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Living Abroad (Intermediate)_Sightseeing spots in Japan

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. Have you been to Tokyo?
3. Do you know any sightseeing spots in Japan?
4. Do you know any famous souvenir items from Japan?
5. Which city in Japan would you want to visit?

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: I will go to Kyoto to see my uncle and visit some tourist spots next week.
Bill: That’s nice! I actually went there last year.
Alex: I see. Can you recommend a sightseeing spot in Kyoto?
Bill: I highly recommend the Kiyomizu-temple which was built over 300 years ago.
Alex: I’ll visit that for sure. I’m really interested in historical places.
Bill: You will find several historical places in Kyoto that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Alex: Wow! I’m so excited to see them.
Bill: I hope you have a great trip.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. What will Alex do next week?
Answer:
2. What sight seeing spot did Bill recommend?
Answer:
3. What is Alex excited about?
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: I will visit Japan this weekend.
Student: That’s nice. What are you going to do there?
Tutor: I’ll visit Hokkaido. Have you been there?
Student: It’s very cold there.
a. I’ll think about that.
b. Yes, I have.
c. Maybe.
d. I don’t know.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor: Do you know where I can eat fresh sushi in Japan?
Student: Yes. There is a big fish market in Tokyo.
Tutor: I see. Are they expensive?
Student:
a. I can’t find them.
b. No, they are not that expensive.
c. It’s interesting.
d. That’s good.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor: How was your Japan trip?
Student: It was great although we got lost twice during our stay.
Tutor: I see. Did you ask for help from the locals?
Student:
a. I’ll think about that.
b. I’ll consider that.
c. Maybe tomorrow.
d. Yes, they were very nice.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor: What time should we meet at the train station?
Student: Let’s meet at 9:30. The first train will arrive at 9:45.
Tutor: Really? Is the train station already open at 9:30?
Student:
a. Yes, it is.
b. It depends on you.
c. We’re in a hurry.
d. Let’s try.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor: Let’s go to Tokyo Sky Tree!
Student: I want to, but it’s already late.
Tutor: How about tomorrow?
Student:
a. I want to join the sports club.
b. I like watching TV.
c. I think that’s a good idea.
d. I can’t sing.
(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 a foreign student in your class.
You will ask your tutor questions about sightseeing spots in Japan.
Items to mention:
– capital city of Japan
– sightseeing spots in Tokyo
– sightseeing spots in Kyoto
– natural places in Japan
– souvenir items from Japan
– weather in Japan
– way of transportation in Japan

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

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

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ANSWERING QUESTIONS

I will ask you the following questions. Please answer.

ASK

1.Question: What is your name?
Answer: _______________________________
2.Question: What kind of technology do you find useful in your daily activities?
Answer: _______________________________
3.Question: What are the advantages of technology?
Answer: _______________________________
4.Question: Is technology helpful to students?
Answer: _______________________________
5.Question: What do you benefit from technology?
Answer: _______________________________

ASKING QUESTION

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 kind of technology do you find useful in your daily activities?
 
3. What are the advantages of technology?
 
4. Is technology helpful to students?
 
5. What do you benefit from technology?

SUMMARIZING INFORMATION

Now, please summarize my responses to your questions.

SUMMARIZE

My tutor’s name is _____________________.
__________________________________________.
__________________________________________.
__________________________________________.
__________________________________________.

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Please make a short story in English based on the series of pictures. You have 20 seconds to prepare and 1 minute to answer.

次の4コマ漫画の中のストーリーを英語で話してください。準備時間は20秒、回答時間は1分です。

DESCRIBE

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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Give your reason on the following topic. You have 60 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to answer.

次の内容に関して、自分の意見を述べてみましょう。準備時間は60秒、回答時間は60秒です。

ANSWER

1. Some people think students should not be allowed to have a part time job.
What do you think about this?
Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
Answer: _______________________________
2. Some people say that home-cooked meals taste better than fast food.
What do you think about this?
Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
Answer: _______________________________

[TOEFL] Task 5_Exercise 1

DIALOGUE READING

Please read aloud the dialogue with your tutor.

