ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation
Spring 2019


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

Join the
ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation, 2017-2018 page on Facebook!
Class syllabus:
Fall 2013  Spring 2014
 Fall 2014 and Spring 2015  Spring 2016  Spring 2017
  Fall 2017
CET articles on English pronunciation and grammar
Email Updates Subscription link

Mini-conversations

A demonstration of how the Echo Method works

Spring 2019: 17 class meetings

February 2018: 18, 25
March: 4, 11, 18, 25
April: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
June: 3, 10

Final exam: June 17, 2019, 3:30-5:20pm in 外教 201. 

    Note: This syllabus is subject to change, and will be adjusted and updated weekly throughout the semester.
    PLEASE REPORT ANY ERRORS OR DEAD LINKS you find to
karchung@ntu.edu.tw!


Week 1: February 18-25: 

1. Enrollment and other class business.
    Please note that this class is open only to foreign language majors, minors,
    double minors, students in the education and translation programs, and international students.
    Please see Prof. Chung if you have a special situation you need to discuss.
    New students will be matched with a mentor from among last semester's students
    to help with unfamiliar material and practice.

2. Join a. the ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation, 2018-2019 page on Facebook;
b. Karen on Ivy League Analytical English group on Facebook; and
c. ELP Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 on Google Drive; use your gmail address.

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

4. New students:
    Send a quote to Prof. Chung at karchung@ntu.edu.tw
    according to this model, along with your gmail address and fb name;
    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
    due by Monday, February 25.

    Subject line: ELP: Quote, reason, NYT, gmail, fb

    Make sure to send it in plain text, not html.
    Indent each paragraph five spaces and leave a blank line between paragraphs.

    Also subscribe to the New York Times news digest,
    and state that you did so in your email (as in the model).
    Today's Headlines: https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/todaysheadlines
    Other email newsletters: https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters
    The New York Times homepage: http://www.nytimes.com/

    Leave only one blank line between paragraphs, not two!

5. 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.
    Former students may hand in their notes from last semester,
    editing them if you notice something new.
    3. Don't forget to read and take notes on this article too! (mentioned above):
    英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/ 熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung
    4. There will also be weekly listening and other assignments.

    Format for name on homework – in upper right hand corner, left justified;
    include the number of the week when the homework was assigned:

    Rita Lin 林玉梅
    B01102000
    ELP February 18, 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.

6. The Echo Method.
     Good practice material for Echo practice: Mini-conversations.

7.
Poem: On the Ning Nang Nong  by Spike Milligan    MP3     
    Practice and be ready to read it fluently in class next Monday 2/25.

8. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     Finish transcribing till the 2:43 point for next Monday, 2/25.

9. Podcasts:
    1.
Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff
    2. a. How to subscribe to a podcast (Apple) 
       
b. How to subscribe to a podcast (Android) 

10. Breaktime music: A Million Possibilities 一百萬個可能       by Christine Welch 克麗絲叮       lyrics     
      Self-intro      BBC report      Don't Go        竹林中/Into the Bamboo Forest    



Week 2: February 25-March 4:
1. Confirmation of final class list. Is everybody on Google Drive now?
    Did you send your email with the correct format?
    Also, old students will hand in your corrected final exams from last semester.

2. Discussion on email and format:
    1. Please follow the format of
this model exactly;
         also
carefully read this article by Melissa Hsiung 熊偌均
        
to learn
the standard email format we'll use for this class:
        英文 E-mail 潛規則:老師怎麼不早點教我?!     
    2. Use your NTU EMAIL ACCOUNT for all class business unless otherwise requested:
        your gmail address is mainly for accessing Google Drive.
    3. Remember to send in PLAIN TEXT 純文字, NOT HTML.
    4. INDENT FIVE SPACES at the beginning of each new paragraph,
        and leave a blank line between paragraphs.
    5. DOT your "i"s! It's not a line!
    6. Please RESEND your email if any of the above need to be fixed – thank you!


3. Video: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: with Kaizen

4. Discuss 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.
    For next Monday: Submit class notes, notes on summary of
    CET 3 (#71) : 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 // 的辨別 (new students); also upload to Google Drive.

