University English: the blog for ESL students

April 21, 2015

Possible Material for Unit 5 Quiz

Filed under: Tests/Exams — richardlstansfield @ 9:44 am

* Vocabulary (Page 88, Exercises 2 and 3 // Page 95, Exercise 3)

* Verb Patterns (Page 94, Exercises 4, 5, and 6)

* Giving Instructions

 How to make the sign for “happy” (Page 98)
 How to set the alarm on a mobile phone (Page 99)
 How to prepare a photocopier (Page 100)
 How to send an instant message (Page 197)

* Parts of Speech

Give the part of speech for the underlined words.

Examples

1. The science laboratories are on the first floor.
2. Homework is important because I want to pass my exams.
3. Robots were not used so much in the past as robots were expensive.
4. When I switch on my laptop, it takes a long time to start.
5. My cell-phone doesn’t have it touchscreen, it has keys that I press.
6. It seems that computers are not making us stupid, but they are making us lazy.
7. People use computers to save information and to organize it.
8. Please follow me.

9. She is a pretty girl.

Answers

1. preposition [page 57]
2. verb (auxiliary verb + main verb) [page 58]
3. conjunction [page 73]
4. verb (phrasal verb) [page 76]
5. noun [page 77]
6. conjunction [page 81]
7. conjunction [page 82]
8. verb. [page 93]

9. adjective

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April 10, 2015

Mid-term Exam Appointments

Filed under: Tests/Exams — richardlstansfield @ 11:41 am

Class 05’s Mid-term Exams
Student Day Time
1 곽병준 April 14 9:00
2 곽현수 April 14 9:05
3 김남수 April 14 9:10
4 김도연 April 14 9:15
5 나민주 April 14 9:20
6 민성문 April 14 9:25
7 박아현 April 14 9:30
8 소은영 April 14 9:35
9 안성진 April 14 9:40
10 왕예예 April 14 9:45
11 유정모 April 14 10:00
12 윤현우 April 14 10:05
13 이브라힘 April 14 10:10
14 이상우 April 14 10:15
15 이유진 April 14 10:20
16 이정운 April 14 10:25
17 이호진 April 14 10:30
18 임인호 April 14 10:35
19 장월화 April 14 10:40
20 장정호 April 14 10:45
21 정인한 April 16 11:00
22 정태진 April 16 11:05
23 줄 April 16 11:10
24 진민서 April 16 11:15
25 한다빈 April 16 11:20

Class 13’s Mid-term Exams
Student Day Time
1 김민재 April 13 11:00
2 김준서 April 13 11:05
3 나현희 April 13 11:10
4 류혜원 April 13 11:15
5 박상은 April 13 11: 20
6 박희은 April 13 11:25
7 송바롬 April 13 11:30
8 심산 April 13 11:35
9 오설 April 13 11:40
10 우미드 April 13 11:45
11 우현희 April 15 9:00
12 유명환 April 15 9:05
13 윤소윤 April 15 9:10
14 이동규 April 15 9:15
15 이용건 April 15 9:20
16 이유경 April 15 9:25
17 이혜정 April 15 9:30
18 임승현 April 15 9:35
19 임지현 April 15 9:40
20 정준호 April 15 9:45
21 조준희 April 15 10:00
22 조해윤 April 15 10:05
23 최동경 April 15 10:10
24 최지헌 April 15 10:15
25 한정훈 April 15 10:20

Class 21’s Mid-term Exams
Student Day Time
1 김민아 April 13 1:00
2 김사언 April 13 1:05
3 김은별 April 13 1:10
4 김지현 April 13 1:15
5 김한나 April 13 1:20
6 김한솔 April 13 1:25
7 노태준 April 13 1:30
8 문용제 April 13 1:35
9 박영범 April 13 1:40
10 박요한 April 13 1:45
11 박찬호 April 13 2:00
12 사재민 April 13 2:05
13 서옥림 April 13 2:10
14 송영호 April 13 2:15
15 심규환 April 13 2:20
16 안가람 April 13 2:25
17 유하정 April 13 2:30
18 이동용 April 13 2:35
19 이승재 April 13 2:40
20 정인철 April 13 2:45
21 주진배 April 16 12:00
22 최원석 April 16 12:05
23 최종용 April 16 12:10
24 하혜연 April 16 12:15
25 한주희 April 16 12:20
26 홍성현 April 16 12:25