READ

Female:
I can’t believe it. When I was about to enter my room last night, I found out that I lost my key.
Male:
Have you tried asking the lost and found department?
Female:
Yes. They told me that my key is not there.
I informed the admin office that I lost my key. I think I lost it when I went hiking yesterday.
Male:
If that’s the case, just consider it lost. You should ask for a new one.
Female:
I asked the admin office for a spare key and they said that it’ll take a week. They can’t lend me a key due to their security policy.
I always have to ask them to open the door for me. It is a waste of time as it takes 10 minutes to go to the office.
Male:
Why don’t you try to ask your roommate to go back to the room with you? You are in the same class, aren’t you?
Female:
Well, my roommate is in her hometown. She won’t be back until next week.
Male:
I see. All you can do now is to wait for your new key. You just have to be patient for another week.
Female:
Yeah. But I have to be in the library until 9:00 p.m. to work on my report.
The admin office is open until 6:00 p.m. only.

READING SILENTLY

Now, please read the dialogue silently for 50 seconds.

READ SILENTLY

(50 seconds to read the dialogue silently)

QUESTION

Describe the female student’s problem and the two suggestions given by the male student. Decide which of the two suggestions you think is better and give reasons to support your answer.

PREPARATION

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

PREPARE

(20 seconds for preparation to answer)

ANSWER

You have 60 seconds to answer. Please start your answer now.

ANSWER

CHECK YOUR ANSWERS

We will check the sample answers. Please repeat after me.

SAMPLE ANSWERS

The female student and the male student are talking about a problem the female student has.
The problem is that she lost her key when she went hiking.
The male student offered two suggestions to help her solve her problem.
His first suggestion is to ask the admin office to make a new key and wait for a week.
The second suggestion is to ask her roommate to go back to the room with her.
I agree with the first suggestion, because it offers a permanent solution to the problem. Asking her roommate to go back to the room together is inconvenient for both of them. Waiting for a week for the admin office to give her a new key is inconvenient but it is worth it.

JHS – This / That

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you will learn how to use This and That in sentences.

GRAMMAR POINT
PART A_1

Let’s introduce ourselves to each other.

PART A_2

My name is ________. What is your name?

PART A_3

I am ________. Nice to meet you.

PART B_1

Please repeat after me.

PART B_2

This is ~
That is ~
What is ~?
It is ~
dog
money

PART C_1

Let’s read the dialogue.

PART C_2

TUTOR:
Is this a dog?
STUDENT:
No, it isn’t.
TUTOR:
What is it?
STUDENT:
It’s a fox.

PART D_1

Please answer the questions.

PART D_2

this-that

1. Is this a cat?

PART D_3

PART D_4

this-that

2. Is this a fox?

PART D_5

PART D_6

this-that

3. Is this a coin?

PART D_7

PART D_8

this-that

4. Is that an owl?

PART D_9

PART D_10

this-that

5. Is that a book?

PART D_11

PART D_12

this-that

6. What is this?

PART D_13

PART D_14

this-that

7. What is that?

PART D_15

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.

[HS] What is the most memorable present you’ve ever received?

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me the following question.

ASK

What is the most memorable present you’ve ever received?

TUTOR’S ANSWER

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

Now, I will ask you the same question.

What is the most memorable present you’ve ever received?

ANSWER

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

I will ask you the following questions. Please answer them.

What is the largest city in Japan?

ANSWER

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

What is the second largest city in Japan?

ANSWER

ASKING QUESTIONS

Now, please ask me the following questions.

ASK

What is the largest city in your country? Please describe it.

TUTOR’S ANSWER

The largest city in the Philippines is Quezon City.
It is __________________________________________________.

ASK

What is the second largest city in your country? Please describe it.

TUTOR’S ANSWER

The second largest city in the Philippines is Manila City.
It is ____________________________________________________.

General English (Intermediate)_School

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

I will ask you the following questions. Please answer.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

1. What is your name?
2. Do you like going to school?
3. What is your favorite school subject?
4. What time does your first class start?
5. What time does your last class finish?

ANSWER

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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. Did you like going to school?
3. What was your favorite school subject?
4. What time did your first class start?
5. What time did your last class finish?

