Monday, June 22, 2015

Reflection Paper 6/23

In the beginning of this semester, I choose this course because of its practicability, and I want to improve English. Hesitantly, I was worried that this course would be a boring, just like do notes or use highlighter on lectures. However; in the first class, I was surprised and excited that we have to build a blog. For me, It is a new style to learn English that I have never met.   
In this course, I gain a lot of gorgeous learning English tool. They are almost used by internet, so the resources are more diversification than before, and which can improve your listening, reading, speaking, writing. In all resources, I like My Et and TED, both of them are good English social model. First, My ET is an interesting software which you can interact with teacher inside the computer. It has a little speaking test, you should imitate intonation from teacher after finish you can adjust your pronunciation according to the test result. Once I read an article, it is about foreigners pass their opinion on how hard Taiwanese practice their speaking. Some of them think Taiwanese have high demand on English speaking, they think it is not necessary. It is not a big deal that very countries’ people have their own accent when they are speaking another language. For example, Japanese have unique accent when speaking, foreigners think it is cute, they think accent is every countries culture.
Yet, in the precondition it is clear to understand that what you are talking about. So to learn well on pronunciation is still important and necessary. Moreover, it has a variety of course you can select to improve reading or listening. Some of the courses need money to get it, however, you can use coins which you gain every time you finish a test to exchange so that you don’t have to pay any. And it can found a club for member to share their experience on learning English, or discuss the difficult with each other, it can encourage you to do resolution on learning.
Second, TED is also a good tool to learn English. Why I say it is a good English social model in front page? Because you can watch the speakers their facial expression or body movements when they are describe a theory so that you can feel the speakers what feeling they want to bring to you. On the other hand, you can choose what subject you like on the TED. While you are listening English, you absorb knowledge except English, or you can know a lot of presentation skills, for instance, most of speakers like to use famous university research to strengthen their opinion. I like to search something about Psychology speaks, it make me more realize that psychology is a science, and it is a big different from Psychological Tests. And you can observe a person’s body movement to know what is he or she thinking right now.

At last, I gain a lot of acquisition in this course. From basically use keywords and simple sign to google information and read English articles, even try to understand an English presentation. It is necessary to use these tools again and again, so that you can really learn something from these courses. Next time, if I have chance, I would not hesitantly to choose it.     

Thursday, June 4, 2015

6/2 Assignment

I have heard the open course before, but I never visit it. I really like the resource to learn different kinds of courses from other school. I use EdX to acknowledge the basic psychology. It resolves my confusion about the psychology that I think Psychological Tests has connection to psychologist. Actually, Psychological Test is not in their research, they investigate in science.
Through this resource, you can learn various courses even from the best school in the world. So that you can learn the knowledge at home, and you don't have to pay so much money. And you can repeat  many times to listen again and again. It is really convenience and useful.            

Sunday, May 10, 2015

#5 Connecting the dots 5/5

When I was a grade five student in elementary school, my life wasn't like most students who had a spare time can do what they liked to do, for example play games with friends or play sports, after school. Four days a week I had to go to cram school to advance my Chinese,English, Math, Science and Society  for two years later big and vital exam. What is the such vital exam? It's the entrance examination to private middle school. At that time I had to study hard to get a good grade on cram school's test, otherwise I could be degradation to other class. I also remember there were almost five hundred students on the transcript.
To be truth, I didn't belong to top students at that time. Every time when I got the transcript, I thought why I studied so hard however my achievement only stayed in the same level. Sometimes I just thought can I give up? Fortunately, I had a best friend in the class who also had a same goal so that can take care of each other. Until the exam result be released that day, I was so glad that I was recruited to the private school. Nowadays, when I encounter the struggles on lessons or others, I will recall the period in my grade five to tell myself I can get over to this obstacle. I think if I didn't experience the period, I wouldn't be a strong girl today.          

Monday, May 4, 2015

#4 4/28 Assignment

1. You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
2.the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
3.The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.
4.If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.
5.There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Monday, April 20, 2015

#3 Assignment 4/19

In my opinion, it's a good resource to advantage listening ability. First, the speed of  Podcast is slow to make listeners to focus on it carefully. Also the merit can strong listeners confidence. Second, the announcer use not too difficult sentences to detail the vocabularies and phrases. Using English to translate English can impress the meaning in my brain.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

#2 3/17 Assignment

   (1)Give attention : to direct your attention or your efforts towards a particular activity, subject,or problem
        EX: The company is concentrating on developing new products.
   (2)Come together : to bring or come together in a large number or amount in one particular area.
        EX: Most of the country's population is concentrated in the north. In the dry season, the animals tend to concentrate in the areas where there is water.
  (1)Connected with the body
       EX: I'm not a very physical sort of person.
  (2) Violent
       EX: The referee stepped in because the game had started to get a bit physical.
       EX: There was obviously a great physical attraction between them.
   Verb-- to give something and be given something else instead.
       EX:When you've finished reading your book, and I've finished mine, can we swap?
   Noun--an exchange, or something that is going to be or has been exchanged.
    EX:I thought Simon's food looked nicer than mine, so we did a swap.
   Adj--similar to, connected with, or caused by something else.
     EX:Company losses were 50 percent worse than in the corresponding period last year.
  Adverb--EX:Life in the city is more expensive but salaries are correspondingly higher.
   Verb--to prevent something, especially a system process, or event, from continuing as usual or as      expected.
   Noun--The accident is causing widespread disruption on the roads.

In my opinion,  Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary is the most useful tool to look up vocabulary. Because it provides all the variety of the vocabulary, if you input only one word. And the sentences they build are very good. Also can learn the English construction from those sentences. Compare with   YahooKimo Online Dictionary and Google Dictionary, it is the most complicated.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

#1 Nice to meet you : )

Hello~everyone, I'm Allison Ho, from the department of Accounting Information. My hometown  is in Taichung. There is a famous night market, which is called Feng-Jia. Almost every weekend, there are so many tourists. Therefore, I suggest that you can go there by bus to decrease the chance that you be stuck in the traffic jam. My hobby is listen to the music.Whatever Pop music, Rock music, Musical. One of my favorite songs is Thinking out Loud. It's really really warm heart~ ~ I recommend that everybody to try it. Hope you enjoy it in the weekend.