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Living Abroad (Beginner)_Transportation

DIALOGUE READING

Let’s read the dialogue below. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Mr. Roberts: Hi Miho! Good morning, are you going to school today?
Miho: Good morning. Yes, I’m headed to school to meet with other foreign students, and I also want to learn how to get there before school starts.
Mr. Roberts: Okay, so this is our place. We’re on Crest street. Do you know Maine Street?
Miho: Yes, it’s the street next to ours.
Mr. Roberts: Good. So from here, turn right on Maine Street so you’ll get to the bus stop. A bus stops there every 20 minutes, but make sure you get on Bus 44, okay?
Miho: Alright.
Mr. Roberts: Now remember, you have to get off on the third stop of Bus 44 from Maine Street. Its third stop is at Holloway Street, you follow?
Miho: Yes, that’s where my school is. Okay, thanks. That’s very helpful.

EXAMPLE

Before we start the next activity, let’s discuss the example below.

EXAMPLE

new year

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me a question about each item below.

ASK

new year

JHS textbook: Passive

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn how to form the passive form of verbs and use them in sentences.

GRAMMAR POINT

PART A_1

Please read aloud the following passage. I will check your pronunciation as you read.

PART A_2

Passive_1

Riya is from India. She can speak three languages: Marathi, Hindi, and English. The first language that she learned is Marathi. It is spoken by her family at home. The second language that she learned is Hindi. It is often used by teachers at her school. Riya speaks English, too. English is learned by students in India starting at a young age.

PART A_3

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

PART A_4

1. Question What language is spoken by Riya’s family?
Answer: _______________________________________________
2. Question Is Hindi often used by teachers at her school?
Answer: _______________________________________________
3. Question What language is learned by students in India starting at young age?
Answer: _______________________________________________
PART B_1

Describe the picture using the following expressions.


“… is/are + verb (past tense) …”

“… was/were + verb (past tense) …”

PART B_2

Passive_2

“… is/are + verb (past tense) …”

“… was/were + verb (past tense) …”

PART B_3

Please answer the following questions based on the picture.

PART B_4

1. Question: Was the food cooked by the mother?
Answer: _______________________________________________
2. Question: Is the food served by the father?
Answer: _______________________________________________
PART C_1

Please answer the following questions based on your experience.

PART C_2

1. Question: Is your room cleaned every day?
Answer: _______________________________________________
2. Question: Is English spoken in your country?
Answer: _______________________________________________
3. Question: Are books often read by teenagers in your school?
Answer: _______________________________________________
4. Question: Was your name given by your parents?
Answer: _______________________________________________
5. Question: Was your lunch box prepared by you?
Answer: _______________________________________________

REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Eiken 3 Batch 1_2

DIRECTIONS

In this lesson, you will practice describing pictures by answering questions.

PICTURE 1

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

eiken3-B1-S2-1

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many birds are flying?
2. What is the man going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

PICTURE 2

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

eiken3-B1-S2-2

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many people are swimming in the sea?
2. What is the woman going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

PICTURE 3

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

eiken3-B1-S2-3

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many people are lined up at the ticket booth?
2. What is the woman going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

PICTURE 4

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

eiken3-B1-S2-4

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many people are reading books on the table?
2. What is the man going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

PICTURE 5

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

eiken3-B1-S2-5

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many dogs are there?
2. What is the man going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

Living Abroad (Beginner)_Food

DIALOGUE READING

Let’s read the dialogue below. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Mr. Roberts: Good morning, Miho. How was your sleep?
Miho: I slept well, thank you. May I help you cook?
Mr. Roberts: It’s alright. What would you like for Breakfast? Eggs? Pancakes? Bacon?
Miho: Pancakes would be nice.
Mr. Roberts: Feel free to get a glass of milk or orange juice, okay?
Miho: Yes, thanks. Please let me do the dishes.
Mr. Roberts: Don’t worry about it. It’s your first day in school. You can help with the dishes after dinner tonight.
Miho: Okay, sure.

EXAMPLE

Before we start the next activity, let’s discuss the example below.

