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4 English Noun Phrases
Spring 2021 Oral [1]
Seminar [] EngCon [] Pharmacy []
Fall 2020 Lesson 2

4p Conversation Starters
Spring 2021 Oral [3]
Seminar [] EngCon [] Pharmacy []
Fall 2020 Lesson 12

4 English Noun Phrases into 4p
Spring 2021 Oral [4]
Seminar [] EngCon [] Pharmacy []

4a Conversation Starters
Spring 2021 Oral [5]
Seminar [] EngCon [] Pharmacy []
Fall 2020 Lesson 1

COPY a Conversation Starter and Continue the conversation
Spring 2021 Oral []
Seminar [] EngCon [] Pharmacy []
Fall 2020 Lesson 10

4a => 4p Translation
Spring 2021 Oral []
Seminar [] EngCon [] Pharmacy []
Fall 2020 Lesson 9

4p Wh- Questions
Spring 2021 Oral []
Seminar [] EngCon [] Pharmacy []
Fall 2020 Lesson 11

COPY a Question, give a Short Answer, and Extend that answer
Spring 2021 Oral []
Seminar [] EngCon [] Pharmacy []
Fall 2020 Lesson 7


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... the stories or dialogs in the stories.
Learn the characters' names using the links in the each story's webpage. Watch the entire video and think about the story. Use your imagination. Conversations do not have to be "correct". They should, however, be interesting and full of details.

Trapper John MD

Shodo Girls

Fresno

Da Vinci

Napoleon

Einstein


... vocabulary
Never study individual words. Learn setences and concentrate on the verbs and how noun phrases connect to them. Learn the verbs that are useful for the things you want to say. Use Blair's Verb Thesaurus to expand your verb vocabulary.

... grammar.
Forget grammar rules and your grammar mistakes. Forget that you ever made any mistkakes, but pay attention to the grammar patterns that native speakers use. If you think they will be useful for the things you want to say, then learn them, ... practice them, ... use them.


... classwork.
Speak English ONLY during the 30-minute conversation. Conversations are spontaneous, so do NOT plan them in Japanese.

... homework.
Write conversation starters, not vague sentences. With a single sentence, you need to identify a specific scene clearly. Make sure that it is a scene you (and the people in your group might) really want to discuss.


... exams: There are three exams. All written. Usually scheduled for weeks 10, 13, and finals week.
Exam 1 (Making questions)
Exam 2 (Extended answers) Here are some sample questions from a previous exam. When you read an exam question, try to recall relevant scenes (linked below to key words) from the video story.
[5] Did Claudia Arrowsmith get lots of flowers and phone calls?

Hit: Yes, she did.

1st: Claudia is a blonde hair.
(What is the connection to the question?)

2nd: She was cared by Feel.
(Dr. Feel? Who is that? What kind of care was provided?)

3rd: She said, "Alma is not a friend."
(Why? Because she didn't call or send flowers?)

4th: She said, "Get out of my life" to Alma.
(Why? Because she has lots of other friends?)

((a sample answer with lots of relevant, interesting information))


[13] Did Matt Petit collapse while running in a marathon?

Hit: No, he did.
(No, he did NOT. [or] YES, he did. Which is it?)

1st: He injured his shoulder.
(At the marathon? When he collapsed? How did it happen?)

2nd: He was said, "You are crazy" by Gloria.
(Why did she say that? Because he ran in a marathon? hurt his shoulder?)

3rd: When they kissed, Gonzo entered the room.
(Did she kiss his shoulder to make it feel better? Why were they kissing?)
(What is Gonzo's connection to all of this? Whose room was it? Where?)

((a sample answer with lots of relevant, interesting information))


[17] Did Dr. Brian Handley use drugs to stay awake at work?

Hit: Yes, he did.

1st: He had giddiness and nausea.
(Why? What drug did he use? Pill? Powder? Liquid? When did he take it?)

2nd: He lost his wife and daughter six years ago.
(Is that the reason he was taking drugs?)
(To forgot his sorrows? How did they die?)

3rd: Gonzo shouted him.
(Why? For taking drugs? Because he fell asleep?)

((a sample answer with lots of relevant, interesting information))


[21]. Did Trapper adopt Elaina Ramirez's baby?

Hit: No, he did.
(No, he did NOT. [or] YES, he did. Which is it?)

1st: Trapper has a red hair band.
(It appeared in a different episode, not connected to Elaina's baby.)

2nd: He has red car.
(Did the baby or Mrs. Ramirez get a ride in his car? What is the connection.)

3rd: Trapper, Gonzo, and Linda talked.
(What did they talk about? a baby? infertility? or a radiation leak? )

4th: And Trapper said, "I will come again."
(Wrong story. This was a different episode. Not connected to Elaina's baby.)

((a sample answer with lots of relevant, interesting information))


[3] Did Valerie talk to Mr. Barton on the phone?

Hit: Yes, he did.
(Valerie did? or Mr. Barton did? Valerie () is a woman.)

1st: Mr. Barton is a famous person.
(What is he famous for? a popular diet book? a scientific study?)

2nd: Valerie is a short brown hair.
(Really? Or are you thinking of Ellen Michaels and Dr. Edsin?)

3rd: He argued with Gonzo.
(Valerie did? Mr. Barton did? Or perhaps it was Dr. Edsin.)
Exam 3 (Sentence correction)
Exam results and grades: They are NOT the same thing. The three exams are only 50% of your grade. The five assignments (ie. homework) are also 50%. Pharmacy classes have a 2-D evaluation (effort x ability), while (as of April 2020) all other classes have a 1-D evaluation (effort + ability).

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