    Everybody: 英語島: 台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上)(下)

5. Print and bring to every class: IPA symbols handout
.


6. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     Finish transcribing till the 4:43 point for next Monday, 3/4.


7. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by Monday 4.


8.
Breaktime music: Shallow    by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper  from A Star is Born    lyrics  



Week 3: March 4-11:
1.
Discuss
CET 3 (#71) : 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 // 的辨別 (new students); also upload to Google Drive.
    Everybody: 英語島: 台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上)(下)
    For next Monday: Submit class notes, notes on summary of
   
「重音」真 的很重要! in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14 (new students); also upload to Google Drive.  
    Everybody: CET 19 (#87) 脫口而出的英文文法 in No. 87, January/February 2015, p. 8-10.

2. ELP learning goals: A Checklist   by Phoebe Lee

3. Review poem: On the Ning Nang Nong  by Spike Milligan    MP3     

4. IPA symbols handout
: Introduction: Familiar consonants.

5. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
     Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by Monday 4.

6. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3  
     Continue transcribing for next Monday, 3/11.

7. Breaktime music:
Knees     by Bebe Rexha       lyrics  


Week 4: March 11-18
1. Discuss CET 3 (#71) :
「重音」真 的很重要! in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14 (new students); also upload to Google Drive.
    Everybody: CET 19 (#87) 脫口而出的英文文法 in No. 87, January/February 2015, p. 8-10.
    For next Monday: Submit class notes, notes on summary of

    CET 5 (#73) 英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: CET 20 (#88) 重方法不重死背的英文文法(上) in No. 89, May/June 2015, p. 3-5. 

2. IPA symbols handout: a. Review of familiar consonants; b. voiceless stops; c. vowels I.
    Dictation next week.

3. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     
MP3 
     Continue transcribing for next Monday, 3/18.

4. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
     Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by Monday 4.

5. Breaktime music:  Positively 4th Street (1964)        Bob Dylan      lyrics  


Week 5: March 18-25

1. New students: CET 5 (#73) 英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: CET 20 (#88) 重方法不重死背的英文文法(上) in No. 88, March/April 2015, p. 8-10

    For next Monday: Submit class notes, notes on:

    CET 6 (#74) 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: CET 21 (#89) 重方法不重死背的英文文法( in No. 89, May/June 2015, p. 3-5. 


2. IPA symbols handout: a. Review of familiar consonants I, II and vowels I; b. consonants III; c. vowels II.

3.  Dictation 1.
on /i/ vs. //. For more practice with
/i/ and. //:
     http://www.eflnet.com/content/sound-contrast-i-vs-i

4. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     
MP3 
     Continue transcribing for next Monday, 3/25.

5. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by next Monday.

6. Breaktime music: Vienna Teng (史逸欣)       Between        lyrics


Week 6: March 25-April 1
1. Discuss and submit: (new) CET 6 (#74) 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: CET 21 (#89) 重方法不重死背的英文文法(下) in No. 89, May/June 2015, p. 3-5. 
    For next Monday: Submit class notes, notes on: CET 7 (#75) Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14;
    Everybody: CET 23 & 23 (#90 & #91): 單 數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(
    in No. 90, July/August 2015, p. 20-22 and No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14.


2. IPA symbols handout: a. Review of familiar consonants I, II and vowels I; consonants III; vowels II;
    b. remaining consonants; c. vowels III: diphthongs 雙母音

3.
Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     
MP3 
     Continue transcribing for next Monday, 4/1.

4. Breaktime music: Kelly Clarkson: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger (lyrics)        lyrics     official video  


Week 7: April 1-8

1. Discuss and submit: (new) CET 7 (#75) Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14;
    (Everybody:) CET 23 & 23 (#90 & #91): 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(
    in No. 90, July/August 2015, p. 20-22 and No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14.
   
    For next Monday (new): Submit class notes, notes on: CET 8 (#76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14;
    Everybody: CET 24 (#92) 動詞時態三頁通 in No. 92, November/December 2015, p. 24-26.

2.  Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat      MP3
     Continue transcribing for next Monday, 4/8.

