ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation
Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Gilmore Girls
                cast

THIS WEEK

Monday 3:30-5:20pm 
Foreign Language Teaching
and Resource Center (FLTR 外教) 201
Professor Karen Chung 史嘉琳 老師
karchung@ntu.edu.tw
SLANT video
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Join the
ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation 2019-20  page on Facebook!

CET articles on English pronunciation
CET articles 1-24 in one pdf file  
Mini-conversations
A demonstration of how the Echo Method works


Previous class syllabuses: Spring 2014 
 Fall 2014 and Spring 2015  Spring 2016  Spring 2017 
Fall 2017  Spring 2018  Fall 2018  Spring 2019

     Spring 2020

     There will be 16 class meetings this semester:

     March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
     April:   6, 13, 20, 27
     May:    4, 11, 18, 25
     June:   1, 8, 15

     Final exam date: Monday, June 15, 2020 at 3:30-5:15pm in 外教 201.

Grade calculation

    Grades will be calculated on the basis of:

    Written class work (20%)
    oral class work and class participation (20%)
    scores on your dictations and quizzes (15%)
    score on final exam (written and listening) (30%)
    attendance, punctuality, attitude, and progress made; DON'T BE LATE! (15%)

    Note that the percentage breakdown is only APPROXIMATE, and is
    SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT in each individual case.

    Also note that more than 3 absences or 5 tardinesses may result in 
    your NOT PASSING THE COURSE.
    If you must miss class or be late let Prof. Chung know by e-mail or
    otherwise beforehand; or as soon as possible afterwards if you really
    can't get in touch beforehand. Don't just fail to show up for class and not
    offer an explanation – even if it's "I overslept", please explain.

Format for name on homework – in upper right hand corner, left justified:

         Iris Lin 林玉梅
         B01102000
         ELP  March 2, 2020
         Week One

 FONTS: Times New Roman 12 pt for
text
                Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5pt for IPA symbols 
                新細明體 12pt for 中 文

     i2Speak IPA input tool:
     http://www.i2speak.com/

     Convert to pdf format before printing out to avoid encoding errors.

     Create a folder using your English name as the folder name
     under
ELP Fall 2019 on Google Drive; use your gmail address.
     This is where you will upload your class assignments.

     Make a COPY of the file entitled "Learning Checklist" with new NEW FILENAME
     (you can add your initials at the end) that you will find in this folder
     and keep it in your Google Drive folder. You will update this file WEEKLY.
     Sheet One is required; the other sheets are optional, but you may find them useful and fun!

     Here is a partial
English Skills Checklist that you can print out and use to track your progress.

    Print out and bring to every class this IPA Handout.
    Also useful:
handout on note taking.



WEEK ONE: 3/02, 3/04 
3/02


1.  Welcome back!
     Enrollment and class list: authorization codes for new students;
     please fill in your Chinese and your English or Romanized name,
     along with your department, student number, Facebook name, and gmail address.

     Some of you are back from last semester, but your original learning partner
     may not be; in addition, we now have some new students.
     So we will start over and choose a new learning partner for help and accountability.
     Please take the initiative and help the new students in particular find a learning partner.
     It may make things easier to stay in touch if you're both in the same department.
     Evanna will photograph the new students during break for the class list.

     Homework for new students only:
     Send an email
with this subject line:
     ELP: quote, reason, gmail, fb

    
to Prof. Chung karchung@ntu.edu.tw

     from your ntu account, including:

     1. a quote, according to this model,
     2. your reason for wanting to take this class: I want to take this course because...
     3. your gmail address, so you can be added to Google Drive: My gmail address is:
     4. your Facebook name: My Facebook name is...

     Remember that all emails (unless otherwise specified) relating to this class
     should be sent from your NTU account, and the subject line should start with: ELP.


     Read and refer to this article carefully before doing the assignment;
     英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung,
     and include notes from this article in next week's homework.
 
     Make sure to send it in plain text, not html (look under ... and click on: 切 換為純文字).

     Indent five spaces at the beginning of each new paragraph,
     and leave only one blank line between paragraphs, not two!


     Make sure to send (almost) all emails in plain text, not html (look under ... and click on: 切換為純文字).
    
    
Make sure to produce careful work that is not filled with sloppy mistakes:
     GET EVERYTHING RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!
     Make sure you sign your full name (e.g. Iris Lin) to every e-mail you write!
     Pay attention to correct format;
     for example, leave a space before and after (parentheses) like this.
     Without a space it looks like(this)and this is not acceptable in English written format.
 
     This assignment is due Monday, March 9.

2.  Old students: Your marked final exam and final set of notes will be returned to you.
     We will go over the answers for the final in class. Here's the audio file for the "Shabbat"
     transcription. Correct your exam carefully
on a separate sheet of paper, and submit both
     the original exam and the corrections on Monday, March 9.

3.  We will continue this semester to read CET and English Island articles;
     new students will also need to make up the articles we read last semester.
     Please always be ready to help the new students catch up on the
     material from first semester!

     Like last semester, every Monday you will hand in your organized class notes
     notes on the assigned articles, and anything else assigned in class.
     You need only note down things that are new and/or important to you,
     that you would like to remember for the future.

     Like last semester, you are to hand in your paper notes on Monday and also upload them
     in an increasingly growing pdf file (newest notes on top of your Word file, then
     convert to pdf) to your Google Drive folder.

     For new students: Read and summarize:
     CET 1 & 2:
大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
     plus the email article:
英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung;
     For everybody:
CET 19 脫口而出的英文文法 in No. 87, January/February 2015, p. 8-10.

 
4. 
This semester, we will have a daily passage in English to transcribe.
     oTranscribe is a great online transcription tool! Save both the before and
     after versions of your transcriptions in a Google Doc in your Google Drive folder;
     use the template is provided for you.

     Please do one section a day rather than the whole passage at once.
     The reason: So you will get into the habit of listening carefully and closely to a little
     close English listening every day. This will bring you many benefits in the long run, including to
     your study of other languages, and your powers of observation even in your native language(s).

      Here are the 15 clips for the coming two weeks. 1-14 are taken from the beginning of the
      episode entitled "The Seven Minute Rule" of author Michael Lewis's "Against the Rules" podcast.
      The clip for each day is around 30 seconds or less, and each is marked by a number 1-14,
      corresponding to the 14 days it will take to complete the whole transcription.
      The file for Day 15 is a 42-secord report from WNYC radio.

      Play special attention to the unclear function words. Also, what methods can you use
      to find out how to spell words that are new for you, personal names, place names,
      what initialisms mean, and proper nouns?
(Start with Google!)
      How can repetition help you catch words you may have missed the first time?
      Use Google Images to see what unfamiliar nouns look like, e.g. cinder block walls.

     Here are direct inks to each daily segment:
     1.  3/02            8.   3/09 
     2.  3/03            9.   3/10   
     3.  3/04            10. 3/11  
     4.  3/05            11. 3/12  
     5.  3/06            12. 3/13  
     6.  3/07            13. 3/14  
     7.  3/08            14. 3/15  

     15. WNYC: Laundry: 3/16 

5.  This semester we will also practice and perform a scene from the pilot episode of
     Gilmore Girls. Please begin viewing the episode, several times, for pleasure.
     Try to understand a bit more each time you watch it. You are welcome to refer to
      the transcript for the episode, which is available online.

     Optional: Commercial resource for practicing listening with TV series:
     Cara of Leo Listening.

6.  Breaktime music: John Legend    Conversations in the Dark     lyrics    


WEEK TWO: 3/09
1. Class list, learning partners, email format.

