Genre: Reading and Writing with discussion
Title: Let's answer the questions of science or social studies and write E-mail in English!
At first, please make some groups to have 4-6 members in each group.
Part 1: (Warming up) Questions of science or social studies
I picked up some questions of science of social studies from 'Test Yourself Against an American Kid'.
At first,please read and try to answer these questions by yourself.
Then, shall we share these answers with your group members?
Part 2: E-mail in English
I'll show you some cases for E-mail.
Please choose one case by each member of the group.
At first, please write the E-mail in English by yourself.
Then, share and discuss these E-mail in your group.
I hope you will enjoy it! See you on Saturday.
1. Date: Nov. 1st, 2014
2 .Genre: Self-introduction and discussion on health.
3 .Title: Do you think “health first” is right?
Make 6 groups
Decide and write your group name. Our group name is 〔 〕
Fill in the blanks of list of members
Write your own definition and rough idea of health.
Let me distribute today’s material for each of you.
Introduce yourself with your comments on health.
Look at the charts and materials delivered.
Read the following sentences.
World Health Organization (WHO) provides the definition on health as follows.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
With this definition, WHO tackles problems not only of medical field but also of broad affairs to assure peoples’ healthy, safe and secured living.
Discuss following sentences. Do you agree, or disagree?
“You don’t appreciate good health until you lose it.” “Good health is a lifetime treasure.”
“No one can deny any person’s right to live.” “Health is better than wealth.”
Read the following lines and express your own opinion on option you would like to choose:
①Take care of your health for 20 years by
・watching TV programs on health,
・reading books on health,
・taking some physical exercise,
・preparing and taking healthy meal.
・Although these take about 3 hours a day, namely 2.5 years during 20 years in total, these result in 2 years of longer life, in other words, spend 2.5 years for 2 years of longer life during your precious 20 years’ of remaining life
②Spend your precious 20 years for whatever you like and feel happy without spending 3 hours per day, namely without 2.5 years, for keeping health, and die 2 years earlier than the person above
③Any other options you would like to present and hope to choose
Decide your group conclusion with at least 3 reasons. (Ex. live longer for children, partner and lifework, OR, any interruption of lifeworks means nothing to be gained, and so ……)
Group〔 〕`s conclusion on health is
With last 10 minutes, announce with your own way loudly and briefly the conclusion and its 3 reasons of your group to all the members. Take notes on other groups’ conclusion and their 3 reasons. This is also a practice of speaking and listening.
Group 1〔 〕`s conclusion on health is
I hope you would deliberate on your health and enjoy the practice with other members! J
参考：名郷 直樹、『健康第一は間違っている』、筑摩書房、2014（特に、p.238）、NHKの「クローズアップ現代」2014年10月15日放映、「“百寿者” 知られざる世界 ～幸せな長生きのすすめ～」
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１６時から 間嶋さん ディベート
This notice is to introduce the debate program on Nov 1.
This debate will be semi-formal.
1st debate : Time 16:30 - 17:15 Team-1 vs. Team-2
2nd debate : Time 17:15 - 18:00 Team-3 vs. Team 4.
Propositions : To be announced on the day. No preparation is needed.
Proposition A : Beginners Level
Proposition B : Intermediate Level
I would like to make 4 teams based on your choice or chairperson's coordination.
Hope you enjoy it !!
Please note that the practice is allocated after the dinner of ESS
English Camp 2014.
Title: Listening to Fun Stuff
Since everybody feels tired a little bit after the dinner, those
practices (especially before drinking parties) should be easy ones.
And this one is no exception :-)
The practice consists of two parts.
Firstly, you are asked to listen to audio and tell what it says.
The material will be picked up from TV shows, songs and audio books.
In the latter part, you will be listening to the introductions of
various good old TV shows. All you need to do is guess the names of
TV shows, and share what you know about them.
Let's have fun!