Freshman English: Readings and Lab
Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
College of Science

THIS WEEK

Mondays 新生大樓 301, class periods 3/4, 10:20am-12:10pm,
Wednesdays 外教 101, class periods 1/2, 8:10-10:00am

Professor Karen Steffen Chung 史嘉琳
E-mail: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
gmail: feathermountain@gmail.com

Homepage: http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
(the first Google hit for "Karen Chung")

TA: Phoebe Lee 李珞玟
Email: b05102080@ntu.edu.tw
gmail: phoebe93219@gmail.com

Join: Class Facebook Group
Join:
Facebook: Karen on Ivy League Analytical English
Mini-conversations

師德文教 CET Hello! E.T. 大師開講 articles on English learning
First 18 CET articles in one single pdf file



Spring 2019: There will be 33 class meetings this semester:

     February 2019: 18, 20, 25, 27
     March: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
     April: 1, (3 is a holiday; no class), 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
     May: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
     June: 3, 5, 10, 12
     The final exam is currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 at 8:10-10:00am in 外教 101
; subject to change.

    Notes: 1. You will have an assigned seat to facilitate easier and fairer turn-taking.
                2. The polite way to address your professor is "Professor Chung".
                    (This article explains current practices in the US.)
                    If other teachers invite you to use their first name, then it's OK; otherwise use "Professor" + family name.
                3. ALWAYS use your NTU email account for class-related correspondence unless otherwise instructed.
                    You will also need a gmail account to use Google Drive, and to submit certain assignments, as instructed.
                4. Always TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE while in class.
                5. ABSOLUTELY NO EATING IN THE 外教 CLASSROOM! ALSO, NO DRINKS ALLOWED OTHER
                    THAN PLAIN WATER OR UNSWEETENED TEA! You may eat and drink in the hallways.
                    There will in any case be NO EATING during class in both classrooms.
                6. Use correct format in all your written work:


     Include your name in English and Chinese,
     your student number, and the date, flush left (left justified),
     in the upper right-hand corner of all your work.
     Use Times New Roman 12 pt for text, 新細明體 12 pt. for Chinese,
     and
Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5 pt for IPA symbols. Sample:

     Iris Lin 林玉梅
     B01102000
     Freshman English
     September 10 & 12, 2018  Week One

    Make SURE you include the CORRECT WEEK NUMBER for the classes
    the notes are from, based on this syllabus.

    See this sample, and read Melissa Hsiung's article, 英文 E-mail 潛規則:老師怎麼不早點教我?!
    for correct email format. FORMAT is IMPORTANT!


WEEK ONE: 2/18, 2/20   
2/18
1. Welcome back!
    Confirm class list.

2. Poem: On the Ning Nang Nong  by Spike Milligan    MP3     
    Practice and be ready to read it fluently in class on Wednesday 2/20.

3. We'll continue reading and having student presentations of one or two articles every week.
    First we'll finish the remaining CET articles, which are mainly about grammar.
    Then we'll work on the remaining English Island articles.
    For next Monday: CET 19 脫口而出的英文文法 in No. 87, January/February 2015, p. 8-10; and
    老師請認錯吧!in the March 2016 issue (3) of English Island 英語島.
    As usual, upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
    黃彥翔 Momo Huang and 張淳皓 Chris Chang will present.

4. Oral book report in pairs:
    1. Find a partner.
    2. Choose a book to read and report on. You are strongly encouraged to choose a book from the
        The Compass Classic Readers
series (second photo) of Level 6 simplified novels with CD, available at Crane's;
        Address: 106 台北市大安區金山南路二段 200 號 8 樓.
    3.
Details:
        Choose a SIMPLIFIED English NOVEL
        to give a 5-minute oral book report on with a PARTNER between March 18-27.
        Check with Prof. Chung before buying!
        And make sure you choose a book you like!
        The book must have high literary value.
        Do NOT choose any of the following: Harry Potter, The Little Prince, Lord of the Rings,
        The Chronicles Of Narnia, Charlotte's Web, or any other children's literature!

        TITLE and AUTHOR of the book and the English and Chinese NAMES
        and STUDENT NUMBERS of BOTH PARTNERS
        are due WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 over EMAIL
        to both Prof. Chung at karchung@ntu.edu.tw and TA Phoebe at b05102080@ntu.edu.tw.

        Correct format: Hardy, Thomas. 2009. Tess of the d`Ubervilles. (Classic Readers Level 6)
                                  Retold by Peter Kaster. Sachse, Texas: Compass Publishing. 128pp. Paper; with CD.

        To prepare for the oral book report:
        1.  Write down all new vocabulary items with meanings and enter into your Excel file, and make an outline;
        2.  Meet and discuss book with your partner(s); 3. Presentation will be five minutes long per group;
        4.  Book title, author, key words on board; 5. 2-3 sentences on author; 6. Summary of plot;
        7.  2-3 parts that impressed you most; 8. Your evaluation of the book on a scale of 1-10,
            or "Thumbs up" vs. "Thumbs down."
            Try to engage and interact with each other in a lively discussion.
            See how Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert used to interact in their movie review program (start around 2:30).
        9.  Each pair will have ONE 20-minute individual coaching session with TA Phoebe before you present,
            to help correct your errors and give you suggestions on how to improve your performance.
       10. The oral book reports will be scheduled beforehand and presented in the following classes:
             1. Monday, March 18     2. Wednesday, March 20     3. Monday, March 25     4. Wednesday, March 27

5. 
Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     We'll start transcribing in class.
     Finish transcribing till the 2:43 point for next Wednesday, 2/27.
     Print it out and upload to Google Drive.

6. 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     


2/20

1. We'll go over the final exam from last semester.
    Carefully correct your exam and submit on Monday 2/25.

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

3. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     Finish transcribing till the 2:43 point.
     Continue transcribing up to the 4:43 point for Monday 2/25.

     Optional reference: Tarof explained on This American Life by Nazanin Rafsanjani
     You can find lots of fun videos on "taarof/tarof" on YouTube

4. 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) 

5. 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 TWO: 2/25, 2/27    
2/25
1.
黃彥翔 Momo Huang and 張淳皓 Chris Chang will present on:
    
CET 19 脫口而出的英文文法 in No. 87, January/February 2015, p. 8-10; and
    老師請認錯吧!in the March 2016 issue (3) of English Island 英語島.
    
For next week: 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,
April 2016: 同學,給我一點Feedback.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
     Sam Hsu 徐湧翔 and Cindy Jhu 朱芸霆 will present.

