3/19 - 3/20
It's not too late to submit coaching summary make ups!
- Go to the course link marked "Blackboard Collaborate"
- Once the page has loaded, click the link that says Recordings:
- Find the your coach's recording of the date and time that you missed.
- If your coach was not able to record anything, you may listen to the recording of another coach's session.
- Listen to the whole archive.
- Write a paragraph describing the coaching session.
- Write 3 examples of sentences that were practiced in the session.
- Then, E-MAIL me the date and time of the recording, your paragraph, and 3 sentences.
- An easy way to include this information is to copy and paste the date and time of the recording into your e-mail.
Your e-mail should look something like this:
Konnichiwa Boutin sensei,
I have listened to the following archive for make-up credit:
Coach Sparks san Classroom - 03/16/2016 8:59
During the coaching session, coach Sparks demonstrated how to properly pronounce the vocabulary words. Then, they practiced making sentences using the て-form. After that, they practiced reading the dialogues from the videos here in the course.
1. すし を たべて、みず を のみました。
2. アーカイブ を きいて、しゅくだい を しました。
3. ほん を よんで、 おんがく を ききました。
Student B. Awesome
I WILL ACCEPT COACHING MAKE UP SUMMARIES THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING ONLY!! NO OTHER LATE WORK CAN BE ACCEPTED.
New 9 Weeks!
Verbs Verbs Verbs!
So if I say さくらさんはさんじゅうななさいです。 (Sakura is 17 years old.) the verb です simply tells us that Sakura *IS* 17. Shes not doing any specific action. So verbs like です、あります or います are considered "state of being" verbs. No action takes place here. The sentence simply informs us that something "is" or exists in a certain state.
Most of the verbs fall into the category of action verbs, so the verb tells us what action takes place in the sentence.
さくらさんはがっこうにいきます。 (Sakura goes to school.) The action that happens in this sentence is goes, and goes or いきます is the verb in this sentence.
We can use other verbs in sentences like たべます (eats) or のみます (drinks) to help us express different actions that happen.
Plain/Dictionary Forms of Verbs
If a verb is not conjugated, we call this the "plain form" of the verb. If you were to look the word up in the dictionary, this is the form you would use to look up the meaning of the word. This is why the plain form of the verb is also called the dictionary form. ^_^
Take a look at the chart below. You can see the plain form of each verb and different several ways to conjugate the verb and change the meaning.