Course activities
  • 1.
    midterm talk

    4/24  8:20 Matthew

    8:30 Jacky

    8:40 Bella

    8:50 May

    9:00 Ash

    5/1   8:20 Claire

    8:30 Shawn

    8:40 Marvin

    8:50 Byun

    9:00 Judy

    • Length of the midterm talk: 5~10 min.
    • Line Gogo (ID: gogosmokif) your general topic by 4/22 or 4/29.

     

    • 2.
      class attendance policy
      Dear all,
       
      Over this pandemic period, I'd like to remind you NOT to try to attend the class even when you feel a tiny bit of discomfort.😒
       
      You're also advised to take notes of your absent dates this semester if there's any. If you're absent for 3 hours on March 6 & 13 for example, give a short presentation -- within 3 min. -- about anything you've learned or sth special you'd like to share in English by April 13.
       
      That is, within a month after you take 3 hours off, you'll have to give a short presentation in English, either in class or in a video u make at home, in which u talk like a youtuber!😉
       
      So don't worry if u cannot join the class, but try to explore your life, have fun and share~❤️

      Contact Gogo only thru LINE: gogosmokif
       
    • 3.
      2 quizzes and evaluation
      Dear All,
       
      There will be 2 quizzes: one on 4/17 and the other on 6/12. Together they account for 25% of the semester score.
       
      And the evaluation of your performance is as follows,
      1.  two quizzes  25%
      2.  free talk in class  35%
      3.  5~10 min. midterm talk in pair/a group of 3 people  20%
      4.  5~10 min. final talk in pair/a group of 3 people  20%
      5.  -3 points if a presentation is not given by its deadline. (Check the class attendance policy for details plz)
       
      For the quizzes, you'll have to practice making a logical and grammatically correct sentence with each of the 20 words/phrases on the word list below.
       
      On 4/17, only 10 words/phrases on the list will be printed on the quiz paper and you'll have to make 10 complete sentences with them.
       
      You may check the example sentences in the dictionaries for reference:

      word list for 4/17 quiz1:
        1. human-induced (adj.)
        2. concerted (adj.)
        3. in store for sb/sth
        4. anarchy (n.)
        5. tweaking (n.)
        6. stoke (up) (v.)
        7. run amok/amuck (v.)
        8. onslaught (n.)
        9. reprisal (n.)
       10. fault line (n.)
       11. havoc (n.)
      (9 more to be compiled...)


      Gogo (LINE: gogosmokif)
      • 4.
        read before class
         
         
        Free talk on the news while including any 5 words on the list at least in the talk.
        word list:
        1. bonhomie (n.)
        2. nudge (v.)
        3. glisten (v.)
        4. UNESCO (n./adj.)
        5. incredulous (adj.)
         
        6. transpire (v.)
        7. strong (= in number; adj.)
        8. stint (n.)
        9. derelict (adj.)
        10. prowl (v.)
         
         
         
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        Free talk on the news while including any 5 words on the list at least in the talk.
        word list:
        1. grapple with sth (v.)
        2. devastating (adj.)
        3. bushfire (n.)
        4. bone dry (adj.)
        5. sheer (adj.)
        6. scale (n.)
        7. intensity (n.)
        8. couple sth with sth (v.)
        9. on a par with sb/sth
        10. on top of sth
        11. drought-stricken (adj.)
        12. much of a stretch (n.)
        13. fluctuation (n.)
        14. human-induced (adj.)
        15. erratic (adj.)
        16. exacerbate (v.)
        17. public outrage (n.)
        18. mounting (adj.)
        19. call on sb (v.)
        20. take concerted action
        21. prolonged (adj.)
        22. in store for sb/sth
        23. anarchy (n.)
        24. two-pronged (adj.)
        25. mitigate (v.)
        26. tweaking (n.)
         
         
         
          3/13 focuses on the first half of the news (I.~III.). Check the attachment (news for 0313~0320) plz.
          3/20 on the rest (IV.~VI.)
         
        3/13: Free talk on the 1st half of the news while including any 5 words on the list at least in the talk.
        1. allegiance (n.)
        2. stoke (up) (v.)
        3. microcosm (n.)
        4. hobble (v.)
        5. run amok/amuck (v.)
        6. complicit (adj.)
        7. onslaught (n.)
        8. votary (n.)
        9. flare (up) (v.)
        10. reprisal (n.)
        11. unravel (v.)
        12. ferment (n.)
        13. vigilante (n.)
        14. of every stripe/of all stripes
        15. technocratic (adj.)
        16. locus (n.)
        17. rouse (v.)
        18. raze (v.)
        19. fault line (n.)
        20. faction (n.)
        21. stall (v.)
        22. havoc (n.)
        23. let loose sth
         
        3/20: Free talk on the rest of the news while including any 5 words on the list at least in the talk.
        or
        Read Gogo 5 passages from the news which are one-sided and not neutral enough.
        1. overt (adj.)
        2. flimzy suspicion (adj. n.)
        3. harliner (n.)
        4. doctor (v.)
        5. sedition (n.)
        6. seethe (v.)
        7. defy (v.)
        8. scrupulous (adj.)
        9. menacing (adj.)
        10. usurp (v.)
        11. infiltrate (v.)
        12. tribunal (n.)
        13. strike sb off sth (v.)
        14. round sth/sb up
        15. transmute (v.)
        16. intern (v.)
        17. brazen (adj.)
        18. inure sb to sth (v.)
        19. venal (adj.)
        20. dislodge (v.)
        21. meddle (v.)
        22. partition (n.)
        23. tenuous (adj.)
        24. egalitarian (adj.)