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2022/01/30 第176回例会TOPIC

Topic 1 : Language exchange

The five W’s song

https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/llctte6r/review open#question-4

 Q  Have conversations using “Five W’s”( Who, What, When, Where, Why ) !

「誰(だれ)が」、「何(なに)を」、「いつ」、「どこで」、「なぜ」を使(つか)って会話(かいわ)をしましょう!

Topic 2 : The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages, by Leo Buscalgia

(英文)http://achievebalance.com/spirit/theleaf.htm

(音声)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ZjVXyNbhI

(日本語訳)http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~yukorin/fure.htm

Q1  Daniel said, “To make things more pleasant for others is a reason for being.  To make shade for old people who come to escape the heat of their homes is a reason for being.  To provide a cool place for children to come and play.  To fan with our leaves the picnickers who come to eat on checkered tablecloths. These are all the reasons for being.”  What’s your reason for being?

Q2  You are also one of the leaves.  Daniel said, “Everything dies.  No matter how big or small, how weak or strong.  We first do our job.  We experience the sun and the moon, the wind and the rain.  We learn to dance and to laugh. Then we die.” Are you afraid of leaving the tree?

Q3  Please answer Freddie’s question.  “Why were we here at all if we only have to fall and die?”

Q4  As Freddie fell, he saw the whole tree for the first time.  He said, “How strong and firm it was!”  He was sure that the tree would live for a long time and he knew that he had been part of its life and that made him proud. Why was Freddie proud of himself?

Q5 After reading this story, what do you think about it?

2022/01/22 第175回例会TOPIC

※2021/12/11例会が実施できなかったので、同じトピックになります。

TOPIC 1 Days of the week song
https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/UCRutbdy#discuss

There are seven days in one week.  Let’s find out the names of the days and their order in this video!  Understanding the days of the week can help you group and organize events in your life!

Q1  What is the first day of the week?

Q2  What days do you work?

Q3  What day of the week is the best to visit USJ or Disneyland?

Q4  On your days off, what do you do?

Q5  What is your favorite day of the week? Why?

 

 

TOPIC 2 I Forgot My Phone

http://ed.ted.com/featured/qdcZ294M#watch

Are we living in a world forever transformed by our use of smartphones?  Before you make a decision, take a look at this documentary by Charlene deGuzman and see if this is similar to your daily experiences.

Q1 How do you start your day?

Q2 How do you communicate with friends and family? How is this different from the avenue of communication 15 years ago?

Q3 How much time, by percentage, do you think individuals spend on their cellphones?  How about yourself?

Q4 What are some positive outcomes of smartphones?

Q5 For what reason did Charlene deGuzman make this documentary?

2021/12/19 第174回例会TOPIC

Topic:1 Using a smartphone while walking

Q1. Do you sometimes use a smartphone while walking? If so, in what situation? Which application are you using?

Q2. Have you ever had a dangerous situation when you are using a smartphone while walking?

Q3. When did you first buy a smartphone?

Q4. Are you addicted to smartphones? Can you live without a smartphone?

Q5. Should elementary school students/junior high school students use a smartphone?


Topic 2  How equal do we want the world to be? You’d be surprised.

Source:https://www.ted.com/talks/dan ariely how equal do we want the world to be you d be surprised/

 Q1. Have you ever had a biased way of thinking due to your preconceived notions or your expectations?

Q2. How much wealth do you think is designated to the poorest 40 percent? How much is the gap between your estimation and actual?

Q3. Do you think the “veil of ignorance” is effective to be objective? In what situation would you apply the “veil of ignorance”?

Q4. In what case do you think we need equality or inequality?

2021/12/11 第173回例会TOPIC

TOPIC 1 Days of the week song
https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/UCRutbdy#discuss

There are seven days in one week.  Let’s find out the names of the days and their order in this video!  Understanding the days of the week can help you group and organize events in your life!

Q1  What is the first day of the week?

Q2  What days do you work?

Q3  What day of the week is the best to visit USJ or Disneyland?

Q4  On your days off, what do you do?

