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May 26, 2011

Speaking Test

Filed under: announcements,final speaking exam — richardlstansfield @ 9:16 am

How to do well on your Final Speaking Test

– When asking your partner a question, use correct stress.

(Remember: We always stress nouns, main verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.)

–> When answering a question, use complete sentences.

–> When answering a questions, give details.

How many questions you answer is not important. How well you answer each question is important. Quality is more important than quantity.

Example #1

Question: Is it better to have a digital camera or a regular camera?

Terrible answer: “Digital camera.”

Bad answer: “It’s better to have a digital camera.”

Good answer: “I think it’s better to have a digital camera. It’s more fun. You can see the pictures right away. Also, you can store so many pictures on a memory card.”

Example #2

Question: How do you stay healthy?

Terrible answer: “Gym.”

Bad answer: “I go to the gym.”

So-so answer: “I go to the gym three times a week. There, I jog on the treadmill for twenty minutes.”

Good answer: “I go to the gym three times a week. There, I jog on the treadmill for twenty minutes. I also do a little weight training.”

Excellent answer: “I go to the gym three times a week. There, I jog on the treadmill for twenty minutes. I also do a little weight training. Additionally, I try to eat good fruit, like apples, everyday.”

Also …

–> Don’t speak too slowly or too quickly.

–> Don’t speak too quietly. (You don’t have to be loud. Just be loud enough for your partner and I to hear you easily.)

–> Don’t hesitate or pause.

e.g. “Ummm … I go to the gym … uhhh … three times a week. There, I … 뭐지? … jog on the treadmill for … 뭐라고? … twenty minutes.”

–> Do not miss your appointment!

I only have one week to test all of my students, so I cannot reschedule. So if you miss your appointment, you miss the test, and you get 0 out of 30%. Also, you will be marked absent for the whole week (3 hours).

–> Do not be late!

You and your partner only have 10 minutes for this test. That is only 5 minutes for each student. It is worth 30% of your final grade. So, for every minute you are late, you will lose 6 marks.

If your partner is not there, go into the room anyway. Do not be late because of your partner. (I will do the test with you alone.)
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Class 29: Discussion Questions

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What are you doing this weekend?

Are you going to do anything special for your next birthday?

What would you do if your kid watched Pororo too often? Why?

If you were an actor, what role would you want? Why?

Who do you think are the most famous “hallyu” stars?

Why is the K-League no match for the English Premier League?

Have you ever suffered because of yellow dust? If so, what happened?

Have you ever experienced an earthquake? If an earthquake occurred, how would you react?

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Class 157: Discussion Questions

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What are you doing this weekend?

Are you going to do anything special for your next birthday?

If you had plastic surgery, what part of your body would you change? Why?

In your opinion, what is the best festival? Why?

Is it a good idea to have nuclear power stations? Why or why not?

Why are soccer player’s salaries so high?

Do you think that a university’s basic function is to make competitive students? Why or why not?

Why do some people love football?

Would you want to be a member of a boy band or girl group? Why or why not?

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Class 61: Discussion Questions

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Are you into traditional music and stuff like that?

What are you doing this weekend?

Are you going to do anything special for your next birthday?

How can we deal with historical distortions?

If zombies and vampires were real, would you want to return as one? Why or why not?

Do you think that mobile devices have made your life easier? Why or why not?

Are you interested in the Dok-do controversy? Why or why not?

If Mount Baekdu erupted, would you help North Korea? If so, how? If not, why not?

If you were a bank CEO, would you outsource your bank’s security? Why or why not?

What kind of application would you make, if you had to make an application?

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Class 93: Discussion Questions

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Do you think the length of the present period of military duty is too short or too long? Why do you think so?

What festival activities do you want to participate in? Why?

Why do you think the referee didn’t take any action against Messi?

Do you know how to avoid military service?

What would be effective ways to promote Korea and Japan?

What do you think about smartphones’ GPS service?

What can we do to prevent our friends from committing suicide?

Do you agree with opening stars’ private lives to the public? Why or why not?

Do you think hanbok is a valuable global cultural asset? Why or why not?
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Class 125: Discussion Questions

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Are you going to do anything special for your next birthday?

What would you do if someone became violent with you?

If you visited Busan, what would you want to do? Why?

Do you believe that blood type dictates personality? Why or why not?

Is it important to know about celebrities’ past? Why or why not?

How can university students avoid thinking pessimistically about grades?

Do you think constellations can affect people’s personalities? Why or why not?

What would you do if you met aliens or saw UFOs?

