for a class that discusses news- CESL (Center for English as a Second Language)- Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Monday, March 26, 2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Newstalk Writing Assignment- Sean (republish)
Labels: Sean Yen
Weblog# 5 Sean (republish)
Labels: Sean Yen
Paragraph I + II
Labels: Kevin Lyu
School To Randomly Drug Test Students
Brain Imaging Could Detect Autism Risk in Infants as Young as 6 Months
Overeating May Double the risk of Memory loss.
Monday, March 05, 2012
Hazhar Amin-Survey- Writing Assignment
In (CESL) Center of English as a Second Lanuage at SIU, we have an intersting calss called (Newstalk). In Newstalk class, biweekly each student have to prepare two reports about an intersting news. Each steudent have to uplaod at least one of these tow reports on the Newstalk's weblog. So we have to present a presentaion about one of the most intersting news, and debate on it in the class. For the last week Mr. Tom Laverett asked each one present a question in order to design a questionnair for a survey within American students at SIUC. We all tegether under Mr.Laverett's guide made a questionnair form consist of fourteen different questions. The questions were about different topics and news which we discussed it during this term in Newstalk class. The most important aims of this survey were to find; how Americans think, and what are thier opinions about the same dozen of topics whic we discussed. Each studen have to collect at least five survey's sheets. I did the smae as my coligues did, each one of us collected five survey's sheets after interviwing American students at SIUC. The American students wer very friendly and politness when we asekd them to answer the questions in the questionnair' sheet. Without any problems and any dificulties I interviewed face to face five American students consequently. At first I started interviewing a femal student in Faner Hall, she answerd all the questions silently, she did not asked me any questions about the survey, she just answered them. The second interview, I did it with a Male student outside Faner Hall. So in the result I collected five interviews with three femal and two male. All of them were American students at SIUC in different majors and different levels.
Some results in the interview were expected, but some of them were unexpected for me.
the most intersting question was the 13th question abot gay marrige. This issu isone of the most contriversial issues in America and the world. I liked to know how American students are thinking about this issue. The answers wereexpected according to my opinion towards Americans way of thinking. The result was (46 yes) and (11 No), for the question (Do you feel thestate should recognize and allow gay marrige?). The most interesting comment on this question from who said yes was "Because theyare part of community and we should avoid discrimenation". In the other hand the most interstiong comment on the smae question from who said No was "I am kind of old fashioned". This sesitive issue showes that American arevery brave and believe of induvidual freedom and equality between them. Even who was against this kind of marrige was very politness and respectfully expressed his opinion.
This project was a very good chance for me to contact with American students at SIUC, because before this survey I did not conracted with any American students, expert the officials at CESL.
Hazhar Amin-Egypt lifts travel ban on Americans,#5- Judge Says -Newastalk#5
TITLE OF ARTICLE: Egypt lifts travel ban on Americans, Judge Says
DATE OF ARTICLE:FEB: February 29, 2012
At the end, Egyptian government ended the travel ban on ten of the Americans. During the last two months, the Egyptian government accused some of the American and Europeans with supporting instability in Egypt. There were ten of Americans accused from Egyptian government with supporting instability in Egypt, thus the government was bane and forbidden them from traveling. This week, the Egyptian government ended this ban on these ten Americans. The American officials welcomed this decision, but they added that this decision is not enough and considered the decision as "unconfirmed" and "the deal is not done" because there are still a big amount of fines on the ten Americans.
1- Is the ban on the Americans and Europeans a good and reasonable decision?
2- Is the ban on Americans solve the Egyptians problems?
3- Is lifting the ban on Americans indicate that the Egyptian Government's decision against the ten Americans was wrong at the beginning?
I think, these kind of decisions against Americans and Europeans are not wise decision or logic behavior from the Egyptian government. It is not helpful for Egypt to solve it's real political problems with it's people. I think it is better for the Egyptian's government respond honestly to the people's demands in Egypt rather than accusing others and banning their freedom of traveling to and from Egypt.
