
  • How to watch TED talks.
  • Useful phrases

    Homework

  • Watch the Ken Robinson talk "Do schools kill creativity?"

  • After you watch the talk, read these questions. and write out your reactions. Bring them to class and be prepared to explain your answers to your classmates.

  • Read the syllabus. and make sure you understand it 100%. Really, read the syllabus, especially the part about plagiarism.