Intermediate Class 中級クラス

Week of April 7th to 14th

Topic: Eating primates!!

chimp

A chimpanzee

1) How do you feel about eating a steak? pork ribs? raw horse meat? monkey? explain.

2) Read the following article

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/health-and-environment-concerns-as-ugandans-start-to-eat-primates/1565444.html

3) What are some problems with eating steak? pork? horse? monkeys?

Which meat has the highest risk and why?

4) What is a problem here unique to Chimpanzees?

5) Compare Congo and Uganda. (location, culture)

6) What is happening as a result of mixing the two cultures? and Why is this happening?

Listen to the audio

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/audio/Audio/239909.html

7) Under a 3 minute time limit speak briefly about  – eating various meats and then monkey meat

– Problems specific to Monkey meat

– What is happening in Congo and Uganda

Be sure to cover al points made during discussion, use your notes and all information available.

Practice the 3 minute talk before our next meeting.

8) Answer some live questions from the teacher.

Week of April 1st to 7th

Topic: Studying abroad

1) Read the following article

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/experts-suggest-ways-to-help-international-students-make-friends/1494386.html

2) Have you ever studied abroad? Have any of your students or friends ever studied abroad?

Describe some of these experiences.

3) What are some common problems for Japanese students studying in America or abroad?

4) Listen to the following Audio

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/audio/Audio/206584.html

5) List the benefits and goals of studying abroad.

6) According to the audio, please provide some statistics.

7) Discuss what the statistics might mean, and why they are as they are.

8) According to the audio, what are some suggestions to help improve the experience of studying abroad?

9) With a 3 minute time limit, talk about -the purpose and goals of studying abroad

-some problems that students face relating to friends and

communication

– some possible ideas to improve this situation

Be sure to use all the points discussed in questions 1- 8 in your three minute answer.

10) Answer some followup and reinforcement questions by the teacher.

Week of March 23rd to 30th

Online exercises on “If” clauses for type one and type two.

Conditional sentences type 1 exercises

Conditional sentences type 2 exercises

The “if” clause or conditional is a very useful and important form for daily conversation. As we make plans or think about our daily lives we use this form to express possible futures, and present thinking. It is tricky for Japanese learners because it is very different and almost opposite of the Japanese way of expression.