Friday, 28 December 2012

Deleting blog lists on Dec 31

I know of one or two students who would like me to continue following their blogs.   Anyone else?

Happy New Year and all that!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Final Written exam time and place

All classes at 1:00pm

Class 109: Room 6307

Class 130: Room 8205

Class 140: Room 8304

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Friday, 23 November 2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Fall Final Exam 2012

Brian will ask five (5) of these questions:

unit 10
Ask Brian a "Have you........" question and follow up with past tense questions for more details, including "How was it?"
Brian asks "Have you.........?" and "How was it?"  Give a full answer with details.
Two job interview questions from page 115
unit 11
Look at the picture (a man or woman with a sore throat, backache.....)
a)What is wrong?
b) What should s/he do?
How do you keep healthy? What bad habits do you have?  What good habits do you have?
When do you feel excited?
How do you feel when you ______?
How did you feel when you _______?
Have you ever been stressed out?
unit 12
Describe your looks and personality.
What should your date be like?
What do you think your date/ roommate/ classmate/ teacher /teammate should be like?
What's your type of man/ woman?
Where would you like to go on a first date?
What would you do if your date took you to an expensive restaurant then said s/he had no money?
Who is your best friend?
...+follow up questions.
What do you and your friend have in common?

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Class 140

Tuesday/ Thursday, 9:00, Room 6302

No class on Tuesday, November 13

Double class on Thursday, November 15

12:00 class in room 6803

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Conversations and personal ads in the Midterm Exam

Conversations in the Midterm Exam

Two students will have a conversation based on the prompts provided.  The conversations do not have to be the same as the ones in the book, but should be similar.

Here are some examples:

A shopping conversation like the one on page 134.
A: What are you looking for, name?
B: running shoes.
B: No, too heavy.
B: Too big.

A shopping conversation like the one on page 136-137.
A: May I help you?
B: I'm looking for a pair of jeans.
A: design?
B: Skinny leg.
B: Too loose
A: $30.00

A food conversation like the one on page 146
Main Dish 1:  Spaghetti good, too spicy
Main Dish 2:  Steak Okay, too chewy
Next Time: Chicken salad
Appetizer:  Seafood soup (해물탕)
very spicy
a little sour
soft, round things
shrimp - a little sweet

A restaurant conversation like the one on page 148.
Order a chicken burger and cider
What size?
cheese sticks?
Yes, large order
Personal Ads in the Midterm Exam:

Choose one of these people and explain why:

Women ISO men:
1) Janice
SWF, 19YO, ns, sd ISO SM Age 19-21, NS, sd as friends-with-benefits

I am fun and honest, but messy.
I like dancing, concerts and going to the beach.
I want a good dancer and swimmer.
2) Kelly
SF, 20YO, ND, NS ISO SKM Age 21~, ND for LTR

I am serious and quiet.
I like reading and going to movies.
I want a man who likes quiet evenings.
3) Nancy

I am fun and active but also responsible and  strict
I like being outdoors and hiking and seeing movies and visiting temples and historic sites.
A good date would be hiking up a nearby mountain and having a picnic.
SF 25 YO ISO M, 22-27 YO, SD

I am hardworking and practical but also fun and sociable
I like getting out of the house: going outdoors or to parties and events.
I want a man who likes hiking and swimming but also nightclubs and dancing.
5) Jackie

I am quiet but fun.  I sleep a lot and am never on time.
I like to travel and do things, but only in the afternoon, because I sleep late in the morning.
6) Anne

I am talkative and serious.  I work and lot and am always on time.
I like to meet people at coffee shops and talk.
I want a man who will be on time and call me Anne, not Jackie.

Men ISO Women

7) John
SM, S, SD, 22 YO, just out of army, ISO SF under 22YO to have fun with

I am active, funny and fun.
I finished my military service so I want to relax and not be serious.
I like to go to night clubs and to movies.
8) Dave

I am generous and honest but messy
I like playing computer and phone games.  I love my Galaxy Tab.
I would like to go to movies and PC rooms.
9) Greg

I am sociable and talkative but inactive.
I like to chat at coffee shops and in class.
A good date would be a bus tour and visits to coffee shops.
10) Paul

I am active and friendly but messy.
I like hiking, swimming, cycling and reading.
I would like to find someone to travel with and explore.

11) James
I am friendly and honest.
I will start military service next week so I want to have fun this week!
A good date would be a romantic one!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Fall 2012 Midterm Exam

Below is a list of several questions.  I will ask you 3 of them.  Then, you and your partner will have a a conversation based on the prompts.

