RC#3- Group A (8:00)

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14 Responses to RC#3- Group A (8:00)

  1. Masaki Matsumoto says:

    Hi,everyone.
    I attached my article to here.
    Please check it and write question and vocabulary.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/nyregion/new-york-approves-law-to-raise-tobacco-purchasing-age-to-21.html?_r=0

  2. Masaki Matsumoto says:

    ・Discussion question
    1.What’s kind of people protest the new law which bans smoking any cigarettes under18?
    2.What is prospected by James Calvin if the law will be done?

    ・Comprehension question
    1.What do you think about this new law?
    2.How old is the best legal age to start smoking?

    ・Vocabulary
    evade – to avoid talking about something
    derail – to spoil or interrupt a plan, agreement

    • Q says:

      How about alcohol? How old should be ok to drink beer or wine? I am curious about you guys’ opinion.

      • Masaki Matsumoto says:

        It’s interesting opinion. I think young people who drink alcohol also bad effect to their health. So Its better for both alcohol and cigarette to be admitted to start at the same age.

      • Q says:

        I think, smoking, drinking and driving are kind of connected to each other for “responsibilities”.

      • Princess Haejin says:

        Yes my opinion is same as Masaki.
        Both should be allowed at same age. Actually i am smoker and drinker haha.
        When i knew that the allowance age of smoking and drinking is different, i was surprised.
        For me, it doesnt make sense.

  3. Q says:

    * Vocabularies *
    1) provoke v. : to cause a reaction, especially a negative one
    Ex. The President’s speech provoked much discussion.
    2) concession n. : something that is allowed or given up, often in order to end a disagreement, or the act of allowing or giving this
    Ex. Employers made concessions to the workers in negotiations.

  4. Q says:

    * Discussion Questions *
    1) What was the administration’s concession to the cigarette industry?
    2) How old young people can be police officers and firefighters?

  5. Q says:

    * Discussion Questions *
    1) How do you think about electronic cigarettes?
    2) City officials said that the earlier people began smoking, the more likely they were to become addicted. Do you agree with their opinion?

  6. Princess Haejin says:

    Hello.. My laptop was broken.. So i am trying to use my iPad.
    I am so paniced now……
    You might find my spelling mistake.

    Comprehension questions:
    1. Besides raising the age to buy cigarette, what measures did the concil approve?
    2. Which countries have already raised into 21 in 2005?

    Discussion questions:
    1. How do you think that what age is a reasonable age to do drinking and smoking? And why? Why not?
    2. About the raising the age to buy cigarettes in US, Do you think the number of smokers will be decreased? Why? Why not?

    Voca:
    – Wedge: (verb)

    1.
    a piece of hard material with two principal faces meeting in a sharply acute angle, for raising, holding, or splitting objects by applying a pounding or driving force, as from a hammer. Compare machine ( def 3b ) .
    2.
    a piece of anything of like shape: a wedge of pie.
    3.
    a cuneiform character or stroke of this shape.
    4.
    Meteorology . (formerly) an elongated area of relatively high pressure.
    5.
    something that serves to part, split, divide, etc.: The quarrel drove a wedge into the party organization.

    – Capstone:(noun)

    1. A finishing stone of a structure.
    2. The crowning achievement, point, element and event.

  7. Chikage Ota says:

    C:what is the new law in New York City?
    D:how old is the best to smoke and drink alchole? why? how about your home country?
    V:lawmaker: someone such as a politicaian who is responsible for proposingg and passing new laws
    provoke: if you provoke someone, you deliberately annoy them and try to make them behave aggressively

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