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David Horsley
Imizu City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
BA, MA Canterbury University: RSA/Cambridge University CTEFLA
Interests: Ceramics, cooking and travel
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Session 1: Look at the picture on p. 32. Answer A, 1 (make a group answer); Do B. -> SHOW ME Session 2: Look at p. 33, E. There are six sentences with a blank space. Then watch this video without captions: The sentences in the textbook are at: 1:... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at David Horsley - e-learning
Students, please be prepared to go online. You will need to have Zoom on your computer. TPU students: I will send you an invitation in the morning of the day of your class. TC students: Yamanishi-sensei will send you the information that you need to join the class. David Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: This is the last class for this semester, and this academic year. I will calculate and tell you your grades for this semester. I will put everyone into one big breakout room and then one by one you will come back to the main session and with me I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Two reminders: 1: Our final class is next week, on Friday the 5th. By next Friday I should have received and checked all of your last paragraphs. On that day, I will meet with you one-by-one to check your absences and your grades. 2: The deadline for the last paragraph... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: This is our last class for this semester. I will make some breakout rooms. Students who have missed a conversation this semester should go into a breakout room and prepare a conversation based on p. 108, Discussion Questions OR p. 116, Before you Listen. I will tell you which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: This is our last class for this semester. I will make two breakout rooms. Students who have missed a conversation this semester should go into breakout room 1 and prepare a conversation based on p. 96, A #3. (If you are one of these students, please make your conversation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: This is the last class for this semester, and this academic year. I will calculate and tell you your grades for this semester. I will put everyone into one big breakout room and then one by one you will come back to the main session and with me I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
A reminder: I have received only a few paragraphs. Although the deadline is January 30th, please try not to leave it until the last minute to write your paragraph. This should be, in theory, your best paragraph, not just another one that you write a few minutes before the midnight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
A reminder: Our last class will be next Thursday. I will calculate your grades for the semester and tell you your grade on that day. I may also have a short talk with you if it helps me to decide your grade. If you have missed one of the 10... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
A reminder: Our last class will be next Wednesday. I will calculate your grades for the semester and tell you your grade on that day. I may also have a short talk with you if it helps me to decide your grade. If you have missed one of the 10... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: Better writing (Material taken from 'Writers at Work - The Short Composition' by Cambridge Press) Session 1: Read this short composition and tell me what you think about it: Unity Session 2: I will give you some more information and give you one more task. Session 3: I will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
A reminder: The deadline for submitting your paragraphs is next Saturday, January 16th. Today: We will finish the textbook. (I do not like pp. 142 and 143. Their explanation about the difference between a 'fact' and 'explanation' is confusing. Even I do not understand it. So we will jump over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: Continue in Unit 10, Entrepreneurs and Innovators. Session 1: Listen to this presentation and do p. 187, C. Session 2: Read p. 188, Grammar For Speaking; Do A. (This is very, very easy. Just use the hint in the brackets and change that to present perfect.) Session 3: Read... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today I am working from home because of the heavy snow. If there are any problems with Zoom or a wi-fi connection, I expect you to continue to access this page by yourselves and finish the work below. A reminder: There is no class next Friday. Our next class (#13)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
A Reminder: Class #14 is on January 21st. Next Thursday is Monday classes. Today: Finish Unit 10 Session 1: Please watch this: Listening p. 112. Listen for Main Ideas Session 2: Do p. 114/115. A, B and C. Session 3: Individually, answer p. 116, F #2 or #3 or #4... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: Start Unit 10, Entrepreneurs and Innovators. (We will go through this quite quickly.) Session 1: Watch this video: And then watch this video: Read pp. 181-183; Answer p. 182, #2 (I will ask you individually - try for a longer, interesting answer). Session 2: Read p. 184, A; Do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
A reminder: Our next class will be on January 14th. Next Monday is a holiday. Today: We will spend the first session dealing with writing impersonal English for academic paragraphs and essays. Then we will continue in Unit 6, Opinion Paragraphs, in your textbook. Session 1: Download A Guide to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at David Horsley - e-learning
Regarding our schedule for next year: Class #12: January 8th. Class #13: January 22nd (Set paragraph #3) Class # 14: January 29th Class #15: February 5th. (Final class, grades and any unfinished work.) Today: Continue Unit 9, Form and Function Session 1: Do p. 173, A and B, #1. Session... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at David Horsley - e-learning
Regarding our schedule for next year: Class #13: January 7th (We will try to finish the textbook work on this day) Class #14: January 21st (Conversation #4 - p. 120, Discussion Questions) Class #15: January 28th (Last class, grades and any unfinished work) Today: You only have to do your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at David Horsley - e-learning
Regarding our schedule for next year: Class #12: January 6th Class #13: January 13th Class #14: January 20th (Conversation #4) Class #15: January 27th (Last class, grades and any unfinished work) Today: Finish Unit 9, Species Survival and do a conversation for 10 points. Session 1: Read p. 178, Grammar... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at David Horsley - e-learning
Regarding our schedule for next year: Class #12: January 4th (some extra work about formal writing and set paragraph #3 (deadline: January 16th) Class #13: January 14th (Thursday) Class #14: January 18th (We'll try to finish the textbook on this day) Class #15: January 25th (Grades and final work) Today:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: Start Unit 9, Form and Function. A reminder: The deadline for your paragraphs is tomorrow night. I will spend Sunday checking them and replying to you, but, as usual, it may take a few more days. Also, today's lesson may not take the whole class. If we finish early,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: Start Unit 10, You Can Make It. Session 1: Check the vocabulary on p. 109; Do p. 110, A, B and C. (For B, some of the words can be used two ways. For example, 'culture' is almost always a noun, but in a special case it can be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at David Horsley - e-learning
Today: Finish Unit 9, Species Survival. Next week's class will be the last class for this year. There will be a conversation (#3) for 10 points next week. Please don't be late or oversleep for that class. Session 1: Do p. 172, B; Watch this Youtube video about chameleons (It's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2020 at David Horsley - e-learning
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at David Horsley - e-learning