May 22, 2012

1B4 May 22

1. Learning Log: SA will check yours

2. Song: You had a bad day (Worksheet)(YouTube)(Quizlet)

3. JareMaga (Mail Magazine in plain English)


■ Today's topic: the solar eclipse (Quizlet)
Did you see the solar eclipse yesterday? I went outside at 7:15 a.m. It was cloudy, but I could see a crescent through the clouds. Neighbors started coming out of their houses. Then, at about 7:25, the clouds disappeared. We used special glasses to watch the sun getting smaller and smaller. Finally, we could only see a circle of light around the moon. On my way to work, I kept taking out the glasses and watched the sun come out again. (5月22日号)
浜島書店 英文メールマガジン「じゃれマガ」 
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■ Ask your partner about the solar eclipse. How do you say in English, e.g.
  • 昨日日食見た?
  • はっきり見えた?
  • どうして見なかった? 

4. Blogging: Check the comments on your posts about GW. Some have communicate with each other in class, and some of you got comments from my Linkedin/Twitter friends. You're doing a great job!  

5. Use English outside the class!

Q: Do you have/know/use/like Twitter/Facebook/Mixi/Skype?

If you have a Twitter account, follow @y_cuc (授業用 Twitter). (I only tweet in English)
If you have a Facebook account, find me on Facebook. (I use both English and Japanese. It's not just for my classes.)

6. Story Telling Video: What do you like or dislike about Japan? (It'll take 2 weeks)


■ Work in a pair first and then in a group of four
1. Write a speech script (In pair)
  • Your first names (or nicknames) 
  • What you like/dislike (1) 
  • What you like/dislike (2) 
  • What you like/dislike (3) 
  • Conclusion

2. Find webpages/photos related to (1)-(3), and add them to the iPad's Home Screen.

3. Talk about what you like/dislike about Japan using your speech script and showing the pages/photos. Your partner team will take a video of you. (In Group)

■ Homework
(1) Complete your script & prepare the webpages/photos. 
(2) Go to the students' blog to leave some more comments and reply to the comments you get.  


  1. Ootni and Hata

  2. T Nakamura and t kouheiMay 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    T Nakamura and t kouhei

  3. naoto and misaki

  4. yuuki and maya

  5. My partner is Ryousuke.

  6. Hajime and K.Kouhei

  7. Kubo and inoue

  8. Kei.Y and Miu.S

  9. Atsushi and yoshikawa

  10. Kenta F and kentarouS