May 24, 2011

Written Exam #2

Filed under: announcements,final written exam — richardlstansfield @ 8:29 am

Class 29

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* What are three things that people do on [special day]?

e.g. What are three things that people do on Halloween?

– wear a costume

– go trick-or-treating

– make a jack o’lanterns

– eat candy/give candy

– go to a party (adults)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Future Tenses

With the words that you are given, write a sentence in the future tense.

e.g. you, buy anyone a gift this month?

–> Are you going to buy anyone a gift this month?

or

–> Are you buying anyone a gift this month?

e.g. my best friend, marry, in May.

–> My best friend is going to get married in May.

or

–> My best friend is getting married in May.

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1.

taco: (noun) a hard, folded tortilla (= thin flat bread) filled with meat, cheese, etc. and hot spicy sauce

festival: (noun) a series of events and celebrations, usually organized around a central theme

desert: (noun) a large, hot, dry area of land with very few plants

phenomenon: (noun) something that exists or happens, usually something unusual

refrain: (verb) to stop yourself from doing something

elapse: (verb) when time passes

representative: (adjective) the same as other people or things in a particular group

commercial: (adjective) involving or relating to the buying and selling of goods

miraculous: (adjective) when people believe that an event was caused by God

victory: (noun) success in a struggle, war, or competition

sonata: (noun) a piece of classical music written either for a single instrument, or for one instrument and a piano

classify: (verb) to divide (things) into groups according to type

genetic: (adjective) belonging or relating to the parts of the DNA in cells which received by each animal or plant from its parents

clone: (noun) a plant or animal which has the same genes as the original from which it was produced

viewing rate: (noun) the rate which show how many people watch program

instantly: (adverb) immediately, very fast

recognize: (verb) to identify (a person or thing known or experienced before)

magnitude: (noun) the large size or importance of something

leakage: (noun) the problem of a liquid or gas coming out of something when it should not

catastrophe: (noun) a sudden event that causes very great trouble or destruction

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Class 157

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* What are three things that people do on [special day]?

e.g. What are three things that people do on Halloween?

– wear a costume

– go trick-or-treating

– make a jack o’lanterns

– eat candy/give candy

– go to a party (adults)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Future Tenses

With the words that you are given, write a sentence in the future tense.

e.g. you, buy anyone a gift this month?

–> Are you going to buy anyone a gift this month?

or

–> Are you buying anyone a gift this month?

e.g. my best friend, marry, in May.

–> My best friend is going to get married in May.

or

–> My best friend is getting married in May.

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1, but taken from your presentations.

systematic: (adjective) when something is done according to a fixed plan, in a thorough and efficient way

promotion (noun): when you are given a more important job or rank in the organization that you work for

world-wide: (adjective) global

disciplinary: (adjective):inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment

frustration(noun): the condition of being annoyed because things are not happening in the way that you want, or in the way that they should

superficial(adjective): not studying or looking at something thoroughly; seeing only what is obvious

outstanding: (adjective) excellent; superior; remarkable

critical: (adjective) relating to a crisis; decisive; crucial / vital

overcome: (verb) to defeat someone or something; to succeed in a struggle against them or it; to deal successfully with them or it

accumulate: (verb) to increase in amount over a period of time, or to make something increase over a period of time

disability: (noun) an illness, injury or condition that make it difficult for someone to do the things that other people do

minimize: (verb) to make the amount of something that is unpleasant or not wanted as small as possible

cohesive: (adjective) something that is cohesive consists of parts that fit together well and form a united whole.

nosedive: (verb) to fall very quickly in value

commemorate: (verb) to do something to show you remember an important person or event in the past with respect

side effect: (noun) an unpleasant effect of a drug that happens in addition to the main effect

despair: (noun) the feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or worrying situation

birth defect: (noun) a physical or chemical problem with a body part or process which is present at birth

examine: (verb) to look at or consider a person or thing carefully and in detail in order to discover something about them

break up: (phrasal verb) when a marriage or a romantic relationship between two people ends

excessive: (adjective) too much

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Class 61

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* What are three things that people do on [special day]?

e.g. What are three things that people do on Halloween?

– wear a costume

– go trick-or-treating

– make a jack o’lanterns

– eat candy/give candy

– go to a party (adults)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Future Tenses

With the words that you are given, write a sentence in the future tense.

e.g. you, buy anyone a gift this month?

–> Are you going to buy anyone a gift this month?

or

–> Are you buying anyone a gift this month?

e.g. my best friend, marry, in May.

–> My best friend is going to get married in May.

or

–> My best friend is getting married in May.