EXAMPLE

new year

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me a question about each item below.

ASK

new year

[JHS] Entry: I/You

INTRODUCING ONESELF

Let’s read!
読んでみましょう!
soccer
I am a soccer player.
私はサッカー選手です。
I play soccer every weekend.
私は毎週末サッカーをします。
I love soccer.
私はサッカーが好きです。

READ

badminton
Oh, you are a soccer player.
おぉ、あなたはサッカー選手なんですね。
I am a badminton player.
私はバドミントン選手です。
I love badminton.
私はバドミントンが好きです。

INTRODUCING ONESELF

I’ll tell you about myself. Then, please talk about me by using “You are~”.
講師が自身のことについて話します。そのあと、”You are~”を使って聞いたことを話しましょう。
I am a ________.
私は ________ です。
I play _______ every weekend.
私は毎週末 ________ をします。
I love ________.
私は ________ が好きです。

ANSWER

You are a _______.
あなたは________ なんですね。
You play _______ every weekend.
あなたは毎週末 ________ をします。
You love ________.
あなたは ________ が好きです。

INTRODUCING ONESELF

Now, you’ll tell me about yourself. I will talk about you by using “You are~”
次はあなたについて話してください。そのあと講師が、”You are~”を使って聞いたことを話します。

ANSWER

I am a ________.
私は ________ です。
I play _______ every weekend.
私は毎週末 ________ をします。
I love ________.
私は ________ が好きです。

INTRODUCING ONESELF

You are a _______.
あなたは________ なんですね。
You play _______ every weekend.
あなたは毎週末 ________ をします。
You love ________.
あなたは ________ が好きです。

GRAMMAR

Let’s meet some people. Please read after me.
色々な人について見てみましょう。私の後に続いて読んでみましょう。

READ

basketball
I am a basketball player.
私はバスケットボール選手です。
I play basketball every weekend.
私は毎週末バスケットボールをします。

boooyy
You are a basketball player.
あなたはバスケットボール選手です。
You play basketball every weekend.
あなたは毎週末バスケットボールをします。

baseball
I am a baseball player.
私は野球選手です。
I play baseball every weekend.
私は毎週末野球をします。

boooyy
You are a baseball player.
あなたは野球選手です。
You play baseball every weekend.
あなたは毎週末野球をします。

GRAMMAR

Tell me who they are. Complete each sentence.
以下の人々の職業を埋め、文章を完成させましょう。

ANSWER

basketball I ________ a basketball player.
私はバスケットボール選手です。
boooyy You ________ a basketball player.
あなたはバスケットボール選手です。
baseball I ________ a baseball player.
私は野球選手です。
boooyy You ________ a baseball player.
あなたは野球選手です。
volleyball I ________ a volleyball player.
私はバレーボール選手です。
boooyy You ________ a volleyball player.
あなたはバレーボール選手です。

QUESTION

I will ask you some questions. Please answer.
講師が質問します。答えましょう。
1. Are you a junior high school student?
あなたは中学生ですか?
2. Are you a member of a sports club?
あなたは運動部ですか?
3. Are you hungry?
あなたはお腹が空いていますか?

ANSWER

1. ________________.
2. ________________.
3. ________________.

QUESTION

Now, you will ask me some questions. I will answer.
次はあなたが質問しましょう。

ASK

1. Are you American?
あなたはアメリカ人ですか?
2. Are you a teacher?
あなたは教師ですか?
3. Are you thirsty?
あなたは喉がかわいていますか?

ANSWER

1. ________________.
2. ________________.
3. ________________.

Eiken 3 Batch 1_1

DIRECTIONS

In this lesson, you will practice reading passages and answering questions.

PASSAGE 1

Please read the passage below silently for 20 seconds.
Then, please read aloud the passage starting from the title.
I will correct your pronunciation as you read.

READ

Pet Care

Keeping a pet is not easy. Pets need exercise, food, and water every day. Animals can easily get sick, so pet owners need to take good care of their pets.

QUESTION

Please look at the passage. Why do pet owners need to take good care of their pets?