     Discuss and submit – for new students:
     CET 1 & 2:
大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
     plus the email article:
英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung;
     For everybody:
CET 19 脫口而出的英文文法 in No. 87, January/February 2015, p. 8-10.


     英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung,

     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     提升聽力祕訣:/i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別 in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14.
     For everybody:
Read and summarize: CET 20 重方法不重死背的英文文法(上)
     in No. 88, March/April 2015, p. 8-10; and English Island 48, January 2020:
     「格式」就是禮貌:英文標點符號的10大規則.

2. For new students – please watch the following videos if you haven't already:

     a. Professor Chung's October 2018 TEDx talk:
         如何用「回音法」學好英文口說  史嘉琳

     b. Interview with Ray Du 阿滴 

     c.
SLANT:
         Sit up straight.
         Listen.
         Ask and answer questions.
         Nod your head. (or: shake your head; or: wrinkle your brow)
         Track the teacher.

         Note that you will get extra points for class participation;
         this can help raise your final grade./

     d.
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: with Kaizen

    
e. The Pomodoro Technique of time management,
          and improving focus and productivity.

     f. How echoic memory works: Sesame Street: I Can Remember  

3. Dictation next week.

4. Transcription of
"The Seven Minute Rule" of author Michael Lewis's "Against the Rules" podcast.

5. Continue watching the Gilmore Girls pilot.

6.  Book sharing: Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre   by Keith Johnstone

7.  Breaktime music: Chiwoniso Maraire     Everyone's Child      lyrics     mbira 
     mbira music sample: Tadzungaira by Forward Kwenda  



WEEK THREE: 3/16, 3/18 
3/16

1.  Discuss and submit – for new students:
     CET 3 提升聽力祕 訣:/i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別 in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14.
     For everybody: CET 20 重方法不重死背 的英文文法(上)
     in No. 88, March/April 2015, p. 8-10; and English Island 48, January 2020:
     「格式」就是禮 貌:英文標點符號的10大規則.

     For next week:
Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 4「重音」真 的很重要! in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14.
     For everybody:
Read and summarize: CET 21 重方法不重死背 的英文文法(下)
     in No. 89, May/June 2015, p. 3-5; and English Island 45, October 2019:
     
突破聽力瓶頸的 五大秘訣.


2. Check Michael Lewis transcriptions.

3.  New transcription exercise: This American Life: Everyone's a Critic
    
February 28, 2020
     People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.
     Act One Their Eyes Weren’t Watching God  By B.A. Parker
     On a friend’s recommendation, B.A. Parker decides to try attending
     First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. Parker is black, much like the
     majority of the church’s congregation. But when she gets to FCBC, she
     notices a long line of white tourists waiting to get inside. (13 minutes)
    

     oTranscribe  

     Entire exercise
  (part of the original piece has been omitted)

     Daily segments:
     16.  3/17           
24. 3/25
     17.  3/18           
25. 3/26  
     18.  3/19           
26. 3/27 
     19.  3/20           
27. 3/28 
     20 . 3/21           
28. 3/29 
     21.  3/22           
29. 3/30 
     22.  3/23           
30. 3/31  
    
23.  3/24            31. 4/01 


4. Complete this cloze exercise based on the first scene of the Gilmore Girls pilot episode.
    Look up all the words and expressions you're not sure of. Due next Monday 3/23.

5. Breaktime music: Scorpions      Wind of Change  (1990)     lyrics   


WEEK FOUR: 3/23, 3/25 
3/23

1. Please fill in the name of your learning partner in the Google Drive class list TODAY.
    Check your learning partner's homework. Did they use the correct fonts? Sizes?
    Did they print on both sides? Is the information in the upper right hand corner of the
    paper flush left? Did they use correct spacing? Did they write the correct week number?
    Is is single-spaced? Explain and show to them what needs to be done to correct it.

2.  Discuss and submit – for new students:
     CET 4「重音」真的很重! in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14.
     For everybody: CET 21 重方法不重死背的英文文法(下)
     in No. 89, May/June 2015, p. 3-5; and English Island 45, October 2019:
     突破聽力瓶頸的五大秘訣.

     For next week – Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 5 英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     CET 22 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(上)
     in No. 90, July/August 2015, p. 20-22; and
     English Island 46, November 2019 加強英文聽力的終極策略:解析10個常見錯誤


3.  Check New transcription exercise: This American Life: Everyone's a Critic
    
February 28, 2020
     People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.
     Act One Their Eyes Weren’t Watching God  By B.A. Parker
     On a friend’s recommendation, B.A. Parker decides to try attending
     First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. Parker is black, much like the
     majority of the church’s congregation. But when she gets to FCBC, she
     notices a long line of white tourists waiting to get inside. (13 minutes)
    

     oTranscribe  

     Entire exercise
  (part of the original piece has been omitted)

     Daily segments:
     16.  3/17           
24. 3/25
     17.  3/18           
25. 3/26  
     18.  3/19           
26. 3/27 
     19.  3/20           
27. 3/28 
     20 . 3/21           
28. 3/29 
     21.  3/22           
29. 3/30 
     22.  3/23           
30. 3/31  
    
23.  3/24            31. 4/01 


4. Go over the cloze exercise based on the first scene of the Gilmore Girls pilot episode.
    Make sure you understand all the words and expressions!


5. Breaktime music: Alannis Morissette      Ironic         lyrics  


Week 5: 3/30, 4/1   1
3/30
1.
Discuss and submit – for new students:
     CET 5 英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14.
     For everybody: CET 22 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(上)
     in No. 90, July/August 2015, p. 20-22; and
     English Island 46, November 2019 加強英文聽力的終極策略:解析10個常見錯誤  


     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 6 抑揚頓挫: 英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     CET 23 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(下)
     in No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14; and
     English Island 50, March 2020 英語單字量不夠?那,背字典有用嗎? 

2.  Go over the cloze exercise based on the first scene of the Gilmore Girls pilot episode.
     Make sure you understand all the words and expressions! 
     Officer Krupke (from West Side Story)    
Jack Kerouac 
   
  RuPaul     RuPaul MasterClass trailer           Macy Grey       

3. 
This American Life transcription:
      oTranscribe 

     Entire exercise  (part of the original piece has been omitted)

4.  New transcription assignment:
     Langpreneur podcast episode 19: Interview by Jan van der Aa with
     Brett Whiteside of Learn Thai from a White Guy (For fun: Australians speaking Thai)

     Entire exercise  (parts of the original interview have been omitted)

     Daily segments:
     1. (32)  4/02            9.   (40) 4/10  
     2. (33)  4/03            10. (41) 4/11 
     3. (34)  4/04            11. (42) 4/12  
     4. (35)  4/05            12. (43) 4/13  
     5. (36)  4/06            13. (44) 4/14  
     6. (37)  4/07            14. (45) 4/15   
     7. (38)  4/08            15. (46) 4/16   
     8. (39)  4/09             

5.  Breaktime song: Bob Dylan     Murder Most Foul (17 minutes)      lyrics         released March 27, 2020


Week 6: 4/06, 4/08
4/06
1.
  Discuss and submit – for new students:
     CET 6 抑揚頓挫: 英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     CET 23 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(下)
     in No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14; and
     English Island 50, March 2020 英語單字量不夠?那,背字典有用嗎? 

     Joke regarding "Ditch the fancy words": Plumber story.

     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 7 Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     CET 24 動詞時態三頁通 in No. 92, November/December 2015, p. 24-26. 
     in No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14; and
     English Island 38, March 2019 片語動詞怎麼唸?

