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September 10, 2012

Unit 7: Going away

Filed under: lessons — richardlstansfield @ 2:11 am

Watch the video and answer the questions

a. Which country did they go to?

b. Where did they go?

(12 places)

c. What did they eat?

(5 things)

d. What did they see?

(2 things)

e. What did they do?

(3 things)

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Answers:

a. Which country did they go to?

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– South Korea

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b. Where did they go?

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1. brother’s messy office

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2. a temple in Seoul

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3. Gyeong-ju

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4. Bulguksa Temple

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5. Seokguram Grotto

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6. Gyeong-ju market

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7. the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

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8. North Korea

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9. Changdeok-gung Palace

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10. the Secret Garden

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11. Myeong-dong

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12. Namsan Tower

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c. What did they eat?

1. fried rice, egg, and kimchi

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2. barbecued beef

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3. stew

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4. bibimbap

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5. dakkalbi

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d. What did they see?

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1. the world’s largest flag

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2. a crazy dog

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What did they do?

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1. bought DMZ rice

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2. signed a release form

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3. kissed in North Korea

Discussion

Ask each other these questions.

1. Have you ever gone to any of these places?

a. When did you go?

b. How long did you stay there?

c. What did you do there?

d. Did you enjoy it? Why or why not?

2. What other places have you gone to?

a. When did you go?

b. How long did you stay there?

c. What did you do there?

d. Did you enjoy it? Why or why not?

3. What is the best place that you have ever gone to?

Why was it the best place?

4. What places do you want to go to in the future?

a. When do you want to go?

b. How long do you want to stay there?

c. What do you want to do there?

*** This is not a race ***

You are to practice speaking.

Use details to continue talking until we change activity.

Do not stop talking and tell me, “Finished.” I will tell you to start again, and to do it properly (with details).

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Page 65.

Look at the four pictures. What do you see in each picture?

With a partner, ask each other:

“What is in Picture # 1/2/3/4 ?”

Picture 1

beach, beach chairs, parasols, sailboard (windsurfing board), beach house, inflatable boat.

Picture 2

2. camera, sunglasses, hotel key, tickets.

Picture 3

3. jumbo jet (airplane).

Picture 4

4. couple, tropical trees.

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Page 66

Books Closed.

Alicia and Rita are talking. Listen and answer the questions.

A. Where is Rita going?

B. What are three (3) things that Rita has to do before her trip?

C. What are two (2) things that she is going to do on her trip?

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A. San Juan, in Puerto Rico

B.

1. go shopping
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2. get a new suitcase
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3. go online to find a cheap flight
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C.

1. see her relatives
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2. go snorkeling

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Page 66

Exercise C

1. to see
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2. to do
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3. to find

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Page 67

Infinitives = to see, to get, to find

Gerunds = seeing, getting, finding

Exercise A

First, write sentences with all of the phrases.

1. I need to get a phrasebook to learn some expressions.
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2. I need to call the embassy to ask about a visa.
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3. I need to go on the Internet to get a flight.
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4. I need to call a travel agent to get a hotel room.
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5. I need to buy a guidebook to find out about trains.
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6. I need to go to the bank to change some money.
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Now, match each sentence with a question.

1. e
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2. a
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3. b
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4. f
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5. c
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6. d
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Pair Work

Work with a partner. Have six (6) mini-conversations, using the sentences above. Start with:

I’m going to [country’s name], so …

Example #1

A: I’m going to Brazil, so I need a phrase book to learn some Portuguese.

B: Is it necessary to know Portuguese?

A: Well, I think it’s nice to say “Hello,” and “Thank you,” and things like that.

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Look back at the conversation on page 66. Change the conversation.

A: Are you ready for your trip to __________ ?

B: Yeah, kind of. But I still have a lot to do! I need to __________ to __________ , and I still have to __________ to __________ .

A: Is it easy to __________ ?

B: Well, it’s not too hard. You just have to __________ .

A: So, where are you going, exactly?

B: Well, first I’m going to __________ to __________ . Then I’m going someplace to go __________ .

A: That sounds exciting.

B: Yeah. It’s going to be fun.

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Example

A: Are you ready for your trip to _Canada_ ?

B: Yeah, kind of. But I still have a lot to do! I need to _get a phrase book_ to _learn some expressions_ , and I still have to _go to the bank_ to _change some money_ .

A: Is it easy to _learn some expressions_ ?

B: Well, it’s not too hard. You just have to _study hard_ .

A: So, where are you going, exactly?

B: Well, first I’m going to _Montreal_ to _see the jazz festival_ . Then I’m going someplace to go _skating_ .

A: That sounds exciting.

B: Yeah. It’s going to be fun.