Class 29’s Mid-term Exams
Student Day Time
1 고아라 April 15 1:00
2 김경선 April 15 1:05
3 김선원 April 15 1:10
4 김소원 April 15 1:15
5 김아름 April 15 1:20
6 김용민 April 15 1:25
7 박신영 April 15 1:30
8 서미선 April 15 1:35
9 신해린 April 15 1:40
10 압둘라 April 15 1:45
11 예민호 April 15 2:00
12 오홍균 April 15 2:05
13 유승준 April 15 2:10
14 유은영 April 15 2:15
15 윤지훈 April 15 2:20
16 이동언 April 15 2:25
17 이상민 April 15 2:30
18 이상봉 April 15 2:35
19 이은진 April 15 2:40
20 이청원 April 15 2:45
21 임혜진 April 17 11:00
22 정채연 April 17 11:05
23 정한보 April 17 11:10
24 조유흠 April 17 11:15
25 최용준 April 17 11:20

Class 37’s Mid-term Exams
Student Day Time
1 김광훈 April 14 12:00
2 김나은 April 14 12:05
3 김영 April 14 12:10
4 김원위 April 14 12:15
5 김윤아 April 14 12:20
6 김은영 April 14 12:25
7 김재웅 April 14 12:30
8 김지운 April 14 12:35
9 노희수 April 14 12:40
10 서정혁 April 14 12:45
11 송주학 April 17 1:00
12 양인욱 April 17 1:05
13 오준경 April 17 1:10
14 유경환 April 17 1:15
15 윤성원 April 17 1:20
16 이규민 April 17 1:25
17 이세중 April 17 1:30
18 이진승 April 17 1:35
19 장지성 April 17 1:40
20 정은미 April 17 1:45
21 정지호 April 17 2:00
22 조희선 April 17 2:05
23 최호진 April 17 2:10

Mid-term Exam

Filed under: Tests/Exams — richardlstansfield @ 11:01 am

Mid-term Exam
You will give a presentation. Its maximum length will be 3 or 4 minutes. You will talk about the following two things:

* Talk about the advantages and disadvantages of one of the technologies below:

– the Internet
– mobile phones
– Internet TV
– 3D TV
– cars that work without a driver
– robot surgeons

Give your opinions by using phrases for “Giving Opinions” and give reasons by using conjunctions like “as” and “because of.”

Talk about both advantages and disadvantages by using conjunctions such as “as well as,” “on the other hand,” and “whereas.”

* Choose one of these tasks and tell people how to do it.

(There are now more choices. You can also choose your own task.)

– make a cup of tea or coffee
– change the oil or wheel of a car
– send an e-mail on a mobile phone
– sew on a button
– cook one of your favorite dishes
– do part of a K-pop dance[1]
– start and drive a car
– dry your hair
– apply your makeup
– wash dishes
– have the perfect date

 Remember to use the Imperative verb form.
 Remember to use Adverbs of Sequence (first of all, firstly, to start with, next, then, after that, at the end, finally, to finish).
 No reading. No Power Point presentations. Just you talking.

[1] Example (starts at 1 minute 18 seconds of the video):

First of all, turn your body to the left or to the right so that your shoulder is forward.
Next, put your arm out straight. Your palm faces the audience.
Then, move your hand back and forth.
After that, make a circle with your hand.
Next, lift your knee. At the same time, bend your body towards that knee. Repeat on the other side.
Finally, hold up your index finger and move it back and forth.

Unit 5: Language and Communication

Filed under: Unit 5: Language and Communication — richardlstansfield @ 10:56 am

Discussion
* When we communicate, we share information with other people. How do people communicate with each other?
* What can make communication difficult?
* Do you think it’s important to learn another language? Why or why not?

* How many countries in South America do you know?
* Which languages are spoken in South American countries?

Page 88, Exercise 2
1. few c
2. many e
3. Equator f
4. beach b
5. speakers g
6. ancestors d
7. Antarctica a

Page 88, Exercise 3
1. Equator
2. beach
3. Antarctica
4. speakers
5. Many
6. ancestors
7. few

Discussion

* Would you like to live near the Equator? Why or why not?
* Do you like to go to the beach? Why or why not?
* Would you like to go to Antarctica? Why or why not?
* Can you speak any foreign languages? Would you like to learn more? Why or why not?
* Would you like to learn more about your ancestors and your family history? Why or why not?

