It’s week 9 for the second year English conversation class.
- review class schedule
- textbook reading and listening
- check schedule and future poster presentation project
- think of topic for poster presentation project
What did we do last week?
- had a midterm exam
Hour 1 – 2
Attendance and review (5)
- Week 9: Apr 27 and 28
- Week 10: May 4 (BUFS said no classes on Thurs) and May 5 (holiday, no class)
- Week 11: May 11 (poster presentation on Thursday) and May 12
- Week 12: May 18 and 19
- Week 13: May 25 and 26 – quiz #2
- Week 14: June 1 and June 2 – last week of classes, review week, practice answers to exam questions
- Week 15: June 8 (yes make up class) and June 9 (no Friday class) – reading week
- Week 16: June 15 and 16 final exam speaking tests
Look at the syllabus grading system:
- Attendance 10%
- Midterm 20%
- Final exam 20%
- Book report and discussion 10%
- Poster presentation 10%
- Two quizzes 20% (10% each)
- Participation 10%
Students need to complete another quiz and a poster presentation.
Poster Presentation (10)
This link has some detail about the poster presentation.
It is important to choose a topic that is interesting and informative. We want you to teach us something.
You can choose descriptive or persuasive topics. Here are some possible topic ideas (just suggestions)
- the electric car
- how electricity is made in Korea
- the history of …..
- how to be successful
- how to travel across Europe on a budget
- ten things you need to know before getting a dog
- there is no such thing as different races
- UFOs are real
- is wind power really good?
- five reasons to study English in New Zealand
Moral Dilemma (45)
Here’s a way to make good arguments, think clearly and sound really intelligent.
How to make an intelligent argument.
- Understand the choices.
- Understand the hidden assumptions.
- Describe why one set of assumptions is better than another.
Step 1 Learn 5 key terms. (5)
What is right? What is moral?
Five different ways of thinking.
Decide what is right by looking at the end or the result.
- the greatest good for the greatest number
- the end justifies the means
Right is based on following the rules, not the consequences
- rules create duties or obligations
- For example, meritocracy: a rule or social norm that says awards, power and wealth are given to people based on achievement, especially test scores, and not her reasons
- For example, “the law is the law”by Inspector Javert – 19 years in jail for stealing bread in the movie Les Miserables
3 Character or intention
The person’s intention is more important than ethical action or the consequences.
- compassion, kindness, sincerity, et ctera
4 Divine law
- Follow god’s wish
- killing a doctor is okay because it saves babies and the bible told us to take care of children
5 Ethical Relativism
Everything is relative – there is no absolute truth
- a woman in Saudi Arabia can’t leave her house without a man; that’s okay because it’s a different culture
Step 2 Read your problem (10)
You and your partner read your problem.
- Discuss what you think is the ‘RIGHT ANSWER’
- Discuss what might be the opposite answer (counter argument)
- Which one is better – why?
Step 3 Make a small group (20)
Make a group with 3-4 people.
- Each person has a different problem.
- One person summarizes his/her problem.
- Describe the answer.
- The other people must disagree with a different idea.
- Defend your answer.
Collect topics for poster presentation (5)
Touchstone online listening files
Page 21 – 22, World Culture (10)
- reading and listening
- listen again
- check answers with partner
Page 23 #2 Passive sentences (10)
- read and learn the rule
- answer questions
Page 23 #23 Silent Syllables (10)
- B – listen for unstressed and silent syllables
- B – listen and cross out silent syllable in sentences
- talk about a city, give hints, partner guesses
Page 24 Manners (10)
- listen an check the answers
- listen again
- read and answer page 25 #2 A and C
- read and answer page 26
- start working on your poster presentation