* “Vague” Expressions

… and stuff.
… and stuff like that.
… and things.
… and things like that.
… and everything.

“How do you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and other special occasions?”

–> “How do you celebrate birthdays and stuff?”

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1.

bonfire: (noun) a large fire outside, often used for burning waste

fireworks: (noun) small objects that explodes to produce loud noises and bright colours and are often used to celebrate special events

taco: (noun) a hard, folded tortilla (= thin flat bread) filled with meat, cheese, etc. and hot spicy sauce

festival: (noun) a series of events and celebrations, usually organized around a central theme

application: (noun) in computing, a piece of software designed to carry out a particular task

service route:(noun) a bus line

furnish: (verb) to provide or supply someone with something

breach: (noun) an act of breaking a rule, law, custom, or practice

compensate : (verb) to pay (someone) money in exchange for work done, for something lost or damaged, or for some inconvenience

withdraw : (verb) to take (something) back, or to remove (something)

erupt: (verb) when a volcano throws out a lot of hot, melted rock called lava, as well as ash and steam

ash (noun): the grey or black powdery substance that is left after something is burnt

stratosphere: (noun) the layer of the earth¡¯s atmosphere which lies between 10 and 50 kilometres above the earth

geography: (noun) the study of all the physical features of the Earth¡¯s surface, including its climate and the distribution of plant, animal, and human life

dilemma : (noun) a situation in which somebody must choose one of two or more unsatisfactory alternatives

deploy: (verb) to position troops, weapons, or resources in a specific area in readiness for action, or take up position in this way

seizure: (noun) a sudden violent attack of an illness, especially one that affects their heart or brain.

mythological: (adjective) fabulous; imaginary; not real

folktale: (noun) a story or legend originating among a people and typically becoming part of an oral tradition

sovereignty: (noun) the quality of having supreme, independent authority over a geographic area, such as a territory

islet: (noun) very small island.

territory: (noun) a defined area, including land and waters, considered to be a possession of a person, organization, institution, animal, state or country subdivision

ubiquitous: (adjective) when something or someone seems to be everywhere

portable: (adjective) when a machine or device is designed to be easily carried or moved

evolve: (verb) when something gradually develops over a period of time into something different and usually more advanced

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Class 93

* What are three things that people do on [special day]?

e.g. What are three things that people do on Halloween?

– wear a costume

– go trick-or-treating

– make a jack o’lanterns

– eat candy/give candy

– go to a party (adults)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1, but taken from your presentations.

citizenship: (noun) you are legally accepted as belonging to a country

oppression: (noun) the cruel or unfair treatment of a group of people

rampage: (verb) when people or animals rush about through a place in a wild or violent way, causing damage or destruction

addict: [noun] a person who cannot stop doing or using something, especially something harmful

track: [verb] to follow the movements of something/somebody, especially by using special electronic equipment

commit: [verb] to do something illegal or something that is considered wrong

asymmetry: (noun) lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry

ban: (verb) officially or legally prohibit (something)

strengthen: (verb) make or become stronger

buzz: (noun) a feeling of excitement, energy, or pleasure (informal)

expose: (verb) to show something that is usually covered or hidden.

witch-hunt: (noun) an attempt to find and punish people in a society or organization whose opinions are regarded as wrong or dangerous

tuition: (noun) money that you pay for being taught, especially at college or university

unemployment: (noun) the number of people who don’t have a job

depression: (noun) when you feel very unhappy, or a mental illness that makes you feel very unhappy

occupy: (verb) to move into a place and take control of it

servitude: (noun) the state of being under the control of someone else and of having no freedom

glory: (noun) the fame and admiration that you gain by doing something impressive

evasion: (noun) deliberately avoiding something that you are supposed to do or deal with

extraction: (noun) when something is taken out, especially using force

bribe: (noun) a sum of money or something valuable that one person offers or gives to another in order to persuade him or her to do something.

spectator: (noun) someone who watches something, especially a sporting event

controversial: (adjective) when someone or something is the subject of intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval

condone: (verb) when someone accepts behavior this is morally wrong and allows it to happen

skewer: (noun) a long wooden pushed through chunks of meat or vegetables

gravity: (noun) the force that makes objects fall toward the earth

row: (verb) to move (a boat) by pushing against the water using oars

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Class 125

* What are three things that people do on [special day]?

e.g. What are three things that people do on Halloween?