Q5  What is your favorite day of the week? Why?

 

 

TOPIC 2 I Forgot My Phone

http://ed.ted.com/featured/qdcZ294M#watch

Are we living in a world forever transformed by our use of smartphones?  Before you make a decision, take a look at this documentary by Charlene deGuzman and see if this is similar to your daily experiences.

Q1 How do you start your day?

Q2 How do you communicate with friends and family? How is this different from the avenue of communication 15 years ago?

Q3 How much time, by percentage, do you think individuals spend on their cellphones?  How about yourself?

Q4 What are some positive outcomes of smartphones?

Q5 For what reason did Charlene deGuzman make this documentary?

2021/11/28 第172回例会TOPIC

Topic1 : New Year holidays

This year is about to end and the New Year holiday is coming soon.
Please share your story about this year and the New Year Holiday!!

Q1. ことしのもくひょうは何でしたか?たっせいできましたか?
(What was your resolution this year? Have you achieved it?)

Q2. ことしとてもがんばったことは何ですか?
(Please share the things you have worked on hard this year!)

Q3. ねんまつねんし、あなたのこきょう、またはかぞくにとってとくべつなイベントはありますか?
(Is there any particular event at your local area or in your family during the New Year holidays?)

Q4. ねんまつねんしのイベントであなたの信じているものはありますか
(Do you believe in something based on events from the New Year holidays?
ex, Santa Claus, New Year dream, Zodiac, Hatsumoude, omikuzi and so on)


Topic2 : Hesitate phenomena
https://www.ted.com/talks/lorenzo garcia amaya why do we like hesitate when we um speak

Q1.
Do you sometimes hesitate to speak? If so, in what kind of situation do you hesitate?

Q2. Are there any particular sounds or words you use often in your speech to help you communicate? (like “um” “oh” “so”…etc)

Q3. Do you think filled pauses are meaningful in spoken communication? (like “um” “hm” “er”…etc)

Q4. Please tell us what you care about when you communicate with others. For example, eye contact, back-channeling (the listener saying things like (mhm, yeah, uh-huh, and so on), etc.

2021/11/13 第171回例会TOPIC

Topic1. Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

https://www.ted.com/talks/tim_urban_inside_the_mind_of_a_master_procrastinator?#t-7585

1.Are you a procrastinator?
2.What does the monkey in your mind care about?
3.When does the panic monster in your mind wake up?
4.How do you prioritize the tasks in your work life or daily life?
5.What is something that you probably should start today?


Topic2: What Is the KonMari Method? Here’s How to Declutter the Marie Kondo Way

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/organizing/a25846191/what-is-the-konmari-method/

1. How do you know of KonMari? What is the KonMari method?
2. Are you good at tidying up your room?
3. If you follow her method, how do you imagine your ideal lifestyle?
4. What items in your room spark joy?
5. Would you try her method? Why or why not?

2021/10/31 第170回例会TOPIC

<TOPIC 1 : SDGs>
   
   Below is the list of 17 SDGs goals. Before the session, please place them in the order of importance based off of your own beliefs. Then, in the session, we will share our rankings with each other and make a collaborative ranking as a group. The first half of the session will be conducted in Japanese, the latter half in English.
 
  1. No Poverty/貧困(ひんこん)をなくそう
  2. Zero Hunger/飢餓(きが)をゼロに
  3. Good Health and Well-being/すべての人に健康(けんこう)と福祉(ふくし)を
  4. Quality Education/質(しつ)の高い教育(きょういく)をみんなに
  5. Gender Equality/ジェンダー平等(びょうどう)を実現(じつげん)しよう
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation/安全な水とトイレを世界中に
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy/エネルギーをみんなに、そしてクリーンに
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth/働(はたら)きがいも、経済成長(けいざいせいちょう)も
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure/産業(さんぎょう)と技術革新(ぎじゅつかくしん)の基盤(きばん)をつくろう
  10. Reduced Inequalities/人や国の不平等(ふびょうどう)をなくそう
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities/住み続けられるまちづくりを
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production/つくる責任(せきにん)、つかう責任
  13. Climate Action/気候変動(きこうへんどう)に具体的(ぐたいてき)な対策(たいさく)を
  14. Life below Water/海の豊(ゆた)かさを守ろう
  15. Life on Land/陸(りく)の豊かさも守ろう
  16. Peach, Justice and Strong Institution/平和と公正(こうせい)をすべての人に
  17. Partnerships for the Goals/パートナーシップで目標を達成(たっせい)しよう
 
