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December 21, 2015

Final Marks

Filed under: final marks — richardlstansfield @ 6:46 am

Dear students,

Below are your final marks.

First, look for your class #. Then, find your Student ID#. Next to it is your final mark. You cannot ask for a higher grade. However, you can ask questions.

Yours truly,
Richard Stansfield

Class 5

12150384 A0
12150021 B0
12110739 B+
12153886 C0
12150412 B0
12151075 C+
12111740 B+
12150926 C+
12151976 F
12151086 C0
12134630 F
12131921 C+
12154604 C0
12150474 A+

Class 14

12150243 C+
12121613 C+
12112044 C+
12151026 C0
12154627 B+
12013580 A+
12154689 A0
12154686 C0
12123741 B0
12150106 C+
12151878 C0
12150229 D+
12150304 B+

Class 23

12091064 A0
12150968 C0
12150413 A+
12150069 C0
12150419 C0
12150074 C+
12150427 C+
12151270 F
12150987 B0
12153703 C+
12150441 B+
12150104 B+
12153753 B0
12141002 F
12100981 A+

Class 32

12151117 C+
12151228 D+
12150024 C0
12150664 C0
12122015 A+
12151554 B0
12101828 A0
12111287 C+
12143090 C+
12091792 B+
12122071 B+
12150306 C0

Class 41

12121607 C0
12150386 C+
12102241 F
12091066 A0
12100082 C0
12151133 B+
12121280 C+
12110293 B+
12154618 D+
12150284 C0
12141454 A+
12151303 B0
12151311 C+

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December 8, 2015

Homework Assignment

Filed under: homework — richardlstansfield @ 10:28 am

Write or print out your name, class number, and the answers to the questions below.
Write complete sentences and use the conditional (condition clause + result clause).
Put your paper in a box that will be in front of my office door from Monday, December 14 to Friday, December 18, 5 pm (17:00).

1. If you meet your friend later, what will you do?
2. If you met the leader of your country, what would you say?
3. If you spoke perfect English, would you be very proud? Why or why not?
4. If you lose your phone, will you buy a cheaper phone or a more expensive phone? Why?
5. If the weather is good tomorrow, will you go out? Why or why not?
6. If you had enough money, would you travel into space? Why or why not?
7. If you had a million dollars, what would you do?

December 2, 2015

Final Speaking Exam

Filed under: final speaking exam,Tests/Exams — richardlstansfield @ 5:44 am

You will do two tasks. You will have a maximum of four minutes.

No reading. No Power Point presentations. Just you talking.

Task 1: Give Advice to Two People

* Your friend JP can’t find a job. He gets low test scores, has no work experience, doesn’t dress smartly, and is often tired. He asks you, “What should I do?”

* Your friend Michael is having difficulty with his studies. He is having trouble organizing his time. He asks you, “What should I do?”

Task 2: Describe Two Objects

Describe two objects. You can describe a TV (television), a flashlight, a radio, a microwave oven, a hammer, a vacuum cleaner, a shopping trolley, or something else.

You can mention the following:
– functions
– colour
– shape
– size
– features
– weight
– price
– materials
– number of parts
– where you find it
– advantages
– disadvantages

Instructions

 Arrive early and wait inside.

During the mid-term exams, some people came in late. Here are two real examples.

Real Example #1

Student: I’m ready to do my exam now.
Teacher: You missed your exam.
Student: My exam is at 2:40.
Teacher: No, your exam was at 1:40.
Student: 헐 …

Real Example #2

Student: I’m ready to do my exam now.
Teacher: You missed your exam. It was at 1:40.
Student: I was outside at 1:30.
Teacher: So why didn’t you come inside and take your exam?
Student: I don’t know.
Teacher: I don’t know either.

* So, for the final speaking exam:

– come early, and
– come inside and wait.

The teacher will not go outside and call you to come it. You should be inside the classroom when it is time for your exam.

* If anyone misses their final speaking exam, they get zero (0/25) points.

* If anyone comes in late, they will receive penalties as follows:
1 minute late: – 25%
2 minutes late: – 50%
3 minutes late: – 75%
4 minutes late: missed the exam  0 points

Remember that this counts from the time that you begin speaking, not from the time that you arrive.