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

Nicky: When I was an elementary school student, I would go to school at 6:00 am.
Kevin: It’s too early! Why did you have to go to school that early?
Nicky: Oh, classes were divided into two. There were morning classes and afternoon classes. It’s because there were 50 class sections in my school. Each class section had 70 students.
Kevin: Wow! That’s quite a lot. I don’t think that will happen in my country because of the aging population.
Nicky: Well, I’ve just learned some differences between Philippine and Japanese schools. Also, I heard that in Japan, schools serve lunch to students.
Kevin: That’s right. It’s because students should practice eating healthy while at school.
Nicky: Interesting. That’s why Japanese people live longer.
Kevin: I’m not sure about that, but you could be right.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. Why would Nicky go to school at 6:00 am when she was in elementary?
Answer:
2. How many students were there in a class in Nicky’s school?
Answer:
3. Why do schools in Japan serve lunch to students?
Answer:

DIALOGUE PRACTICE

Let’s read the dialogue below.
Complete each conversation by choosing the correct answer.

READ AND ANSWER

1. Tutor: We went on a school trip for 2 days and 1 night.
Student: Oh! It’s an _____ trip.
a. overnight
b. weekend
c. monthly
d. daily
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor: I have an examination in Mathematics tomorrow.
Student: It’s one _____ my favorite school subjects.
a. in
b. of
c. for
d. on
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor: We’ll have a cultural festival this weekend.
Student: Are the tickets _____ already?
a. availability
b. available
c. capable
d. possible
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor: Do you belong to any sports club?
Student: Yes, I _____ to the volleyball club.
a. belongs
b. am belonged
c. am belonging
d. belong
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor: I hope that you can come to the sports festival tomorrow.
Student: Of course! I’m _____ forward to that.
a. looking
b. look
c. looked
d. look to
(Answer is in the last page.)
EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the following questions based on your opinion. Give at least one reason to support your answer.

ANSWER

1. Do you think education should be free for everyone?
Answer:
2. Do you think schools should serve free meals to students?
Answer:
3. Do you think teachers should not give students homework?
Answer:
4. Do you think teachers should teach good morals at school?
Answer:
5. Do you think all schools should have an entrance exam?
Answer:
6. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of studying at a private school?
Answer:
7. Why do you think students need to wear school uniforms?
Answer:

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

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

General English (Intermediate)_Business

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

I will ask you the following questions. Please answer.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

1. What is your name?
2. What is the most common business in your area?
3. What business is popular in your country?
4. What kind of business would you like to try?
5. Do you think working with friends is easy? Why or why not?

ANSWER

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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 is the most common business in your area?
3. What business is popular in your country?
4. What kind of business would you like to try?
5. Do you think working with friends is easy? Why or why not?

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

Nicky: I’ll sell handmade bags at the flea market next week.
Kevin: Sounds good. How long does it take you to make one bag?
Nicky: It takes me eight hours to make one bag. I’ve already made five.
Kevin: Wow! How much does a bag cost?
Nicky: I will sell it for 400 yen each. It’s a flea market for students so I might not be able to sell my products if they are over 500 yen.
Kevin: Hmm… but it took you 8 hours to make one bag. I think the raw cost is more than 400 yen.
Nicky: That’s right. Okay, I will increase the price to cover my expenses.
Kevin: Yes. You shouldn’t have any losses.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. What will Nicky do next week?
Answer:
2. Why did Nicky want to sell her bags for 400 yen each?
Answer:
3. Why did Nicky decide to increase the price of her bags?
Answer:

DIALOGUE PRACTICE

Let’s read the dialogue below.
Complete each conversation by choosing the correct answer.

READ AND ANSWER

1. Tutor: In my area, fishing is the biggest industry.
Student: Oh, you _____ be living near the sea.
a. is
b. must
c. will
d. may
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor: IT businesses have been growing in the past few years.
Student: Yes, some _____ the most famous IT companies are located in Silicon Valley.
a. for
b. in
c. of
d. at
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor: Nowadays, anyone can easily start their own business online.
Student: Yes, we all have the chance to be self-_____.
a. employee
b. employed
c. employment
d. own
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor: I will start working in my uncle’s company next month.
Student: You should __________ for a contract to avoid any trouble.
a. make
b. give
c. send
d. request
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor: I haven’t sold any of my products yet.
Student: You should know your ______ customers if you really want to sell your products.
a. team
b. employee
c. target
d. staff
(Answer is in the last page.)
EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the following questions based on your opinion. Give at least one reason to support your answer.