2.  Practice opening scene of Gilmore Girls pilot
     MP3 Echo files for Gilmore Girls pilot, Scene 1: Echo file 1   Echo file 2    Echo file 3    Echo file 4   Echo file 5 
     You will perform next week, April 13, without a script,
     so make sure you memorize your part, both the lines and the gestures, thoroughly!
     You can also prepare some simple props, like coffee cups.

3.  Finish checking transcription exercise: This American Life: Everyone's a Critic
    
February 28, 2020
     People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.
     Act One Their Eyes Weren’t Watching God  By B.A. Parker
     On a friend’s recommendation, B.A. Parker decides to try attending
     First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. Parker is black, much like the
     majority of the church’s congregation. But when she gets to FCBC, she
     notices a long line of white tourists waiting to get inside. (13 minutes)
    

     oTranscribe  

     Entire exercise
  (part of the original piece has been omitted)

4.  Use the OneLook Dictionary Search to help solving any listening problems!
     Click on "Related Words" for the thesaurus/backward dictionary!


5.  New transcription assignment:
     Langpreneur podcast episode 19: Interview by Jan van der Aa with
     Brett Whiteside of Learn Thai from a White Guy (For fun: Australians speaking Thai)

     Entire exercise  (parts of the original interview have been omitted)

6.  Book sharing: The Human Voice: The Story of a Remarkable Talent  Anne Karpf  2007 

     Daily segments:
     1. (32)  4/02            9.   (40) 4/10  
     2. (33)  4/03            10. (41) 4/11 
     3. (34)  4/04            11. (42) 4/12  
     4. (35)  4/05            12. (43) 4/13  
     5. (36)  4/06            13. (44) 4/14  
     6. (37)  4/07            14. (45) 4/15   
     7. (38)  4/08            15. (46) 4/16   
     8. (39)  4/09         


7.  Breaktime song: Bill Withers (July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020)     Lean on me (live 1973)      lyrics      video with lyrics   
     Playing for Change  Song Around the World  


Week 7: 4/13
1.
 
Discuss and submit – for new students:
     CET 7 Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     CET 24 動詞時態三頁通 in No. 92, November/December 2015, p. 24-26. 
     in No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14; and
     English Island 38, March 2019 片語動詞怎麼唸? 

     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 8 "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 39, April 2019 中文也有片語動詞嗎? and
     English Island 37, February 2019 你還在用俗氣的“Last but not least”嗎?


2.  Go over transcriptions.
     Langpreneur podcast episode 19: Interview by Jan van der Aa with
     Brett Whiteside of Learn Thai from a White Guy

     Entire exercise  (parts of the original interview have been omitted)

     Daily segments:
     1. (32)  4/02            9.   (40) 4/10  
     2. (33)  4/03            10. (41) 4/11 
     3. (34)  4/04            11. (42) 4/12  
     4. (35)  4/05            12. (43) 4/13  
     5. (36)  4/06            13. (44) 4/14  
     6. (37)  4/07            14. (45) 4/15   
     7. (38)  4/08            15. (46) 4/16   
     8. (39)  4/09        


     New transcription exercise: Letter to Preet Bharara from a doctor in Arizona

     Entire exercise  

     Daily segments:
     1. (47)  4/17           
5. (51)  4/21   
     2. (48)  4/18           
6. (52)  4/22   
     3. (49)  4/19           
7. (53)  4/23   
     4. (50)  4/20           
8. (54)  4/24    

3.  Perform opening scene of Gilmore Girls pilot in groups  

4. Book sharing: Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World   by Michele Gelfand  

5.  Useful links:
      1. How to activate Alex and Mei-jia on an iPhone:
         聆聽 iPhone 朗讀的螢幕內容、所選文字和輸入回饋  
      2. How to have Google Assistant read aloud to you on an Android phone:
          選擇「Google 助理」的語音  or:
          活用Android 文字轉語音功能:Google小姐超好用  
      3. Chrome extension: Read Aloud (thanks to Evanna Shih)
      4. Word 的追蹤修訂功能

6.  Breaktime song: Peggy March   I Will Follow Him (1963)    lyrics         Sister Act version    


Week 8: 4/20
1.  Discuss and submit – for new students:
     CET 8 "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 39, April 2019 中文也有片語動詞嗎? and
     English Island 37, February 2019 你還在用俗氣的“Last but not least”嗎?


 
    For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 9 & 10 鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上、下) 
     in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14 and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 47, December 2019 Who's a False Friend? 小心外來的「假朋友」!  and
     English Island 49, February 2020 實況英文有聽沒有懂 Make sure you "Know before you go"  


2.  Go over transcriptions.
     Langpreneur podcast episode 19: Interview by Jan van der Aa with
     Brett Whiteside of Learn Thai from a White Guy

     Entire exercise  (parts of the original interview have been omitted)

     Daily segments:
     1. (32)  4/02            9.   (40) 4/10  
     2. (33)  4/03            10. (41) 4/11 
     3. (34)  4/04            11. (42) 4/12  
     4. (35)  4/05            12. (43) 4/13  
     5. (36)  4/06            13. (44) 4/14  
     6. (37)  4/07            14. (45) 4/15   
     7. (38)  4/08            15. (46) 4/16   
     8. (39)  4/09        


     Transcription exercise: Letter to Preet Bharara from a doctor in Arizona

     Entire exercise  

     Daily segments:
     1. (47)  4/17           
5. (51)  4/21   
     2. (48)  4/18           
6. (52)  4/22   
     3. (49)  4/19           
7. (53)  4/23   
     4. (50)  4/20           
8. (54)  4/24    


      New transcription exercise for April 25-30:
      Edited from The Cracked Podcast: 6 Shut-Down Things (That Shouldn’t Return)
 
      Entire exercise
 
      Daily segments:
      1.  (55)  4/25          4. (58)  4/28  
      2.  (56)  4/26          5. (59)  4/29   
      3.  (57)  4/27          6. (60)  4/30   
 
      Spring snake in a can  
      Binoculars prank  

3.  Continue performing opening scene of Gilmore Girls pilot in groups.

4.  Breaktime music: Carla Sciaky      Insomnia Blues       lyrics  


Week 9: 4/27
1.
  Discuss and submit – for new students:

     CET 9 & 10 鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上、下) 
     in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14 and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 47, December 2019 Who's a False Friend? 小心外來的「假朋友」!  and
     English Island 49, February 2020 實況英文有聽沒有懂 Make sure you "Know before you go"  

     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 11 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、/ɛ/ 和 /eɪ/ in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:

     English Island 28, April 2018 Advanced!文法過招第二式: 副詞Even的4種用法  and 
     English Island 41, June
2019 Podcasts: 可以隨身攜帶的耳福 

2. Transcription exercise: Letter to Preet Bharara from a doctor in Arizona

     Entire exercise  

     Daily segments:
     1. (47)  4/17            5. (51)  4/21   
     2. (48)  4/18            6. (52)  4/22   
     3. (49)  4/19            7. (53)  4/23   
     4. (50)  4/20            8. (54)  4/24    

      Transcription exercise for April 25-30:
      Edited from The Cracked Podcast: 6 Shut-Down Things (That Shouldn’t Return)

      Entire exercise
 
      Daily segments:
      1.  (55)  4/25          4. (58)  4/28  
      2.  (56)  4/26          5. (59)  4/29   
      3.  (57)  4/27          6. (60)  4/30   
 
      Spring snake in a can  
      Binoculars prank  


      New transcription exercise for May 1-10: 
      Edited from the improvisation podcast:
      Everything is Alive: Louise & William, Shirt & Pants   
     
