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2015 USA

Posted: 2015 年 08 月 19 日 in Backpacking

Time: 20150701~20150728

Cities: San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia

Expenditure: 100000 NTD 


 San Francisco

  1. 聯合廣場:The Heart紅心, Maiden Lane仕女巷, Powell St. Cable Turntable叮噹車總站
  2. 貴族山:Grace Cathedral慈恩堂, Cable Car Museum叮噹車博物館
  3. 市政中心:Civic Hall市政廳, SF Public Library舊金山總圖書館, United Nations Plaza聯合國廣場
  4. 下城區:Cartoon Art Museum卡通藝術博物館, Yerba Buena Gardens芳草地花園, SFMOMA舊金山現代美術館
  5. 漁人碼頭:Alcatraz Island惡魔島, Pier 39海獅碼頭, Musee Mecanique機械博物館, USS Pampanito潛水艇, SS Jeremiah O’Brien戰艦, Ghirardelli Square巧克力廣場
  6. 濱海區:Golden Gate Bridge金門大橋(Vista Point/Baker Beach/Lands Ends/Marine Headlands/Fort Point), Legion of Honor榮譽廳, The Walt Disney Family Museum華特迪士尼博物館, Palace of Fine Arts藝術宮
  7. 中國城:Chinatown Gate中國牌坊, Old St. Mary’s Cathedral聖瑪麗古教堂, Portsmouth Square花園角廣場, Tien Hou Temple天后宮
  8. 金融區:TransAmerica Pyramid環美金字塔, SF Railway Museum舊金山鐵路博物館, Ferry Building渡輪大廈, Justin Herman Plaza赫曼廣場
  9. 北灘電報山:Lombard St. 九曲花街, Peter & Paul Catholic Church天主教教堂, Washington Square Park華盛頓廣場, Sentinel Building黑手黨大廈, Coit Tower科伊特塔, Filbert Boulevard費爾伯梯
  10. 嬉皮區:Red Victorian Bed, Breakfast & Art紅色維多利亞旅館, Six Sisters六姐妹維多利亞屋, Golden Gate Park金門公園
  11. 卡斯楚與教會區:Harvey Milk Plaza Harvey Milk廣場, Harvey’s哈維爾餐廳, Castro Theatre卡斯楚戲院, Twin Peaks Tavern雙峰酒吧, Precita Eyes Mural Arts壁畫藝術(Balmy Alley巴米巷, Clarion Alley克來爾巷, Women’s Building仕女大樓)

Las Vegas

  1. Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA)百靈宮藝廊
  2. Hot Rod City Car Museum 車子博物館
  3. Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix 郊區遊樂園
  4. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Museum 蠟像館
  5. Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck 觀景台
  6. Big Bus Tour 巴士導覽
  7. Hotels along the Strip 沿線酒店
  8. South Rim of Grand Canyon大峽谷南緣

New York

  1. 中城區:Time Square 時代廣場, Empire State Building帝國大廈, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)紐約現代美術館, The NY Public Library紐約圖書館, Chrysler Building克萊斯勒大樓, Grand Central Terminal中央車站, Patrick’s Cathedral聖派屈克教堂, Rockfeller Center洛克菲勒中心
  2. 上西城:Columbus Circle 哥倫布圓環, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Dakota Apartment達科塔公寓, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine聖約翰大教堂, Columbia University哥倫比亞大學
  3. 上東城:Church of the Heavenly Rest天堂長眠教堂, The Jewish Museum猶太人博物館, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral東正教教堂, Temple Emanu-El猶太教堂
  4. 中央公園:Central Park中央公園, The Metropolitan Museum of Art大都會博物館, American Museum of Natural History自然歷史博物館
  5. 中城區:Carnegie Hall卡內基音樂廳, The UN聯合國, St. Thomas Church聖湯瑪士教堂
  6. 西村/格林威治/東村:Stonewall Place石牆廣場, Jefferson Market Library傑佛遜圖書館, Washington Square Park華盛頓廣場, NYU紐約大學, The 8th第八街, Christopher Park克里斯多福公園, Carrie’s Home凱莉的家
  7. 中國城/小義大利:Canal St., Mulberry St., Doyers St.(Bloody Angle), Mott St.
  8. 雀爾喜區:Union Square聯合廣場, Strand書店, Flatiron Building熨斗大樓, Madison Square Park麥迪遜廣場公園, The High Line空中鐵道花園
  9. 下曼哈頓/金融區:Statue of Liberty自由女神, Battery Park炮台公園, Charging Bull銅牛雕像, Bowling Green滾球草地, Wall St.華爾街, Federal Hall聯邦國家紀念堂, NY Stock Exchange紐約證券交易所, Trinity Church聖三一教堂, Paul’s Chapel聖保羅禮拜堂, 911Memorial & Museum世貿紀念碑, South St. Seaport南街海港, 8 Spruce St.雲杉街八號, City Hall市政廳
  10. 布魯克林區:Brooklyn Bridge布魯克林大橋, Brooklyn Height Promenade布魯克林濱海步道, Flea Market@Williamsburgh跳蚤市場
  11. 哈林區:125 St. Harlem哈林125街鬧區
  12. 歌劇:The Phantome of the Opera @ Majestic Theater歌劇魅影, Les Mesirables @ Imperial Theater悲慘世界