– wear a costume

– go trick-or-treating

– make a jack o’lanterns

– eat candy/give candy

– go to a party (adults)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1, but taken from your presentations.

abbreviation: (noun) a shorter form of a word or phrase, especially used in writing

forgery: (noun) an illegal copy of a document, painting, etc.

controversial: (adjective) causing a lot of disagreement or argument

mercurial: (adjective) changing suddenly and often

indefatigable: (adjective) always determined and energetic in attempting to achieve something and never willing to admit defeat

uncanny: (adjective) strange or mysterious; difficult or impossible to explain

significant: (adjective) important or noticeable

despondent: (adjective) unhappy and having no enthusiasm

reserved: (adjective) not wanting to show what you are thinking or feeling

celebrity: (noun) someone who is famous, especially in areas of entertainment such as films, music, writing, or sport

leak: (noun) when someone lets the public know about a secret document or piece of information

inclination (noun) a feeling that makes you want to act in a particular way

perfectionist: (noun) a person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards

disposition: (noun) one’s usual mood; temperament; a habitual inclination; a tendency

amiable: (adjective) describes a person or their behavior that is pleasant and friendly

cliff: (noun) a high area of rock with a very steep side, often at the edge of the sea or ocean

gravel: (noun) small stones, often used to make the surface of paths and roads

tsunami: (noun) an extremely large wave in the sea caused, for example, by an earthquake

violence: (noun) the exercise or an instance of physical force, usually effecting or intended to effect injuries, destruction, etc.

impulse: (noun) a sudden feeling that you must do something, without thinking about the results

punishment: (noun) making someone suffer because they have done something bad

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May 13, 2011

Plastic surgery

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 3:15 am

Glossary
Appearance : (noun) an occasion when someone appears in public
plastic surgery : (noun) a medical operation to bring a damaged area of skin, and sometimes bone, back to a usual appearance, or to improve a person’s appearance
side effect : (noun) an unpleasant effect of a drug that happens in addition to the main effect
depression : (noun) a mental illness in which a person is very unhappy and anxious (= worried and nervous) for long periods and cannot have a normal life during these periods
suicide : (noun) the act of killing yourself intentionally, or a person who has done this
despair : (noun) the feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or worrying situation
birth defect : (noun) a physical or chemical problem with a body part or process which is present at birth
Text
[1] In modern society, judging by appearances is wide spread.
So, people lose weight excessively or have plastic surgery.
[2] Especially these days, plastic surgery is a hot topic of discussion.
Some people have plastic surgery because of scars, birth defects, or damage caused by accidents.
However, Most people have it because they want to be beautiful.
They want to change part of their body, for example, jaw shape, bigger eyes, higher nose, etc….
Especially, entertainers often have plastic surgery.
For example, Seo Woo, G.NA, Park Bom, Kim Ah-joong, Han Ye-seul, Jang Yoon-joo, etc.[3]

However, Plastic surgery has side effects.

In addition side effects cause depression and suicide.
So, plastic surgery can give hope to some people, but can bring despair to others.
Reference
[1]http://blog.naver.com/bbiddak_2?Redirect=Log&logNo=40128437729
[2] http://blog.daum.net/whitedove/15942162
http://blog.naver.com/sn00005?Redirect=Log&logNo=150108174434
[3]http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=103&oid=032&aid=0002000562
Question
1. Do you want to have plastic surgery?

–> Do you want to have plastic surgery? Why or why not?

2. If you had plastic surgery, what part of body do your body would you change?

If you had plastic surgery, what part of your body would you change?  Why?

–> If you had plastic surgery, what part of  your body would you changeWhy?

3. Have you ever had plastic surgery?

–> Have you ever had plastic surgery?

4. Do you agree with having plastic surgery?

–> Do you agree with having plastic surgery? Why or why not?

Class #157 Group 6

* Members’ Names: 양은영 , 윤지수

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. side effect: (noun) an unpleasant effect of a drug that happens in addition to the main effect

2. despair: (noun) the feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or worrying situation

3. birth defect: (noun) a physical or chemical problem with a body part or process which is present at birth

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

– If you had plastic surgery, what part of your body would you change? Why?

Remember to stress it properly.

– If you had plastic surgery, what part of your body would you change? Why?

WORLD FESTIVALS

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 3:05 am

Our presentation is about World festivals.
First, I’ll explain a history of festival. Religious and cultural origins of the festival is based on seasonal changes, commemoration of the sacred time, and a rite of passage such as childbirth, coming-of-age ceremony, marriage etc. In the past, festival was an important device which gives information to people and accords cohesiveness to community to maintain society and religion. In modern times, it has changed role which relaxes, recharges, or breaks away from everyday affairs.