Final Speaking Exam Appointments

Filed under: final speaking exam,Tests/Exams — richardlstansfield @ 5:42 am

Class 14

Wednesday, December 9

Student Name, Student ID #, Appointment Time
김구현 12150243 9:00
김만정 12121613 9:05
류지혜 12112044 9:10
박소연 12151026 9:15
사아려 12154627 9:20
송지영 12013580 9:25
아블라예바카 12154689 9:30
왕군림 12154686 9:35
이다혜 12123741 9:40
이동길 12150106 9:45
이효영 12151878 9:50
조하늘 12150229 9:55
최규락 12150304 10:10

Class 32
Thursday, December 10

Student Name, Student ID #, Appointment Time
고경서 12151117 10:30
김경현 12151228 10:35
김민중 12150024 10:40
김진현 12150664 10:45
김혜승 12122015 10:50
박다혜 12151554 10:55
박수홍 12101828 11:00
송창민 12111287 11:05
이다솜 12143090 11:10
이용호 12091792 11:15
정범기 12122071 11:20
최용호 12150306 11:25

Class 5
Thursday, December 10

Student Name, Student ID #, Appointment Time
김다미 12150384 2:30
김동균 12150021 2:35
김민수 12110739 2:40
리우림 12153886 2:45
박근범 12150412 2:50
박소현 12151075 2:55
박주석 12111740 3:00
서성준 12150926 3:05
윤성원 12151976 3:10
윤형우 12151086 3:15
이데르바트 12134630 3:20
이승훈 12131921 3:25
장전서 12154604 3:30
황민지 12150474 3:35

Class 23
Friday, December 11

Student Name, Student ID #, Appointment Time
김영진 12091064 10:30
김장곤 12150968 10:35
박다해 12150413 10:40
박윤호 12150069 10:45
박진수 12150419 10:50
박창수 12150074 10:55
송혁진 12150427 11:00
신광훈 12151270 11:05
신산하 12150987 11:10
염채린 12153703 11:15
오치종 12150441 11:20
이경민 12150104 11:25
이유경 12153753 11:30
정우석 12141002 11:35
호종현 12100981 11:40

Class 41
Friday, December 11

Student Name, Student ID #, Appointment Time
김근용 12121607 2:30
김동희 12150386 2:35
김민주 12102241 2:40
김유준 12091066 2:45
김인성 12100082 2:50
김재현 12151133 2:55
김현웅 12121280 3:00
양희승 12110293 3:05
예명동 12154618 3:10
이명석 12150284 3:15
이정균 12141454 3:20
이헌 12151303 3:25
전덕원 12151311 3:30

Unit 10: Possible Quiz Material

Filed under: Tests/Exams — richardlstansfield @ 5:39 am

* Homonyms (page 180, exercises 1 and 2; page 181, exercise 6)

* Synonyms (page 182, exercise 1; page 183, exercise 2)

* Conditionals (Type i and Type ii)

* Inviting Someone Else to Speak, Interrupting (politely), and Continuing to Speak (after an interruption)

Unit 10: Space and the Universe

Filed under: Unit 10: Space and the Universe — richardlstansfield @ 5:32 am

Video

. Where does this movie take place?
. What is this movie about?
. Would you like to go on an adventure like this?
Why or why not?

. Have you heard of this movie?
. Did you see the movie?
–> If so, did you like it? Why or why not?
–> If not, would you like to see it? Why or why not?
. If you were alone on Mars, what do you think would be the best thing?
. If you were alone on Mars, what do you think would be the worst thing?

Bonus Question: Do you recognize this song from the soundtrack?

Synonyms
– words that have similar meanings
e.g. big, large
e.g. smart, intelligent

Homonyms
– words that have the same pronunciation
(but have different meanings)
e.g. see, sea
e.g. meet, meat

Fill in the blanks with the correct homonyms.
* Chicken, beef, and pork are different kinds of _meat_.
* I like to go to the beach and swim in the _sea_.

Page 180, Exercise 1

Underline the two words in each sentence that have the same pronunciation.

1. sun, son
2. read, red
3. whether, weather
4. ate, eight
5. There, their
6. Our, hour

Page 181, Exercise 6

Write one word in each gap.

1. whether
2. our
3. sun
4. Red
5. to … two
6. few (four)

Page 182, Exercise 8

1. F
2. T
3. T
4. F
5. F
6. F

If it’s False, what is the true information?

1. F
Inspiration Mars don’t want a couple as they won’t will help each other.
2. T
3. T
4. F
Diamond planets are found in outside of our solar system.
5. F
Lucy is not as heavy as eight times heavier than Earth.
6. F
… one year passes in 24 18 hours.

Listen to the second part of the listening again, and answer the questions.

1. How long will the journey to Mars take?
2. Will the spacecraft land on Mars?
3. What was Lucy created by?
4. How big is Lucy?
5. How many diamonds does Lucy have?
6. Is Lucy hot or cold? How hot or cold?

Answers

1. How long will the journey to Mars take?
The journey will take 501 days.
2. Will the spacecraft land on Mars?
No, it will just circle Mars.
3. What was Lucy created by?
Lucy was created by heat.
4. How big is Lucy?
Lucy is 4,000 km across.
5. How many diamonds does Lucy have?
Lucy has more diamonds than all the ones found on Earth throughout history.
6. Is Lucy hot or cold? How hot or cold?
Lucy is very hot. Lucy is 3,500 degrees Celsius.