      Entire exercise  

      Daily segments:
      1.  (61)  5/01          6.   (66)  5/06 
      2.  (62)  5/02          7.   (67)  5/07  
      3.  (63)  5/03          8.   (68)  5/08  
      4.  (64)  5/04          9.   (69)  5/09
      5.  (65)  5/05          10. (70)  5/10



3.  Continue performing opening scene of Gilmore Girls pilot in groups.

4.  Breaktime music: German parody song: Scheiss Corona    by The Happy Disharmonists     
     Original: My Sharona   by
The Knack   lyrics  


Week 10: 5/04
1.  Discuss and submit – for new students:
    
CET 11 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、/ɛ/ 和 /eɪ/ in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14.

     in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14 and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:

     English Island 28, April 2018 Advanced! 文法過招第二式: 副詞 Even 的4種用法 and 
     English Island 41, June 2019 Podcasts: 可以隨身攜帶的耳福  

     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 12 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)  
     in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 25, January 2018 Advanced! 文法過招第一式:英文倒裝句 and 
     English Island 29, May 2018 學哪一種好?注音符號vs羅馬拼音 

2.  
Transcription exercise for April 25-30:
      Edited from The Cracked Podcast: 6 Shut-Down Things (That Shouldn’t Return)

      Entire exercise
 
      Daily segments:
      1.  (55)  4/25          4. (58)  4/28  
      2.  (56)  4/26          5. (59)  4/29   
      3.  (57)  4/27          6. (60)  4/30   
 
      Spring snake in a can  
      Binoculars prank  


      New transcription exercise for May 1-10: 
      Edited from the improvisation podcast:
      Everything is Alive: Louise & William, Shirt & Pants   
     
      Entire exercise  

      Daily segments:
      1.  (61)  5/01          6.   (66)  5/06 
      2.  (62)  5/02          7.   (67)  5/07  
      3.  (63)  5/03          8.   (68)  5/08  
      4.  (64)  5/04          9.   (69)  5/09
      5.  (65)  5/05          10. (70)  5/10


3. New assignment: Poetry reading 
    Choose a poem you like that has an audio file from this page
    Use whatever resources you can find to understand the meaning thoroughly.
    Then practice reading it aloud for a class poetry reading.
    Please copy the text of your poem, with the poet's name, in a large font
    into a Google Doc, adding any graphics you like (but don't overdo it!), and upload it
    to the subfolder marked "Poetry" in the ELP class folder on Google Drive.  
    The class poetry reading will be held next Monday, May 11.

    Useful resource for analyzing poetry:
    About Poetry: English Prosody  Plus: Selected Literary Terms   

4.  Breaktime music:  Alicia Keys      Underdog      lyrics      


Week 11: 5/11
1.  Discuss and submit – for new students: 
     CET 12 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)  
     in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 25, January 2018 Advanced! 文法過招第一式:英文倒裝句 and 
     English Island 29, May 2018 學哪一種好?注音符號vs羅馬拼音 
   
     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 13 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2)  
     in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14.  Audio file 
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 20, August 2017 語言交換必看小撇步 and 
    
English Island 19, 小心你的台式英文腔 July 2017.


2.   Transcription exercise for May 1-10: 
      Edited from the improvisation podcast:
      Everything is Alive: Louise & William, Shirt & Pants   
     
      Entire exercise  


     
Transcription exercise:
     
WNYC The Takeaway:  
      For Black Men, Complying with Face Mask Guidelines
      Comes with Racial Profiling Risks 2020-04-27

       Entire exercise  

       Daily segments:
       1.  (71)  5/11  
        4.  (74)  5/14               
       2.  (72)  5/12          5.  (75)  5/15     
       3.  (73)  5/13         
6.  (76)  5/16     

       New transcription exercise:
      The Jordan Harbinger Show
      350: Dan Heath | Solving Problems from Upstream

      Entire exercise    

      Daily segments:
      1.  (77)  5/17          4.  (80)  5/20              
      2.  (78)  5/18          5.  (81)  5/21    
      3.  (79)  5/19          6.  (82)  5/22     


3.   Class poetry reading 
      Class: Listen attentively to each reading, ask questions, give feedback!
      Discussion and evaluation of the project.

      Choose a poem you like that has an audio file from this page
      Use whatever resources you can find to understand the meaning thoroughly.
      Then practice reading it aloud for a class poetry reading.
      Please copy the text of your poem, with the poet's name, in a large font
      into a Google Doc, adding any graphics you like (but don't overdo it!), and upload it
      to the subfolder marked "Poetry" in the ELP class folder on Google Drive.  

      Useful resource for analyzing poetry:
      About Poetry: English Prosody  Plus: Selected Literary Terms   

4.   New assignment: Choose a pair of mini-conversations we haven't performed yet;
      find a new partner you haven't worked with before;
      practice and perform the conversations in class next week, 5/18.
      Pay special attention to stress and intonation!


5.  
Optional – for fun: Survey on Irony Recognition in Italian
      https://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1560.html     

6.   Breaktime music:   William McCarthy/Augustines      Ballad for the Unemployed    


Week 12: May 18
May 18
1.
 
Discuss and submit – for new students: 
     CET 13 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2)     Audio file  
     in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 20, August 2017 語言交換必看小撇步 and 
     English Island 19, July 2017 小心你的台式英文腔.
   
     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 14 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3) 
     in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 52, May 2020 請不要跟我說英文,好嗎?  
     English Island 51, April 2020 英文真的要作第二官方語言?那,非這樣做不可   


2.   Transcription exercise:
     
WNYC The Takeaway:  
      For Black Men, Complying with Face Mask Guidelines
      Comes with Racial Profiling Risks 2020-04-27

       Entire exercise  

       Daily segments:
       1.  (71)  5/11  
        4.  (74)  5/14               
       2.  (72)  5/12          5.  (75)  5/15     
       3.  (73)  5/13         
6.  (76)  5/16     

      Transcription exercise:
      The Jordan Harbinger Show  (parts of the original interview have been omitted)
      350: Dan Heath 
Solving Problems from Upstream

      Entire exercise    

      Daily segments:
      1.  (77)  5/17          4.  (80)  5/20              
      2.  (78)  5/18          5.  (81)  5/21    
      3.  (79)  5/19          6.  (82)  5/22     


      New transcription exercise: 
     IX. The Indicator: The Great Potato Giveaway    
     with Stacey Vanek Smith     The potato pile 

     Entire exercise  (parts of the original interview have been omitted)

     Daily segments:
     1. (83)  5/23            9.   (91) 5/31 
     2. (84)  5/24            10. (92) 6/01
     3. (85)  5/25            11. (93) 6/02 
     4. (86)  5/26            12. (94) 6/03 
     5. (87)  5/27            13. (95) 6/04 
     6. (88)  5/28            14. (96) 6/05  
     7. (89)  5/29            15. (97) 6/06  
     8. (90)  5/30            16. (98) 6/07  


3.  Links:
     1. Books by Dan Heath:
         a. Made to Stick by Dan Heath & Chip Heath
         b. Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

     2. 林道明 T.C. Locke; Thomas Christopher Locke:
         為什麼你還不把我當台灣人?來台30年的老外困擾 
         Book: 台灣饅頭美國兵  Barbarian at the Gate
         From the American Suburbs to the Taiwanese Army   


4.   Class poetry reading 
      Class: Listen attentively to each reading, ask questions, give feedback!
      Discussion and evaluation of the project.

5.   New assignment: Choose a pair of mini-conversations we haven't performed yet;
      find a new partner you haven't worked with before;
      practice and perform the conversations in class next week, 5/18.
      Pay special attention to stress and intonation!


6.  Breaktime music: Billy Joel     A Matter of Trust      lyrics    


Week 13: May 25
1.
 
