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  • 1. GEPT Week 3 Pronunciation & Opinion Expression Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 2. Pronunciation: • Open books to page 23 • Each Person read one sentence: • I will correct and everyone repeat. Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 3. More Pronunciation Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 4. The “th” Sound •Thursday •without •teeth •think •bathroom •path •third •nothing •method •throw •breathless •booth Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 5. The “th” Sound •think sink sink •fought fought thought •boat both boat •broth broth brought •sin thin thin moth moth moss Thor sore sore pass pass path three free three frilled frilled thrilled Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 6. The other “th” Sound •than •although •sheathe •those •mother •loathe •there •father •teethe •them •northern •soothe Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 7. The other “th” Sound •though dough though •teething teething teasing •D.A.T. that that •bays bathe bays •wetter weather weather breathe breathe breeze lows loathe loathe there dare there Dan than than breeding breeding breathing Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 8. The long “e” vs. short “i” Sound Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 9. The long “e” vs. short “i” Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 10. The long “e” vs. short “i” Sound Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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  • 14. Topic 1: Luck Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 15. Superstition: • As a class name as many superstitions as possible in 5 minutes Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 16. Superstition: • Which of these superstitions do you believe in? Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 17. Read Aloud: Carrying a rabbit’s foot: For centuries, people considered rabbits and hares magical. Because rabbits live underground, people thought they communicate with underground spirits. Hares were considered mysterious because they are born with their eyes open. People thought that the bodies of these animals contained mysterious powers. They began carrying a rabbits foot hoping that its power would bring them good luck. Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 18. Read Aloud: 13 is an Unlucky number; Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. The evening before Jesus died on the cross, he had a special meal with his 12 disciples. Just after the “last supper,” Jesus was betrayed and arrested. The following day, Friday, he was crucified. Thirteen people attended the last supper. Therefore, the number 13 is considered unlucky. Since jesus died on a Friday, that day is thought to be unlucky, too. Friday the 13th is considered the unluckiest of all days. Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 19. Read Aloud: Knocking on Wood: Centuries ago, people believed that gods lived in natural objects such as trees, metals, and stone. It was thought that touching items made from these materials, especially from wood, gave them protection from evil spirits. A person that had good luck and boasted about it risked losing his good luck. If, however, he knocked on wood, chances were that his lucky streak would not end. Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 20. • What is the chinese version of the rabbit’s foot? • In chinese tradition which animals are lucky and which are unlucky? • It has been said, “without the night we could not appreciate the day.” Also, without unhappiness we could never be really happy. Do you believe this philosophy? Explain. Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 21. • Some chinese people believe it is unlucky to get married at 29. Why? Do you believe this? • Do you think the number 4 is lucky or unlucky? • Would you be willing to live in a very nice apartment if it was on the 4th floor? • Are you a lucky person? Why do you say so? Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 22. • Have you ever had any really bad luck? • Are you afraid to walk through graveyards at night? Why? • Do you believe life is controlled by fate or by your own free will? Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 23. Topic 2: Speed of Life Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 24. Warm-up: • Do you prefer to do things at a leisurely pace or to do things as fast as possible? Why? • If you have free time, do you try to fill up the time with things to do or do you try to take it easy? Why? • Do you think that cell phones, email, and the internet make us busier, or do they save us time? Why? Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 25. Warm-up: • Do you think the world is getting faster and busier? Support your answer with three examples. • Are you comfortable with this progression? Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 26. Reading: Americans love speed. They like to cook in microwave ovens, they prefer making phone calls to writing letters, and they like to travel by air rather than by bus or train. Not everyone in the States likes speed though. Some people, in fact, refuse to be hurried. The amish people in Pennsylvania and the Midwest stopped to clock in the eighteenth century. They still live in the unhurried lifestyle of those days, refusing to use cars, telephones, televisions, and any other modern invention. In their historical clothes and horse drawn carriages, they are living reminders of the slower lifestyle of earlier times. Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 27. Reading: Few Americans live in such peace as the Amish people enjoy. In fact, American are always on the move. Nearly half the population moves at least once every five years, and some more often than that. Most people move to a suburb or town nearby, but many pack all their furniture and belongings into a van and move to the other side of America. A girl who has grown up in Chicago might study in New York, and find her first job in Philadelphia. She might move to Los Angeles to look for better work, marry a man from Dallas and move again to be near his family in Texas. At last, when her children have grown up she might move to Miami to spend her old age in the sun. Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 28. Questions to answer: • Would you like to try living an Amish lifestyle with no phones, cars, etc.? Why? • Do you think this would be a good place to raise kids? • If a person has grown up in that society how do you think they would feel about modern society? Why? Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 29. Questions to answer: • In the future we might have electric cars, which are a little bit slower, do you think people will accept them? Why? • Are you in a hurry to go home after this class? Why? • What are you in a hurry to do? Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • 30. Questions to answer: • How do you feel when people rush you to get things done or to do things? • One of the lessons of buddhism is about patience. Do you think it is a virtue to be able to wait patiently? Why/Why not? Are you a patient person? • In what situations is slower better than faster? Wednesday, December 1, 2010