Read and Exchange Information
You will read about one of the social sciences. Be prepared to answer questions about your reading and to ask questions about other readings.
What do sociologists study?
What is an example of what sociologists study? What does sociology emphasize?
What do anthropologists study?
What is an example of what anthropologists study? What does anthropology emphasize?
What do political scientists study?
What is an example of what political scientists study? What does political science emphasize?
What do economists study?
What is an example of what economists study? What does economics emphasize?
What do psychologists study?
What is an example of what psychologists study? What does psychology emphasize?
What are two things people never eat before breakfast?
Divide the words to find the answer:
Language Focus: Questions
Put the words in order to form questions. Then match the question with the answers.
- last / weekend / fun / was ? Yes, it is.
- you / Saturday / theater / go / did / to / the ? New York.
- your / is / what / number / telephone ? Yes I can, but not well.
- teacher / your / isn’t / that / there / over ? Yes, it was fun.
- book / favorite / is / about / what / your ? It is about sports.
- come / do / where / you / from ? No, I didn’t.
- instrument / a / you / play / can / musical ? 090 8577 8597.
Now ask your partner the questions.
What Is The Question?
Work with your partner to make questions for each answer. There are many possible correct questions.
- Answer: The Nile
- Answer: December 25th
- Answer: Portuguese
- Answer: Paris
- Answer: 26 letters
- Answer: Mt. Everest
- Answer: Nara
- Answer: Yes, I have.
- Answer: Nine.
- Answer: The Hanshin Tigers
Conversation Builder 1: Questions
Starting a Conversation with a Stranger
Greeting and a question: Good morning. Are you waiting for flight 731? Self-introduction: Excuse me / Let me introduce myself / My name is… Tag question: Great show, isn’t it? / It’s hot today, isn’t it?
To change topics use By the way…
Closing a Conversation
I have to go. / It was nice/good talking with you.
Follow the cues below to create a conversation with your partner.
A: Greet B
B: Greet A
A: Introduce yourself / Ask a question
A: Ask a question
B: Answer / Change the subject / Ask a question
B: Ask a question
A: Answer / Close the conversation
A: Excuse me, I’m a student America. Are you waiting for the airplane to San Francisco?
B: Yes, I am.
A: What time can we get on the plane?
B: Uhh. At three o’clock. In about 20 minutes. By the way, why are you going to San Francisco?
A: I will study English.
B: How long will you stay?
A: I’ll stay for 1 month. Sorry, I have to go buy a magazine.
B: Okay. See you later.
A: See you.
Ask your partner:
What makes him or her laugh? What is his or her hobby?
When does he or she feel relaxed?
How many hours a week does he or she study?
Choose Four Questions: Ask Four People
Choose four questions and write them on a piece of paper. Then walk around and ask four different people. Write their answers in full sentences.
- When are you happiest?
- What time do you usually wake up?
- Who is the tallest in your family?
- Do you prefer coffee or tea?
- What country do you admire? Why?
- What is a good part-time job for students?
- Were you in a high school club?
- What is your favorite food?
- What job do you want after you graduate?
- How many pens do you have with you right now?
- What is your favorite day?
- How often do you play sports?
- Can you play a musical instrument?
- How many brothers and sisters do you have?
All About Numbers
- Listen and circle the number you hear.
12 / 20 18 / 80 13 / 30 117 / 170 15,000 / 50,000 440 / 414
- Say these numbers. B will write them. B go to page 90.
12,532 50,500 17 150 25,250 14,440 90 115 115,550
- Now write the numbers B says.
Read the paragraph below to your partner. Write what your partner reads.
Sociology came to Japan from Europe shortly after the Meiji Restoration of 1868. E. Fenollosa, an American professor, first taught sociology at the University of Tokyo in 1878. Three years later, Masakazu Toyama began teaching at the same university. In 1893, he became the first professor of sociology in Japan and, and is regarded as the founder of Japanese sociology.
Match the word with its definition then put them into the text. Be careful of the form.
The Social Sciences
The social sciences are concerned with _____________ and human behaviors. “Social science” refers to many fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, _____________, economics, politics and international relations, psychology and sociology. Social scientists use many methods to learn about social _____________. They may question people by using surveys and _____________, or they might just look at one person’s social experience. Social scientists might _____________ what is happening right now on a city street or look at _____________ documents. The social sciences not only study people and society but also the relationship between people and the natural environment. There are many academic _____________ in social sciences and most universities offer _____________ in the social sciences.
Choose the correct word from the list above for the following sentences. Use the correct form.
He wants to get his _____________ so he can start working.
The teacher was angry because the child’s _____________ was very rude.
He says art reflects the values of the _____________.
My father is in the hospital. The doctor wants _____________ his condition.
Every term the students complete a _____________ about the class.
He is a policeman who studied _____________ at university.
Magazines, diaries and newspapers are all examples of _____________.
Archeologists study _____________ Egypt and other early civilizations.
Watch the Video and Take a Quiz
Watch the video and take the quiz. Watch again to check your score!
1. The author travelled for
a ) six months. b) a year. c) six years.
2. The author is….
a) an Australian. b) British. c) an American.
3. Bibiana is….
a) a girl. b) a yacht. c) a pet.
4. Bibana is….
a) blue. b) friendly. c) a second-language learner.
5. How much time did the author spend in the Caribbean?
a) three days b) three weeks c) three months
6. “I am broke” means….
a) I have no money. b) I broke a bone. c) I can’t hear.
7. The author says he got very sick. He had ….
a) a cold and fever. b) hepatitis and malaria. c) neuritis and neuralgia.
8. The author talked to his mother on Skype.
a) true b) false
9. The author returned to Germany after visiting Israel.
a) true b) false c) the video doesn’t say
10. On his way home, the author….
a) flew to New York. b) hitchhiked from Europe. c) sailed
- What do sociologists study?
- Who studies “primitive” societies?
- What does “-ology” mean?
- If “astro” means “star,” what is astrology?
- If you wanted to understand how a government works, what would you study?
- What do social scientists use to gather information?
- Which of the social sciences is about the way money is made or is earned?