Second, I’ ll introduce Three world famous festivals.
Then, I present a Carnival of Brazil, Rio Carnival. This festival takes place in Rio de janeiro, which is one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. The Festival is held over four days day and night. Brazil as well as people around the world enjoy this festival. It is very exciting and people go mad. The samba rhythm is full of fun.

And Sapporo Snow Festival is held in Japan Hokkaido. This takes place in three places Among those are the main place is odori. It is held lazer show, Queen of snow contest and ski show. All of the sculpture is made of ice. The number of visitor is two million people

Last, Beer festival is held in germany. This name of the festival is oktoberfest. The festival be held to keep the tradition of Germany. The start of festival is drinking of mayor. Costume parade and Beer-drinking competition be held. You can drink ninety-five kinds of beer.

Third, Korea has many festivals. A typical festival in Korea is ‘the Boreyoung mud festival’. Many tourist come to Boreyoung enjoy mud festival. Boreyoung is a good place to have this festival because Boreyoung has the highest grade mud. The Boreyoung mud festival has been held every mid-september since 1998. Contents of the Boreyoung mud festival are mud-game contest, mud-make up contest, mud-massage experience and other many contents there.

And ‘the Hi-seoul festival’ is a typical festival in Korea too. The Hi-seoul festival is held four times a year every spring, summer, fall, winter in seoul since 2003. Hi-seoul festival’s slogan is ‘most surprise enjoy go through seoul’. Hi-seoul festival want to become famous festival in the world and to show Korea’s characteristic culture.

Now, We will show festivals of other countries.
First, called ‘La Tomatina’, a tomato festival of spain. This festival originated in 1944. Angry farmers threw tomatoes at the members of a city council. The reason was that the price of tomatoes nosedived. This festival meet will be held on every year in August the last day of the week.

Second, Cervantino of Mexico is the most important festival in Latin America. And Enough to be listed as a World Heritage Site is a world festival. This festival started in 1972. It originated in the commemoration of cervantes writer of ‘Don Quixote’. A festival of arts and culture by artists from around the world gathered concerts, ballet, opera, theater and more. Performing a variety of genres and Exhibition will be held.

Thailand-Songkran Festival

Mongolia-Eriin Gurvan Nadam

England-Edinburgh international festival

England-Notting Hill Carnival

Italia-Venezia Carnival

GLOSSARY

rite of passage (noun) a ceremony performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes his status, as at puberty and marriage

cohesive(adjective) something that is cohesive consists of parts that fit together well and form a united whole.

mayor: (noun) the head of the local council in a city

competition: (noun) an event in which people compete.

slogan: (noun) A slogan is a short phrase that is easy to remember. Slogans are used in advertisements and by political parties and other organizations who want people to remember what they are saying or selling.

characteristic: (noun) A quality or feature that is characteristic of someone or something is one which is often seen in them and seems typical of them.

nosedive: (verb) to fall very quickly in value

world heritage: (noun) according to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention since 1972 for the entire human race deems necessary to protect the heritage of universal value

commemorate: (verb) to do something to show you remember an important person or event in the past with respect

REFERENCE
http://kin.naver.com/qna/detail.nhn?d1id=11&dirId=11080102
http://kin.naver.com/qna/detail.nhn?d1id=13&dirId=130102&docId=109947486&qb=7Jil7Yag67KE7Y6Y7Iqk7Yq4&enc=utf8&section=kin&rank=1&search_sort=0&spq=0
http://www.daecheonminbak.com/community/community2.php?task=view&&db=notice&no=15&page=2&search=&searchKey=&category=
http://www.brcity.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=event&wr_id=1490
http://blog.naver.com/i_sfac?Redirect=Log&logNo=10108294805
http://kin.naver.com/qna/detail.nhn?d1id=13&dirId=130102&docId=128305966&qb=7IS46rOE7J2YIOy2leygnA==&enc=utf8&section=kin&rank=3&search_sort=0&spq=1&pid=gN7Swg331xwssZEDdvRssv–513960&sid=TcLU-3O7wk0AAGZqGKo
http://cafe.naver.com/chungwonesthetics.cafe?iframe_url=/ArticleRead.nhn%3Farticleid=225&

Question
1. what is the best festival in your opinion?

In your opinion, what is the best festival? Why?

–> In your opinion, what is the best festival? Why?

2. what is a cause that festival become commercial and lose essence?

–> Why might festivals become commercial and lose their original spirit?

3. what is the feature our university festival have?

What features does Inha University’s festival have?

–> What features does Inha University’s festival have?

* Class 157

* Group #7

* Members: 주동엽, 박종훈, 이수진, 남승은

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. cohesive: (adjective) something that is cohesive consists of parts that fit together well and form a united whole.