2. Make sure your book choice is finalized by Wed 2/27.


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

4. New article: "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 translate your section by Wednesday Feb 27.

5. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     Finish transcribing up to the 4:43 point; finish transcription on Wednesday 2/27.

     Optional reference: Tarof explained on This American Life by Nazanin Rafsanjani
     You can find lots of fun videos on "taarof/tarof" on YouTube


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

2/27
1. Oral book report book to be finalized by today.

2. Read and translate n
ew article: "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 translate your section by Wednesday Feb 27.

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

     Optional reference: Tarof explained on This American Life by Nazanin Rafsanjani
     You can find lots of fun videos on "taarof/tarof" on YouTube


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


WEEK THREE: 3/4, 3/6  
3/4
1. 
Sam Hsu 徐湧翔 and Cindy Jhu 朱芸霆 will present on:
   
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,
April 2016: 同學,給我一點Feedback.

   
For next week: CET 22 & 23: 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(上)(下)
    in No. 90, July/August 2015, p. 20-22 and No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14.
   
Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
    Paul Tsai 蔡子暘 and Henry Yu 余衡 will present.

2. Make an appointment for a coaching session for your oral book report.
     Write up an OUTLINE of your talk to show to Prof. Chung/TA Phoebe before the session.
     Come well PREPARED. Don't just read off your paper.
     Check your GRAMMAR and PRONUNCIATIONS of unfamiliar words and names beforehand!

3. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     Finish transcribing as much as we can cover.


     Optional reference: Tarof explained on This American Life by Nazanin Rafsanjani
     You can find lots of fun videos on "taarof/tarof" on YouTube


4. New article: "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 translate your section.

5. Breaktime music: Knees     by Bebe Rexha       lyrics  

3/6
1. Continue, try to finish transcription of WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   

2. New article: "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 translate your section.

3. Book report preparation.


4. Breaktime music: Knees     by Bebe Rexha       lyrics  


WEEK FOUR: 3/11, 3/13
3/11

1. Paul Tsai 蔡子暘 and Henry Yu 余衡 will present on:
   
CET 22 & 23: 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(上)(下)
   
in No. 90, July/August 2015, p. 20-22 and No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14.
   
For next week: CET 24: 動詞時態三頁通 in No. 92, November/December 2015, p. 24-26.
   
Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
    David Huang 黃俊維 and Stella Hsu 許慈軒 will present.


2. Make an appointment for a coaching session for your oral book report and choose a day and time to report.
     Write up an OUTLINE of your talk to show to Prof. Chung/TA Phoebe before the session.
     Come well PREPARED. Don't just read off your paper.
     Check your GRAMMAR and PRONUNCIATIONS of unfamiliar words and names beforehand!

3. We'll try to finish transcribing: 
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
    
Remember to use oTranscribe.

4.
Continue reading and translating: "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 translate your section.


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

3/13
1. Finalize book report details.

2. Continue transcribing:
    WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
    
Remember to use oTranscribe.

3. Continue reading and translating: "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 translate your section.


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


WEEK FIVE: 3/18, 3/20
3/18

1.
David Huang 黃俊維 and Stella Hsu 許慈軒 will present on:
   
CET 24: 動詞時態三頁通 in No. 92, November/December 2015, p. 24-26.
   
For next week: English Island May 2016: Wrongology 不要懷疑,真的有犯錯學 and
    English Island June 2016: 中文變好,英文也跟著好了.
   
Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
    Andy Wu 吳庭安 and Emily Hsu 許皓雯 will present.


2. Continue transcribing:
    WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
   
Remember to use oTranscribe.

3. Continue reading and translating: "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 translate your section.

4. Elijah and Emily's oral book report.

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

3/20
1. Finish transcribing:
    WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
   
Remember to use oTranscribe.

2.
Continue reading and translating: "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 translate your section.

3. Cindy and Alice's oral book report.

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







Fall 2018: There will be 32 class meetings this semester:

    September 2018: 10, 12, 17, 19, (24 is a holiday), 26
    October: 1, 3, 8, (10 is a holiday), 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
    November: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
    December: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 22 (make-up class), 24, 26 (31 is a holiday)
    January 2019: 2

     Notes: 1. You will have an assigned seat to facilitate easier and fairer turn-taking.
                2. The polite way to address your professor is "Professor Chung".
                    (This article explains current practices in the US.)
                    If other teachers invite you to use their first name, then it's OK; otherwise use "Professor" + family name.
                3. ALWAYS use your NTU email account for class-related correspondence unless otherwise instructed.
                    You will also need a gmail account to use Google Drive, and to submit certain assignments, as instructed.
                4. Always TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE while in class.
                5. ABSOLUTELY NO EATING IN THE 外教 CLASSROOM! ALSO, NO DRINKS ALLOWED OTHER
                    THAN PLAIN WATER OR UNSWEETENED TEA! You may eat and drink in the hallways.
                    There will in any case be NO EATING during class in both classrooms.
                6. Use correct format in all your written work:

     Include your name in English and Chinese,
     your student number, and the date, flush left (left justified),
     in the upper right-hand corner of all your work.
     Use Times New Roman 12 pt for text, 新細明體 12 pt. for Chinese,
     and
Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5 pt for IPA symbols. Sample:

     Iris Lin 林玉梅
     B01102000
     Freshman English
     September 10 & 12, 2018
  Week One

    Make SURE you include the CORRECT WEEK NUMBER for the classes
    the notes are from, based on this syllabus.

    See this sample, and read Melissa Hsiung's article
, 英文 E-mail 潛規則:老師怎麼不早點教我?!
    for correct email format. FORMAT is IMPORTANT!






WEEK ONE: 9/10, 9/12 

9/10

1.  Welcome!
     Introductions: Prof. Chung and TA Phoebe Lee 李珞玟;
     Enrollment and c
lass list: please fill in your English or Romanized name.
     You will have an assigned seat.
    
Phoebe will photograph you during break for the class list.

2.  Warm-up song: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo

3.  Mark Zuckerberg's speech in Chinese at Tsinghua University Beijing, Oct. 25, 1015.

4.  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.

5.  a. Print out this English Skills Checklist compiled by Phoebe,
     and bring it to every class. Check off each skill after you master it.
     b. Also
print out and bring to every class: IPA symbols handout.
     c. Also print out for Wednesday 10/12:  The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)

6.   a. Join: Class Facebook Group
      b. Join:
Facebook: Karen on Ivy League Analytical English

      You can keep track of the books you read on Goodreads;
     
c. Join: our NTU Freshman English Goodreads group!
      See also the 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge
(optional).

      d. Join Google Drive;
you will receive an invitation mailed to your gmail account.