Labels: Obied Alaqlobi
Newstalk Writing Assignment- Sean
Labels: Sean Yen
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Survey # Fahad Alolayan EAP1
In this paragraph, I'll talk about the question which is about parents who live in a nursing home. Actually, I was surprised when I read the final result of the whole survey. There were 32 people who said it's ok for their parents to live in a nursing home. What made it surprising is that because in my culture it is not ok. Even if some parents chose to live in a nursing home, their families will not agree with them. That's not because our parents can't choose what they want, but it is because we always think that our parents are much important than anything else, so they always come first. I have seen a lot of people who have changed their jobs in order to be with their parents. Because we can't count how many nice things they have done for us, I think that it's kind of selfishness from us if we just let them go. So, we have to return some of those nice things for them.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Summary for the survey - Fahad Al khathran
Writing Assignment - Abdullah
Here in EAP-1, we had to meet people and ask them to answer our survey. The survey was about the news, and about some points about the US government, and what people think about it. I went to the student center in the university, and then I tried to explain for the people whom I collected the survey from about our survey and about our class, and they all were very nice and very friendly. However, they were commenting a lot about one specific question, which was the question about the gay marriage. All of them were saying "Why do people ask about this topic all the time!" And some of them were laughing about the super bowl question, which was awkward and strange for me. I had fun looking at people's faces while they were answering our survey; their faces were changing with each question.
To be honest, the most interesting question was the question about gay marriage, and I was very surprised about the answers. I actually thought that nobody would disagree about gay marriage, but there were quite few disagreeing, and I really loved their answers, such as this answer, "God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve." That was the best answer for this question, and I totally agree with him. The other question I was kind of interested in was the one that talked about the gas issues here in America, and if the US government is doing something about it or not. I was shocked about the answers, they were almost all, "No." A lot of people said this when they were answering this particular question, "Definitely, not!" I can't say I agree with them or not, because I don't actually own a car yet. However, I think they were right.
Labels: Abdullah Mohammed
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Weblog #5 Abdullah
Instructor: Tom Leverett
Title of article: Qnexa Anti-Obesity drug a Poor Substitute for Diet, Exercise.
Author: Marilisa Kinney Sachteleban
Publication: Yahoo! news
Date of article: Feb, 26, 2012
According to the article, Qnexa, the anti-obesity drug, has some risks. However, the food and drug administration (FDA) says that being fat is a bigger problem than these issues that this drug causes. This drug is a not a real cure or treatment for obesity; it's only a placebo.
- What do you think about obesity in America?
- Do you think this drug will be better than exercise and diet?
- Do you think obesity should be conciderd as a chronic disease?
- What about American's lifestyle? And how does it affect obesity?
I think obesity is maybe one of the biggest issues in America. About this new drug, I don't really think that it could really be a substitute for exercising, there is no substitute for exercising. Obesity is definitely a chronic disease, some people just can't get rid of it, even with diet and exercising; sometimes the only cure is liposuction.
Labels: Abdullah Mohammed
Fahad Al khathran Weblog#5
Author: Chris Butterworth JR
Title of article: Arsenal's Robin Van Persie puts contract talks on hold.
Date: Feb 26, 2012
- Short summary:
The Dutch striker Van Persie decided to not talk about his contract until the end of the season. Perise has only one year left on his contract. Arsenal will try to keep Van Perise, and make a new contract . Barcelona, Milan, Real Madrid and Juventus are chasing Persie.
-Issues that you can find:
1- Do you think Persie will stay with Arsenal?
2- He is at the age of 28 and he still didn't accomplish anything, don't you think he should leave?
3- If he leaves, where do you think he should go?
Van Persie is one of the best strikers in the world. He has to leave because he hasn't accomplish anything with Arsenal. I hope A.C.Milan can buy him, but I think he will go to Barcelona.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Weblog # 5 # Dhayfullah
Instructor: Tom Leverett
Title of article: Foxconn lifts wages at China factories
Foxconn, which is one of the biggest manufacturers of products for some companies like Dell and Apple in China, and has more than one million laborers, announced that it would increase its workers' salaries and reduce overtime hours at the same time. Those workers were treated badly in the past.