2. nosedive: (verb) to fall very quickly in value

3. commemorate: (verb) to do something to show you remember an important person or event in the past with respect

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

– In your opinion, what is the best festival? Why?

Remember to stress it properly.

– In your opinion, what is the best festival? Why?

May 12, 2011

(Updated) Presentation Guidelines

Filed under: announcements — richardlstansfield @ 7:48 am

* All members should be present for the presentation and help present it.

* Presentations should begin with all members introducing themselves.

Then, the four sections of the presentation should be presented in correct order:

1. glossary

2. text

3. references

(You don’t have to explain about your references. Just briefly show them to us.)

4. discussion questions

* Please explain any pictures.

e.g.

“This is a picture of M.C. Mong. He is a rapper who tried to avoid his military duty by taking out his teeth.”

* After each presentation, everyone (including the presenters) will talk about the discussion questions.

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From each presentation:

– 3 vocabulary items will be taken from the glossary for Written Test #2.

– 1 discussion question will be used in the Final Speaking Test.

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Update:

* You can update your presentation if you want to. You have to make an appointment with me.

* Pay attention to other people’s presentations.

* Asking questions about other people’s presentations is good. It could give you bonus points.

* Most importantly, as I told you before, you must not copy (“복사”) or plagiarize (“표절”). Your writing must be your own.

Class 93: Special Message

Filed under: announcements — richardlstansfield @ 7:47 am

As you know, we had a holiday on May 5th, and have another one on on June 6th. Because of that, the end of your semester is coming much sooner than for all of my other classes.

Some of you were scheduled to make your presentations on March 12th, but that did not happen. Some groups had not finished uploading their presentations yet.

Unfortunately, I will have to reschedule your presentations. I suggest this schedule.

Monday, May 23rd

Group 4

Group 2

Group 1

Group 3

Group 6

Thursday, May 19th

Group 9

Group 5

Monday, May 16th

Group 8

Group 7

Topic: Hanbok

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 3:06 am

Group# 2 Class# 93
Topic: Hanbok

-glossary-
asymmetry
: (noun) lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.

traditional
: (adjective) existing in or as part of a tradition; long-established

ban : (verb) officially or legally prohibit (something)

strengthen : (verb) make or become stronger

modernize : (verb) adapt (something) to modern needs or habits, typically by installing modern equipment or adopting modern ideas or methods

text
Our presentation is about Hanbok. Hanbok is defined as “Korean traditional clothes”. But recently, there was an incident in which someone wearing a Hanbok was banned from the Shilla Hotel in Seoul. So, the public image of Hanbok suffered as a result of that. Hanbok shouldn’t be treated like that.

We will introduce Hanbok’s strong points.
First, Hanbok has enough size for your body to move freely and actively. First, Hanbok is big enough for your body to move freely and actively. For example, Hanbok pants are asymmetry. For example, you can adjust hanbok pants to fit your waist size. So fold one side to fit waist size by tightened a belt. You can do this by folding one side and then tightening it with a belt. When someone stretches legs, folded portion becomes unfolded and make a new space. When someone stretches their legs, the folded portions become unfolded and gives them room to move. This strengthens Hanbok’s active. This makes hanbok suitable for active people. Moreover, Development of modernized Hanbok strengthens strengthen Hanbok’s ease. Moreover, hanbok have been modernized to make them even more suitable for active people.

Second, Hanbok is a scientific clothes because Hanbok is wide between the feathers, So it cool the chest and it tie waist, So it help to warm the belly. Secondly, hanbok is scientific clothing because there is a gap between the clothing and one’s body. So it cools the chest and fits snugly around the waist, and also helps to warm the belly.

Third, Hanbok is in harmony with the body and reveal the natural flavors. Hanbok’s natural flavor is discovered by seeking natural color and curve. For example, when colors of Jeogori, skirt and front ribbons are harmony whit each other, we find color rhythm. Furthermore we can find natural flavors in Korean socks’s curved, fine pleat of skirt and Korean overcoat’s round sleeve. Thirdly, hanbok is in harmony with the body and exhibits natural beauty. Hanbok’s natural beauty is created by using natural colors and curves. For example, the colors of the “jeogori” (hanbok top), skirt, and front ribbons are in harmony with each other, so we can see color coordination. Furthermore, we can see the natural beauty in the curves of traditional Korean socks, the fine pleats of skirts, and in the round sleeves of Korean overcoats.