7. 
You will hand in a paper version of your weekly notes
      every Monday in class, and will also upload a pdf file of your notes to
      the class folder on Google Drive. Add each new week's notes to
      the TOP of the Word file, then save as pdf and upload to Google Drive.
      Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday: CET 1 & 2:
     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.
     
黃彥翔 and 徐湧翔 will present on these articles in class next Monday 9/17.

8.  Format for name on homework – in upper right hand corner, left justified
     (you can make a "box" and insert it in your Word file each week):

        Iris Lin 林玉梅
        B01102000
        Freshman English  Week One
        September 10 & 12, 2018 

Use:
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.

        
If your format and fonts are incorrect, your homework will be counted as 缺交.

9.  Each student is required to send an e-mail message to the professor
      and TA Phoebe with:

     1. this subject line:
     fe: quote, reason, NYT, gmail, fb name, musical instruments

     2. an English quote you like, together with its source.
     Example: "We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
     The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
     Ray Bradbury (1932- ), American author

     It must be a verifiable quote, not a proverb, CORRECTLY FORMATTED,
     containing no errors. Here is a sample so you know what format to use.

     3. Your reason for wanting to take this class: I want to take this class because...
     4. Confirm that: I have subscribed to the New York Time news digest.
     5. Give your gmail address, so you can be added to Google Drive: My gmail address is:
     6. Give your Facebook name: My Facebook name is:
     7. Mention what musical instruments you play, if any: I play the guitar and sing.

     Read and refer to this article by former TA Melissa Hsiung on how to write an email, entitled:
     英 文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/ 熊偌均

     Send the email in plain text, NOT HTML!

     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.


     Every student must also register with the New York Times
     and subscribe to their daily news digest (these are free,
     as is access to up to ten news stories a month). You will be asked
     to choose the kinds of news you'd like to receive. The aim of this requirement
     is to give you at least a passing familiarity with current international events,
     and for you to get used to using English-language news media sources.
     Include this sentence in your email:
     "I have subscribed to the New York Times news digest."
     Do NOT subscribe to the NEWSPAPER, and do NOT submit any financial information!

     Tell us why you want to take this class;
     also include your gmail address, so we can add you to Google Drive,

      and what musical instruments you are able and willing to play
     for the Christmas carol sing on December 24.

     The New York Times (US):
     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/

     This assignment is due Monday, September 17.

9/12
1.  One Small Step Can Change Your Life: with Kaizen

2.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 1. and 2.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

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


4.  Sign agreement to be filmed in class: for future online teaching.

5.  Reading and phrasing practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
    
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
    
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.

6. Book sharing:
      F You Very Much: Understanding the Culture of Rudeness – and What We Can Do About It, by Danny Wallace.


7.  Breaktime music: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo


WEEK TWO: 9/17, 9/19 

9/17

1. Class list and assigned seating.

2.  Email format.
     
Thank you for your emails! However, the following problems appeared quite frequently.
       If any of these apply to your email, please correct it and resend:

      1. Plain text; no html!
      2. Indent paragraphs 5 spaces.
      3. No Chinese punctuation; leave a space (before and after) parentheses (and "quotation marks")!
      4. "Prof." (NOT: Pro. or Pros.!)
      5. Please put "fe:" in the subject line of all class-related emails.
      6. It should be: "I don't play any musical instruments." Note "-al" ending and plural.
      7. Your gmail address must have ZERO ERRORS! Or you won't be added to Google Drive.
      8.
Make sure you send your email to: karchung@ntu.edu.tw (and not the gmail address)
          and to Phoebe at: b05102080@ntu.edu.tw.

3.  黃彥翔 Momo Huang and 徐湧翔 Sam Hsu will present: CET 1 & 2
     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.

      Hand in a paper version of your weekly notes, and make sure you have also
      uploaded a pdf file of your notes to the class folder on Google Drive.
      Add each new week's notes to the TOP of the Word file, then save as pdf and upload to Google Drive.
      Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday:
      CET 3: 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:
/i/ 和 // 的辨別 in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14.
      蔡子暘 Paul Tsai and 黃俊維 David Huang will present on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

s
.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 1. and 2.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.


5.   Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
     
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    


6.  Book sharing: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
     Bessel van der Kolk. New York: Penguin, 2014.


7.  Breaktime music: Rebecca Ferguson: Nothing's Real but Love     lyrics

9/19
1.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 1 and 2.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

2.   Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
     
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    


3.  Breaktime music: Rebecca Ferguson: Nothing's Real but Love     lyrics

 
WEEK THREE: (9/24 is a holiday; no class), 9/26 

9/26

1.  
蔡子 暘 Paul Tsai and 黃俊維 David Huang will present:
      CET 3 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 // 的辨別 in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14.
      Hand in a paper version of your weekly notes, and make sure you have also
      uploaded a pdf file of your notes to the class folder on Google Drive.
      Add each new week's notes to the TOP of the Word file, then save as pdf and upload to Google Drive.
      Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 10/1:
      (1)  CET 4 「重音」真 的很重要! in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14;
      (2)  從100分倒扣的競爭式社交,
in the July 2018 issue of English Island 英語島.
     
吳庭安 Andy Wu and 林は岸 Max Lin will present on Monday, Oct 1.

2.  Oral presentation skills and pointers.
     Phoebe: Explanation of 1-10 scale used to mark your weekly notes,
     and other things to watch out for.


3.  Breaktime music: Laura Marling: Ghosts   lyrics
     Read over the
lyrics, make sure you understand them, and sing along!

For next week:

4.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 1, 2, 3 and 4.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

5  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
     
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    


6.
Book sharing:

    Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World      by Nicholas Ostler. 2006.
    New York: HarperPerennial.
  Why should we protect endangered languages? by
Nicholas Ostler.


WEEK FOUR: 10/1, 10/3 
10/1
1.  
吳庭安 Andy Wu and 林は岸 Max Lin will present:
      (1) CET 4: 「重音」真 的很重要! in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14; and
      (2)  從100分倒扣的競爭式社交, in the July 2018 issue of English Island 英語島.
      Hand in a paper version of your weekly notes, and make sure you have also
      uploaded a pdf file of your notes to the class folder on Google Drive.
      Add each new week's notes to the TOP of the Word file, then save as pdf and upload to Google Drive.
      Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 10/8:
      (1) CET 5: 英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14
.
     
康士掄 Eric Kang and 鄭勝遠 Sam Cheng will present on Monday, Oct 8.

2.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 3. and 4.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

5  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
     
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    


6.
  Breaktime music: Leonard Cohen: Who By Fire   lyrics

10/3

1.  Remember to leave a space after periods, including in numbered lists, e.g.: 1. The book...  (not: 1.The book...),
     and again, leave a space (before and after) parentheses, except when followed by other (punctuation).