ANSWER

PASSAGE 2

Please read the passage below silently for 20 seconds.
Then, please read aloud the passage starting from the title.
I will correct your pronunciation as you read.

READ

Video Games

Both children and adults enjoy playing video games. They usually get tired from school or work. Playing video games is a fun way to relax, so many people spend time playing video games.

QUESTION

Please look at the passage. Why do many people spend time playing video games?

ANSWER

PASSAGE 3

Please read the passage below silently for 20 seconds.
Then, please read aloud the passage starting from the title.
I will correct your pronunciation as you read.

READ

Indoor Gardening

Indoor gardening is popular in many places. It makes houses look more beautiful. Indoor gardening helps improve the air quality inside a house, so some people grow plants inside their houses.  

QUESTION

Please look at the passage. Why do some people grow plants inside their houses?

ANSWER

PASSAGE 4

Please read the passage below silently for 20 seconds.
Then, please read aloud the passage starting from the title.
I will correct your pronunciation as you read.

READ

Online Shopping

Nowadays, a lot of people enjoy shopping online. It is very convenient because the items will be delivered to the customers. People can save time and money, so many people choose online shopping.

QUESTION

Please look at the passage. Why do many people choose online shopping?

ANSWER

PASSAGE 5

Please read the passage below silently for 20 seconds.
Then, please read aloud the passage starting from the title.
I will correct your pronunciation as you read.

READ

E-books

E-books are very popular nowadays. It is more convenient for students and book lovers. E-books are cheaper and readers can download different books using their mobile phones, so some people prefer e-books to paper books.

QUESTION

Please look at the passage. Why do some people prefer e-books to paper books?

ANSWER

PASSAGE 6

Please read the passage below silently for 20 seconds.
Then, please read aloud the passage starting from the title.
I will correct your pronunciation as you read.

READ

Taking Photos

A lot of people are fond of taking photos of important events. A photo can last for years if kept safe. Photos can make memories last longer, so people like to take photos.

QUESTION

Please look at the passage. Why do people like to take photos?

ANSWER

PASSAGE 7

Please read the passage below silently for 20 seconds.
Then, please read aloud the passage starting from the title.
I will correct your pronunciation as you read.

READ

School Clubs

Joining school clubs is an important part of a student’s life. Schoolmates with the same interests meet during school club meetings. Students can learn skills that are not taught inside the classroom, so many students join school clubs.

QUESTION

Please look at the passage. Why do many students join school clubs?

ANSWER

Living Abroad (Intermediate)_Friends

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me the following questions.
Take note of my responses as you will summarize them later.

ASK

1. What is your name?
2. How would you describe your closest friends?
3. How do you usually communicate with your friends?
4. How often do you see your friends?
5. What do you like to do with your friends?

SUMMARIZING INFORMATION

Now, please summarize my responses to your questions.

SUMMARIZE

My tutor’s name is

DIALOGUE READING

Let’s read the dialogue below.
After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Alex: Hey, Bill. How was your first day in school?
Bill: Hi, Alex. It was exciting but also tough for me because I feel shy when I meet new people.
Alex: No worries. I think everyone feels nervous in the beginning.
Bill: Really? Well, my classmates are actually nice but it’s hard for me to initiate a conversation.
Alex: I recommend that you join the newcomers camp. When I was in first year, I made a lot of friends during the camp.
Bill: Sounds interesting. How can I register for the camp?
Alex: Just get an application form from the registration’s office. Fill it out and submit it to the person-in-charge. By the way, why don’t you invite your classmates?
Bill: I see. Yeah, I think it’s a good idea to invite them as well. Thank you.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. Why was Bill’s first day in school tough for him?
Answer:
2. How did Alex make friends when he was in first year?
Answer:
3. How can Bill register for the newcomers camp?
Answer:
DIALOGUE PRACTICE

Let’s read the dialogue below.
Complete each conversation by choosing the appropriate response from the choices below.

(Note to tutor: Please find the answer key in the last page.)