3. Prepare to read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by next Monday.

4. Breaktime music: Buffy Sainte-MarieNow That The Buffalo's Gone     lyrics     Efforts to bring back the buffalo     Canada (BBC)  


Week 8: April 8-15
1. Discuss and submit: (new)
CET 8 (#76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14;
    Everybody: CET 24 (#92) 動詞時態三頁通 in No. 92, November/December 2015, p. 24-26.
    For anybody who missed class last week: Make sure you hand in last week's work.

    For next Monday (new): Submit class notes, notes on:
    CET 9 (#77) and CET 10 (#78): 鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 // —— No problen? (上、下 
    in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14 and in No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: English Island 3March 2016: 老師,請認錯吧! and April 2016: 同學,給我一點Feedback 

2. Quick review of IPA symbols handout: a. Familiar consonants I, II and vowels I; consonants III; vowels II;
    b. remaining consonants; c. vowels III: diphthongs 雙母音.

3. Dictation 2 on: /ɑ/ vs. /ʌ/;  and Compound noun stress quiz 1.
    For more practice with
/ɑ/ vs. /ʌ/:
    
http://www.eflnet.com/sound-contrast/vowels/3  

4. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat      MP3
     Continue transcribing for next Monday, 4/15.

5. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by next Monday.

6. Optional reading for extra practice
:
   
Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry.     MP3

7. Breaktime music: Elton John        Your Song (1970)     lyrics


Week 9: April 15-22

1. Discuss and submit: (new)  CET 9 (#77) and CET 10 (#78): 鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 // —— No problen? (上、下 
    in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14 and in No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: English Island 3 March 2016: 老師,請認錯吧! and April 2016: 同學,給我一點Feedback 

    For next Monday (new): Submit class notes, notes on:
    CET 11 (#79): 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、// 和 /e/ in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14.
    Everybody:
English Island 5 May 2016:  Wrongology 不要懷疑,真的有犯錯學; choose a video, watch it and take notes on it; and:
    English Island
6 June 2016.  中文變好,英文也跟著好了  

2. Quick review of IPA symbols handout: a. Familiar consonants I, II and vowels I; consonants III; vowels II;
    b. remaining consonants; c. vowels III: diphthongs 雙母音.

3. Dictation 3 on: // vs. /æ/;  and Compound noun stress quiz 2.
    For more practice with
// vs. /
æ/:
    http://www.eflnet.com/sound-contrast/vowels/2 

4. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by next Monday.

5. Optional reading for extra practice
:
   
Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry.     MP3

6. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat      MP3
     Continue transcribing for next Monday, 4/22.

7. Some good podcasts:
    Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff 

8. Breaktime music:  Georgy Girl (1967)    The Seekers       lyrics   


Week 10: April 22-29

1. Discuss and submit: (new)  CET 11 (#79): 台 式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、// 和 /e/ in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14.
    Everybody:
English Island 5 May 2016:  Wrongology 不要懷疑,真的有犯錯學; choose a video, watch it and take notes on it; and:
    English Island
6 June 2016.  中 文變好,英文也跟著好了 

    For next Monday (new): Submit class notes, notes on:
    CET 12 (#80): 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)
    in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14.

    Everybody: English Island 7 July 2016: 看不見的文法 and:
    English Island 8
August 2016 誰講話最快?
   

2. Dictation 4 on: // vs. /æ/ vs. /e/.
    For more practice with
// vs. /
æ/:
    http://www.eflnet.com/sound-contrast/vowels/2 

    For more practice with // vs. /e/:
    http://www.eflnet.com/sound-contrast/vowels/4
   
3. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat      MP3
     Continue transcribing for next Monday, 4/29.

4. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by next Monday.

5. Optional reading for extra practice
:
   
Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry.     MP3

6. Some good podcasts:
    Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff 

7. Book sharing:
   1. Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
       by Preet Bharara
   2. Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
       by Jay Heinrichs

8. Breaktime music:  Judy Collins      Where Are The Clowns?       lyrics


Week 11: April 29-May 6
1. Discuss and submit: (new) 
CET 12 (#80): 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)
    in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14.

