Thursday, June 27, 2019

Week 11 - Schedule Change

As announced in class, Presentation #3 (Opinion) will happen on July 12, not July 5. The reason is because I would like students to make some changes in their writing #3 and show me the results. Anyway, you have two weeks to prepare for Presentation #3.

July 12; Presentation #3

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Week 10 - Comparisons

Writing #3 (Opinion) is due today; June 21

Making Comparisons with Adjectives
The boy is younger than the man.
The turtle is slower than the rabbit.
The hamsters are cuter than the snakes.
Her clothes are more expensive than my clothes.

More examples (Regular Adjectives):
1.    Add “er”  sweet:   A peach is sweeter than a banana.
small, tall, narrow, dry, slow, fast, high, low, warm, cool, cold, loud
* hot: hotter, fat : fatter, wet : wetter, big : bigger, sad : sadder, thin : thinner
* strange : stranger; loose : looser; wide : wider; safe : safer; wise : wiser

2.    Change "y" to “ier”   pretty:   This picture is prettier than that one.
happy, heavy, hungry, early, easy, cloudy, busy, funny, lonely, healthy, ugly

3.    Add “more”   expensive:   Your sweater is more expensive than mine.
delicious, energetic, dangerous, normal, interesting, boring, special, right, wrong, terrible, foolish, square, stupid

Also ...
good < better
bad < worse
far < farther
fun < more fun

Homework C - Comparisons
Due next week before class (June 28).

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Post Your Third Reason!

Hi guys!

In the comment box below, please post your third reason:
  • Why is traditional Chinese medicine a benefit to mankind? (Moeka & Yuan)
  • Why is traditional Chinese medicine of negative benefit to mankind? (Hina & Ibuki)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Week 3 - My Student Life

Hi everybody!

In the comment box below, please tell me your thoughts on going to school. What are the most important reasons for going to university? Why do you think so? Use the handout I gave you for ideas about some things you can write about. And by the way, are you more like Mariko or Jin in your way of thinking?

If you have any questions, send me email. Have a nice Golden Week! See you May 10.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Welcome to English Presentation at TUPLS!


My name is Kevin Miller. This is my seventh year to teach at Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), and I'm looking forward to meeting all of you. In this class, we will practice the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. We will do this by making 3 presentations in the spring semester. By preparing these presentations, you will have to read articles in English, write English paragraphs, make presentations to the class in English, and listen to the presentations of others. In class, we will also have discussions and do various activities that further exercise the four skills. The class will be (almost) entirely in English, and you will learn and use vocabulary that is relevant to science and pharmacy, as well as expressions that can be used in daily life.

As homework after the first class, you must:
  • Make a google (gmail) account
  • Make a blog comment in the comments section below. Just introduce yourself in 4 sentences or more. Please include your first name (not your family name).
See you next Friday!