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May 4, 2011

Suicide of University Students

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 5:12 am

Group 7 class 125
Topic : suicide of UNIV. student
1 . glossary
Extremely(adv) : very , or much more than usual
Significant(adj) : important or noticeable
Reportedly(adv) : if something has reportedly happened or is reportedly a fact, people say it has happened or is true
Despondent(adj) : unhappy and having no enthusiasm
Tuition(noun) : money mainly us money that you pay for being taught, especially at college or university
Reserved(adj) : not wanting to show what you are thinking or feeling
Adapt(verb) : to change your behavior so that it is a suitable for a new situation
Embarrass(verb) : to make someone feel ashamed or shy
Torment(verb) : to make someone suffer or worry a lot

2 . text
Every year, many university students are choosing to commit suicide in korea.

There might be a lot of reasons, but there are some significant reasons. First, they have reportedly killed themselves. because they were despondent about their poor grades.

Second, university tuition if it is very expensive, also making life difficult for university students.

Additionally, reserved students, who, being slow to adapt to the new school environment, were left alone, and feeling isolated. They must feel lonely. For that reason, sometimes they make a wrong choice for themselves.

Another thing is that, M.T(Membership Training) is supposed to help us get along and make friends, but it also has a problem , because when we go on an M.T , we could experience an embarrassing situation. For example, seniors force freshman to drink alcohol. So, they reportedly were tormented by that .


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3 . references
① www2.enewstoday.co.kr/sub_read.html?uid=240950&section=sc1
http://www.vop.co.kr/A00000389086
③ News.sbs.co.kr/section_news/news_read.jsp?news_id=N1000246989
④ News.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/04/10/2011041000406.html

4 . discussion question
① How can university students avoid thinkings pessimistically about grades?

–> How can university students avoid thinking pessimistically about grades?

② Do you think that expensive tuition is right? why Or why not?

–> Do you think that expensive tuition is right? Why or why not?

③ How many close friends do you have in university?

–> How many close friends do you have in university? Tell me about them.

④ Do you like to drink alcohol? Why Or why not?

–> Do you like to drink alcohol? Why or why not?
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* Class 125

* Group 7

5 . group member 12053489 차형석(cha hyeong seok, captain) , 12113343 이하영(lee ha young)
12112150 손지윤(son ji yoon, Ace) , 12112360 이설희(lee seol hee)

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Teacher’s Note:

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

1. significant: (adjective) important or noticeable

2. despondent: (adjective) unhappy and having no enthusiasm

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

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

– How can university students avoid thinking pessimistically about grades?

Remember to stress it properly.

How can university students avoid thinking pessimistically about grades?

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