Discuss and submit – for new students: 
     CET 14 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3) 
     in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 52, May 2020 請不要跟我說英文,好嗎?  
     English Island 51, April 2020 英文真的要作第二官方語言?那,非這樣做不可   

   
     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 15 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4) 
     in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 14, February 2017 
希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?    
     English Island 42, July 2019 I feel so boring…不用那麼謙虛吧!  

2.  Transcription exercises:
     The Jordan Harbinger Show 
(parts of the original interview have been omitted)
     350: Dan Heath | Solving Problems from Upstream

      Entire exercise    

      Daily segments:
      1.  (77)  5/17          4.  (80)  5/20              
      2.  (78)  5/18          5.  (81)  5/21    
      3.  (79)  5/19          6.  (82)  5/22     

    
New transcription exercise: 
     IX. The Indicator: The Great Potato Giveaway  
           with Stacey Vanek Smith     The potato pile  

     Entire exercise  (parts of the original interview have been omitted)

     Daily segments:
     1. (83)  5/23              9. (91) 5/31 
     2. (84)  5/24            10. (92) 6/01
     3. (85)  5/25            11. (93) 6/02 
     4. (86)  5/26            12. (94) 6/03 
     5. (87)  5/27            13. (95) 6/04 
     6. (88)  5/28            14. (96) 6/05  
     7. (89)  5/29            15. (97) 6/06  
     8. (90)  5/30            16. (98) 6/07  



3. Finish Class poetry reading 
    Class: Listen attentively to each reading, ask questions, give feedback!
    Discussion and evaluation of the project.

4.  Performance of a pair of mini-conversations we haven't performed yet;
     find a new partner you haven't worked with before.
     Pay special attention to stress and intonation!

5. New assignment: Choose one episode of an English-language podcast you like,
    listen to it carefully, take notes on it, and prepare a 3-minute oral report on it
    to be given in class next Monday, June 1.
    Summarize the content of the episode, then share your own feedback on it, including
    why you chose and like it, how difficult it is, and whether you recommend it to your classmates.

6. Next week: Dictation and compound noun stress quiz.

7. Book sharing: 張西亞、Daniel Mark McMahon、吳娟:
    一本突破中式英文盲點:掌握華人學英語發音•文法•自毀關鍵
  


8. Breaktime music: Coldplay     Clocks      lyrics  


Week 14: 6/01
1.  Discuss and submit – for new students: 
     CET 15 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4) 
     in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 14, February 2017 
希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?    
     English Island 42, July 2019 I feel so boring…不用那麼謙虛吧!  

     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 16 & CET 17: Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上、下) 
     in No. 84, July/August 2014, p. 12-14 and
     No. 85, September/October 2014, p. 16-18.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 10, October 2016 你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」? 
 
     English Island 17, May 2017 從100分倒扣的競爭式社交  


2.  Transcription exercise: 
     IX. The Indicator: The Great Potato Giveaway  
           with Stacey Vanek Smith     The potato pile  

     Entire exercise  (parts of the original interview have been omitted)

     Daily segments:
     1. (83)  5/23              9. (91) 5/31 
     2. (84)  5/24            10. (92) 6/01
     3. (85)  5/25            11. (93) 6/02 
     4. (86)  5/26            12. (94) 6/03 
     5. (87)  5/27            13. (95) 6/04 
     6. (88)  5/28            14. (96) 6/05  
     7. (89)  5/29            15. (97) 6/06  
     8. (90)  5/30            16. (98) 6/07  


3.  Dictation: /ɛ/ vs. /æ/ (be careful – it's a bit tricky!); compound noun stress quiz.

4.  For next Monday, June 8:
     Finish performances of a pair of mini-conversations we haven't performed yet;
     find a new partner you haven't worked with before.
     Pay special attention to stress and intonation!
     Discussion and evaluation of the assignment.

5. New assignment: Choose one episode of an English-language podcast you like,
    listen to it carefully, take notes on it, and prepare a 3-minute oral report on it
    to be given in class next Monday, June 1.
    Summarize the content of the episode, then share your own feedback on it, including
    why you chose and like it, how difficult it is, and whether you recommend it to your classmates.

6. Book sharing: Taiwanese Feet, by John Groot.

7.  Podcast episode that discusses changes and pronoun use in English:
     Talk the Talk: 394: What's Your Pronoun? (with Dennis Baron)
     Previous related episodes: 139: Genderless Pronouns     389: Mailbag of Pronouns  


8. The final exam for this class will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 3:30pm in 外教中心 room 201.

9.  Due Friday, June 12: Prepare:
     (I) a written evaluation of this semester's class and
     (II) an organized summary of your class notes, in two separate pdf files:

     I. End-of-semester evaluation:
        Part 1: evaluate the class, materials, teacher, syllabus, homework assignments,
        what was most and least useful, things that could be improved, and how
        — everything about the class this semester.
        Part 2: Evaluate yourself: Attendance and punctuality, homework submission,
        how much you learned from the class, how much effort you put into this class,
        Part 3: How do you plan to continue improving your English in general and
        your English listening and pronunciation skills in particular?

     II. Organized summary of your class notes:
         Go through all your old notes, and organize them into a summary of main points.
         You do not have to include every single detail from your notes; try rather to combine
          notes that are about the same thing and to generalize.

         Format and submission instructions: Convert your files to pdf format
         before emailing both files to Prof. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com


10.
  Breaktime music:
  The Supremes     The Happening      lyrics   


Week 15: 6/08
1.  Discuss and submit – for new students: 
     CET 16 & CET 17: Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上、下) 
     in No. 84, July/August 2014, p. 12-14 and
     No. 85, September/October 2014, p. 16-18.
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 10, October 2016 你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」? 
 
     English Island 17, May 2017 從100分倒扣的競爭式社交  


     For next week: Read and summarize – for new students:
     CET 18:  次重音:次要的重音還是很重要!
     in No. 86, November/December 2014, p. 12-14.    
     For everybody – Read and summarize:
     English Island 53, June 2020 最「美國」的食物是⋯漢堡嗎?再 猜吧   


2.  Final transcription exercise: 
     IX. The Indicator: The Great Potato Giveaway  
           with Stacey Vanek Smith     The potato pile  

     Entire exercise  (parts of the original interview have been omitted)

     Daily segments:
     1. (83)  5/23              9. (91) 5/31 
     2. (84)  5/24            10. (92) 6/01
     3. (85)  5/25            11. (93) 6/02 
     4. (86)  5/26            12. (94) 6/03 
     5. (87)  5/27            13. (95) 6/04 
     6. (88)  5/28            14. (96) 6/05  
     7. (89)  5/29            15. (97) 6/06  
     8. (90)  5/30            16. (98) 6/07  


3.  Finish performances of a pair of mini-conversations we haven't performed yet;
     find a new partner you haven't worked with before.
     Pay special attention to stress and intonation!
     Discussion and evaluation of the assignment.

4. In three minutes, summarize the content of a podcast episode of your choice,
    then share your own feedback on it, including
    why you chose and like it, how difficult it is, and whether you recommend it to your classmates.

    Update: We'll finish the oral summaries of your chosen podcast episode just before the final exam
    on Monday June 15; it will form part of your oral grade for the final exam.
    In order to finish in time, we need to reduce the time limit of the summary to two minutes.
    Please time yourself when practicing so you stay within the 2-minute time limit.
    
