RC#2- Group C (8:00)

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17 Responses to RC#2- Group C (8:00)

  1. MisatoK says:

    Hi everyone!! Next leader is me and i found the funniest article ever! check the below URL owo

    http://healthland.time.com/2013/10/29/poverty-produces-smaller-brains/?iid=hl-main-lead

    comprehension questions
    1, according to the researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, what may make brain smaller?
    2, in second study, what was mentioned as the difference between rich and poor family?

    discussion questions
    1, what else do you know poverty influences on?
    2, how do you want to raise your kids in the future?

    Vocabulary
    1, adolescent—in the process of developing from a child into an adult
    2, suspect—have an idea or impression of the existence, presence, or truth without certain proof

    • Hiroka Ueda says:

      Hi Misato!
      I like your comprehension question 1. It will help us to understand and remind the main ideas of this article easily.

      • misato says:

        thanks Hiroka and thank you guys for posting your questions and vocabulary. I am glad you post some comments next like Hiroka:D

    • Takuto Kawahara says:

      Hi Misato
      I think the second discussion question is good question.
      I want to know everyone’s opinion.

    • Katsunori Sakuho says:

      Hello Misato,

      I’m interested in reading your article. In my opinion, children in higher-income families is much cleverer than those in lower-income families. Because they have lots of oppotunities, compared with children in lower-income families. For examples, they’re able to take higher education at the cram school after their classes. They have enough time to learn something new, compared with children lower-income families. But they don’t have any time to play with their friend and don’t have any common sense. I think I have some fear for their future. Recently, it’s said that new employees don’t have any common sense among Japanese company. Also, they aren’t able to build a relationship with their bosses and co-workers. Even though they’re able to take good scores for exams, taking higher educaton isn’t good thing for them. Their parents should have some oppotunities to learn common sense for their children.After mastering common sense, their parents give their children lots of oppotunities to take higher education. As a result, their children are effective on our society. I think the day will be coming in the future.

      Misato, I’m sorry to say this, but I feel that this article is a little bit difficult for me this time. Beccause I’ve never seen lots of vocaburaly appeaed on this article. In my opinion, it’s better to choose an easy article.
      Thank you so much, Misato.

      (My Vocabulary)
      1. nerve : long thin fibers that trasmit messages between your brain and other parts of your body
      2. schooling : education that children receive at school

  2. Mako Sakimoto says:

    Comprehension Questions
    1. What could be one factor in the noisier brain responses to speech?
    2. How could we avoid some of the physical changes?

    Discussion Questions
    1. Which do you think is more important when you bring up your children, love or money?
    2. If you don’t have enough money in the future, what will you be able to do for your children?

    Vocabulary
    1. compromise (v) : to reach an agreement in which everyone involved accepts less that what they wanted at first
    2. density (n) : the degree to which an area is filled with people or things

    • misato says:

      i like your first discussion question. “Love or money” problem is controversial and it will lead to interesting discussion

    • Katsunori Sakuho says:

      Hello Mako,

      I’m interested in your Discussion Question 2. In my opinion, when we’re in the situation such like this, we’re able to teach common sense. I think it’s important for us to master common sense while living in our lives. When I have children, I’ll teach my children common sense, such as greetings, goods or bads and wisdom.
      What’ll be you doing when you have children? I’d like to hear your opinion.
      Thank you so much, Mako.

      (Vocabulary)
      1. nerve : long thin fibers that transmit messages between your brain and other parts of your body
      2. achooling : education that children receive at school

  3. Katsunori Sakuho says:

    (Comprehension Question)
    1. Compared with children in lower-income families, how many words are those in higher-income families exposed to?
    2. By studying socioeconomic status within a neuroscientific framework, what does professor “Nina” say what we’re able to expand?

    (Discussion Question)
    1. What do you think is the most important influence to grow up children’s brain?
    2. Do you think children in higher-income families are cleverer than those in lower-income families? If you answer “Yes”, why do you think so that?

    (Vocabulary)
    1. nerve : long thin fibers that transmit messages between your brain and other parts of your body
    2. schooling : education that children receive at school

    • Hiroka Ueda says:

      Hi Nori,
      I don’t think your comprehension question is not good because the number of words is not important:( However, I like your discussion questions!

      • Katsunori Sakuho says:

        Hello Hiroka,

        Thank you for your advise. I didn’t understand too much what the plot was. When I came up with comprehension questions, it was difficult to find appropriate questions. Next time, I’ll post on each question after understanding paragraphs of the article.Thank you so much, Hiroka.

    • Takuto Kawahara says:

      Hi Nori
      I want to hear your opinion about second discussion question.

      • Katsunori Sakuho says:

        Hello Takuto,

        I’ll answer your question. In my opinion, children in higher-income families is much cleverer than those in lower-income families. Because they have lots of oppotunities, compared with children in lower-income families. For examples, they’re able to take higher education at the cram school after their classes. They have enough time to learn something new, compared with children lower-income families. But they don’t have any time to play with their friend and don’t have any common sense. I think I have some fear for their future. Recently, it’s said that new employees don’t have any common sense among Japanese company. Also, they aren’t able to build a relationship with their bosses and co-workers. Even though they’re able to take good scores for exams, taking higher educaton isn’t good thing for them. Their parents should have some oppotunities to learn common sense for their children.After mastering common sense, their parents give their children lots of oppotunities to take higher education. As a result, their children are effective on our society. I think the day will be coming in the future. Thank you so much, Takuto.

  4. Takuto Kawahara says:

    Comprehension Question
    1; In this article’s opinion, rich or poverty, which is better for children’s brain?
    2; In paragraph 4, what is increased in tight finance families.

    Discussion Question
    1; From your experience, do you agree or disagree about this statement?
    Please explain why?

    Vocabulary
    1;nerve any of the long threads that carry messages between the brain and parts of the
    body, enabling you to move, feel pain, etc
    2;households family

    • Katsunori Sakuho says:

      Hello Takuto,

      I’d like to ask you a question. When you have children, what’ll you be doing for your children to grow up? I’d like to hear your opinion. Takuto, I’m interested in your opinion. Thank you so much, Takuto.

      (My Vocaburaly)
      1. nerve : long thin fibers that trasmit messages between your brain and other parts of your body
      2. schooling : education that children receive at school

  5. Hiroka Ueda says:

    Comprehension Questions
    1.What does the first study show?
    2.From two studies, what is linked to smaller brain size and less efficient processing of certain sensory information?

    Discussion Questions
    1.Do you think what we can do to make our children clever in the future is only earning money?
    2.Do you want your future children to be smart? Why or why not?

    Vocabularies
    1.impoverish(v) – to make something poor
    2.contribute(v) – to give something especially money or goods

  6. Katsunori Sakuho says:

    Hello Hiroka,

    I’m interested in your Discussion Question 1. I read your question at the first time, to tell the truth, I wasn’t able to find my answer for your quetion. When we have children, is it allowed to grow up our children as a robot to earn lots of money? I think it’s so scary. What do you think of your discussion question 1? I’d like to hear your opinion and I’m interested in your answer. Thank you so much, Hiroka.

    (My Vocaburaly)
    1. nerve : long thin fibers that trasmit messages between your brain and other parts of your body
    2. schooling : education that children receive at school

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