Sunday, 5 December 2010

class 205 unit 7

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class 150 unit 12

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class 150, unit 11

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class 126, unit 7

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Final exam questions, Fall 2010

This is a tentative list - I may add or remove questions.  I will probably ask 5 questions from this list.

unit 10
Ask Brian a "Have you........" question

Brian asks "Have you.........?"
       Please remember to give details.

Tell me about a class that was__amazing___.

Class......amazing
day........cool
game.....awful

Two job interview questions from page 115
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unit 11
Look at the picture (a man or woman with a sore throat, backache.....)
a)What is wrong?
b) What should s/he do?
c) What should s/he avoid?

How do you keep healthy? What bad habits do you have?

When do you feel excited?

How do you feel when you ______?

How did you feel when you _______?

Have you ever been stressed out?

How do you relax or unwind?
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unit 12
Describe your looks and personality.

What should your date be like?
What do you think your date should be like?

What do you think your teacher should be like?

What's your type of guy/ woman?

Where would you like to go on a first date?

What would you do if your date took you to an expensive restaurant then said s/he had no money?

Who is your best friend?
...+follow up questions.
What do you and your friend have in common?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

class 150 health and feelings

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listening to soft music

If, as our textbook suggests, listening to soft music is good for relieving stress or waking up in the morning,  this website is the greatest!  There is a whole lot of Bach here:

This website offers free downloads of the complete extant organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded by Dr. James Kibbie from 2007 to 2009 on original baroque organs in Germany.
Exactly which works should be recorded? More than 250 years after Bach's death, it is by no means certain exactly what he composed. The selection of works for this series draws on the Bach Werke Verzeichnis, Kleine Ausgabe (Breitkopf & Härtel, 1998), supplemented by other recent scholarship, including the work of Prof. Christoph Wolff and the research of the Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Institut Göttingen. Bach's organ transcriptions of works by other composers have been included. Dr. Kibbie has also recorded those works which survive only as fragments, leaving these works incomplete as they exist in the manuscript sources.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Final oral exam questions, fall 2010

This is a tentative list - I may add or remove questions.  I will probably ask 5 questions from this list.

unit 10
Ask Brian a "Have you........" question

Brian asks "Have you.........?"
       Please remember to give details.

Tell me about a class that was__amazing___.
Class......amazing
day........cool
game.....awful

Two job interview questions from page 115
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unit 11
Look at the picture (a man or woman with a sore throat, backache.....)
a)What is wrong?
b) What should s/he do?
c) What should s/he avoid?

How do you keep healthy? What bad habits do you have?

When do you feel excited?

How do you feel when you ______?

How did you feel when you _______?

Have you ever been stressed out?

How do you relax or unwind?
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unit 12
Describe your looks and personality.

What should your date be like?
What do you think your date should be like?

What do you think your teacher should be like?

What's your type of guy/ woman?

Where would you like to go on a first date?

What would you do if your date took you to an expensive restaurant then said s/he had no money?

Who is your best friend?
...+follow up questions.
What do you and your friend have in common?

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010

Class #126 review of unit 9Do you like a hamburger?

Do you like hamburgers? Yes, I like hamburgers


Would you like a hamburger? Yes, I'll have the hamburger



Do you like vegetables? Yes, I like vegetables

Would you like a vegetable? Yes, I'll have the vegetable



How's the Indian curry? It's pretty spicy and salty, I like a little spicy food

How's the coffee there? It's pretty bitter, I like very strong coffee

How's your ice cream? It's too sweet cold and creamy

How do you like Italy's spaghetti? It's pretty good , but greasy, oily..



피자 - salty and greasy etc.

삼겹살 - chewy and fishy etc.

김치 - salty , tart , sour , spicy etc.

오징어 - chewy, dry, fishy, sometimes bland etc.

쿠키 - sweet, crunchy,etc. etc.

비스켓 - crispy, cruchy, a little salty etc.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Sleepers

Identifying features have been blurred where necessary.  The goal is to have the students recognize themselves but not for others to do so.