ANSWER

1. Do you think students should start learning about business in high school?
Answer:
2. Do you think learning about business at an earlier age can change a person’s future?
Answer:
3. Do you think advertisement is important in business?
Answer:
4. Is self-employment better than being employed in a company?
Answer:
5. Why do you think most people choose working in a company than having their own business?
Answer:
6. As a student, what kind of business do you think you can handle?
Answer:
7. In your opinion, what industry will be the biggest in 10 years?
Answer:

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

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

General English (Expert)_Water and Sanitation

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

Water and Sanitation

Humans cannot live without water. It is said that every child needs a minimum of 2 liters of water a day in order to live. In developing countries, people have to draw water from a river, lake or well. It is sometimes polluted which causes people to get sick. According to a study, almost 4000 children die due to water contamination every day. Clean water supply is a basic need, but it is a luxury in some places around the world. Access to clean water is essential to healthy living so conserving it is important.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. How do people get water in developing countries?
Answer:
2. How many liters of water does a child need in order to live?
Answer:
3. Why is conserving water important?
Answer:

CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PRACTICE

Words and Expressions Sample Sentences
minimum
developing
polluted
contamination
luxury
EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the following questions based on your opinion. Give at least one reason to support your answer.

ANSWER

1. Do you think that people can stay healthy by drinking eight glasses of water a day?
Answer:
2. In your opinion, how can people help those who are deprived of clean water supply?
Answer:
3. How do you think the government can help in providing clean water for everyone?
Answer:
4. How long do you think people can live without water?
Answer:
5. What do you think is the safest way to get clean water?
Answer:
6. Do you think clean water will still be available after twenty years?
Answer:
7. What do you think are the best ways to conserve water?
Answer:

General English (Intermediate)_Medical care

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

I will ask you the following questions. Please answer.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

1. What is your name?
2. How often do you get a medical checkup?
3. How do you prevent catching a cold?
4. Are medical services expensive in your country?
5. Are there any traditional medicines in your country?

ANSWER

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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 often do you get a medical checkup?
3. How do you prevent catching a cold?
4. Are medical services expensive in your country?
5. Are there any traditional medicines in your country?

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

Nicky: Are you feeling well? You don’t look okay.
Kevin: Not really. I had a fever last night.
Nicky: You should see a doctor. I can take you to a good hospital.
Kevin: Thanks, but I can’t. I don’t have health insurance yet. My health insurance will take effect next month.
Nicky: It’s expensive to get medical care at a hospital without health insurance.
Kevin: True. That’s why I don’t want to see a doctor this month as much as possible.
Nicky: I understand, but nothing is more important than health.
Kevin: That’s true. If I don’t feel better tomorrow, I will see a doctor.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. Why does Nicky want to take Kevin to a hospital?
Answer:
2. Why can’t Kevin see a doctor this month?
Answer:
3. What will Kevin do tomorrow if he doesn’t feel better?
Answer:

DIALOGUE PRACTICE

Let’s read the dialogue below.
Complete each conversation by choosing the correct answer.

READ AND ANSWER

1. Tutor: I went to the hospital yesterday and was asked to take a lot of medications. It’s really expensive!.
Student: Yes, medical care is expensive nowadays. We really _____ to take good care of our health.
a. has
b. have
c. is
d. are
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor: I think that free public health care should be implemented in every city.
Student: I agree. Getting a free checkup _____ really helpful for everyone.
a. to be
b. would be
c. I’d be
d. cannot be
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor: My father has been sick since yesterday. But, he doesn’t want to be taken to the hospital.
Student: Just let him rest _____ give him the medication he needs.
a. and
b. but
c. on
d. so
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor: My fever worsened last night. It turns out that I took the wrong medicine.
Student: Oh, no! That’s the reason we need to consult a doctor _____ taking medicines.
a. before
b. after
c. during
d. tomorrow
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor: A lot of people get sick easily this rainy season. I think that everyone should take good care of themselves.
Student: That’s true! Having a healthy diet and doing exercises regularly _____ help.
a. can
b. are
c. is to
d. than
(Answer is in the last page.)
EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the following questions based on your opinion. Give at least one reason to support your answer.

ANSWER

1. Do you think medical care should be free for everyone?
Answer:
2. What do you think is the secret to a long life?
Answer:
3. Do you think vegetarians are healthier?
Answer:
4. Do you think technology helps in improving medical care?
Answer:
5. Do you think people should have a monthly checkup?
Answer:
6. In your opinion, what unhealthy habits should people stop doing?
Answer:
7. What do you think are the best ways to stay healthy?
Answer:

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

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

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