The Second Group of Words
Text written by Teacher Remy
Public Speaking 101
Student’s name: NA
Class: Public Speaking 101
Saturday, January 5th 2019.
Opening: Good Boy
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Intro 0: Hoan
We are in Public Speaking 101. We are upper-flyers. Our teacher is Mr.Remy. We are learning English at Remisol. We live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
We are all from Vietnam.
Intro 1: My Han
We are the Honey Team.
Intro 1: Mr. T
We are the Coffee House Team.
Intro 1: Tony
We are the Vinahouse Team.
Intro 1: Gia Han 3
We are the Rose Team.
Intro 2: Gia Han
My name is Gia Han. My teacher calls me “Gia Han 3”. I am 11 years old. My hobbies are reading books and swimming. I am a student. I am the writer of the team.
Intro 2: My Han
My name is My Han. My teacher calls me “My Honey”. I am 15 years old. My hobbies are listening to music and watching TV. I am a student. I am the writer of the team.
Intro 2: White Mouse
My name is Huy. My nickname is Uncle, because I am Tony’s uncle. Tony is my classmate. I am 26 years old. I like listening to music and reading books. I am the captain of the team. I am looking for a job.
Intro 2: Qung Hung
My name is Hung. My nickname is Good Boy. I am 13 years old. I like playing soccer and watching TV. I am a student. I am the leader of the team.
Intro 2: Mr. T
My name is Toan. My nickname is Mr. T. I am 17 years old. I like reading books about how to be rich and listening to EDM. I am a student. I am the writer of the team.
Intro 2: Tony
My name is Tam. My nickname is Tony. I am 14 years old. I like playing basketball, playing the guitar and listening to music. I am a student. I am the leader of the team.
Intro 2: Hoan
My name is Le Minh Hoan. I'm the only one in my class who don't have a nickname. I'm 13 years old. My hobbies are: listening to EDM (Electronic Dance Music), playing computer games, watching anime (japanese cartoons), playing basketball and saying bad words in English for fun. I'm a student. I’m the writer of the team.
Intro 2: Tam Tam
My name is Tam. My nickname is Tam Tam. My teacher calls me “Double Shower”. I am 27 years old. I like reading books and watching movies. I am an accountant. I am the captain of the team.
- My Han
- Good Boy
- Mr. T
Last time, we had a talk about a new vocabulary activity that we created in class. As a reminder, we talked in our previous video about two groups of words. We mentioned the following sentence, "we might not know the meaning for sure".
We begin our talk today from here. So, we are doing part 2.
To prevent any kinds of misunderstanding, we decided to expand our talk. In this video, we will talk further about the second group of words.
To begin, let us review together what we said about the second group of words. “The second group is for words of which we might not know the meaning for sure.”
So what kinds of words can we include in the second group?
We briefly discussed the question, and we could only think of four cases.
So what are these four cases?
Before examining these four possible cases in detail, we thought it would be helpful to set some sort of knowledge scale that would enable us to measure our understanding or knowledge of words.
This scale should be especially useful in the sense it could make it possible for us to draw a visual representation of each single case.
We will be using a scale (range of numbers) from 0% to 100% for measuring and evaluating our knowledge of words.
In other words, we could use this scale to show or represent how well we know the meaning of words.
So, what is case 1?
The first case is for words of which we think we know the meaning, but not surely.
Anything special about this type of words?
Yes. For this type of words, we might need to look up the word in the dictionary to learn its definition, or at least to confirm our knowledge or understanding of the word.
What values would words of this type have on our knowledge scale?
What values would our knowledge scale write for words of this type?
What are the values
The values are
any words of this type would have?
The values that any words of this type would have are 2, 3 and 4. (Affirmative sentence)
What values would any words of this type have?
I can build a house. (affirmative)
Can I build a house? y/n (interrogative)
What /can / I / build /?
QWFMI / MV / S / MV / ?
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 /?
What values would words of this type take?
Is that all?
How can we apply our knowledge scale to this type of words?
How can we apply our knowledge scale to this specific case?
Any word of this type would have (take) a value between 1% and 99% on our knowledge scale.
Can you give us some examples of words of this type?
Sure. The following is a list of four words of which I think I know the meaning, but I am not quite sure about that: Capitalism, catholic, yankee, hologram.
I do have an idea about what they may mean. My understanding may be wrong, though, because I don't use them that often.
What is case 2?
Case 2 is for words of which we don't know the meaning at all.
- Orthodox, musketeer, dragoon, zionist. (these words are given by Tony).
- Scalar, biopsy, annent, zoomorphic, anabolism, antigen, biome, parasite (these words are suggested by me).
What is the third case?
It is for words of which some members of the team know the meaning of the word, and other ones don’t know the meaning of the word at all.
For example: the word “comet”.
In our team, there are 8 people. 5 ones of them know the meaning of the word “comet”. The word “comet” means a big body from the outerspace. And the rest of our team don’t know the meaning of the word “comet” at all.
Now we understand clearly why we said “might not” in our previous presentation. To summarize, there are 4 possible cases:
Case 1: We know the meaning of the word, but we aren’t sure.
Case 2: We don’t know the meaning of the word at all.
Case 3: Only some members of the team know the meaning of the word.
Case 4: We know the meaning of the word for sure.
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