2014 Japanese 2B News Report Project

Time & Place of the Presentation:
3/12 (Wed.) or 13 (Thu.) at your regular classroom. Everyone must be in attendance on both days.

Theme:
Using a wide variety of expressions that you have learned with Yookoso vol. 1 & 2 you will record a special feature on TV to raise an awareness on health problems or environmental issues.  Choose a health problem or an environmental issue in Japan and do research about it.  Then report to your class the issue and possible solutions for it. 

Length:
5~7 minutes (Average time for one individual should range 1.5~2 minutes of speaking time.)

Presentation:
- Limited to 3~4 people per group.  Special feature will be done in talk show style; one taking a role of mediator and the other two guest speakers.
- Each presenter should speak for an equal amount of time 
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Upload your project in Youtube.
- When you film your project, be sure to speak clearly so that the audience can hear you.  It will be better to film inside somewhere, rather than outside, due to the effect of wind and distracting noises, etc. However, if you do choose to film outside, check your result after you have finished filming in order to confirm that everyone's lines can be heard clearly.
- All narration or dialogue must be memorized; no cue cards, either. You may find the expressions listed in pp. 330-331 and 382-383 useful.
- You may use actions and props.
- It is advised that you have someone PROOFREAD your script before memorizing it.  Lang-8 is a good tool to receive feedback.
- Since each presentation will be shown in class, it is advised that you try to avoid extremely violent scenes, overly-sexual references, etc. that could possibly offend classmates and/or instructors. If you have any qualms about this point, be sure to check with your instructor.

On the Day of Presentation:
- Send the link to Youtube to the instructor by Tues 3/11 midnight.

Evaluation: 
The total score will be 40 points (each of the following categories is worth 10 points).
1. Volume & overall organization (evaluated as a group)
2. Content: Depth of the issue and proposed solutions (evaluated as a group)
3. Creativity and innovation (evaluated as a group)
4. Grammatical accuracy and variety of expressions and vocabulary (evaluated individually)