2.  Dictation on /i/ vs. //.
     Get more practice with
/i/ vs. // and other sound contrasts here:
     http://www.eflnet.com/content/sound-contrast-i-vs-i

3.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 3. and 4.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

4  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
     
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    

5. The New York Times: Can you spot the deceptive Facebook post?

6.  Brits: "It's fine."

7.  Simple guide to English punctuation         Wikipedia  

8.  Breaktime music: Leonard Cohen: Who By Fire   lyrics


WEEK FIVE: 10/8;
(10/10 is a holiday; no class

10/8
1.   康士掄 Eric Kang and 鄭勝遠 Sam Cheng will present:
      CET 5: 英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14.
      Hand in a paper version of your weekly notes, and make sure you have also
      uploaded a pdf file of your notes to the class folder on Google Drive.
      Add each new week's notes to the TOP of the Word file, then save as pdf and upload to Google Drive.
      Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 10/8:
      (1) CET 6: 抑揚頓挫: 英語的語調和斷句
in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14; and
      (2) English Island 英語島 July 2018:
連音: 英語「字裡行間」的玄機 - 母音篇
      林家維 Danny
Lin and 楊鎮謙 Rex Yang will present on Monday, Oct 15.

2.  a. Dictation #2:
/i/ vs. // ending in the nasal /-m/; (postponed till Monday 10/16) and
     b. Compound noun stress quiz #1.
     Get more practice with /i/ vs. // and other sound contrasts here:
     http://www.eflnet.com/content/sound-contrast-i-vs-i


3.  More work on compound noun stress:
     Print out these two exercises and bring to class on Monday 10/15:
     1. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstresspractice1.pdf
     2. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstress1.pdf


4
.
 
Echo Method and mini-conversations 3. and 4.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

5  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
     
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links   


6.  Breaktime music: Jason Mraz      Have it All      video with lyrics      lyrics       slap bracelet        
     similar to: I'm Yours      lyrics


WEEK SIX: 10/15 and 10/17
10/15
1.
 
林家維 Danny Lin and 楊鎮謙 Rex Yang will present:
      (1) CET 6: 抑揚頓挫: 英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14; and
      (2) English Island 英語島 July 2018: 連音: 英語「字裡行間」的玄機 - 母音篇
      Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 10/22:
      CET 7: Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
      許筑翔 Allen Hsu
and 葉靖和 Elijah Yeh will present on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018


2.  More work on compound noun stress:
     We'll go over this exercise:
     1. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstresspractice1.pdf
     On Wednesday we'll go over 2. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstress1.pdf

     and we'll have our second compound nouns stress quiz.

3.   Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
     
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links   


4.   Breaktime music: Same Love      Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert        lyrics      video with lyrics    

10/17
1.  Second compound noun stress quiz.

2.  More work on compound noun stress; we'll go over this exercise:
     2. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstress1.pdf

3.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 3, 4, Bonus sentence and 5.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

4  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
     
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links   


5.  Breaktime music: Same Love      Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert        lyrics      video with lyrics    


WEEK SEVEN: 10/22 and 10/24
10/22

1.  許筑翔 Allen Hsu and 葉靖和 Elijah Yeh will present:
    
CET 7: Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 10/29:
     CET 8: "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14.
    
梁修維 Ray Liang and 丁文婷 Wendy Ting will present on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.

2.  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
    
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
    
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.
     Here are the punctuated versions.           Related links   

    
Vocabulary test on The Crow and the Water Jar, with compound noun stress marking and dictation,
     on Wednesday, October 24.

3.  Breaktime music:    Coldplay     Viva la Vida      lyrics     video with lyrics  

10/24
1.  Vocabulary test on
The Crow and the Water Jar, with compound noun stress marking and dictation.

2. TEDx talk and feedback.

3.  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar
    
We'll continue to practice reading the text aloud.
     Make sure to use good phrasing, i.e. put the tonic stress and pauses in the right places,
     and use the continuation rise where appropriate.
    
Use this MP3 file
to prepare and as a reference.

4.  Breaktime music:    Coldplay     Viva la Vida      lyrics     video with lyrics  


WEEK EIGHT: 10/29 and 10/31:

10/29
1.  梁 修維 Ray Liang and 丁文婷 Wendy Ting will present:
    
CET 8: "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14.
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 11/05:
     1. CET 9 and 10: 鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 // —— No problen? (上)and
(下)
     in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14  and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14; also:
     2.
台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上)(下)
     王語柔
Emily Wang and 王紹瑜 Daniel Wang will present on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

2.  Finish reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar
     Make sure to use good phrasing, i.e. put the tonic stress and pauses in the right places,
     and use the continuation rise where appropriate.
     Use this MP3 file to prepare and as a reference.

3. New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman
    New York Times, Oct. 17, 2014
    Start reading the article to become familiar with it:
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version
    MP3 audio file for reference and practice

4. Breaktime music: Joni Mitchell     Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows/1970)     lyrics    video with lyrics  
     Bonus Halloween music from a previous year:
     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   

10/31
1. Mini-conversation practice: 5.       Echo file     Original audio

2.
New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

3. Transcription exercise: TBA.

     Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks

4. Breaktime music: Joni Mitchell     Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows/1970)     lyrics    video with lyrics  
    Bonus Halloween music from a previous year:
    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: 11/05 and 11/07:

11/05

1.  王 語柔 Emily Wang and 王 紹瑜 Daniel Wang will present:
     1. CET 9 and 10: 鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 // —— No problen? (上)and (下)
     in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14  and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14; also:
     2.
台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上)(下)
     Article to read and take notes on for next Monday 11/12:
    
CET 11: 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、// 和 /e/ in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14.
     李岱融
Sophie Li and 方璽蓉 Amy Fang will present on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

2. Compound noun stress practice.


3. 
For next week, 11/12: Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.
 
    Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe;
         then copy-and-paste into a Word file and print it out.
         Note that you can control the speed of the audio,
         and you can also replay or advance
it 3 seconds at a time
         with the double arrows, or F1 and F2. These can be adjusted in the "Settings".
         Use the pause button or "Esc" to pauses audio.
         You can also insert a "timestamp" and "jump to time".