Friday, 1 October 2010

Midterm Exam Questions

Below is a list of several questions.  I will ask you 3 of them.  Then, you and your partner will have a a conversation based on the prompts.

Questions:
Unit 7
Look at the man in the picture.  What does he look like?
Look at the woman in the picture. What does she look like?
I expect four or more details:
Tall/short, slender/robust, hair length and color, face and glasses.
What is different about the person in these two pictures?
I expect as many details as possible.
Tell me about your character.
Tell me about my character.
At least three details, and the word 'but'.
Here are four personal ads.  Which person is the best match for you?  Why?
Match details to yourself.  "He is tall and I am tall.  She is shy and I am shy..."
Unit 8
What clothes are you wearing?
What clothes is Brian wearing?
Tell me about three or more articles of clothing.
Look at the picture and describe one person.  The other student should identify him/her.

Unit 9
What did you eat for dinner/supper last night?
At least three foods and/or drinks.
How do ___(pickles)__ taste?
They taste sweet/ sour/ creamy....
What is your favorite drink?  Where do you get it?  How often do you drink it?
Name the drink.  Name the store....

Conversations
Brian will choose one of these conversations for you and your partner to act out:
A shopping conversation like the one on page 90.
A shopping conversation like the one on page92-93.

A food conversation like the one on page 100
A restaurant conversation like the one on page 102.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

edu 2.0 login information

Class # 205
ID: 24789

Class # 126
ID: 24782

Class # 133
ID: 24787

Class # 150
ID: 24785


reivew of unit 8

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

For my Design students

There was an article in the Korea Times about design and where Koreans show go with it.

From the article:

``(Korea has a) knack for designing cute adorable characters. From a design point of view, it’s probably the best in the world,’’ ...

``I think the area that needs the most development is writing, or in other words, telling the story. Writing is the most important and also the least expensive part. Design-heavy cannot be beaten without the writing. (Korea should consider) what is the narrative art? What is the relationship between the characters? The show bible (for such programs) is more like a triangle. Design is only one part of the triangle and the other two are writing and curriculum. This is what is largely lacking in most of the preschool shows in Korea, but I do think that’s changing,’’ Selig said.

To sum up, Korean make great, cute characters.  Koreans need to work more on writing or story and on curriculum (the educational value).

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Your homework for Unit 7





No.  We are not doing this as homework.














Unit 7 is about describing people.  Page 82 includes personal ads - ads designed to help you find a date, a boy- or girl-friend, or a spouse.  Below are some more, with explanations.  You homework is to make your own personal ad and respond to one or two others.


---ESL Class is not meant to be a place to find dates!---
You can lie.  You should not include personal contact information.  You should let me know who you are and you can describe your class room and time. Again: Beware of releasing personal information online!

Examples of personal ads with explanations:
"DWF, 44, nice body seeks nice stable man for walks on the beach and sunset dinners"
DWF- Divorced White Female.  Students will probably be SAM (Single Asian Male) or SKF (Single Korean Female).
stable man would be one with a stable job, unlikely to move away.
Walks on the beach and sunset dinners - My opinion is that this is a romantic woman who is not really interested in late night parties. She likes simple, natural things.  You could write about dancing, sporting events, Night clubs, parties, going to the library....
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This one's creepy:
ATTACHED 58 year old doctor, caring, youthful seeks intelligent attractive woman for a discrete special relationship. All cultures welcome.
Attached = he's married.
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Funny:

This Large Personal Ad cost $340 to run.
Needless to say, on our first date, we'll be going Dutch.


Attractive SWM, 28, 6'1", 170 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, seeks pretty SWF with great sense of humor.  And restaurant coupons.


Single white male, 28 years old.  6'1" - American system = 183 cm.  170 lbs = 76kg.  The 'restaurant coupons' bit is more humor.
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From here.
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Now, make your own.  Remember, there are a lot of 20 year old, black haired boys and girls in class - tell us something interesting about yourself - or lie!

