Announcement of practice on Feb.28
1. Genre Reading and discussion
2. Title "Advice column"
1) Divide the whole members into 6 goups
2) Reading (15 minutes )
3) Group discussion about the settlements of troubles
( 40minutes )
4) Each group presents the summary of the group discussion
( 10minutes )
Various kinds of advice columns in American newspapers are very interesting and useful for us Japanese, because they tell us what kind of problems American society has, and we can learn their way of thinking, their culture and habits. Of course we can learn how to express ourselves in English.
Here, I’ll carry six American’s daily troubles from the Asahi Weekly. They are adapted and simplified. More detailed ones will be delivered at the next session.
Please try to shoot troubles beforehand by yourself.
1 How to protect our garden from mischievous children who live in our neighborhood.
They walk through our flower gardens and climb on our newly planted trees.
2 A couple in our social circle blow their noses at the dinner table every time they sit down. How can I stop their habits.
3 My son has got married recently. The couple’s eating habits are atrocious. His wife cooks nothing but high fat and sugar food. I want to help them. How can I develop better eating habits for them? How should I advise her?
4 Is it OK to plug your cellphone into an outlet at a restaurant, grocery, department store, etc.?