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Page 68

Part A

Look at the pictures. What would you need for a beach vacation? Why?
(Use the same grammar as we learned on Page 67 –> infinitives for reasons.)

Write down some sentences.

Examples:

We need a bathing suit to swim in.

We need a towel to dry ourselves.

Items: a bathing suit, batteries, a brush, a first-aid kit,a flashlight, a hair dryer, insect repellent makeup, pajamas a razor, sandals, a pair of scissors, shampoo, a sleeping bag, soap, sunscreen, a tent, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a towel.

Part B

What are three things that you would need on a camping trip?

What are three things that you would need on a business trip?

What are three things that you would need to stay overnight with a friend?

Why?
Discuss with a partner.
Use the same grammar as we learned on Page 67.
Make lists and present them to the class.

Examples:

On a camping trip, we need a tent to keep the rain off of us.

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Page 69

Books closed.

Jenny is going on a camping trip.
Listen to the conversation between Jenny and her mother.

Jenny’s mom thinks that Jenny should bring six things with her. What are they?

1. insect repellent

2. flashlight

3. spare batteries

4. mom’s jacket

5. dad’s hat

6. extra shoes

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Practice the conversation. One of you is Mom, and the other is Jenny.

After you do it once, do it again, but change the _underlined_ words.

Mom: Jenny, maybe you should take _some insect repellent_ … Oh, and take _a flashlight_, and don’t forget to pack _some spare batteries_ … Why don’t you take my _jacket_? It’s a good idea to have something warm … Now, you need to take _a hat_. You could borrow your dad’s. But don’t lose it … Oh, and Jenny, do you want to pack _some other shoes_?

Jenny: I’m sorry, Mom. Did you say something? I can’t hear you with my headphones on.

Example:

Mom: Jenny, maybe you should take some insect repellent sunscreen. … Oh, and take a flashlight first-aid kit, and don’t forget to pack some spare batteries shoes

Items: a bathing suit, batteries, a brush, a first-aid kit,a flashlight, a hair dryer, a hat, insect repellent makeup, a jacket, pajamas a razor, sandals, a pair of scissors, shampoo, shoes, a sleeping bag, soap, sunscreen, a tent, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a towel.

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Page 70

Exercise 1, Part A

Books closed.

Listen. Chris and Adam are talking.

a. What four (4) suggestions does Adam make?

b. Does Chris agree to them at first? How do you know?

c. Does Chris agree to them at the end? How do you know?

a. 1. take a few days off

2. go to Mexico for a couple of weeks

3. quit their jobs

4. go backpacking for a few months
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b. Yes, he does.

He says, “Yeah, we should. Definitely,” and, “That’s a great idea.”
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c. No, he doesn’t.

He says, “I guess we could, but …” and, “I’d like to, but …”

Making Suggestions

… should … (e.g. We should take a few days off.)

… could … (e.g. We could go to Mexico.)

Why don’t … ? (e.g. Why don’t we quit our jobs?)

Let’s … (e.g. Let’s go backpacking in India.)

Do you want to … ? (e.g. Do you want to tell our boss that we’re sick?)

Responding to Suggestions

If you like the suggestion then say:

– That’s a great idea.

– That sounds great.

– I’d love to.

If you don’t like the suggestion, then say:

– I guess we could, but …

– I don’t know.

– I’d like to, but …

Part B

Match the suggestions with the responses. Then practice with a partner.

1. b
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2. d
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3. e
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4. f
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5. a
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6. c
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Page 71, Exercise 2

Answers

1. A: You know, I guess my favorite kind of vacation is going camping.

2. A: I guess it gets pretty cold in Canada in the winter.

B: …

A: Yeah, I guess I’d probably like the snow.

3. A: …

B: Well, I guess I could go. Oh, wait, I have an exam next week. But I could study in the car, I guess.

4. A: …

B: Yeah. Two weeks’ vacation a year isn’t enough, I guess.

A: But I guess we could go away on weekends or something.

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Page 71, Exercise 3, Part A

Answers

1. Everyone should travel to a foreign country sometime.
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2. Everyone should learn another language.
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3. World cultures should be a required class in high school.
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4. It’s a good idea to travel with a friend.
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5. You should read a lot about a place before you go there.
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6. It’s nice to try the local food in a new country.

Page 71, Exercise 3, Part B

Discuss their statements. Do you agree with them?
Why or why not?

Do you think everyone should travel to a foreign country sometime?
Do you think everyone should learn another language?
Do you think world cultures should be a required class in high school?
Do you think it’s a good idea to travel with a friend?
Do you think you should read a lot about a place before you go there?
Do you think it’s nice to try the local food in a new country?

example:

A: Do you think everyone should travel to a foreign country sometime?
B: Yes, I think so. It’s good to visit other countries.
A: Definitely. But some people can’t afford to travel.

