Adult Night Class Fall 2018 W8

It’s week 8 of the adult evening class. Time to sharpen your thinking and speaking skills.

Hour 1

Pair Work Discussion (15)

Purpose: practice making arguments using the sentence pattern we studied in class.

Read the question and give a short answer with the sentence pattern (i.e. claim, because, premises). Then provide details and examples.

  • Do you agree with your partners’ answers?
  • Do you have a different argument?
  1. Which one is better, a paper book or ebook?
  2. What is the best sport for elementary school kids to play?
  3. Is a job as a police officer a good career choice?
  4. What’s the best way to travel from Busan to Seoul?
  5. Is it a good idea to buy an electric car?
  6. Would you rather live in the city or the countryside?
  7. What is the most serious environmental problem facing the world today?


Kinds of Thinking (5)

This slide show explain the next activity of the class.

Pair Work Thinking and Speaking (15)

Here are the questions (word lists).

Here are some possible answers.


Read and Retell (30)

We did a similar exercise last week. You read stories about inventions and then re-told the story.

The format is the same this week, but the stories are different. 

This week you will read stories with a moral, or life message. Most of these are koans.

  1. Read a short story.
  2. Summarize the story.
  3. Describe the moral. What life message does the story teach us?

Here are the 4 stories. You will get one of the stories.

  • The Empty Pot
  • The Elephant and Blind People
  • The Stone Cutter
  • The Tea Cup

Get all four ESL reading stories here.


Hour 2

Practice Describing Cause and Effect Links (15)

Each sentence below suggests a cause and effect relationship. But, the details are not provided. If you agree there is causation, describe the links in detail. 

This is similar to what we did for the wealth and long life exercise.

Causation Examples:

  1. How do smartphones affect elementary school kids?
  2. How does traveling affect people?
  3. How do hagwons affect elementary school children?

Signs (10)

Work with a partner. Look at the signs and answer 2 questions.

  1. Where can you find each sign?
  2. What does it mean?


Made of, Made from, Made with (20)

Part 1. Basic Grammar Rules

Look at these sentences. Notice the use of made of and made from. Why are they used in different situations?

  • This shirt is made of cotton.
  • The chair is made of leather.
  • The vodka is made from potatoes.
  • The tea is made from barley.

These two phrases are used to talk about things that have been manufactured or processed.

  1. If the material is not changed…. then use made of.
  2. If the material has been changed (i.e. we can’t see it anymore) then use made from.

Made With

Some products are made from many things. We use made with when describing one of the many ingredients.

If something is made with one main material, use made from.

For example:

  • Kimchi is made with cabbage and salt.
  • This pizza is made with goat cheese.
  • These muffins are made with cranberries.

Look at these two sentences. What’s the difference?

  • This juice is made from oranges.
  • This juice is made with oranges.

Part 2. Practice

Practice writing sentences using of/from with these words and phrases.

  1. expensive dress shoes, plastic stir sticks, paper
  2. a can, soybean paste, sweet and sour pork
  3. chocolate, a sculpture, ice cream
  4. bread, wine, a BLT, mung bean pancake 


Hour 3

60 Second Memory Check (10)

Study this picture for 60 seconds.

Then make one sentence with ING for each of the 7 actions.

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