Saturday, October 31, 2009
Students and teachers had a party in the English Lounge. We carved pumpkins, played games and ate snacks.
The K9 Freshman English Reading class had a special lesson about Frankenstein.
Mr. Stout's Blog-For students and teachers: Toyo Gakuen University FE-2 Special Halloween Lesson: Frankenstein
Finally, I found this cool website by a woman in Hawaii who made Halloween bentos. Check it out!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Mr. Stout's Blog-For students and teachers: Toyo Gakuen University Interest-based English - Travel: Lesson 4
Now let's watch a cool video made by students in Slovenia! Click this link:
Please post a comment. Tell Sasa's students how much you liked their video.
Happy Halloween! Today we are going to have a special lesson.
Click the link to learn about Halloween: http://www.grammarmancomic.com/factshalloween.html
Next, we are going to read a comic adaptation (改作) of Frankenstein.
Who was Frankenstein? (a) a monster (b) an alien (c) a scientist
Let's find out! Open the lecture folder. Click "FE2SpecialFrankensteinIndepStudyTasks.doc". Save the document and do the tasks.
Finally, please leave a comment. Did you like this comic? Do you think Frankenstein was a good man? Why do you think he regretted making the creature?
You can read more great comics on this website: http://www.grammarmancomic.com/
You can read comics made by students too: http://www.grammarmancomic.com/sscom2.html
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
1. Kentaro's photo, 2. Sohei's photo, 3. Rena's photo, 4. Yuta's photo, 5. Ryota's photo, 6. Kenshiro's photo, 7. Kengo's photo, 8. Japanese JINJYA by Hideaki, 9. Mt.Fuji by Yuuma, 10. Sarusima by Minami, 11. A tower in Osaka by Minami, 12. River, 13. Disposal center, 14. Dog, 15. 090309_1126~01, 16. 090902_1624~01, 17. Katsuhiro's room, 18. Kengo's room, 19. KC3D0245, 20. 091027_0946~010001
Hello again everyone!
Look at the mozaic above. Our flickr photostream is getting better and better! Click on one of the links and make a comment on the picture, and ask a question.
Now let's review some vocabulary. After that I have more exciting news! Click this link:TYG 応用英語 English Vocabulary List Please do an iKnow, a dictation, and a Brainspeed lesson.
OK, now the exciting news! People from Japan, Ireland, and Brazil have watched your videos!! Please read the comments made by your classmates and others. Please write a reply.
Homestay Class Videos 1
Homestay Class Videos 2
Now, for homework please take some photos of your favourite food. Upload them to our flickr photostream.
Friday, October 23, 2009
- Why did Pritchard invent the Lifesaver bottle?
- Why is the filter in the lifesaver bottle so good?
- What is the benefit of processing water at the source?
- How much money is needed to make water safe for everyone in the world?
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Takamasa made his own Animoto account. Here is his video.
Next, please post a comment. Ask a question about one of the videos. The video below will help you learn how to post a comment.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Toyo Gakuen University's annual festival was held last Saturday and Sunday. I went to the festival on Saturday. I enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed the dance performances. I enjoyed the gospel groups's singing. I enjoyed the food. I especially enjoyed seeing third year and fourth year students. I don't see third year and fourth year students often because they take their classes at the Hongo campus.
Everyone worked hard to make the festival great. Everyone was smiling and enjoying the festival. It was great!
What was your favourite thing at the festival. Please leave a comment.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
- Review vocabulary and add new words to our TYG 応用英語 English Vocabulary List
- Look at our new flickr photstream
- Learn how to make an animoto video
- Start Unit 3 in our textbook.
Please write a comment about today's class.
To see the notes more clearly, double click the picture. After that, click "all sizes".
Sunday, October 11, 2009
We have been learning many things about water in Unit 2, "Water: Our most important resource", in our textbook Tapestry Reading 1. You can review the things we've learned by reading the blackboard notes that I posted on this blog.
Now Guy Laliberte is on the International Space Station. Last weekend, he presented an incredible webcast from the International Space Station called Poetic Social Mission. The purpose of the webcast was to teach people about the importance of water. The webcast was broadcast from places all over the world including Osaka. Many artists, scientists, and world leaders from all over the world participated in the webcast including former American Vice President Al Gore, David Suzuki, Peter Gabriel, Joss Stone, and Tatsuya Ishii (石井竜也).
Thanks to onedrop.org and the the Poetic Social Mission webcast I have learned many more things about water including:
- 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water
- Most of the water on earth is salt water, which we can't drink
- We need fresh water (淡水). We get most of our fresh water from rivers and lakes.
- Only .007% of the earth's water is contained in rivers and lakes
- 60% of the human body is water
- We have more rain because of global warming
- Many girls in the world cannot go to school because they are busy collecting water
Friday, October 09, 2009
Today we are going to review changing money. Then we are going to learn how to make a hotel reservation.
Click here to review last week's lesson: Travel English Unit 3
Now let's review some vocabulary. Click here: TYG 応用英語 English Vocabulary List
Now click here to start today's lesson: Unit 4
Finally, please leave a comment. Have you stayed in a hotel before? What things does a good hotel have?
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
I made a video about my hometown. Watch the video. What's special about Toronto?
Now let's do some review. Click the link:http://mrstoutsblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/toyo-gakuen-university-homestay-english.html
Finally, please write a comment. Tell us where you'd like to do a homestay and what kind of homestay family you would like.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
First, let's watch a funny video.
Now click here to go to our lesson: Travel Lesson 3
Now please log in to smart.fm. Add new words to our vocabulary list.
Click here:TYG 応用英語英語 English Vocabulary List
After the lesson please leave a comment.
Let's start with a cool video about adverbs.
So, what is an adverb?
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Make a list of 3 things you can remember about each person.
Next, let's review some vocabulary and learn some new vocabulary too. Click the link: TYG Introduction to Business English List 2.
Now look at the picture below. Do you know this man? Use your imagination. Write 3 words. Describe the man's personality.
The man in the picture above is An Wang. Open the lecture folder. Double click the document called AnWang_CV.doc. Read An Wang's curriculum vitae. Write 3 questions about An Wang. For example: What is An Wang's address? Then give your questions to your partner. Your partner will answer your questions. Answer your partner's questions.
Now scan An Wang's C.V. for words that you do not know. Add these words to our vocabulary list.
Finally, open the lecture folder again. Double click the file called C.V. Template.doc . Fill in the document with your information. When you are finished you will have your own C.V. !
Click this links for more great links about writing a c.v.
Please write a comment about today's lesson.