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Page 73, Exercise 1, Part C

Answers

(Answers can be slightly different as long as they have the correct information.)

1. You dive.
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2. It takes about an hour.
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3. You can see the salt hills, lakes, and hot springs. You can also see Fisherman’s island with its 12-foot cacti.
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4. Because the sun gets extremely bright.
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5. It has an art gallery, a chapel, a movie theater, a disco, and an ice fireplace in the lounge. There is also a sauna.

(chapel = a small church, or a room used as a church in a building)

(lounge = a room in a hotel, theatre, airport, etc where people can relax or wait)

6. Because it melts in the spring.

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Page 73, Exercise 2, Part B

Answers

1. 2 (the Lighthouse Hotel)
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2. 1 (the Cave Hotel)
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3. 3 (the Spa Hotel)
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4. 1 (the Cave Hotel)
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5. 3 (the Spa Hotel)
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6. 2 (the Lighthouse Hotel)

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Vocabulary Review

backpacking: (noun) travelling or camping with your clothes and belongings in a backpack

bargain: (noun) something that is sold for less than its usual price or its real value

– example sentence: “At $8.95, it’s a bargain.”

cactus: (noun) a plant with thick leaves for storing water and often sharp points that grows in deserts (plural: cacti)

chapel: (noun) a small church, or a room used as a church in a building

currency: (noun) the units of money used in a particular country

grotto: (noun) a small cave

inflatable: (adjective) when an object has to be filled with air before you can use it

insect repellent: (noun) a substance that you use to keep insects away

itinerary: (noun) a detailed plan of a trip or a list of places that you plan to visit on a journey

– example sentence: “We planned our itinerary several weeks before the trip.”

– example sentence: “The President’s itinerary includes visits to Boston and New York.”

jumbo jet: (noun) a very large aircraft for carrying passengers

lounge: (noun) a room in a hotel, theatre, airport, etc where people can relax or wait

parasol: (noun) a type of umbrella used for protection from the sun (especially by women)

Puerto Rico: (noun) an island in the Caribbean Sea. The people there have U.S. citizenship and speak Spanish and English. Ricky Martin is from there.

sauna: (noun) a room that is hot and filled with steam where people sit to relax or feel healthy

snorkel: (noun) a tube that you use to help you breathe if you are swimming with your face under water

spare: (adjective) something that is available to use, because it is extra and not being used

suitcase: (noun) a rectangular case with a handle that you use for carrying clothes when you are travelling

tropical: (adjective) from or in the hottest parts of the world

weather forecast: (noun) a description of what the weather will be like

windsurfer: (noun) a narrow board with a sail fixed to it which you hold, standing up, while the wind blows you along the surface of a sea or lake

windsurfing: (noun) a sport in which you sail across water by standing on a board and holding onto a large sail

September 2, 2012

Syllabus: Fall 2012, Semester 2, Track 3

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 12:25 pm

Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

Website: http://RichardLStansfield.wordpress.com

Classroom: 5남231

Level: Track 3; Semester 2

Duration: 15 weeks (We do not meet in Week #16.)

Text Book: Touchstone 2 or Touchstone 2B (blue cover; must have CD)

* Do not buy a used book! Buy a new book.

Teacher’s Schedule:

Monday

12:00 to 12:50 – class 117

1:00 to 2:50 – class 87

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 27

1:00 to 2:50 – class 147

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 57

1:00 to 2:50 – class 117

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 27

12:00 to 12:50 – class 87

14:00 to 14:50 – English Lounge

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 57

12:00 to 12:50 – class 147

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Class 117

Monday, 12:00 to 12:50 // Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:50

Class 87

Monday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Thursday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 27

Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:50 // Thursday, 11:00 to 11:50

Class 147

Tuesday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Friday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 57

Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:50 // Friday, 11:00 to 11:50

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Cell-phones and iPads

At the beginning of class, I ask every student to put their cell-phones in a bag. You can have them back at the end of class. If I see someone using a cell-phone in class, I will ask for it and give it back one hour after the end of class.

You can use a tablet computer (such as an iPad) in class. (I use one myself.) However, you must use them for learning and class work. Do not use them to play games, chat on Kakao Talk, etc.