Thus, Hanbok is proud clothes which show our traditional style and grace. Thus, hanbok is clothing that we can be proud of because of its traditional style and grace. Let’s love and preserve Hanbok!

-reference-
http://xportsnews.hankyung.com/?ac=article_view&entry_id=161378
http://www.cylooks.com/korea.cylooks/bbs/board.php?bo_table=NEWS&wr_id=1407&sca=Ir
http://blog.naver.com/bobs114/119964334
http://www.mt.co.kr/view/mtview.php?type=1&no=2011013115511561484&outlink=1
-Discussion Question-
1. Have you ever worn Hanbok? If you wore it before, when you did it?

Have you ever worn a hanbok? If so, when?

–> Have you ever worn a hanbok? If so, when?

2. Do you know about the Shilla Hotel’s incident? If you know, what do you think about it?

Did you know about the incident at the Shilla Hotel? What do you think about it?

–> Did you know about the incident at the Shilla Hotel? What do you think about it?

3. Do you know about the benefits of the Hanbok?

What are the good points of hanbok?

–> What are the good points of hanbok?

4. Do you think Hanbok is worth in the world?

Do you think hanbok is a valuable global cultural asset? Why or why not?

–> Do you think hanbok is a valuable global cultural asset? Why or why not?

(Class #093, Group #2)
강정호 typing, text
고민성 discussion question, reference
박보미 text, glossary
이소정 picture, discussion questions

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. asymmetry: (noun) lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry

2. ban: (verb) officially or legally prohibit (something)

3. strengthen: (verb) make or become stronger

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

– Do you think hanbok is a valuable global cultural asset? Why or why not?

Remember to stress it properly.

– Do you think hanbok is a valuable global cultural asset? Why or why not?

The President Of Kids, Pororo

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 2:05 am

glossary*
Globalization-making something globally famous.
viewing rate-the rate which show how many people watch program.
instantly-immediately, very fast.
recognize-to identify (a person or thing known or experienced before).

The President Of Kids, Pororo

Do you know Pororo? Pororo is a korean animation character. Pororo’s appearance is a penquin who wears eyeglasses.

Pororo has many effects on society. 1. Pororo and kids’ diet – Pororo has an effect on kid’s diet. Some korean kid’s mothers say, “My child prefers to eat what Pororo eats, which is a western-style diet, so please change Pororo’s diet to a korean style one, so that my kid will eat korean food. 2. The Globalization of Pororo – pororo’s animated television show has been exported to many countries, especially, France. pororo’s animated TV show has recorded aa 56% viewing rate. 3,Pororo over parents – kids like Pororo more than their parents. For example, a famous korean comedian Kang ho-dong said that his son can’t recognize him but can recognize Pororo instantly when he is on TV.

References
1-http://bntnews.hankyung.com/apps/news?popup=0&nid=05&c1=05&c2=05&c3=00&nkey=201104271901413&mode=sub_view
1-http://www.todaykorea.co.kr/news/contents.php?idxno=141895
2-http://joongang.joinsmsn.com/article/aid/2011/04/27/5066900.html?cloc=olink|article|default
2-http://news.donga.com/3/all/20110430/36820969/1
3-http://bntnews.hankyung.com/apps/news?popup=0&nid=04&c1=04&c2=04&c3=00&nkey=201104191122123&mode=sub_view

Discussion Questions
1.If you were a kid, what would you think when watching Pororo?

If you were a kid, what would you think while watching Pororo?

–> If you were a kid, what would you think while watching Pororo?

2.why do you think kids like Pororo?

–> Why do you think kids like Pororo?

3.what do you think kids like Pororo?

–> ???

4. what sould you do if your kid watched Pororo too often?

What would you do if your kid watched Pororo too often?

–> What would you do if your kid watched Pororo too often?  Why?

* Class 29,

* Group 3

* Group Members:
고기찬 염준섭 안솔보름 김대원

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Teacher’s Note:

* only four glossary items

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. viewing rate: (noun) the rate which show how many people watch program

2. instantly: (adverb) immediately, very fast

3. recognize: (verb) to identify (a person or thing known or experienced before).

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

– What would you do if your kid watched Pororo too often? Why?

Remember to stress it properly.

– What would you do if your kid watched Pororo too often? Why?