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks


4. New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


5. Breaktime music:  UTN1    War (with lyrics): While We Can (2006)     lyrics   

11/07:
1. Mini-conversation performance: 5.       Echo file     Original audio
    Learn and practice mini-conversation 6.      Echo file      Original audio  

2. New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


3. Breaktime music:  UTN1    War (with lyrics): While We Can (2006)     lyrics   


WEEK TEN: 11/12 and 11/14

11/12

1.  李 岱融 Sophie Li and 方璽蓉 Amy Fang will present:
     CET 11: 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、// 和 /e/ in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14.
     Article to read and take notes on for next Monday 11/19:
     CET 12: 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1) in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14;
     also English Island November 2108:
連音塞音篇:STOP at STOPS! 遇到塞音請暫停!
 
    翁瑞妤 Bella Weng and 康邁文 Amy Kang will present on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.

2. 
Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.
 
     Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe;
         then copy-and-paste into a Word file and print it out.
         Note that you can control the speed of the audio,
         and you can also replay or advance
it 3 seconds at a time
         with the double arrows, or F1 and F2. These can be adjusted in the "Settings".
         Use the pause button or "Esc" to pauses audio.
         You can also insert a "timestamp" and "jump to time".

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks


3. Reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


4. Breaktime music: Dust in the Wind    by Kerry Livgren      sung by Kansas     lyrics     video with lyrics

11/14:
1. Mini-conversation performance: 6.    Echo file      Original audio     
    Learn and practice mini-conversation 8.      Echo file      Original audio  

2.  Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.

3. New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


4. Breaktime music: Dust in the Wind    by Kerry Livgren      sung by Kansas     lyrics     video with lyrics


WEEK ELEVEN: 11/19 and 11/21

11/19

1.  翁 瑞妤 Bella Weng and 康 邁文 Amy Kang will present:
     CET 12: 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1) in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14;
     also English Island November 2108:
連音塞音篇:STOP at STOPS! 遇到塞音請暫停!
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 11/126:
     1. CET 13: 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2) in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14;
     related audio file
     also:
2. English Island December 2016: 到底是Yes還是No?
 
    許欣瑜 Angela Hsu and 許皓雯 Emily Hsu will present on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

2.  Makeup performances for Mini-conversation 6.    Echo file      Original audio
     Practice
Mini-conversation 8.      Echo file      Original audio  
     to be performed on Wednesday, November 21.


3. 
Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.
 
     Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe;
         then copy-and-paste into a Word file and print it out.
         Note that you can control the speed of the audio,
         and you can also replay or advance
it 3 seconds at a time
         with the double arrows, or F1 and F2. These can be adjusted in the "Settings".
         Use the pause button or "Esc" to pauses audio.
         You can also insert a "timestamp" and "jump to time".

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks


4. New transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt 
     Source page    Episode 159 Smock on Smock off (Nov. 7. 2018)

5. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


6. Breaktime music:   Numb      by Linkin Park      lyrics      video with lyrics

11/21:
1. Perform Mini-conversation: 8.      Echo file      Original audio  

2.  Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.

3. New transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt

4.
Re
ad and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

5. Breaktime music:   Numb      by Linkin Park      lyrics      video with lyrics


WEEK TWELVE: 11/26 and 11/28

11/26

1.   許 欣瑜 Angela Hsu and 許 皓雯 Emily Hsu will present:
     1. CET 13: 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2) in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14;
     related audio file
     also:
2. English Island December 2016: 到底是Yes還是No?
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday, Dec. 3, 2018:
     1. CET 14: 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3) in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14;
     also:
2. CET 21: 重方法不重死背的英文文法(下)in No. 89, May/June 2015.
 
    許慈軒 Stella Hsu and 陳琬淇 Vicky Chen will present.

2.  Finish transcribing Tokay geckos.
     Submit both the original version of your transcription, without correction,
     and your final version, with everything corrected, to Google Drive as a separate file.
     Also, add this to your notes for next Monday: What did I learn from this transcription
     exercise that will will the next one easier?
 
     Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe;
         then copy-and-paste into a Word file and print it out.
         Note that you can control the speed of the audio,
         and you can also replay or advance
it 3 seconds at a time
         with the double arrows, or F1 and F2. These can be adjusted in the "Settings".
         Use the pause button or "Esc" to pauses audio.
         You can also insert a "timestamp" and "jump to time".

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks


3. New transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt 
     Source page    Episode 159 Smock on Smock off (Nov. 7. 2018)

4. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


5. Breaktime music:  Rize Up/Rise Up     by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby   
    performed by the Girls' Choir of Wilmington  
  lyrics  


11/28
1. 
Proofreading hints, presented by TA Phoebe Lee.

2. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

3. Breaktime music:  Rize Up/Rise Up     by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby   
    performed by the Girls' Choir of Wilmington  
  lyrics  



WEEK THIRTEEN: 12/3 and 12/5

12/3

1.   許 慈軒 Stella Hsu and 陳 琬淇 Vicky Chen will present:
     1. CET 14: 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3) in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14;
     also:
2. CET 21: 重方法不重死背的英文文法(下)in No. 89, May/June 2015.
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday, Dec. 10, 2018:
     1. CET 15:
英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4) in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14; also:
     2. English Island February 2017: 希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?
     Make sure you read both articles carefully and mindfully; prepare yourself mentally
     to give a presentation on the articles, particularly on the rules for the use of "wish" and "hope" in English
     described in the English Island article.
余 衡 Henry Yu and 朱芸霆 Cindy Chu will present.

2. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

3. Breaktime music:  Blackbird     by Paul McCartney         Background of the song

12/5
1.  Presentation by TA Phoebe Lee: Setting Language Learning Goals for Yourself.

2. New transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt 
     Source page    Episode 159 Smock on Smock off (Nov. 7. 2018)

3. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


4. Breaktime music:  Blackbird     by Paul McCartney         Background of the song       lyrics  


WEEK FOURTEEN: 12/10 and 12/12
12/10

1. 
余衡 Henry Yu and 朱芸霆 Cindy Chu will present:
     1. CET 15: 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4) in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14; also:
     2. English Island February 2017: 希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday, Dec. 17, 2018:
  
   1. CET 16 and 17 (#84 and #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
     2. 32. Schwa elision in English.    
     張淳皓 Chris Chang and 謝馥暄 Flora Hsieh will present.

2. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

    Related links – for reference (optional):
    1. Map of Missouri and Kansas; note location of Kansas City.

    2. Podcast that describes how New York City policemen often try to meet their quotas:
    Reply All #128 The Crime Machine, Part II  

    3. New York Times article: For Autistic Boys, the Subway Is Actually Soothing
         (Nov. 8, 2018)

3. Breaktime music: Sixx:A.M.     Accidents Can Happen      lyrics      video with lyrics 
    interview with Nikki Sixx on the Spit podcast   

12/12
1.
New transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt 
     Source page    Episode 159 Smock on Smock off (Nov. 7. 2018)

2. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.
    Quiz coming up!


