15 thoughts on “Circle Reading Circle

  1. CQ1. What is “Line”?
    CQ2. What is “stamps” and how can user get it?

    DQ1. Why “Line” is more popular than other communication apps in Japan?
    DQ2. Are you a user of Line or not? Why or why not?

    Words:
    1. meteoric (growth rate) – happening very suddenly and quickly (growth rate)
    2. elaborate – a. having a lot of small parts or details put together in a complicated way
    b. carefully planned and organized in great detail
    3. fascination – the state of being very interested in something
    4. restrictions – a rule or law that limits or controls what people can do
    5. revenue – a. money that a business or organization receives over a period of time, especially from selling goods or services
    b. money that the government receives from tax

  2. CQ: Who is Akira Morikawa?
    CQ: What is Line best known for?

    DQ: Why do you think Line is famous?
    DQ: Why is Line more popular than other SNS app?

    1.1 [transitive] if someone in authority imposes a rule, punishment, tax etc, they force people to accept it:
    The court can impose a fine.
    impose something on something/somebody
    The government imposed a ban on the sale of ivory.

    2. pose
    1cause problem [transitive] to exist in a way that may cause a problem, danger, difficulty etc
    pose a threat/danger/risk
    Officials claim the chemical poses no real threat.
    pose something to/for somebody/something
    The events pose a challenge to the church’s leadership.
    Rising unemployment is posing serious problems for the administration.

    3. rev‧e‧nue [uncountable] also revenues
    (1) money that a business or organization receives over a period of time, especially from selling goods or services [↪ income]:
    advertising revenue
    Strikes have cost £20 million in lost revenues.
    (2) money that the government receives from tax:
    an increase in tax revenues of 8.4%

    4. in‧vest‧ment
    1 [uncountable and countable] the use of money to get a profit or to make a business activity successful, or the money that is used
    COLLOCATIONS
    make an investment (in something)
    return on an investment (=profit from an investment)
    short-term/long-term investment (=one that will give you profit in a short time, or only after a long time)
    stimulate/encourage/attract investment
    investment income

    5. prom‧i‧nent
    1 important:
    a prominent Russian scientist
    play a prominent part/role (in something)
    Mandela played a prominent role in the early years of the ANC.
    The World Cup will have a prominent place on the agenda.

  3. Comprehension Questions
    1. How many people use Line in Japan?
    2. When did NHN make Line? Why did they make it, though there are already many popular SNS, for example, Twitter and Facebook?

    Discussion Questions
    1. Have you ever buy some stamps in Line?
    2. Do you use Line? If you so, can you imagine how long do you use Line in one day?

    Vocabulary
    1. Meteoric (adj.): happening very suddenly and quickly
    2. Disrupt (v.): to prevent something from continuing in its usual way by causing problems
    3. Elaborate (v.): to give more details or new information about something

    Other Websites
    1. “LINE Corporation”
    2. “Phone app ‘Line’ under fire from school after incidents of bullying”

    • 1. Have you ever buy some stamps in Line?
      No, I haven’t. No free stamps look so cute but I feel like if i buy the stamp, it is waste of money.

    • Q2. Do you use Line? If you so, can you imagine how long do you use Line in one day?
      Yes, I use Line. I use Line all day. I do all my communication on the Internet in Line.

    • I think this is true because some people say they don’t understand how to use facebook. Because there are many tools which we can use but some people think those are too much. Line is easier than facebook to use.

      I started using facebook in 2009 when I was in the U.S. Many friends asked me “Do you have Facebook?” At first, I didn’t know what it was. I guessed and thought it was like an alubum or something.haha But after I started using facebook.

      I use LINE a lot to communicate with my friends or parents. Almost people who have smartphone have LINE but not everyone has facebook. LINE is a communicate tools like sending messages but Facebook is a websites which people can post whatever they want. Line is person to person but facebook is person to lots of people.

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