Page 89, Exercise 5

Argentina 8
Brazil 6
Colombia 7
a market 5
a river 3
Machu Picchu 1
Mountains 2
South America 4

Page 89, Exercise 7
1. F
2. T
3. F
4. T
5. F
6. F
7. T
8. F

Now we will watch the video again. Change the False sentences so that they’re true.

e.g. Mr. Stansfield is a chef.  teacher

1. 500  400
3. French  Spanish
5. thousand  hundred
6. no one  15 or 20 people
8. busy, modern city full of workers  place for tourists to visit

Discussion
1. What do you think is the best way to learn English?
2. How do you remember new words?
3. How do you practice speaking and listening?
4. What else do you do to learn?

Report to the Class
Tell us something about you and something that you learned about your partner.
e.g.
I try to learn new words by writing them in sentences. My partner tries to learn new words by making vocabulary cards. On one side, she writes the word in English, and on the other side, she writes the translation in her native language.
Genres
“Genre” is a word similar in meaning to “type of.” (Korean uses the word “genre” too but the pronunciation is different.)

For example, there are music genres (such as heavy metal and hip hop) and movie genres (such as horror).

Genres have characteristics that can be used to identify them.

For example, heavy metal uses loud, distorted electric guitars, and hip hop is distinguished by fast talking in a rhythm. Horror movies have violence and fearful situations.

Now we will look at some other genres and their characteristics.

Page 91, Exercise 6
Genre Characteristics
d. present tenses used to describe recent
events

As you know, there are three tenses: past (e.g. yesterday), present (e.g. now), and future (e.g. tomorrow). However, we sometimes use the present tense to talk about things in the past. We do this when we are telling a story and want the events to feel like they are happening in front of you.

e.g. Person A is telling Person B a story, and wants the story to sound interesting.

A: “So I ask my friend to go and get it for me, and my friend is annoyed because he thinks it’s inconvenient …”

h. short sentences with positive
adjectives

Adjectives are another part of speech. They modify nouns. That means that they describe, or tell us about, nouns. Look at the sentences below, and say what the adjectives are.
* It’s an interesting book.

* I went to the book store.

Genre Characteristics

radio advertisement: e, h
telephone message: f, g
museum tour: b, c
TV news report: a, d

Page 91, Exercise 7
radio advertisement: 4
telephone message: 2
museum tour: 3
TV news report: 1

Page 92, Exercise 9

Genre Country Language
1. television news report India Bo
2. telephone message the USA Navajo
3. museum tour Russia Tuva
4. radio advertisement Wales Welsh

Discussion
Do you think we should make efforts to preserve minority languages? (Remember that doing so will cost taxpayer money.) Why or why not?

* What if there was only one language in the world? What would be the advantages and disadvantages?
Imperative

The imperative is used when we tell someone to do (or not do) something.

e.g. Don’t touch that! It’s hot.
e.g. Fill out an application. You have to register to go to this school.
Page 93, Exercise 1
a. 1
b. 3
c. 3
d. 2

Page 93, Exercise 2

1. You open your books.
2. Don’t to be late.
3. Open it the window.
4. Come you back later.
5. Unlocking your screen please.

Objects

In the sentences below, what are the subjects, objects, and verbs? What are the types of objects?

* Michael gave his grandmother a present.
subject verb indirect object direct object

* I tossed the ball to him.
s. v. d.o. i.o.

Some verbs must have an object (transitive verbs).

e.g.

wrong – I can do.

correct – I can do it.

Verb Patterns
1. say
We say something (to someone).
2. tell
We tell someone something.
We don’t tell to someone something.
3. that
We can say that …
We can’t tell that …
4. speak
We speak to someone about something.
5. ask
We ask someone about something.
We ask someone to do something.

Page 94, Exercise 4

1. b
2. b
3. b
4. a
5. a
6. b
7. a

Now, try to correct the incorrect sentences.

1. b He told me Tuvan is a type of Russian.
2. b He told me that Tuvan is a type of Russian.
3. b He told us Tuvan is a type of Russian.
4. a He said that Tuvan is a type of Russian.
He said, “Tuvan is a type of Russian.”
5. a We spoke to someone.
6. b. We asked him about the end of Bo.
7. a. We spoke to him about the end of Bo.

Page 94, Exercise 5
Which one is incorrect?
1. We tell …
the truth // a lie // the time // a story // the answer // someone about something
2. We say …
hello and goodbye // something // the answer // me something

I told the answer. <– Wrong
I told my friend the answer.
My friend said me something. <– Wrong
My friend said something to me.