Sleeping in Class

Don’t do it. It’s very rude (impolite). If you sleep in class, I will ask you to do one of two things:

1. Wake up and stay awake.

… or …

2. Please leave my class.

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Focus:

Weeks 1 to 7: listening and speaking > reading and writing

Weeks 9 to 14: speaking > listening and writing

Plan:

* 3 hours per week
* 1 unit per 2 weeks (approximately)

Important Dates:

* Holidays

Monday, October 1st (Week #5)

Wednesday, October 3rd (Week #5)

* Changing Tracks (e.g. Track 3 to Track 2)

from Monday, September 3rd to Wednesday, September 5th, 4 pm, at University English (UE) office, 5남434B (Week #1)

* Changing Classes Within a Track

(from one Track 3 class to another Track 3 class)

Monday, September 10th and Tuesday, September 11th, 5 pm (Week #2)

(must do it on-lne, through the portal site: http://portal.inha.ac.kr/ )

* Attendance counting towards marks

– begins Wednesday, September 12th (Week #2)

– will be taking pictures from then on

* “I give up.”

from Monday, April 30th to Friday, May 4th (Week #10)

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 117 –> Wednesday, October 17th

Class 87 –> Thursday, October 18th

Class 27 –> Thursday, October 18th

Class 147 –> Friday, October 19th

Class 57 –> Friday, October 19th

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (Monday, October 22nd to Friday, October 26th)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 117 –> Wednesday, December 5th

Class 87 –> Thursday, December 6th

Class 27 –> Thursday, December 6th

Class 147 –> Friday, December 7th

Class 57 –> Friday, December 7th

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): in Week 14 (Monday, December 3rd to Friday, December 7th)

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (Monday, December 10th to Friday, December 14th –> Remember that Wednesday, June 8th is a holiday.)

Marks:

20%: Mid-term exam (Listening; based on Touchstone text book, Chapters 7 to 9)

+

80%: English course

= your mark

(20% + 80% = 100%)

English Course: 10% (Attendance) + 10% (Participation) + 30% (Assessments) + 30% (Speaking Test) = 80%

10%: Attendance

– 12 hours absent = Fail (F)
– 3 lates = 1 absent
– 20 minutes late = absent

– sleeping in class = absent
– using cell-phone = absent
– forget pen/pencil, textbook, notebook, or folder = late

* 4 Acceptable Excuses for Absences (all require documentation):

1. went to the hospital

The Korean word 병원 can be translated as “hospital” or as “clinic”/”doctor’s office.”

If you have a cold or the flu, you go to a clinic/doctor’s office.

If you have cancer or a knife in your chest, you go to the hospital.

I only accept going to the hospital.

2. family member died

3. military service (e.g. physical examination)

4. You have a job already (not a job interview or a job offer).

–> You must bring me documents that I can keep.

* Unacceptable Excuses for Absences:

– everything else (I don’t care about “membership training” (MTs), school festivals, etc.

10%: Participation

participation = being active, not passive

* Pay attention .
* Take notes.
* Speak in English, and speak in complete sentences
* Discussion questions are not a race; they are practice.
* Leaving a comment on a blog post can be a bonus.
* If I have to ask you to not sit in the back of the classroom, that can be a penalty.

Participation is important in every class. However, sometimes I will have a “participation day.” On “participation days” I will pay more attention to participation.

30%: Assessments

* Presentation (entries into this blog)

* Written Tests # 1 and 2

Presentation (10%) + Written Test 1 (10%) + Written Test 2 (10%) = 30%

– You can lose marks if you don’t do homework.

Example of homework: Pages 72 and 73, Exercise 1, Part C.

30%: Oral Final (speaking test)

* Do not miss any of your tests. If you do, you might fail (get an F).

* class rules:

– No sleeping in class. (= absent)

– Set cell-phone to vibrate. Do not send or read text messages. (= absent)

– Don’t sit in the back of the classroom. Sit near the front, near me. (= penalty on participation)

– always bring:

1. pen or pencil and eraser
2. text book (Touchstone 2)
3. note book (ringed is better)
4. folder (to hold handouts; handouts = Konglish “print”)

– make sure that you have given an e-mail address to the school.

Not following these rules will make you lose marks.

Grading:

20-to-30% –> 80 to 72 points / 80
30-to-40% –> 71 to 64 points / 80
30-to-50% –> 63 to 0 points / 80

This is based upon student rankings. So, if you want your mark to be changed, you must have a good reason (e.g. Was there a mistake?). If a student goes up, then another student must go down. I won’t do that. If you want a good mark, then study hard.

Contact Information:

* Office: 5남243

* Telephone Number: (032) 860-8859
* To contact me, leave a comment here, at this blog site. (I will be notified by e-mail.)

Do not send an e-mail to my Inha e-mail account, because I rarely check it. (My Inha e-mail account is very slow, clumsy, and inefficient, so I hate it.)

Also, you must give an e-mail address to the school, and check it once a week.

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