READ AND ANSWER

1. Tutor: Dennis, are you interested in basketball?
Student: Yes, sometimes I play basketball with my friends.
Tutor: Cool! I’m actually looking for new members for our basketball team.
Student:
a. Seriously? I’m not.
b. Sorry, I’m a member of the football club already.
c. Sure, I’ll show you.
d. I don’t mind. Join us.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor: Have you seen Nicky?
Student: Nicky? Who’s Nicky?
Tutor: She is a friend of Ken. She has curly brown hair.
Student:
a. What’s up?
b. It doesn’t matter.
c. I saw her this morning.
d. He knows it.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor: Do you like watching movies?
Student: Yes, of course.
Tutor: I’ve got two movie tickets. Do you want to come with me?
Student:
a. My pleasure.
b. Not at all.
c. You shouldn’t be there.
d. It couldn’t be better.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor: Amy, let me introduce my friend Kevin.
Student: Hi, I’m Amy. Nice to meet you.
Tutor: We are members of chorus club.
Student:
a. How long does it take?
b. It’s not a problem.
c. It might happen.
d. She often talks about you.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor: Lina! Can I borrow your phone?
Student: Oh, what happened to your phone?
Tutor: My phone is dead. I don’t have my charger with me.
Student:
a. Unfortunately, my phone is dead.
b. Good to hear that.
c. You shoudn’t mind it.
d. Do you want to borrow my charger?
(Answer is in the last page.)
ROLE PLAY

Let’s do a role play with the given situation. You should mention the items below during the conversation.

PLAY

Situation: Your tutor will pretend as your friend.
You will invite your tutor to your birthday party.
Items to mention:
– place
– date
– time
– nearest station (landmark)
– birthday theme
– dress code
– program of the party

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

1. b
2. c
3. d
4. d
5. d

Living Abroad (Intermediate)_Food

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me the following questions.
Take note of my responses as you will summarize them later.

ASK

1. What is your name?
2. What’s your favorite food?
3. Is there any food you don’t like?
4. What dish is your country famous for?
5. What exotic food do you want to try?

SUMMARIZING INFORMATION

Now, please summarize my responses to your questions.

SUMMARIZE

My tutor’s name is

DIALOGUE READING

Let’s read the dialogue below.
After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Alex: Hi, Bill. Are you free tonight?
Bill: Hi, Alex. I’m afraid not. I’ll have dinner with my parents.
Alex: It’s okay. How about tomorrow? Let’s go to the new restaurant near our campus.
Bill: Sure. What cuisine do they offer?
Alex: It’s a Thai food restaurant. It’s my favorite.
Bill: Uh, I like Thai food but not the spicy ones.
Alex: Don’t worry, they have mild ones.
Bill: Sounds good. I can’t wait.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. When will they go to the new restaurant?
Answer:
2. What will Bill do tonight?
Answer:
3. What food does Bill dislike?
Answer:
DIALOGUE PRACTICE

Let’s read the dialogue below.
Complete each conversation by choosing the appropriate response from the choices below.

(Note to tutor: Please find the answer key in the last page.)

READ AND ANSWER

1. Tutor: Do you have any plans for tomorrow?
Student: Yes, I’ll have dinner with my grandparents.
Tutor: We’ll have a barbecue at noon. Are you coming?
Student:
a. Not really.
b. I’ll drop by.
c. Yes, I do.
d. I wish I would.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor: Is there any food you don’t eat?
Student: I don’t eat okra. I don’t like its texture.
Tutor: Don’t you like sticky foods?
Student:
a. Just in case.
b. Yes, I don’t.
c. No, I don’t.
d. That’s right.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor: I baked some cookies. Do you want some?
Student: Thanks. Hmm, it’s so tasty!
Tutor: You see… I baked them with my sister who is a pastry chef.
Student:
a. Which bakeshop does she work for?
b. He must be good.
c. I want to try it.
d. Why don’t you go there?
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor: I found a cafe that offers cake buffet.
Student: That’s nice. Let’s go there on Friday after our class.
Tutor: Sorry, I won’t be available at that time.
Student:
a. How about on Saturday?
b. Definitely.
c. I can make it.
d. I’m on vacation.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor: Recently, I started growing some vegetables.
Student: Cool! Do you rent a land?
Tutor: No, I just use my backyard.
Student:
a. I’m into it.
b. I wish I had one.
c. Let me hear it.
d. Undoubtedly.
(Answer is in the last page.)
ROLE PLAY

Let’s do a role play with the given situation. You should mention the items below during the conversation.