Unit 7
Look at the man in the picture.  What does he look like?
Look at the woman in the picture. What does she look like?

I expect four or more details:
Tall/short, slender/robust, hair length and color, face and glasses.
What is different about the person in these two pictures?
I expect as many details as possible.
Tell me about your character.
Tell me about my character.
At least three details, and the word 'but'.
Here are four personal ads.  Which person is the best match for you?  Why?
Match details to yourself.  "He is tall and I am tall.  She is shy and I am shy..."
Unit 8
What clothes are you wearing?
What clothes is Brian wearing?
Tell me about three or more articles of clothing.
Look at the picture and describe one person.  The other student should identify him/her.

Unit 9
What did you eat for dinner/supper last night?
At least three foods and/or drinks.
How do ___(pickles)__ taste?  I will bring food into the exam for you to taste.
They taste sweet/ sour/ creamy....
What is your favorite drink?  Where do you get it?  How often do you drink it?
Name the drink.  Name the store....

Brian will choose one of these conversations for you and your partner to act out:
A shopping conversation like the one on page 134.
A shopping conversation like the one on page 136-137.

A food conversation like the one on page 146
A restaurant conversation like the one on page 148.

Monday, 1 October 2012

2012 fall homework

Deadline for blogging homework:
  • 1st post by: Sept 29 Done!
  • 2nd post by Oct 15
  • 3rd post by Oct 31
  • 4th post by Nov 16
  • 5th post by Nov 30

You need 5 blog posts:
  • Introduction
  • describe your hobby
  • describe your major
  • what you did in the summer
  • a personal ad
  • Winter plans
    • Music, movies, TV you like : This can be three different posts if you want
    • Books you like
    • cooking and recipes
    • Your option

    Remember each blog post needs to be 25 or more words long.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Class 109 student blog problem

I don't know who this is, but this blog did not work in the sidebar.  Perhaps it will here.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Written exam schedule

Good luck on your written exams!

Your exam is at 1:00pm on Friday, June 15:

Class 123 in Room 8503
Class 146 in Room 8201
Class 160 in Room 6203

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

No air conditioning in Global Village...

We had to go outside to find comfortable surroundings.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Spring 2012 Final Oral Exam

Spring 2012 Final Oral exam.
I will ask you 3 questions from the list below (List A). Then you will ask me three questions from the list below and offer follow up questions based on my responses.

List A (questions I will ask you)
What kind of music do you like?
What do you do ____? (at night, before bed, in the morning, on Saturdays...)
How often do you ____? (brush your teeth, have English class, ...)
What do you like to do in your free time?
What indoor activity do you like?
What outdoor activity do you like?
What's your favorite place for a cup of coffee?
Did you use to ________?
Tell Brian about something you used to do or used to be.
What did you do yesterday?
Are you going to any hagwons this summer?
What kind of job do you want?
Where would you most like to travel in Korea?
What will you do this summer?

List B

Ask Brian these questions and respond to his answers.

1) What are you doing ___(future time)___?
2) What did you do ___(time)___?
3) What do you like to do ___(time)___?

Student: What are you doing at 3:00am tomorrow?
Brian: I will be sleeping.
Student: Where are you sleeping?
Brian: In an empty classroom.
Student: Who will you be sleeping with?
Brian: All alone!

Monday, 7 May 2012

notes for unit 4

I left my book in the office.  Here are the (boring) notes I need for class:

Monday, 16 April 2012


Who are these people?

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

2012 midterm questions

1) What's your family name?
2) Where in Korea are you from?
3) What's your email address?
4) How's it going? How are you? How are you doing?
5) Do you live with your parents? On campus? …
6) Ask Brian 3 introduction questions - age, nationality, major, job, hobby, …

7) My _______ is my _____.  My brother's wife is my _____> (sister-in-law)
8) How many people are there in your family?
9) What do your parents do for a living?
10) What does your father do in his free time?
11) Look at a picture.  What does s/he look like?
12) Look at a picture.  What is s/he doing?
13) Look at a picture.  Where is Brian?

14) what time do you____?
15) Tell me something  you do and when, using before, after, until or from~to.
16) How often do you _______? Use always, usually, sometimes, often, hardly ever or never.
17) How often do you ________? Use once a week, twice a month, three times a day...
18) How many courses are you taking?  Name three of them.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Where is he and what is he doing?

Student artwork from room V636

Student artwork from NM406 

Student Artwork from 6301

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sleepers - Already!?

How are they so tired already?

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012