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Past ENG 099 MOOC Lectures

Each lecture is made up of 3 (or more) learning atoms (i.e. instances or missions!):

  • one for “Conversational American English” with useful everyday English tools;
  • “Language Talk” with some helpful ideas for thinking about English in general; and
  • Literature: Short Story/Comic Book

Sequence 2 (Feb-Apr 2013)

Sequence 2 Lecture Playlist below courtesy of YouTube; scroll through the video lectures by clicking the Playlist link at the bottom of the video player.

 

Sequence 1 December 2012

Week 1

You can read all of week 1’s lecture notes in the Etherpad here.

Week 2

December 2012 Video Playlist

Lecture Notes

Courtesy of piratepad.net’s EtherPad install. Please give your name on the right and contribute comments, answers, questions or just say hi!

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The topic of tonight’s ENG 099 Conversational American English…



The topic of tonight’s ENG 099 Conversational American English MOOC Lecture was “Reading American Comic Books (1 of 2)” (video above, or click here if you cannot see the video).

Lilia was kind enough to attend! You can see the questions and character list of the comic below!

The Fantom of the Fair

Story 2

Worksheet

Characters:

  • The Fantom of the Fair (Fantom is another spelling of “Phantom”)

  • Professor Carter

  • Sir Conway

  • Ticonda

  • Sergaent Collins

  • The Driver

  • Narrator

Vocabulary

  • Fair

Comprehension Questions:

  • Page 1: Where is Ticonda from?

    • The Arctic Region

  • Page 2: Why was Professor Carter worried?

    • He knows that Ticonda can be very dangerous for other people!

  • Page 3: Why did it get so cold?

    • Ticonda broke the control panel.

  • Page 4: What did the Fantom do?

    • He came in through the ceiling and broke the door, so the people could escape.

  • Page 5: Does Ticonda know the Fantom? How do you know?

    • Ticonda knew Fantom from years ago and they had a struggle.

  • Page 6: What happens to the Driver?

    • Ticonda threw the driver out of his car, but The Fantom saved him!

  • Page 7: What do the police want to do?

    • Police want to catch Ticonda. They have the guns because Ticonda is dangerous for them!

  • Page 8: What happened to Ticonda?

    • He died, The Fantom strangled him!

Copyright Notes

  • Please respect the copyright plus terms and conditions of all links,books and media not by Charlie Danoff.
  • Video by Charlie Danoff. CCA Licensed.
  • Images from Amazing Mystery Funnies; in the Public Domain per the Digital Comics Museum research.
  • Text Copyright © 2013 by Charlie Danoff. Rights given a CC Zero 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
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