PLAY

Situation: You will pretend as a restaurant server.
Your tutor will pretend as a customer at the restaurant.
Items to mention:
– number of guests
– smoking or non-smoking area
– drink
– food allergy
– order
– it takes 20 minutes to serve
– dessert

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

1. b
2. c
3. a
4. a
5. b

Eiken1_1

DIRECTIONS

In this lesson, you will practice delivering a speech and I will ask you questions about it.

PREPARATION

Please choose a topic below and make a speech.
You have 1 minute to prepare.
Your 1 minute starts now.

PREPARE

1. How would population decline affect the environment?
2. Is genetic recombination unethical?
3. Should all countries accept immigrants?
4. Should criminals be punished or rehabilitated?
5. Agree or disagree: The government should ban child labor.

CHOOSE A TOPIC

Your time is up. Now, please tell me the topic you chose.

ANSWER

MAKE A SPEECH

Now, you have 2 minutes to deliver your speech. Please give two reasons to support your opinion.
Your 2 minutes starts now.

SPEECH

QUESTION

Now, I will ask you two questions about your speech.
(Please ask two questions about your student’s speech.)

ANSWER

1.
2.

PREPARATION

Please choose another topic below and make another speech.
You have 1 minute to prepare.
Your 1 minute starts now.

PREPARE

1. How would population decline affect the environment?
2. Is genetic recombination unethical?
3. Should all countries accept immigrants?
4. Should criminals be punished or rehabilitated?
5. Agree or disagree: The government should ban child labor.

CHOOSE A TOPIC

Your time is up. Now, please tell me the topic you chose.

ANSWER

MAKE A SPEECH

Now, you have 2 minutes to deliver your speech. Please give two reasons to support your opinion.
Your 2 minutes starts now.

SPEECH

QUESTION

Now, I will ask you two questions about your speech.
(Please ask two questions about your student’s speech.)

ANSWER

1.
2.

TOEFL_task6(3)

DIALOGUE READING1

I will read aloud a passage in below. Please listen and take notes.

講師が文章を音読しますので、よく聞いてメモを取りましょう。

READ

new year

READING

Now, please read the passaeg aloud in above.

上の文章を音読してください。

QUESTION

Using examples and information from the lecture, talk about how some bacteria harm people and somebacteria benefit people.

講義の例や情報を用いて、ある細菌がどのように人々に害を与え、またある細菌は利益をもたらすかについて話してください。

PREPARATION

You have 20 seconds for preparation before answer.
Please start your preparation silently.

回答の前に20秒の準備時間があります。静かに解答の準備を始めてください。

PREPARE

20 seconds for preparation to answer.

回答の準備時間20秒

ANSWER

You have 60 seconds for answer. Please start your answer.

60秒で回答します。回答を始めてください。

ANSWER

____________________________________________________________.

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CHECK YOUR ANSWERS1

Now we’ll check sample answer. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWER

The professor is talking about bacteria and the effects bacteris can have on humans.
According to the professor, bacteria are defined as microorganisms, which can be found all over the world.
The professor presents two kinds of bacteria, namely harmful bacteria and beneficial bacteria.
First, the professor provides the example of the Black Death to illustrate that harmful bacteria can kill prople.
He also gives the example of food poisoning to show that harmful bacteria can make people sick.
Second, the professor provides the example of the helpful bacteria in our intestines to show that some beneficial bacteria can help us to digest food.
He also gives the examples of foods, medicines, and products to show that beneficial bacteria give us useful things.
Through this short lecture, I learned that there are harmful bacteria which hurt people and beneficial bacteria which help people.