  1. 下城十字區:Public Garden公眾花園, Boston Common波士頓公園, The Holocaust Memorial大屠殺紀念碑, Quincy Market昆西市場, Hay Market乾草市場, Union Oyster House全美最老餐廳
  2. 郊區賽林:Salem Heritage Trail賽林歷史步道, Salem Witch Museum女巫博物館, Salem Dungeon Museum女巫地牢博物館, Friendship友誼號帆船, Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie美國最老糖果屋, The House of Seven Gables七尖角閣之屋
  3. 後灣區:John Hancock Tower漢考克大樓, Trinity Church聖三一教堂, Boston Public Library波士頓市立圖書館, Prudential Skywalk Observatory普天壽大樓觀景台, Christian Science Plaza基督教科學廣場, Mapporium @ Mary Baker Eddy Library彩繪玻璃地球儀, Fenway Park波士頓紅襪芬威球場
  4. 南角區:SoWa Open Market夏日戶外市集
  5. 比肯丘區:Acorn St.橡子街
  6. 劍橋區:Harvard University哈佛大學, MIT麻州理工學院
  7. 觀光步道:Freedom Trail 美國獨立自由步道, Black Heritage Trail 黑人人權步道
  8. 美食表演:Boston Cream Pie@Omni Parker House 波士頓派, Twin Lobster@ Mount Vernon波士頓龍蝦, Blue Man Group @ Charles Playhouse藍人劇團, Summer Festival @ Boston Common夏日慶典

Washington D.C.

  1. 中國城與賓恩區:Spy Museum間諜博物館, Chinatown中國城
  2. 阿靈頓區:Arlington National Cemetery阿靈頓國家公園, Arlington House李將軍宅邸, Kennedy Graveyard甘迺迪墓園, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier無名烈士墓, Iwo Jima Memorial硫磺島紀念碑
  3. 國家大草坪區:Washington Monument華盛頓紀念碑, WWII Veterans Memorial二戰紀念廣場, Lincoln Memorial林肯紀念堂, Reflection Pool鏡池, Korean War Veterans Memorial韓戰紀念碑, Vietnam Veterans Memorial越戰紀念碑, Thomas Jefferson Memorial傑佛遜紀念堂, Bureau of Engraving & Printing印鈔廠, White House白宮
  4. 國會山莊區:Union Station聯合車站, Capitol Hill國會山莊, Supreme Court最高法院, Library of Congress國會圖書館, National Archives 國家檔案館
  5. 聯邦三角:Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI聯邦調查局, Ford’s Theater& Peterson House福特戲院
  6. Smithsonian Institution史密斯森尼城堡館: Smithsonian Air & Space Museum國立航太博物館, National Museum of Natural History國立自然歷史博物館, Holocaust Memorial Museum猶太大屠殺紀念館


  1. 舊市區:Liberty Bell Center自由鐘, Independence Hall獨立廳, Elfreth Alley艾爾佛雷斯古巷, City Hall & Tower市政廳, The US Mints鑄幣廠, Reading Terminal Market瑞丁車站市集, LOVE Park愛公園, Benjamin Franklin’s court and post office 富蘭克林故地, Betsy Ross House 羅斯故居, Penn’s Landing賓恩登陸處, Benjamin Franklin Bridge富蘭克林大橋
  2. 市區:The Mutter Museum馬特博物館, Edgar Allan Poe’s Cellar愛倫坡故居
  3. 郊區:Amish Culture @ Lancaster County蘭卡斯特郡阿米許文化

12年國教英文教學面面觀 (Spring, 20140315)

Posted: 2014 年 03 月 21 日 in Seminar notes

Topic: 十二年國教英文教學面面觀            Presenter: Spring of NKNU          Time: 2014.3.15 @ TCHCVS

I.          The top ten most difficult languages in the world (The United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization): Chinese (The written form has no clues as to how it is actually pronounced.), French, Danish, Norwegian, German, Finish, Japanese, Icelandic, Arabic, Greek.

 II.        The following sentence contains all of the pronunciations of “ough”:

A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed. (Slough- a town in Central London, a hole with mud, to remove an outer layer of skin)

 III.       Use mnemonics

  1. i before e, except after c (“Weird” is an exception because it is weird.)
  2. separate– There is a rat in it.
  3. cemetery– All the “e’s” are buried in the cemetery.
  4. secretary– A secretary keeps a secret.
  5. bargain– You gain if you get a bargain.
  6. necessary– one c, two s; it is good to have one coffee and two sugars.
  7. dilemma– Emma has a dilemma.
  8. rhythm– Rhythm helps your tiny hips move.
  9. crucible哭什麼, tyro太弱, coma睏, panacea怕你死呀, loathe惹死, coy古意, docile打死, pedantic屁蛋一個, tirade太累, rampant亂爬, shoddy下地

 IV.       Intonation and stress:

E.g. I lost my purse. Great! Now I don’t have money for lunch.

Of all people. (Why me!)  Get out of here! Shut up!