5. The final exam for this class will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 3:30pm in 外教中心 room 201.

6.  Originally due Friday, June 12; due date now extended to Tuesday June 16:
     Prepare:
     (I) a written evaluation of this semester's class and
     (II) an organized summary of your class notes, in two separate pdf files:

     I. End-of-semester evaluation:
        Part 1: evaluate the class, materials, teacher, syllabus, homework assignments,
        what was most and least useful, things that could be improved, and how
        — everything about the class this semester.
        Part 2: Evaluate yourself: Attendance and punctuality, homework submission,
        how much you learned from the class, how much effort you put into this class,
        Part 3: How do you plan to continue improving your English in general and
        your English listening and pronunciation skills in particular?

     II. Organized summary of your class notes:
         Go through all your old notes, and organize them into a summary of main points.
         You do not have to include every single detail from your notes; try rather to combine
         notes that are about the same thing and to generalize.

         Format and submission instructions: Convert your files to pdf format
         before emailing both files to Prof. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com

7.  Breaktime music:  Dolly Parton      When Life Is Good Again      lyrics
      video with lyrics   


Week 16: June 15: Final exam
1. Finish 2-minute presentations on podcast episode.

2. Make sure this week's notes and all previous work is uploaded to your Google Drive folder.
    Make sure you submit your notes summary and final evaluation no later than Tuesday, June 16.

3. Final exam. Audio file for transcription.










  

























    There will be 17 class meetings this semester:


    September 2019: 9, 16, 23, 30;
    October:               7, 14, 21, 28;
    November:           4, 11, 18, 25;
    December:           2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (last class of the semester);
    January 2020:      The final exam will be held on Monday, January 6, 2010
                                 
at the regular class time and place, i.e. 3:30pm in 外 教中心 201.

Grade calculation

    Grades will be calculated on the basis of:

    Written class work (20%)
    oral class work and class participation (20%)
    scores on your dictations and quizzes (15%)
    score on final exam (written and listening) (30%)
    attendance, punctuality, attitude, and progress made; DON'T BE LATE! (15%)

    Note that the percentage breakdown is only APPROXIMATE, and is SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT in each individual case.

    Also note that more than 3 absences or 5 tardinesses may result in your NOT PASSING THE COURSE.
    If you must miss class or be late let Prof. Chung know by e-mail or otherwise beforehand;
    or as soon as possible afterwards if you really can't get in touch beforehand.
    Don't just fail to show up for class and not offer an explanation – even if it's "I overslept", please explain.


Format for name on homework – in upper right hand corner, left justified:

         Iris Lin 林玉梅
         B01102000
         ELP  March 2, 2020
         Week One

 FONTS: Times New Roman 12 pt for
text
                Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5pt for IPA symbols 
                新細明體 12pt for 中 文

     i2Speak IPA input tool:
     http://www.i2speak.com/

     Convert to pdf format before printing out to avoid encoding errors.

     Create a folder using your English name as the folder name
     under
ELP Fall 2019 on Google Drive; use your gmail address.
     This is where you will upload your class assignments.

     Make a COPY of the file entitled "Learning Checklist" with new NEW FILENAME
     (you can add your initials at the end) that you will find in this folder
     and keep it in your Google Drive folder. You will update this file WEEKLY.
     Sheet One is required; the other sheets are optional, but you may find them useful and fun!

     Here is a partial
English Skills Checklist that you can print out and use to track your progress.

    Print out and bring to every class this IPA Handout.
    Also useful:
handout on note taking.



Week One: 9/09


1.
Enrollment and other class business.
    The pronunciation diagnostic test originally scheduled for Wednesday 9/11/18 at 1:30pm in the 文學院演講廳
    will be RESCHEDULED due to a time conflict.

2. Join a. the ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation, 2019-20 page on Facebook.
  
3.  Warm-up song: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo

4.  SLANT:
     Sit up straight.
     Listen.
     Ask and answer questions.
     Nod your head. (or: shake your head; or: wrinkle your brow)
     Track the teacher.

5.  Send an email with this subject line: ELP: quote, reason, gmail, fb
     1. a quote to Prof. Chung at karchung@ntu.edu.tw
         according to this model,
     2. your reason for wanting to take this class: I want to take this course because...
     3. your gmail address, so you can be added to Google Drive: My gmail address is:
     4. your Facebook name: My Facebook name is...
    

     Due Monday, September 16.

     Read and refer to this article carefully before doing the assignment;
     英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung.
 
     Make sure to send it in plain text, not html (look under ... and click on: 切 換為純文字).

     Indent five spaces at the beginning of each new paragraph,
     and leave only one blank line between paragraphs, not two!

6.  Every Monday, you will hand in on paper, and also upload to Google Drive:
    1. a summary of your class notes from the previous week.
    2. a summary of one or more of the CET 師德 articles online. This week:
        大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽 「回音」十分鐘(上、下) in No. 69 & 70,
        January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14.
        These articles explain in Chinese how the "Echo Method" of language learning works.
        Also include notes on the email article above.
    3. There will also be weekly listening and other assignments.

Format for name on homework – in upper right hand corner, left justified:

         Iris Lin 林玉梅
         B01102000
         ELP  September 9, 2019
         Week One

 FONTS: Times New Roman 12 pt for text,
                Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5pt for IPA symbols,
                新細明體 12pt for 中 文

     i2Speak IPA input tool:
     http://www.i2speak.com/

     Convert to pdf format before printing out to avoid encoding errors.

     Create a folder using your English name as the folder name
     under
ELP Fall 2019 on Google Drive; use your gmail address.
     This is where you will upload your class assignments.

     Make a COPY of the file entitled "Learning Checklist" with new NEW FILENAME
     (you can add your initials at the end) that you will find in this folder
     and keep it in your Google Drive folder. You will update this file WEEKLY.
     Sheet One is required; the other sheets are optional, but you may find them useful and fun!

     Here is a partial
English Skills Checklist that you can print out and use to track your progress.

7. Print out and bring to every class this IPA Handout.
    Also useful:
handout on note taking.

8.  The Echo Method
     Mini-conversations

9. Poetry: Practice this limerick using the Echo method with this MP3 audio file
    till you can recite it smoothly and accurately by heart;
    you may also find this page on prosody and literary terms a useful reference,
    especially for 文牘 and other literature classes in the future.
 
     There once was an old man from Esser,
     Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser;
     It at last grew so small,
     He knew nothing at all,
     And now he's a college professor.


Week Two: 9/16 
1.
Discuss and hand in notes on
大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽 「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
     in No. 69 & 70, January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14; and
     英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung.

     For next Monday 9/23:
read and take notes on: CET 3 (issue 71): /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別 
     in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14; and
     「每天做一點」 來改變人生 in English Island 英語島 23, November 2017.

2.  One Small Step Can Change Your Life: with Kaizen

3.  The Pomodoro Technique of time management,
     and improving focus and productivity.


3. Print out and bring to every class this IPA Handout.
    Dictation #1: /i/ vs. /ɪ/, final /-p/.

4. Poetry: Review and recite this limerick (postponed till next Monday):
 
     There once was an old man from Esser,
     Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser;
     It at last grew so small,
     He knew nothing at all,
     And now he's a college professor.

5.  Mini-conversations.
     Find a learning partner, and enter their name in the class list in our Google Drive folder.

6. 
Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019    
     MP3 file    
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your
turn.

7. Breaktime song: Lemon Tree     by Fools Garden     lyrics  


Week Three: 9/23    

1.
Make sure that:
    a. your notes have been uploaded correctly to your Google Drive folder; also, remember
        to add any mistakes and their corrections to your weekly class notes.
    b. you have made a copy of the Learning Checklist, given it a new file name, and copied it to
        your Google Drive folder; this is to be UPDATED EVERY WEEK;
    c. you have added the name of your Learning Partner to the Google Sheets class list
        in our class Google Drive folder, and checked to see that all other information is correct
        and up to date; you both need to check on each other every week to make sure your
        Google Drive folder is up to date;
    d. you have joined the class Facebook group.

