Dr. Toby Slade

Dr. Toby Slade

Associate Professor

University of Tokyo

 

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Class Structure:

1.    English Idiom for general conversation*(通常)会話の英語のイディオム

a.    Practice dialogue with partner パートナーとの会話練習
b.    Look up word meanings 言葉の意味を調べてください
c.    Do exercises with partner パートナーと練習してください
  * Work with a partner パートナーと一緒に作業して下さい。
  * Answer in full sentences 完全な文で答えて下さい。

2.    Conversation Strategies & Situations Practice* 会話の方策と状況における会話

a.    Practice conversation questions with partner パートナーと質問形式の会話の練習をしてください
  * Work with a partner パートナーと一緒に作業して下さい。
  * Answer in full sentences 完全な文で答えて下さい。

3.    Words of the Week* 今週の言葉(単語)

a.    Practice using the new words with partner パートナーと新しい単語を使って練習してください
b.    Do the exercises 練習をしてください

4.    Vocabulary Building & Writing Exercise* 語彙構築とライティングの練習

a.    Read examples of vocabulary ボキャブラリーの例を読んでください
b.    Try the quiz questions using new vocabulary 新しいボキャブラリーを使ってクイズを解いてください
  * Work with a partner パートナーと一緒に作業して下さい。
  * Answer in full sentences 完全な文で答えて下さい。

5.    Listening Exercise (Jazz time) リスニングの練習(ジャズタイム)

a.    Listen to the jazz and filling the gaps ジャズを聞いて穴埋めをしてください
b.    Record any new words and idioms あたらいい言葉とイディオムを記録してください

6.    Homework 宿題

a. Answer the questions using all the new vocabulary and expressions
新しいボキャブラリーと表現を全て使って質問に答えてください

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7.    Assessment 査定

Original Drama Video:
Write a 3 minute drama to for two or three people (5 minutes) and prepare the video to show in the final class.
Use as many idioms, new vocabulary, and grammar structures as possible from the course.

 

 

Grading:

50% Video Presentation to the class 発表(プレゼンテーション)    
25% Class Participation 出席                    
25% Homework  宿題    

 

Semester 1 Schedule:

 

  1. Introduction, Syllabus & Self Introductions
  2. Putting Yourself Out, Food, Relationship & Arguments 
  3. Real McCoy, Japan, Cause & Reason, Principle & Truth
  4. Keeping in Touch, Travel, Trouble & Theory & Statement
  5. A Hit, Health, Condition & Principle & ISM
  6. Ripped Off, Work, Idea & Worship & Teaching
  7. Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Europe, Issue & Factions & Sects
  8. Last Straw, Home, System & Laws & Regulations
  9. Settling the Score, Superstitions, Problem & Law & Order
  10. Turn the Tables, Fame, Expectation & Crime & Punishment
  11. Free-for-all, Family, Information & Money & Wealth
  12. Heart to Heart, Animals, Chance & Production & Industry
  13. Preparation for final presentation & peer review
  14. Preparation for final presentation & peer review
  15. Final Presentations

 

Contents & Skills Outline:

 
Idiomatic English Units: 
(英語らしい英語)

1.    Putting Yourself Out
2.    The Real McCoy
3.    Keeping in Touch
4.    A Hit
5.    Ripped Off
6.    Barking Up the Wrong Tree
7.    The Last Straw
8.    Settling the Score
9.    Turning the Tables
10.     Free-for-all
11.     A Heart-to-Heart Talk

Conversation Units:(会話)

1.    Food
2.    Japan
3.    Travel
4.    Health
5.    Salary-man & Work
6.    Europe
7.    Home
8.    Superstitions
9.    Famous People
10.    Family
11.    Animals

Music Listening Units (Mix 7)(音楽リスニング)

1.    Coffee Time/ Natalie Cole
2.    Busted/ Natalie Cole
3.    Nice ‘n’ Easy/ Natalie Cole
4.    You Go to My Head/ Billie Holiday
5.    Yesterday When I was Young/ Blossom Dearie
6.    With a Song in My Heart/ Ella Fitzgerald
7.    Two Sleepy People/ Fats Waller
8.    That Old Feeling/ Chet Baker
9.    Tell Me More and More and then Some/ Nina Simone
10.     Teach Me Tonight/ Blossom Dearie
11.     Somewhere Along the Way/ Nat King Cole
 

Academic Vocabulary Builder Units: (ボキャブラリー構築、ビルディング)

1.    Argument & Theory (Ideas & Theory)
2.    Reason, Principle & Truth (Ideas & Theory)
3.    Theory, View & Statement (Ideas & Theory)
4.    Principle & ISM (Philosophy & Religion)
5.    Worship & Teaching (Philosophy & Religion)
6.    Factions & Sects (Philosophy & Religion)
7.    Laws & Regulations (Law & Justice)
8.    Law & Order (Law & Justice)
9.    Crime & Punishment (Law & Justice)
10.    Money & Wealth (Business & Economics)
11.    Production & Industry (Business & Economics)