May 11, 2011

Pitch fouls

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 3:56 am

-Glossary-
 Violence: [None noun] the exercise or an instance of physical force, usually effecting or intended to effect injuries, destruction, etc.
 Abuse:[verb noun] a rude expression intended to offend or hurt. –> rude and offensive words said to another person
 Fouls: [none noun] failed to comply with the rules. something that someone does in a sport that is not allowed by the rules
 Impulse:[none noun] a sudden desire; behavior without the mind. a sudden feeling that you must do something, without thinking about the results
 Punishment:[none noun] Responsible for the behavior of wrong making someone suffer because they have done something bad

-Text-
Every place has rules, the most representative is the soccer field, where the passion is not the lack of violence.
Sometimes just because of a few words.

Zidane, the star we all know, because of a foul and missed the World Cup final match.

As same as in the basketball matches. Look at these pictures for fouls.

Just small disputes

-Questions –
 Must we use violence to solve the problems?

–> Must we use violence to solve problems?

How can we think these behaviors?

What do you think about violent behavior?

–> What do you think about violent behavior?

How do you do in this situation?

What would you do if someone became violent with you?

–> What would you do if someone became violent with you?

Group 6 Class 125

Group members
진소치(12110091) typing and pictures, discussion
사전문(12110070): Glossary, test, typing and pictures, discussion
-References-
http://image.baidu.com/i?tn=baiduimage&ct=201326592&lm=-1&cl=2&word=%C6%EB%B4%EF%C4%DA%D7%B2%C8%CB&t=3
http://baike.baidu.com/view/5043.htm
http://zhidao.baidu.com/question/166413842.html?an=0&si=1

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. violence: (noun) the exercise or an instance of physical force, usually effecting or intended to effect injuries, destruction, etc.

2. impulse: (noun) a sudden feeling that you must do something, without thinking about the results

3. punishment: (noun) making someone suffer because they have done something bad

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

– What would you do if someone became violent with you?

Remember to stress it properly.

– What would you do if someone became violent with you?

Topic : Historical Distortions

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 12:09 am

1. Glossary
1) comfort women : a euphemism for women forced to serve as prostitutes for the Japanese military during World War II.
2) sovereignty : the quality of having supreme, independent authority over a geographic area, such as a territory
3) UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) : an agency of the United Nations that sponsors programmes to promote education, communication, the arts, etc.
4) islet : A very small island.
5) territory : a defined area, including land and waters, considered to be a possession of a person, organization, institution, animal, state or country subdivision.

2. Text
Our presentation is about “Historical Distortion”, it’s defined as the historical changing of something into something that is not true or not acceptable. These days, Korean historical distortion is committed by Japan and China.
Japan’s new text books distort war crimes. The textbooks didn’t mention the japanese army’s “comfort women”, who were sex slaves. Instead, the textbooks only mention people working in factories. Also, the textbooks didn’t mention that young Korean men were forced to join the japanese army. Instead, they only mention people being compelled to work.[1] Also in new text books, Japan asserts that the Dokdo islets is the territory of Japan. In order to reinforce this assertion, Japan had a “Takeshima Day”(in Japan, the Dokdo islets is called by Takeshima) and was advertising this assertion in the world.[2]

China asserts that the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo and BalHae is a part of China’s history.[3] China’s assertion is based on some wrong evidences that Goguryeo was established by ancient Chineses and China’s emperors chose Goguryeo‘s kings because Goguryeo was a vassal state of China. And China is planning to register some of the king’s palaces of the ancient kingdom BalHae as chinese UNESCO world Heritage sites.[4]

3. Discussion
1) What do you think about these historical distortions?

–> What do you think about these historical distortions?

2) How can we deal with historical distortions?

–> How can we deal with historical distortions?

3) Which country do you think that the Dokdo islet belongs to ?

Which country do you think the Dokdo islets belong to? Why?

–> Which country do you think the Dokdo islets belong to? Why?

4) Do you think historical distortion happens when the country isn’t prepared with exact evidence of their own history?

Do you think historical distortions happen when a country isn’t prepared with exact evidence of their own history?

–> Do you think historical distortions happen when a country isn’t prepared with exact evidence of their own history?

4. Reference
[1]http://www.todaykorea.co.kr/news/contents.php?idxno=139163
[2]http://www.fnn.co.kr/content.asp?aid=9d02d2d1a2a641f9a0f28a6dba7acbcb
[3]http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=100&oid=005&aid=0000256192
[4]http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=100&oid=001&aid=0002933008

Class #61, Group #5
백희규 조명주 김중원 곽빛나라

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. sovereignty: (noun) the quality of having supreme, independent authority over a geographic area, such as a territory

2. islet: (noun) very small island.

3. territory: (noun) a defined area, including land and waters, considered to be a possession of a person, organization, institution, animal, state or country subdivision

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

– How can we deal with historical distortions?

Remember to stress it properly.

How can we deal with historical distortions?

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