2.
Discuss and hand in notes on:
CET 3 (issue 71): /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別
     in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14;
and
     「每天做一點」 來改變人生 in English Island 英語島 23, November 2017.

     For next Monday 9/30: read and take notes on: CET 4 (issue 72): 「重音」真 的很重要!  
     in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14; and
     Echo Method: 用「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感 in English Island 16, April 2017.

3.  Review limerick:

     There once was an old man from Esser,
     Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser;
     It at last grew so small,
     He knew nothing at all,
     And now he's a college professor.

     Newly updated! P
age on prosody and literary terms
     The first or first few unstressed syllables
     in a line of verse are referred to as anacrusis.


4.  Practice on Mini-conversation #3

5.  The Pomodoro Technique of time management,
     and improving focus and productivity. (Link now fixed.)

6. Dictation #2: /i/ vs. /ɪ/, final /-k/.
     More practice with /i/ vs. /ɪ/ here: 
     efl net: Sound contrasts
     http://www.eflnet.com/content/sound-contrast-i-vs-i


7.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man. 
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file  
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.

8. Breaktime song:  School Days (1957)     Chuck Berry      lyrics      juke box 

    Berry later recorded a different set of lyrics to the same tune in 1964: No Particular Place to Go 
    (It has a pretty funny ending!)



Week Four: 9/30
No class due to typhoon.

This week's song:     Erin Boheme     Don't Be Something You Ain't    lyrics 


Week Five: 10/07     
1.  Discuss and hand in notes on: CET 4 (issue 72): 「重音」真 的很重要!  
     in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14; and
     Echo Method: 用「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感 in English Island 16, April 2017.


     For next Monday 10/14: read and take notes on:
CET 5 (issue 73):
    
英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14; and
    
語調下降?我還以為你講完了 (topic: the continuation rise) in English Island 36, January 2019.

     Things to note: fonts, format, print on both sides, staple slanted in upper left hand corner,
     name box flush left.

2.  We'll have our first compound noun stress quiz next Monday 10/14.

3.  Perform Mini-conversation #3

4.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file  
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.

5.  Breaktime song:   Landon Pigg      Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop (2009)     video with lyrics      lyrics   



Week Six: 10/14    
1.   Discuss and hand in notes on:  英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14; and
     語調下降?我還以為你講完了 (topic: the continuation rise) in English Island 36, January 2019.

     For next Monday 10/21: read and take notes on: CET 6 (issue 74):
     抑揚頓挫: 英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14; and
     越開朗,語言學得越快 (topic: overcome your shyness to learn English better)
     in English Island 22, October 2017.

     Some students took exception to the idea that "giggling while talking" was less acceptable
     for men than for women, suggesting that shyness was a problem for both sexes equally.
     Here is a podcast that address the issue of male stereotypes, which may be of interest to some.

2.  First compound noun stress quiz: cns1.

3.  Practice Mini-conversation #4, bonus sentence and #5

4.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file  
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.

5. 
Breaktime song:  Lana Del Rey       Looking For America       lyrics 


Week Seven: 10/21
        
1Discuss and hand in notes on: CET 6 (issue 74):
     抑揚頓挫: 英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14; and
     越開朗,語言學得越快 (topic: overcome your shyness to learn English better)
     in English Island 22, October 2017.

     Some students took exception to the idea that "giggling while talking" was less acceptable
     for men than for women, suggesting that shyness was a problem for both sexes equally.
     Here is a podcast that address the issue of male stereotypes, which may be of interest to some.

     For next Monday 10/28: read and take notes on:
CET 7 (issue 75): Stop at stops! — 遇到塞音請停!  
     in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14; and  台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」((topic: sarcasm)
     in English Island 1 & 2, January & February 2016. 

2.  Second compound noun stress quiz: cns2.
     Items from this Guardian article: Nir Eyal on how to beat tech addiction: ‘We need a new skill set’


3.  Perform Mini-conversation #4, bonus sentence and #5; learn Mini-conversation #6

4.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file  
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.

5. 
Breaktime song:  Anna Kendrick     Cups (Pitch Perfect's When I'm Gone)       lyrics   
     video with lyrics       Cup song tutorial      tap dance   



Week Eight: 10/28        
1Discuss and hand in notes on:
CET 7 (issue 75): Stop at stops! — 遇到塞音請停!  
     in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14; and  台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」((topic: sarcasm)
     in English Island 1 & 2, January & February 2016. 


     For next Monday 11/04: read and take notes on:
CET 8 (issue 76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? 
     in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14; and 連音塞音篇:STOP at STOPS! 遇到塞音請暫停! 
     in English Island 34, November 2018.


2.  The third compound noun stress quiz: will be postponed until next Monday 11/04.
 

3.  Perform Mini-conversation #6; learn Mini-conversation #8

4.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file  
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.

5. Book sharing: Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover.
    Interview with Ellen DeGeneres          Aspen Institute conversation   

6. 
Breaktime songs for Halloween: 
     1. A novelty song that's a little creepy but mostly fun,
         and good rhythm practice:
         They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-haaa! (1966)      by Napoleon XIV (Jerry Samuels)  
     2. The Monster Mash     by Bobby Pickett     with lyrics  



Week Nine: 11/04      
1. 
Discuss and hand in notes on: CET 8 (issue 76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? 
     in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14; and 連音塞音篇:STOP at STOPS! 遇到塞音請暫停!  
     in English Island 34, November 2018.

     For next Monday 11/11: read and take notes on:
CET 9 & 10 (issues 77 & 78)
     鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上、下)  in CET No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14
     and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14; and
     連音:英語「字裡行間」的玄機 - 母音篇 in
English Island 31, July 2018.

2.  Third compound noun stress quiz.
 
3.  Perform Mini-conversation #8; learn Mini-conversation #9.

4.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man. 
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file  
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.

5.  Book sharing: Last Boat Out of Shanghai    by Helen Zia 
謝漢蘭:離開上海的最後一艘船       Talk given in Hong Kong 

6.  Breaktime song: Phil Ochs      Draft Dodger's Rag (1965)     lyrics   


Week Ten: 11/11       
1. 
Discuss and hand in notes on:
CET 9 & 10 (issues 77 & 78)
     鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上、下)  in CET No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14
     and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14; and 連音:英語「字裡行間」的玄機 - 母音篇
     in English Island 31, July 2018.

     For next Monday 11/18: read and take notes on: CET 11
     台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、/ɛ/ 和 /eɪ/ in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14; and
     中文也有片語動詞嗎? in English Island 39, April 2019.


2.  Perform Mini-conversation #9; learn Mini-conversation #10.

3.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man. 
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file  
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.


4.  Breaktime song: Phil Ochs      When I'm Gone (1966)     lyrics  


Week Eleven: 11/18      
1.
  Discuss and hand in notes on:
CET 11 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、/ɛ/ 和 /eɪ/  
     in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14; and 
     中文也有片語動詞嗎? in English Island 39, April 2019.

     For next Monday 11/18: read and take notes on: CET 12
     英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1) in No. 80, November/December 2013,
     p. 12-14; and 連音鼻音篇:如何避免“N”G英文? in English Island 32, September 2018.

2.  Perform Mini-conversation #10; learn Mini-conversation #11.

3.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file 
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.