Page 94, Exercise 6
1. tell
2. speak
3. tell
4. Tell
5. asked

Page 95, Exercise 3
Complete the sentences with one of these words:
blind pick up palm lip pat
1. blind
2. pick up
3. palm
4. lip
5. pat

Gran Torino
* What did the man do?
* What kind of reaction did the people have?
* Why?

Page 96, Exercise 4
1. (b)
2. b
3. b
4. a
5. a

Page 96, Exercise 5
a. 3
b. 2
c. 1
Page 96, Exercise 8
1. “Hello!”  We hold our hand up with our palm facing towards the person and we wave.
2. “OK.”  Make a circle with your thumb and index finger. The other fingers point upwards.
3. “It smells bad!”  Hold/Pinch your nose.
4. “It’s expensive.” (or signal for money)  (Korea) Make a circle with your thumb and index finger. The palm faces upwards. (Other Countries) Rub your thumb against your index finger and middle finger.
5. “Please be quiet.”  Put your index finger to your lips.

* “Come here.”  Move your hand towards yourself repeatedly.
* “Go away.”  Move your hand away from yourself repeatedly.
* “Don’t do that.”  Hold up your index finger and move it back and forth.
* “I don’t know.”  Lift both shoulders. At the same time, raise your hands to shoulder height, with the palms facing upwards.

Page 98, Exercise 1
1. Put
2. Put
3. thumb
4. chin
5. under
6. happy

Page 99, Exercise 3
1. Pick
2. Unlock
3. Enter
4. Select
5. Save
6. Press
7. Put
Page 100, Exercise 2
Start Middle End
first of all next 4. at the end
1. firstly then 5. finally
2. to start with 3. after that 6. to finish

Page 100, Exercise 4
Student A  Page 100, Exercise 4
Student B  Page 197

Answers
Student A
1. First of all, open the lid of the photocopier.
2. Put the paper face down on the glass.
3. Next, open the paper tray.
4. Put the paper into the paper tray.
5. Straighten the paper.
6. Close the paper tray.
7. Finally, press the start button.

Student B
1. First of all, press the message icon.
2. Select “Create new message.”
3. Choose the recipient from your address book.
4. Next, type your message.
5. Select/Press “Send to …”
6. Finally, switch off your laptop/computer/tablet.

Final Task
1. Choose one of the tasks below or think of your own.
* make a cup of tea or coffee
* change the oil or wheel of a car
* send an e-mail on a mobile phone
* sew on a button
* cook one of your favorite dishes
2. Make a flow chart to prepare your instructions.
3. Give your instructions to a partner.
* Remember to use the Imperative verb form.
* Remember to use Adverbs of Sequence (first of all, firstly, to start with, next, then, after that, at the end, finally, to finish).

April 3, 2015

Important Announcement

Filed under: announcements,Mid-term Exam — richardlstansfield @ 1:14 pm

This afternoon (Friday April 3), I received some important information, so please read this announcement carefully.

During Week 8, our classrooms will not be available to us. Therefore, the mid-term exams will be held during Week 7, not Week 8. However, you will be given a reading-and-writing assignment to be finished during Week 8. Here is what we will be doing for the next few weeks:

* Week 6

– Finish Unit 5
– Quiz on Unit 4

* Week 7

– Mid-term exams
– be given reading-and-writing assignment

* Week 8

– leave finished reading-and-writing assignments in a box in front of my office door

* Week 9

– Quiz on Unit 5
– begin Unit 6

See you next week (Week #6)

Yours truly,
Mr. Richard Stansfield

Possible Material for Unit 4 Surprise Quiz —> Updated!

Filed under: Tests/Exams,Unit 4: The Internet and Technology — richardlstansfield @ 1:12 pm

* Vocabulary (Page 70, Exercise 1; Page 76, Exercise 6; Page 77, Exercise 9; Page 78, Exercise 1

* Conjunctions for Reasons (Page 73, Exercise 8; Page 74, Exercise 9

* Conjunctions for Similar and Different Information (Page 81, Exercise 1; Page 82, Exercise 3)

Update:

See below for answers to Exercise 1, Page 81, and Exercises 3, 4, and 5 on Page 82

Page 81, Exercise 1

1. However

2. whereas/but

3. On the other hand/However

4. but

Page 82, Exercise 3

“But,” “however,” “whereas,” and “on the other hand” link different information.

Page 82, Exercise 4

All of them (and, and also, also, as well as, too) introduce additional information.

Page 82, Exercise 5

1. a. and
b. but
2. a. whereas
b. and also
3. a. as well as
b. However

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