3. Breaktime music: Sixx:A.M.     Accidents Can Happen      lyrics      video with lyrics  
    interview with Nikki Sixx on the Spit podcast   



WEEK FIFTEEN: 12/17 and 12/19
12/17

1.  張淳皓 Chris Chang and 謝馥暄 Flora Hsieh will present:
     1. CET 16 and 17 (#84 and #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
     2. 32. Schwa elision in English.    

     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday, Dec. 24, 2018:
     For Saturday 12/22: Class notes and notes on:
     1. CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要!
     2. Notes on web page 33. Contractions.

     邢皓霆 Jerry Hsing and 黃詩晴 Crystal Huang will present.

2. Due January 2: 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 and Phoebe Lee at 
phoebe93219@gmail.com

3. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


5. Breaktime music: Joni Mitchell       River        lyrics        video with lyrics    

12/19

1. Finish transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt 
     Source page    Episode 159 Smock on Smock off (Nov. 7. 2018)


2. New transcription assignment: This American Life #489, part 4 (source page):
    Don't Lift the Manhole Cover   (5:05 minutes)

3. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


4.  Breaktime music: Joni Mitchell       River        lyrics        video with lyrics    


WEEK SIXTEEN: 12/22: Make-up class
12/22

1.
  邢皓霆 Jerry Hsing and 黃詩晴 Crystal Huang will present:
     1.
CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還 是很重要!
     2. Notes on web page 33. Contractions.

     Articles to read and take notes on for Monday, Dec. 24, 2018:
     October 2016 English Island article on being careful to avoid
     vulgar words in your English:
你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」?

     陳 浥岫 Alice Chen will present.

2. Finish transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt 
     Source page    Episode 159 Smock on Smock off (Nov. 7. 2018)


3. New transcription assignment: This American Life #489, part 4 (source page):
    Don't Lift the Manhole Cover   (5:05 minutes)


4. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


5. Breaktime music: Some beautiful international Christmas carols:
    1. Czech: Hajej, nynej, Ježišku
;  Czech text read aloud by Pavel Sticka
   
2. Georgian:
Alilo;
    3. Scottish Gaelic: Taladh Chriosda  
lyrics with IPA transcription.
Also:
    4. Aramaic: Hweili Isho' Halleluyah (Christ is Born);
    5. Huron/Wendat and French: The Huron Carol;
    6. Galician: Nadal de luintra;
    7. French:
Le Sommeil de l'Enfant Jesus;
    8. More Christmas Carols; Word format; html page.


WEEK SEVENTEEN: 12/24 and 12/26
12/24

1.
 
陳 浥岫 Alice Chen will present:
     October 2016 English Island article on being careful to avoid
     vulgar words in your English:
你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」?

    
2. Transcription assignment: This American Life #489, part 4 (source page):
    Don't Lift the Manhole Cover   (5:05 minutes)


3. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


4. Breaktime music: Some beautiful international Christmas carols:
    1. Czech: Hajej, nynej, Ježišku
;  Czech text read aloud by Pavel Sticka
   
2. Georgian: Alilo;
    3. Scottish Gaelic: Taladh Chriosda  
lyrics with IPA transcription.
Also:
    4. Aramaic: Hweili Isho' Halleluyah (Christ is Born);
    5. Huron/Wendat and French: The Huron Carol;
    6. Galician: Nadal de luintra;
    7. French:
Le Sommeil de l'Enfant Jesus;
    8. More Christmas Carols; Word format; html page.


12/26
1. Transcription assignment: This American Life #489, part 4 (source page):
    Don't Lift the Manhole Cover   (5:05 minutes)


2. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

3. Why do so many Americans have trouble reading?
    APM Reports: Hard Words: Why aren't kids being taught to read? (podcast)

4. Breaktime music: Some beautiful international Christmas carols:
    1. Czech: Hajej, nynej, Ježišku
;  Czech text read aloud by Pavel Sticka
   
2. Georgian:
Alilo;
    3. Scottish Gaelic: Taladh Chriosda  
lyrics with IPA transcription.
Also:
    4. Aramaic: Hweili Isho' Halleluyah (Christ is Born);
    5. Huron/Wendat and French: The Huron Carol;
    6. Galician: Nadal de luintra;
    7. French: Le Sommeil de l'Enfant Jesus;
    8. More Christmas Carols; Word format; html page.


WEEK EIGHTEEN: 1/2
1/2

1. Due date for handing in summary of notes, evaluations, and any
overdue homework.

2. Discuss "To Siri, With Love".

3. Transcription assignment: This American Life #489, part 4 (source page):
    Don't Lift the Manhole Cover   (5:05 minutes)

4.
The correct transcription for is now available on Google Drive in the "Drafts" folder.
     Download and print out a copy of this file.
     In a Word file, paste your original, uncorrected transcription at the top.
     Then copy-and-paste another copy of it just below the original.
     Using Word's "Track Changes" 追蹤修訂 function, correct this second copy
     of your transcription, based on the correct version you have printed out.
     Then upload this file to your Google Drive folder.

5. Book sharing:
     1. Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark
         Listen to the podcast version for free

     2. A Burglar's Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh.

6. Breaktime music: John Prine      Summer's End       lyrics  


FINALS WEEK: 1/9
1. Book sharing:
     1. Discourse Intonation: A Discourse-Pragmatic Approach to Teaching the Pronunciation of English
         by Lucy Pickering 2018
     2. What Confucius Really Said: The Complete Analects in a Skopos-Centric Translation
          by Chris Wen-chao Li 2018

2.
Final exam: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 8:10-10:00am in 新生 301.







Goals of Course

     
This course will concentrate on four main areas:

     (1) Pronunciation training. Everybody must keep a pronunciation, grammar and class notes journal. A summary of your class notes is due every Monday.

     (2) Reading and translation practice. This semester we will mainly be reading essays and possibly short stories, though additional texts may be assigned. Normally, individual students will be assigned to translate a given passage of the reading beforehand. Each of the passages will be read, translated orally into good Chinese, discussed, and sometimes acted out in class. The reading will be followed by a class discussion, and almost always by a short quiz, usually on vocabulary and compound and phrase stress. Students are actively encouraged to relate what they read and learn to their own life, experiences, and feelings, and to listen attentively to what their classmates have to say. Also, for each simplified English novel or other English book you read on your own and submit a short summary of, you will receive extra credit. Everybody must keep a record of the books you read.