 
<TOPIC 2 : Education>
 
 
  1. What kind of subjects did you study in your school? Please share the most interesting course you’ve ever taken.
  2. What do you think are the problems in the education system in your country?
  3. What do you think the students in your country need to study to survive in this era?
  4. Is it important to keep learning English despite the quick development of IT technology?
  5. What do you study now? Do you think society should have a system that allows adults to continue their education alongside their jobs?

2021/10/09 第169回例会TOPIC

 

10/9(土) 18:00~20:00に例会を実施します。
時間と曜日を間違えないよう、お気を付けください。


TOPIC1: The global goals we’ve made progress on and the ones we haven’t.

https://www.ted.com/talks/michael green the global goals we ve made progress on and the ones we haven t?utm campaign=tedspread&utm medium=referral&utm source=tedcomshare

Q1. Have you heard of SDGs. How much do you know about SDGs?
Q2. Are you interested in SDGs?
Q3. Does your workplace set any goals or actions for SDGs?
Q4. Is there anything you can do or try to achieve SDGs?
Q5. Do you think the world is getting better than 10 years ago?

TOPIC2: Reasons for religion — a quest for inner peace | Daiko Matsuyama | TEDxKyoto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mAPA3YKC A&feature=youtu.be&list=PLxSesK1iqg1CAKWi3vrQmg5YH8D7AYQMq

★Try to watch with English subtitles !

Q1. What is religion?
Q2. What do you think of the Japanese religious perspective?
Q3. What do you think of the FM program, “Eight o’clock! Gods and Buddhas” and the event, Inter Faith Ekiden marathon?
Q4 .Can Japanese religious perspective play an important role in establishing world peace?

 

2021/09/26 第168回例会TOPIC

 

今回は日曜日開催(9/26)です。
トップページに17:00~19:00と記載していた期間がありますが、
正しくは16:00~18:00です。曜日と時間にお気を付けください。


TOPIC 1 Your favorite place

Please share your favorite place in Japan or New Zealand.


TOPIC 2 Why do competitors open their stores next to one another?
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-competitors-open-their-stores-next-to-one-another-jac-de-haan

 

Q1 If you started a retail business, would you prefer to be in a community with no competition or a community with several other retail businesses just like yours? Why?

Q2 Why is competition good for customers? Can you describe a time when you have purchased a product or service only to find that a competitor had a better deal? What did you do?

Q3 What is a Nash Equilibrium?

Q4 How does a Nash Equilibrium affect consumers?

2021/09/11 第167回例会TOPIC

今回は土曜日開催です。開催時間にお気を付けください。
’21/09/11(土) 18:00~20:00 オンライン開催


TOPIC1:Why you think you’re right — even if you’re wrong
https://www.ted.com/talks/julia_galef_why_you_think_you_re_right_even_if_you_re_wrong/up-next

Q1. How do you feel when you notice you might have been wrong about something? Proud or ashamed?
Q2. Can you talk about an episode which may have motivated reasoning in your past?
Q3. Which mindset are you more likely to be; soldier or scout?
Q4. What do you most yearn for?


TOPIC2:What would happen if you didn’t sleep?
https://www.ted.com/talks/claudia_aguirre_what_would_happen_if_you_didn_t_sleep/up-next#t-13039

Q1. How long do you usually sleep a night?
Q2. Have you ever challenged yourself to stay awake? If so, how long could you stay awake and what happened in the end?
Q3. Do you have any problems when you lose sleep?
Q4. Do you think about how long you sleep for to maintain your health and daily performance?