Japanese: oba-san (aunt), obaa-san (grandma)

 V.        Pause:

1.      Jane said, “My dog is clever.”  “Jane,” said my dog, “is clever.”

2.      Let’s eat, Grandma. Let’s eat Grandma.

 VI.       Content words and function words:

1.   The beautiful mountain appeared transfixed in the distance. (14 syllables)

2.   He can come on Sundays as long as he doesn’t have to do any homework in the evening. (22 syllables)

The two sentences take about the same time to speak, why?

 VII.     Use tongue twisters to pronounce correctly:

  1. /th/ Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.
  2. /l/, /r/ Don’t run along the wrong isle. Let little Nellie run a little. A lump of red leather, a red leather lump. Red leather, yellow leather.
  3. /pl/, /pr/ Is there a pleasant peasant present?
  4. /cr/ Cross crossings cautiously
  5. /gr/ Greek grapes
  6. /ch/, /sh/ Which is the witch that wished the wicked wish?
  7. /s/, /sh/ We surely shall see the sun shine soon.
  8. /a/ A knapsack strap. A black-based bath brush.
  9. /i/ Thin sticks, thick bricks.
  10. /u/ Double bubble gum bubbles double.
  11. /u/, /a/ A cup of coffee in a copper coffee pot.
  12. The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.
  13. If two witches watched two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
  14. How much dew would a dewdrop drop if a dewdrop could drop dew?
  15. How many cans can a canner can if a canner can can cans? A canner can can as many cans as a canner can if a canner can can cans.
  16. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

 VIII.    Useful one word:

Absolutely! Exactly! Definitely! Absurd! Adios! Aloha! Ciao! Ta-ta! Sayonara! Bravo! Baby, darling, sweetheart, sweetie, honey, sugar! Baloney! Son of a gun! Bingo! Boy! Gee! Cheers! Bottoms up! Chicken! Darn! Fantastic! Incredible! Unbelievable! Figures! Freeze! Gosh! God! Hurrah! Hush! Indeed! Jerk! Lazybones! Pervert! Dirty old man! Lowlife! Lousy! Man! Nonsense! Forget it! Oops! Ouch! Pig! Question! Ridiculous! Roger! Say! Shoot! Weird! Wow! Yuck! Yummy!

 IX.       Grammar:

Effortless English: do not study grammar, read to acquire automatic grammar.

There is no rule but has exceptions. English grammar can be messy.

E.g. Dangling modifier: Walking into a temple, a Buddha was seen by me. (I saw a Buddha.)

 X.        Inspiring questions:

  1. If you were a vegetable/animal, what vegetable/animal would you be?
  2. What does your name mean? If you were to change your name, what would you change your name to? Why?
  3. Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter? Why?

 XI.       Activities:

  1. Double jeopardy: Ans: Ben  Q: What is our English teacher’s name? Ans: Jade Mountain. Q: What is the highest mountain in Taiwan?
  2. Fortunately/unfortunately: I lost my purse at the bus station, but fortunately/unfortunately…
  3. Half dictation: say the first half of the sentence and ask students to finish it.
  • As soon as I walked into the classroom, …
  • Because I went to bed late last night, …
  • Although Tina is short and skinny, …
  • Yesterday my dog ran away, …
  • After I graduate from high school, …
  • If you wish to win her heart, …
  • Nobody knows…


緣起:有感於台灣英語教學受制於升學主義的迷思,許多學生找不到英語學習的樂趣,因此老師哀怨教,學生痛苦學。阿賓學習路上很幸運的遇到許多貴人相助,懷著一顆感恩的心,架構了Benology阿賓學部落格,期能藉由自己的野人獻曝,達到拋磚引玉的效果,讓更多的英語同好分享出自己的壓箱寶,讓我們彼此學習,老師輕鬆教,學生快樂學。Benology is a blog that we learn together. Keep thinking, doing, and sharing.


I. Benlog:公告事項/教學省思/研習心得/趣事分享

II. English songs: 歌曲融入英語教學

III. English teaching and learning

  1. Comprehensive:介紹兼顧聽說讀寫的全面性英語學習網站或資源

  2. ESP:English for Specific Purposes,介紹如商用英文等各領域專業英文

  3. Grammar:文法學習資源

  4. Listening:聽力學習資源

  5. Reading:閱讀學習資源

  6. Speaking:口說學習資源

  7. Translation: 翻譯修辭資源
  8. Vocabulary:字彙學習資源,包含idioms, collocations, proverbs…

  9. Writing:寫作學習資源

VI. Entertainment: 英文歌曲/廣告/脫口秀等娛樂題材

V. Festivals: 介紹中外節慶

VI. Literature: 文學融入英語教學

VII. Little Bens’ works:學生作品分享

VIII. Logology: 娛樂語言學,系統性介紹wordplay,取材自Rod L. Evans Tyrannosaurus Lex (2012)一書

IX. Sinology: 漢學英文,系統性介紹中華文化與台灣風土人情,取材自高師大李宏謀教授漢學英文教材。

X. Technology: 科技融入英語教學

XI. TED: TED talks推薦

XII. Others: 其他


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