     (3) Listening and oral practice with online resources. There will normally be one online listening assignment a week requiring written answers to listening comprehension questions. We will correct the assignment of the previous week and a new assignment will be given every Wednesday. You may work with your classmates or friends on the listening part of the assignment, but you must do your own work answering the questions. 50% or more will be deducted on assignments that are not handed in on time. Click here for suggestions on how to approach the listening assignments.

     (4) Various oral presentations, including a book report first semester and possibly a dramatization second semester.
    
     This is not a composition course, and we unfortunately have too large a class and not enough time for lots of conversation practice. You must create opportunities for yourself to get practice in these areas. If you would like composition practice, however, you could consider keeping a blog. You may even be lucky enough to get feedback on what you write! Or find a language exchange partner on Livemocha.com. Remember in any case that you are responsible for your own education – the NTU faculty and staff can help you with only part of it!

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E-mail and miscellaneous requirements

     
E-mail: Every student must use your NTU e-mail account. Each student is responsible for ensuring that their e-mail inbox is able to receive and send mail at all times.

     In the first week of class, each student is required to send an e-mail message to the professor with an English quote you like, together with its source. (Example: "Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think." Niels Bohr (1885-1962), Danish physicist) It must be a verifiable quote, CORRECTLY FORMATTED, containing no errors. Here is a sample so you know what format to use.

     The purpose of this is (1) to collect the e-mail addresses of everyone in the class, so we can all use them for class communications; and (2) to remind you right at the beginning of the semester of the importance of producing careful work that is not filled with sloppy mistakes. Make sure you sign your name to every e-mail you write! Put "fe quote" in the subject line. 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.

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     Pronunciation and grammar journal: You are required to keep a running record of specific sounds and other areas you need to work on in your pronunciation in a small notebook, based on feedback you receive in class. You are also required to keep a record of all grammar points and corrections made in class and in your written work. You are expected to have your journal open and ready throughout each class, without being reminded. You will be asked to write and hand in a summary of your pronunciation and grammar journal at the end of each semester. You can use this page to insert IPA/KK symbols into Word and other documents.

     Oral book report: Each student will be asked to choose a simplified or original novel to read with a partner and give a 5-minute oral book report on. Here are three lists of suggested books to choose from, though your choices are not limited to these; do NOT however choose any of the following: Harry Potter, The Little Prince, Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles Of Narnia, or any other children's literature:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1061037,00.html
http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html
http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/the_complete_list.html

You may read your book in the original if you choose, but most works are quite long and difficult, with an overwhelming number of unfamiliar vocabulary words. The intention of this assignment is simply for you to become better acquainted with English literature, and for you to have an enjoyable reading experience. Hopefully, once you have gotten through, understood, and enjoyed an entire abridged and simplified work in English, you will want to explore more books, maybe also in simplified form, but eventually you may want to tackle a novel in the original. DO NOT COPY FROM ANY SOURCE WITHOUT CITING THE SOURCE. This is plagiarism and an extremely serious offense; in the US it is grounds for dismissal from the university.

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     News reading: Every student must register with the New York TImes and subscribe to their daily news digest (these are free, as is access to up to ten news stories a month). You will be asked to choose the kinds of news you'd like to receive. The aim of this requirement is give you at least a passing familiarity with current international events, and for you to get used to using English-language news media sources.

The New York Times (US): https://myaccount.nytimes.com/register
The New York Times homepage: http://www.nytimes.com/

UK Media:
The BBC World Service homepage:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/

The Guardian Unlimited (UK):
http://users.guardian.co.uk/register/1,12904,-1,00.html
The Guardian Unlimited homepage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/

Poetry from the MPR's Writer's Almanac (optional): If you'd like a poem and a "today in literature" summary delivered to your e-mail inbox every day, sign up here:
http://mail.publicradio.org/content/506927/forms/twa_signup.htm
Writer's Almanac homepage: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/
About.com also has a Classic Poem Daily (optional): http://quotations.about.com/c/ec/1.htm

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Podcasts: If you have an MP3 player, iPod, or smart phone, podcasts are a great way to listen to class listening files anytime, anywhere. You can also download an enormous variety of files you choose yourself. You can even produce your own podcast for others to listen to!

iTunes is one popular way to download podcasts. Select "United States" as your country for the largest selection. Check out the free university courses available on iTunes U!

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

     Here are some pages with podcasts to choose from, subscribe to or download, then copy to your MP3 player:

BBC podcast feeds:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts
NPR podcast directory:
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php
Nature magazine podcast:
http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/index.html
Podcast directories:
http://www.podfeed.net/
http://podcast.com/

     Handouts will be posted on this Web site. You are responsible for printing them out yourself.
    

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     Grade calculation

     Grades will be calculated on the basis of:

     1. Attendance. Note that missing more than three classes or being late to class more than five times without good reason is sufficient grounds for receiving a failing grade for this course; being late disturbs everybody else in the class, so make a concerted effort to be in class on time.

     DON'T BE LATE!

     If you must miss class or be late let Ms. Chung and the TA 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.

     2. Homework, including listening assignments and pronunciation/grammar summaries
     3. Quizzes (usually given after we finish reading and discussing each text)
     4. Oral presentations
     5. Class participation
     6. Attitude
     7. Progress made
     8. Final exam
     Extra credit will be given to students who do independent research on a class-related topic and share their findings with the class.

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Notes regarding grading policy:
     Taiwan University now uses a letter grade system like the one used in US universities. Please do NOT ask for a precise percentage breakdown of how your grade is calculated. You should be able to see from the above that each person's situation is different, and things like "attitude" and "progress made" are difficult to quantify. If, for example, you make great progress after the middle of the semester, your earlier grades will count less. If your grades fluctuate a lot and you do not have a very positive attitude toward learning, all of your grades will be counted just as you earn them; points will be taken off from your final grade if you have often been late or absent from class, or are missing assignments or handed them in late. It's really quite simple - do good work and you get good grades. Your final exam will test your ability in the key areas covered in class; it is not "arbitrary." Very often it is consistent with the work you have done throughout the semester, and therefore your final grade may be close to your final exam grade. Do not conclude that because of this, your final grade is simply decided by your final exam grade. If you have questions not covered in these notes, please e-mail Ms. Chung. But please do NOT come to complain about a grade or demand an explanation for it unless it is clear there has been in error in calculation, e.g. of an exam score. Rest assured that we teachers spend a LOT of time taking many different factors into consideration before finally deciding on each and every grade we give.

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     Dictionaries

     
Here is a list of recommended dictionaries and reference works. Please use an online English dictionary with audio files (e.g. the Merriam-Webster and The Free Dictionary are recommended) to check the pronunciation of any word you encounter that you aren't sure how to pronounce. You have no excuse for getting a pronunciation in a poem or written exercise wrong in class! Get used to relying on your ears rather than on your eyes when it comes to pronunciation!