Monday, 7 June 2010

New times for the CBT TOEIC Test!

If you missed taking the CBT TOEIC test, there are two news times to take it

June 9, 7pm

June 11, 7pm

This notice is also on the DSU and CBT TOEIC center website.


REGISTER SOON!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Eways Final Spring 2010 Exam

NOTE: This was the exam for 2010.  This year's exam will be different although types of questions will remain the same.
E-Ways final oral exam
Below are several questions and the guidelines for three conversations. I will call two students and they will ask each other three questions, then have three conversations based on the guidelines below.
Unit 4
What kind of music do you like?
What do you like to do in your free time?
What indoor activity do you like?
What outdoor activity do you like?
What's your favorite place for a cup of coffee?
Conversation
Invitation -and acceptance -(yes) (page 49)
A: event ( Brian gives event)
B: yes. What time?
A: time (Brian gives time)
B: No
A: Time (Brian gives time)
B: okay. Where?
A: place
B: okay. see you later.

Invitation - and decline -(no) (page 49)
A: event (Brian gives event)
B: no
A: Okay, maybe another time.

Unit 5
Did you use to ________?
Conversation
What did you do yesterday?
Follow up questions

Unit 6
Are you going to any hagwons this summer?
What kind of job do you want?
Where would you most like to travel in Korea?
Conversation
What will you do this summer?
Follow up questions

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

spring 2010 Common Midterm Exam Errors


Name: ______________ Student ID________________
Ask and answer the questions below.

1) (What/parents/do?) ________________________________?

Answer: ____________________________________

2) (How often___?) __________________________________?

Answer: ___________________________________________

Look at the picture:


What does he look like?

____________________________________
What is he doing?

_______________________________________

Monday, 5 April 2010

Midterm exam - BuHaHaHa!

NOTE: This was the exam for 2010.  This year's exam will be different although types of questions will remain the same.

April 19/20 - I will arrange for about 12 students to attend class on this day and randomly assign them into pairs.
April 21/22 - the other 12 students in each class -I still need to decide what to do with students without friends (the odd one out).

We may meet in the hallway or in the front of the classroom, away from the other students. When the exam is finished for those two students, they immediately leave - this is not to prevent cheating so much as to reduce noise.

Part 1
Each student asks partner two questions from my list - I provide the main elements of the question. The list or elements are below.

Unit 1:
a) Where/from?
b) What/free time?
Unit 2
c) How many/family?
d) What/parents/do ?
e) What/ parent/do/ free time?
f) What/father/ look like?
Unit 3
g) What time/ school?
h) When/ finish/ school?
i) What/do/between classes?
j) How often?

Part two:
Brian asks each student 2 questions about a picture.
What does s/he look like?
What is s/he doing?

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

unit one conversation

Unit one writing

Dear Students,


I’d like to tell you about myself. My name is Brian. I’m from Canada. I’m married and I have a son. I teach English in Busan. I live in an apartment near the sea. I usually teach five days a week. I love teaching. Of course, I spend a lot of time talking with my students. Every morning, I get up early to get my son to school. Then I go to work. After work, I exercise. At night, I surf the internet, read books with my son and play with him.


I like to travel. I always enjoy visiting new places and meeting new people.


Good luck with your English.


Yours,

Brian






Dear Students,


I’d like to tell you about myself. My name is Brian. I’m from _______(1)______Canada. I’m married and I have a ____(2)________son. I teach English in Busan__________(3)______________. I live in an________(4)___________apartment near the sea. I usually teach five days a week. I love teaching. Of course, I spend a lot of time talking with my students. Every morning, I get up early to get my son to _____(5)___________school. Then I go to work. After work, I exercise _______(6)__________. At night, I surf the internet, read books____(7)_______ and play_______(8)_________.


I like to travel. I always enjoy (9) .


Good luck with your English.


Yours,

Brian


Monday, 1 March 2010

Hello students!

I think we had a good first class. Remember to buy "E-ways", the textbook, for our next class.