4.
Breaktime song: Joan Baez      Diamonds and Rust (1975)     lyrics      Washington Square Park 


Week Twelve: 11/25      
1.
  Discuss and hand in notes on:
CET 12 (issue 80)
     英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1) in No. 80, November/December 2013,
     p. 12-14; and 連音鼻音篇:如何避免“N”G英文? in English Island 32, September 2018.

     For next Monday 12/02: read and take notes on: CET 13 (issue 81)

     英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2) in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14, and
     連音"y"字篇:「醬子」講哪裡不對? in English Island 33, October 2018.

2.  Perform Mini-conversation #11; learn Mini-conversation #12.

3.  Word-for-word transcription assignment: short MP3 excerpt from: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase,
     episode 171: "Just the Leg". Source page. Due Monday December 2.
     Transcribe word-for-word to the 0:23 second point using oTranscribe.
     Print out and bring to class; also UPLOAD to your Google Drive folder as a separate file, labeled Betty1.


4.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file 
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.


5.  Breaktime song: Joe Jackson    Be My Number Two      lyrics  


Week Thirteen: 12/02      
1.
  Discuss and hand in notes on:
CET 13 (issue 81)
     英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2) in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14, and
     連音"y"字篇:「醬子」講哪裡不對? in English Island 33, October 2018.


     For next Monday 12/09: read and take notes on: CET 14 (issue 82)

     英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3) in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14,
     CET 15 (issue 83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4) in No. 83, May/June 2014, and
     「抓到了!母語人士動詞時態不一致!」(我也可以不用管動詞時態嗎?) in English Island 30, June 2018.

2.  Review Mini-conversation #12; learn
Mini-conversation #13. The mini-conversations practiced in class
     are among the materials that will be covered by the final exam.

3.  Word-for-word transcription assignment: short MP3 excerpt from: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase,
     episode 171: "Just the Leg". Source page. Due Monday December 2.
     Transcribe word-for-word to the 0:23 second point using oTranscribe.
     Print out and bring to class; also UPLOAD to your Google Drive folder as a separate file, labeled Betty1.

     For next week:
Transcribe word-for-word the remaining portion of the MP3 file,
     from 0:23 second point to the end (1:31) using oTranscribe.
 
     Print out and bring to class; also UPLOAD to your Google Drive folder in the file labeled Betty1.

4.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file 
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.


5.  Breaktime song: The House Band     The Setting (1994)      lyrics with guitar chords  

      

Week Fourteen: 12/09   
1.
 
Discuss and hand in notes on:
CET 14 (issue 82) 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3)
     in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14, and
CET 15 (issue 83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
     in No. 83, May/June 2014,
and
「抓到了!母語人士動詞時態不一致!」(我也可以不用管動詞時態嗎?)
     in English Island 30, June 2018.


     For next Monday 12/16, read and take notes on: CET 16 (issue 84) and CET 17 (issue 85)
     Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上、下) in No. 84, July/August 2014, p. 12-14 and

     plus
32. Schwa elision in English

2.  Go over word-for-word transcription assignment: short MP3 excerpt from: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase,
     episode 171: "Just the Leg". Source page.
from 0:23 second point to the end (1:31) using oTranscribe. 
     Print out and bring to class; also UPLOAD to your Google Drive folder in the file labeled Betty1

     New transcription assignment: Tim Ferriss interviews Julie Rice of SoulCycle, part 1
     Transcribe and print out the portion from 0:00 to 1:17, ending in "...and we started to have Shabbat."
     Also add to the Betty1 file in your Google Drive folder.
     Remember to use earphones!
Information on Shabbat (Wikipedia).

3.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file 
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.


4.  Breaktime song:   Dave Frishberg      Blizzard of Lies      lyrics   


Week Fifteen: 12/16        
1.  Discuss and hand in notes on: CET 16 (issue 84) and CET 17 (issue 85)
    
Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上、下) in No. 84, July/August 2014, p. 12-14, and

     No. 85, September/October 2014, p. 16-18; also:
32. Schwa elision in English
.

     For next Monday 12/16, read and take notes on: CET 18 (issue 86)
  
  次重音:次要的重音還是很重要! in No. 86, November/December 2014, p. 12-14.
     together with: 台灣味學習法:用注音練英文母音 in English Island 24, December 2017.

2.  Go over word-for-word transcription assignment: short MP3 excerpt from: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase,
     episode 171: "Just the Leg". Source page.
from 0:23 second point to the end (1:31) using oTranscribe. 
     Print out and bring to class; also UPLOAD to your Google Drive folder in the file labeled Betty1

     New transcription assignment: Tim Ferriss interviews Julie Rice of SoulCycle, part 1
     Transcribe and print out the portion from 0:00 to 1:17, ending in "...and we started to have Shabbat."
     Also add to the Betty1 file in your Google Drive folder.
     Remember to use earphones!
Information on Shabbat (Wikipedia).

3.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file 
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.


4.  Breaktime song:   Harry Chapin   Cat's in the Cradle 1974  (live)     video with lyrics     lyrics   


Week Sixteen: 12/23     
1.
  Discuss and hand in notes on: CET 18 (issue 86)  次重音:次要的重音還是很重要! 
     in No. 86, November/December 2014, p. 12-14, together with:
     台灣味學習法:用注音練英文母音 in English Island 24, December 2017.

     Discuss final exam.

2.  Due January 6: Prepare:
     (I) a written evaluation of this semester's class and
     (II) an organized summary of your class notes, in two separate pdf files:

     I. End-of-semester evaluation:
        Part 1: evaluate the class, materials, teacher, syllabus, homework assignments,
        what was most and least useful, things that could be improved, and how
        — everything about the class this semester.
        Part 2: Evaluate yourself: Attendance and punctuality, homework submission,
        how much you learned from the class, how much effort you put into this class,
        Part 3: How do you plan to continue improving your English in general and
        your English listening and pronunciation skills in particular?

     II. Organized summary of your class notes:
         Go through all your old notes, and organize them into a summary of main points.
         You do not have to include every single detail from your notes; try rather to combine
          notes that are about the same thing and to generalize.

         Format and submission instructions: Convert your files to pdf format
         before emailing both files to Prof. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com

3.  Book sharing: Breaking the Sound Barrier: Teaching Language Learners How to Listen
     by Gianfranco Conti (2019) 

4.  Article for reading aloud:
     She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals  And I was that man.  
     by Timothy Braun  New York Times "Modern Love" August 16, 2019          MP3 file  
     Make sure to do ECHO PRACTICE with the MP3 file, so you read aloud with correct
     pronunciation and intonation in class when it's your turn.

5.  Go over transcription assignment in class: Tim Ferriss interviews Julie Rice of SoulCycle, part 1
     Transcribe and print out the portion from 0:00 to 1:17, ending in "...and we started to have Shabbat."
     Also add to the Betty1 file in your Google Drive folder.

6.  Breaktime Christmas carols:  Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child / Good People All, This Christmastime / words
     Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band · Sneak's Noyse


Week Seventeen: 12/30   
1.  Make sure you have submitted ALL your homework and uploaded it to your Google Drive folder!
     Also make sure to update your Learning Checklist,
     upload all your "before" and "after" transcriptions,
     and submit your notes summary and class evaluation.

2.  We'll finish going over the transcription of Tim Ferriss interviews Julie Rice of SoulCycle, part 1
     Transcribe the portion from 0:00 to 1:17, ending in "...and we started to have Shabbat."
     Remember to pay special attention to punctuation and capitalization.

3.  Breaktime song: Happy New Year (1980)    ABBA      lyrics   

 

Week Eighteen: 01/0
6  Final exam

    The final exam will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020
   
at the regular class time and place, i.e. 3:30pm in 外教中心 201.

 









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