Page 183, Exercise 1

1. travel
2. travel
3. travel

4. journey

5. trip

6. voyage

Page 183, Exercise 2

1. journey
2. travel
3. cruise/voyage
4. flight
5. trip
6. voyage
7. trip
8. voyage

Page 184, Exercise 4
Match the sentence halves.
1. b
2. a

Page 184, Exercise 5
Match the conditional sentences in Exercise 4 with their functions.
i. 2
ii. 1

Condition Clause Result Clause
If + present tense will/can

If they can find a married couple, they believe the couple
will be able to help each
other.

Condition Clause Result Clause
If + past tense would/could

If the planet Lucy were mined, there would be more
diamonds than on earth.

Page 184, Exercise 7

1. If I meet my friend later, we will go to the cinema.
 i
2. If I met the president or leader of my country, I wouldn’t know what to say.
 ii
3. If I spoke perfect English, I would be very proud.
 ii
4. If I lose my phone, I will have to buy a new one.
(If I lost my phone, I would have to buy a new one.)
 i (ii)
5. If the weather is good tomorrow, I will go out.
 i
6. You could travel into space if you had enough money.
 ii

Discuss
. If you meet your friend later, what will you do?
. If you met the leader of your country, what would you say?
. If you spoke perfect English, would you be very proud? Why or why not?
. If you lose your phone, will you buy a cheaper phone or a more expensive phone? Why?
. If the weather is good tomorrow, will you go out? Why or why not?
. If you had enough money, would you travel into space? Why or why not?

Page 185, Exercise 1

Complete the words in the table.

Verb Person Noun
1. explore 2. explorer
3. research 4. research
5. worker 6. work
7. traveller
8. presenter 9. presentation
10. thinker

Discuss

– Have you heard of the International Space Station?
– What do you think it is used for?
– Do you think it is useful? Why or why not?
Page 186, Exercise 7

1. exploration

2. work

3. money

4. future

Page 186, Exercise 10

Question 1: What are they doing during the discussion?
1. describing what the Space Station looks like
2. evaluating the Space Station and its good and bad points
3. inventing a new Space Station which can do different things
Question 2: What do they mention during the discussion?
1. time taken to travel to the Space Station
2. the type of work done on the Space Station
3. routines of living there
4. money spent on the project
5. the number of astronauts living there
6. types of space shuttle to travel there

Answers

– Exercise 8:
2 to evaluate the Space Station and its good and bad points
– Exercise 9
2 the type of work done on the Space Station
and
4 money spent on the project

Page 186, Exercise 11
Match the people with their opinion about the space station.

1. Dorota Loy
c
2. Professor Chen
a
3. Raj Padow
b

Page 189, Exercise 3

Inviting Someone Else To Speak
– Let’s get your thoughts on this.
a. What is your opinion?
f. You haven’t said much. What do you think?
g. Why don’t you start us off?
i. Would anybody like to say anything else about …?

Interrupting
– Can I just say something here?
d. Can I just cut in there?
e. Sorry, but I have to interrupt you and say …
h. Sorry, but can I just say …

Continuing To Speak
– Can I finish my point?
– Please allow me to finish.
b. Can I finish?
c. I’d like to finish my point.
j. Let me finish what I was saying.

Page 190, Exercise 4
1. a (What is your opinion?)
/g (Why don’t you start us off …)
2. d (Can I just cut in there?)
3. b (Can I finish?)
/c (I’d like to finish my point)
/j (Let me finish what I was saying.)
4. i (Would anybody like to say anything else about …)
5. f (You haven’t said much. What do you think?)
6. a (What is your opinion?)
/i (Would anybody like to say anything else about …)

Page 190, Exercise 6
1. S
2. F
3. S
4. S
5. F
6. F

Discussion Procedure

1. Student A expresses opinion.
2. Student A invites Student B to express opinion.
3. Student B begins to express opinion.
4. Student C interrupts Student B and expresses opinion.
5. Student B continues and finishes expressing opinion.
(6. Student D expresses opinion.)

Discussion

– Should we explore space? Why or why not?

– Should we build a colony on the moon? Why or why not?

– Should all countries be forbidden from having weapons in space? Why or why not?

– Should we send explorers to Mars? Why or why not?

– What should we do if we find evidence of aliens?

– Which place in the solar system do you think would be the best place for humans to live (e.g. the moon, another planet in the solar system, etc.)? Why?

– What should we do if we find an asteroid coming towards the earth?

– Do you think Global Climate Change is a serious problem? Why or why not?
– How can we reduce pollution in the world?

– Should South Korea increase immigration? Why or why not?

– Should Kim Jong-un be assassinated? Why or why not?

– Should Yoo Seung-jun and MC Mong be forgiven for evading their military service? Why or why not?

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