    Everybody: English Island 7 July 2016: 看不見的文法 and:
    English Island 8
August 2016 誰講話最快?

    For next Monday May 6 (new): Submit class notes, notes on:
    CET 13 (#81): 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2)
    in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: English Island 9 September 2016:
哪 國語言外來語最多 and
  
  English Island 10 October 2016: 你有沒有不小 心 講出「限制級英文」

2. Dictation 5 on: /-p/ vs. /-b/.
    For more practice with /-p/ vs. /-b:
    http://www.eflnet.com/sound-contrast/consonants/4

   
3. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat      MP3
     Continue transcribing for next Monday, 4/29.

4. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by next Monday.

5. Optional reading for extra practice
:
   
Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry.     MP3

6. Some good podcasts:
    Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff 
    Kind World podcast
   
But That's Another Story podcast 
    Before Breakfast podcast with Laura Vanderkam
    Roy's Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

7. Book sharing:
    1a. Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
         by Frans de Waal (2019) 
    1b. Frans de Waal's TED talk

    2a.
Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done (2018)
          by Laura Vanderkam
    2b. Laura Vanderkam's TED talk 

8. Breaktime music: Gordon Lightfoot      Affair on 8th Avenue (1968)      lyrics   

 

Week 12: May 6-13

1.
Discuss and submit: (new)
CET 13 (#81):
    英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2)
in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: English Island
9 September 2016:
哪 國語言外來語最多 and
  
  English Island 10 October 2016: 你有沒有不小 心 講出「限制級英文」
    For next Monday May 13 (new): Submit class notes, notes on:

    CET 14 (#82): 英語發音百樂篇(): Pronunciation Potluck (3) 
in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14; and
    CET 15 (#83): 英 語發音百樂篇(): Pronunciation Potluck (4) in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: English Island
11 November 2016. 看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎? and
   
English Island 12 December 2016: 到底是Yes 還是No

2. Compound noun stress quiz 3.

3. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
    WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat      MP3

    Continue transcribing for next Monday, 5/13.
    UPLOAD YOUR TRANSCRIPTION TO GOOGLE DRIVE!


4.
Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"

    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by next Monday.

5. Breaktime music
: Simon & Garfunkel       American Tune       lyrics        Paul Simon video with lyrics 


Week 13: May 13-20
1.
Discuss and submit: (new)
CET 13 (#81):
 
  CET 14 (#82): 英語發音百樂篇(): Pronunciation Potluck (3)  in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14; and
    CET 15 (#83): 英 語發音百樂篇(): Pronunciation Potluck (4) in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: English Island
11 November 2016. 看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎? and
   
English Island
12 December 2016: 到 底是Yes還是No 
    For next Monday May 203 (new): Submit class notes, notes on:
    CET 16 (#84): Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上) in No. 84, July/August 2014, p. 12-14; and
    CET 17 (#85): Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(下) in No. 85, September/October 2014, p. 16-18.
    Also: Phonetics I 32. Schwa elision in English
    Everybody: English Island 13 January 2017 你 是中文腦還是英文腦? and
   
English Island 14 February 2017: 希 望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?  

2. Finish transcription of WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat      MP3
    Remember to use oTranscribe    
    UPLOAD BOTH YOUR ORIGINAL AND CORRECTED TRANSCRIPTIONS TO GOOGLE DRIVE!


3.
Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"

    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to read your section aloud by next Monday.

4. Breaktime music
: Lionel Richie     Hello        video with lyrics      lyrics      


Week 14: May 20-27

1.
Discuss and submit: (new)
CET 13 (#81):
 
  CET 16 (#84): Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上) in No. 84, July/August 2014, p. 12-14; and
    CET 17 (#85): Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(下) in No. 85, September/October 2014, p. 16-18.
    Also: Phonetics I 32. Schwa elision in English
    Everybody: English Island 13 January 2017 你 是中文腦還是英文腦? and
   
English Island
14 February 2017: 希 望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?  
    For next Monday May 20 (new): Submit class notes, notes on:
    CET 18 (#86): 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要! in No. 86, November/December 2014, p. 12-14.
    Everybody:
English Island 15 March 2017: "Goody Two Shoes" 太乖的人生有點無聊; and
   
English Island 16 April 2018:
Echo Method: 用「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感    

2. Finish transcription of WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat      MP3
    Remember to use oTranscribe    
    UPLOAD BOTH YOUR ORIGINAL AND CORRECTED TRANSCRIPTIONS TO GOOGLE DRIVE!


3. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3


4. Bonus: Ten Rules of Good Studying by Barbara Oakley  word    pdf 


5. Breaktime music: The Hollies    Bus Stop (1966)      lyrics   
    YouTube "Stop" songs playlist  
    "Stop at Stops!" CET Pronunciation Workshop web page 



Week 15: May 27-June 3

1.
Discuss and submit: (new)
:
CET 18 (#86): 次 重音:次要的重音還是很重要! in No. 86, November/December 2014, p. 12-14.
    Everybody:
English Island 15 March 2017: "Goody Two Shoes" 太乖的人生有點無聊; and
   
English Island 16 April 2017:
Echo Method: 用「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感   
    For next Monday June 3
(everybody): Submit class notes and notes on:
    English Island 17 May 2017: 從 100分倒扣的競爭社交; and 
    English Island 18 June 2017: 會 唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣

2. Due June 14: 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. Finish the last part of the transcription of WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat      MP3
    Remember to use oTranscribe and hand in your written transcription. Also
    UPLOAD BOTH YOUR ORIGINAL AND CORRECTED TRANSCRIPTIONS TO GOOGLE DRIVE!


4. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3

 
5. Breaktime music: The Turtles      Happy Together (1967)    video with lyrics     lyrics


Week 16: June 3-10

1.
Discuss and submit:
English Island 17 May 2017: 從100分倒扣的競爭社交; and 
    English Island
18 June 2017: 會 唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣
    For next Monday June 10
(everybody): Submit class notes and notes on:
    English Island 19 July 2017: 小心你的台式英文腔;  
    English Island
20 August 2017: 語 言交換必看小撇步; and
    English Island 21 September 2017: 為什麼簡單的單字,發音卻不簡單?

2. Prepare and read aloud in class: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3

 
3. Breaktime music:
Novelty song: Three Wheels on my Wagon sung by Dick Van Dyke (1961)  
   The New Christie Minstrels version       lyrics       



Week 16: June 10-17
1. Discuss and submit: English Island 19 July 2017: 小心你的台式英文腔
    English Island 20 August 2017: 語言交換必看小撇步; and
    English Island 21 September 2017: 為什麼簡單的單字,發音卻不簡單? 
    These are the last articles for this semester!
    But hopefully you will continue reading the articles on your own –
    there's lots more to discover that you may not see or hear elsewhere!
    Make sure to hand in your original and corrected transcriptions of Ten Things That Scare Me with Samin Nosrat,
    along with a list of errors, their corrections, and notes on how to avoid similar errors in the future.

2. Make sure you send the final summary of your notes and your class evaluation as two separate pdf files to:
    feathermountain@gmail.com by Friday June 14.

3. The final exam will be next Monday, June 17, at the usual class time, in the same classroom.
    There will probably be both oral and written components to the exam.
    Pay special attention to the content of CET articles: 5, 6, 7, and 8.

4. Finish reading aloud: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 

5. Breaktime music: Adam Friedman     Be Nice     lyrics  


Week 17: June 17
1. Make sure ALL your work is uploaded to your Google Drive folder,
   and that you have emailed your summary of class notes and class evaluation to
   feathermountain@gmail.com.

2. Final exam.
















Goals of Course:

     The main goals of this course are (1) to teach you how to listen; this will be done mainly by listening to and imitating audio and video files online; and (2) to improve your pronunciation.

     Listening and pronunciation are probably the two weakest links in English education in Taiwan (though even those of you who have been educated in English abroad may find you have things to learn from this class). Rather than complain about what you didn't get in the past, we encourage you to focus on the here and now – there's still time to fix things. But you must be committed. The things you learn in this class are not assignments to be completed to earn a grade and then forgotten. They will require behavior modification on your part. Anybody knows how hard a habit is