2003年01月29日(水) make sentences and answer

01/29/03 (Intermediate Skills)

[ TB p.206; make sentences and answer using the Present Perfect Progressive. Use the words in the box below. ]

What's been happening in Japan?
The unemployment rate has been rising gently since 1993 in Japan.

What's been happening in Canada?
Joblessness has been going up and down in Canada.

What's bee happening in the U.K.?
In the U.K., unemployment has been decreasing since 1993, but it has been increasing since 1995.

What's been happening in the U.S.?
The unemployment rate has been getting worse.

What happened in Germany between 1993 and 1996?
The unemployment rate in Germany increased.

What has been happening France?
The unemployment rate has been falling since 1993.

What's been happening in Germany?
The unemployment in Germany has been getting worse since 1993.

What's been happening in Japan for last five years?
Joblessness has been increasing.

What happened in France from 1995 to 1996?
The unemployment rate decrease.


01/29/03 (Intermediate Skills)
[ make sentences using the Present Perfect Progressive ]

I've been losing my weight since this college has started.

My son has been feeding a golden fish since last Friday.

I've been feeling homesick lately.

One of my homestay student has been taking TOEFL class at a language school.

My other homestay student has been preparing for registration at Saddleback College since he got a good score in TOEFL test.

2003年01月28日(火) ...


2003年01月24日(金) make sentences

01/24/03 (Intermediate Skills)

[ TB p.200 make sentences ]

Last year she took her vacation twice.
So far this year she's take her vacation once.

She was at two parties for her friend's wedding last year.
This year, she's been at two parties for her wedding.

Last year she went to L.A. 14 times.
Comparison with last year, she's gone to L.A. just 5 times.

Last year, she went to Little Rock on a business trip.
But this year she hasn't gone there yet.

She took 4 seminars last year.
Then she's taken only 1 seminar this year.

Last year she took one lecture.
She's taken one lecture this year, too.

2003年01月16日(木) read and record

01/16/03 (Intermediate Pronunciation)

[ Read and record this poem. ]

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody too?
Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

Emily Dickinson, American
1830 - 1886


I made a mistake!!!
I read "bog", "dog" . And recorded.....(-_-;

2003年01月15日(水) make sentences

01/15/03 (Intermediate Skills)

[ make sentences, use Present Perfect ]

My friends Jack has loved with my family and me since last October 4th.

My friend Pauline has returned to Taiwan since last September.

I have been in the U.S. for 1 and half years.

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