Word of the Week Units:(今週の言葉)

1.    Relationship
2.    Cause
3.    Trouble
4.    Condition
5.    Idea
6.    Issue
7.    System
8.    Problem
9.    Expectation
10.    Information
11.    Chance 

Semester 2 Schedule:

 

  1. Introduction, Syllabus & Self Introductions
  2. The Black Sheep, Sport, Relationship & Talking Politics
  3. A Knockout, Music, Cause & The World Today
  4. A Wet Blanket, Animals, Arts, Humanities & Social Science
  5. An Old Flame, Transportation, Condition & Learning & Knowledge
  6. On the Rocks, Entertainment, Idea & Fine Art
  7. Hitting It Off, Weather, Issue & Music
  8. Through the Grapevine, U.S.A., System & Language & Literature
  9. Hold Your Horses, Education, Problem & History & Society
  10. Wishy-Washy, Nationalities, Expectation & Science & Technology
  11. A Blabbermouth, Japan, Information & Mathematics & Physics
  12. Out on a Limb, Superstitions, chance & Biology & Chemistry
  13. Preparation for final presentation & peer review
  14. Preparation for final presentation & peer review
  15. Final Presentations

Contents & Skills Outline:

 
Idiomatic English Units: 
(英語らしい英語)

1.    The Black Sheep
2.    A Knockout
3.    A Wet Blanket
4.    An Old Flame
5.    On the Rocks
6.    Hitting It Off
7.    Through the Grapevine
8.    Hold Your Horses
9.    Wishy-Washy
10.    A Blabbermouth
11.    Out on a Limb

Conversation Units:(会話)

1.    Sport
2.    Music
3.    Animals
4.    Transportation
5.    Entertainment
6.    Weather
7.    The United States
8.    Education
9.    Nationalities
10.    Japan
11.    Superstitions

Music Listening Units (Mix 4):(音楽リスニング)

1.    I Cried for You /Billie Holiday
2.    Swinging on a Star /Bing Crosby
3.    Bye Bye Country Boy /Blossom Dearie
4.    Nobody Does It Better /Carly Simon
5.    Wild is the Wind /Cat Power
6.    I’m an Errand Girl for Rhythm /Diana Krall
7.    I’ve Got Five Dollars /Ella Fitzgerald
8.    Someone to Watch Over Me /Ella Fitzgerald
9.    Chattanooga Choo Choo /Glenn Miller
10.     Big Yellow Taxi /Joni Mitchell
11.    Three Little Maids for School /Gilbert & Sullivan
12.     Cry Me a River /Julie London
13.     Mack the Knife /Louis Armstrong
 

Academic Vocabulary Builder Units: (ボキャブラリー構築、ビルディング)

1.    Talking Politics (Politics)
2.    The World Today (Politics)
3.    Arts, Humanities & Social Science (Arts)
4.    Learning & Knowledge (Arts)
5.    Fine Art (Arts)
6.    Music (Arts)
7.    Language & Literature (Arts)
8.    History & Society (Arts)
9.    Science & Technology (Science)
10.    Mathematics & Physics (Science)
11.    Biology & Chemistry (Science)

Word of the Week Units:(今週の言葉)

1.    Hope
2.    Opinion
3.    Method
4.    Judgement
5.    Interest
6.    Improvement
7.    Suggestion
8.    Success
9.    Situation
10.    Responsibility
11.    Trouble 

 

Essential Homework & Worksheets 

Semester 1

Week 2: Ideas and Theory & Putting Yourself Out

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Week 3: Reason, Principle and Truth & The Real McCoy

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Week 4: Theory and Statement & Keeping in Touch

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Week 5: Philosophy and Religion & A Hit

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Week 6: Worship and Teaching & Ripped Off

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Week 7: Factions and Sects & Barking Up the Wrong Tree

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Week 8: Law and Justice & The Last Straw

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Week 9: Law and Order & Settling the Score

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Week 10: Crime and Punishment & Turning the Tables

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Week 11: Business and Economics & A Free-for-all

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Week 12: Production and Industry & A Heart to Heart

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Essential Homework & Worksheets 

Semester 2

Week 2: Talking Politics & The Black Sheep

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Week 3: The World Today & A Knockout

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Week 4: Humanities and Social Science & A Wet Blanket

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Week 5: Learning and Knowledge & An Old Flame

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Week 6: Fine Art & On the Rocks

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Week 7: Music & Hitting It Off

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Week 8: Language and Literature & Through the Grapevine

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Week 9: History and Society & Hold Your Horses

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Week 10: Science and Technology & Wishy-Washy

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Week 11: Mathematics and Physics & A Blabbermouth

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Week 12: Biology and Chemistry & Out on a Limb

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