      The following paper dictionary is highly recommended: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English: The Living Dictionary. 5th Edition. 2009. Essex: Pearson Education. Available at Crane's in hardcover or paperback. It comes with a CD-ROM (requiring about 500MB of disk space) which offers definitions, audio files of pronunciation of the entry in British English (online version also available) and U.S. English, plus exercises and many other excellent features. It gives word pronunciations in IPA symbols, which are very close to the KK system you are familiar with.

      The above dictionary doesn't include very difficult or technical words; you can get these from the online dictionaries, or get another English-English desktop dictionary, available for purchase at local English book stores such as Bookman, Crane's, Lai Lai and Cave's.

     Here's a page on How to Choose a Dictionary.

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      US English-English dictionaries usually use a strange (for you) set of pronunciation symbols based on English spelling habits, which may be difficult to get used to at first. You will find a pronunciation key on each page of the dictionary to help you. Here's the pronunciation key to the American Heritage Dictionary, which is representative of this kind of pronunciation symbols. If in doubt, use an online dictionary with audio files and listen to the correct pronunciation!

      A pocket edition of one of these English-English dictionaries is handy for class use; most English-Chinese dictionaries published in Taiwan are full of errors, especially in the KK pronunciations of words. Electronic dictionaries are handy and very popular among students these days, but they are also not always as reliable, since they are mostly produced domestically; they will probably be missing some words and definitions, and the pronunciation in KK symbols may not be accurate. But some include a huge database of several good English-English dictionaries, and are very useful. Shop carefully.

     The best English thesaurus, in my opinion, is: The Synonym Finder. 1987. Emmaus: Rodale. 1361pp. Paper. Available at Bookman Books 書林.

      In my view, the very best Chinese-English dictionary is one compiled on the Chinese mainland: 漢英辭典. 修訂版. 1995. 北京:外語教學與研究出版社. 主編:危東亞. This now seems to be out of print, so the following is a good substitute: 新世紀漢英大辭典 A New Century Chinese-English Dictionary. 外語教學與研究出版社, 2003. Purchase at 秋水堂 台北市羅斯福路三段333巷14號
(02)2369-5999. You may have to put in a special order. It takes about six weeks for the book(s) to arrive.

      See homepage and the Language and Linguistics page for links to more online dictionaries, including Chinese ones.

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Outside Work

     All students are encouraged to advance their English skills on their own, outside class. Here are some ideas on how to do this; also please visit Extras on this site for some resources to get you started:

      Read English newspapers and magazines (many available free online – see Extras or do a search), novels (simplified ones are OK!), materials on the Internet, anything else of interest;

     Listen to the radio – programs like Studio Classroom or Ivy League (if you are on Facebook, you might want to consider joining the Karen on Ivy League Analytical English fan page), FM93.1 and ICRT (100.7), which broadcast BBC programming every weekday morning, 6am-7am for FM93.1, and 7:00-7:30am for ICRT: listen to the BBC's daily Learning English feature with text and audio; and other Internet broadcasts from around the world (see Extras); you can now download lots of audio programs on the Internet to your MP3 player – see section on podcasts above;

     Watch English language TV programs, e.g. sitcoms and the news, and movies: movies and other videos/DVDs can be borrowed and viewed in the AV library;

     Speak and write English with friends: you may want to set up a language exchange, meet English speakers through activities in Taipei's foreign communities, or just practice with classmates – don't be shy! Finding and writing to an e-mail pen pal is another good way to practice English – try joining a special interest discussion group (see Extras) and send a note to someone who says things you think are interesting. Keep a blog.

     Here's a Topical list of resources in the Language Learning workshop from SIL International – it contains lots of good ideas on language learning.

     Please write Prof. Chung if you have other good English-learning ideas to share!

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Study aids and resources

Reading and thinking:
1.
Interrogating Texts: 6 Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard
http://hcl.harvard.edu/research/guides/lamont_handouts/interrogatingtexts.html

2. How to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly, and Learn Complex Material More Easily by Michael A. Covington
http://www.ai.uga.edu/mc/WriteThinkLearn.pdf

Format and Hanyu Pinyin:
3. English formatting workbook – good for practice:
http://mcu.edu.tw/~ssmith/pe1writing/workbook.pdf

4. Punctuation explained
http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/

5. Clean up cluttered Web pages with Readability
http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/

6. Hanyu Pinyin 漢語拼音Tutorial: Teach yourself Pinyin
http://www.ncacls.org/materials/HanYuPinYin-8.pdf

7. Pinyin tone mark converter
http://toshuo.com/chinese-tools/pinyin-tone-tool/

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Computer skills:
8. David Pogue's Tech Tips for the Basic Computer User
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/02/tech-tips-for-the-basic-computer-user/#more-553

Compound stress, word endings, grammar:
9. English compound noun stress rules
http://www.soundsofenglish.org/pronunciation/suprasegmentals/index.html#noun
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/p201-10-lecture.pdf

10.
English plural and past tense pronunciation rules


11. Verb Tense Tutorial
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbtenseintro.html
Explanation of the simple past in English
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepast.html
More verb practice
http://www.angelfire.com/wi3/englishcorner/grammar/grammar.html#simpasint

Pronunciation, listening, the Echo Method, phonics, adverbs:
12. English Central
http://www.englishcentral.com


13. Facebook: Karen on Ivy League Analytical English
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-on-Ivy-League-Analytical-English/234235001756

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14. Sesame Street: Demonstration of how the "Echo Method" works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jdP7HUPbVs&NR=1&feature=fvwp
Learn phonics with "Silent E"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVC9TayQIh8
Learn English adverb formation with the "LY" song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxVoHqgemWE&NR=1

Language exchange and audio books:
15. Language exchange site: Livemocha
http://www.livemocha.com/

16. Free audio books: Librivox
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/

17. More free audio books

http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/Extras.htm#books

Inputting KK symbols:
18. Online KK symbol editor page
http://ipa.typeit.org/

19. Copy-and-paste IPA symbols

http://www.i2speak.com/


Dictionaries:
1. Merriam-Webster (American English)
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/

2. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (American and British English)
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/

3. Macmillan Dictionary (American and British English)
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/

4. Howjasay (British English pronunciation)
http://www.howjsay.com/

5. The Free Dictionary (American English pronunciation)
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

6.
OneLook Free Dictionary (Good for patttern searches)

http://www.onelook.com/

7. Lopate: Near Suicide

8.
My dame has a lame tame crane

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