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General English (Intermediate)_History

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

I will ask you the following questions. Please answer.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

1. What is your name?
2. Do you like history?
3. Do you study the history of other countries?
4. What are some of the historical cities in Japan?
5. Who is the most famous historical person you know?

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. Do you like history?
3. Did you study the history of other countries?
4. What are some of the historical cities in the Philippines?
5. Who is the most famous historical person you know?

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 heard that there are a lot of historical places in Japan. Could you name one?
Kevin: We have the Osaka Castle which was established in the 16th century. It was originally built to represent the authority of Hideyoshi.
Nicky: And, it was reconstructed by the Tokugawa Shogunate which ruled Japan from 1603-1867, right?
Kevin: Yes, That’s right. How about in the Philippines?
Nicky: We have Vigan City in Ilocos. Vigan is one of the most popular tourist spots in the Philippines. Its unique architecture is a combination of cultural elements from the Philippines, China and Spain.
Kevin: Really? I’d love to see that. I have a huge interest in old structures.
Nicky: I’m sure you’d love it. I can take you there when you have time.
Kevin: That’s great! I’ll make myself available for that trip.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. When was the Osaka Castle established?
Answer:
2. Who ruled Japan from 1603-1867?
Answer:
3. Where is Vigan City located?
Answer:

DIALOGUE PRACTICE

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

READ AND ANSWER

1. Tutor: I will go to Japan in 2020 to watch the Olympics.
Student: That’s nice! Japan also ____ the 1964 Summer Olympics, the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics.
a. hosts
b. hosted
c. was hosted
d. hosting
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor: Tokyo is the capital city of Japan.
Student: Yes, it is. It is also known ___ the largest city in the country.
a. is
b. are
c. as
d. to the
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor: Do you know whom the Philippines was named after?
Student: It ____ named after King Philip II.
a. had
b. was
c. were
d. has
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor: I heard that Kanji is adapted from Chinese characters.
Student: Yes, it is. Kanji is kind of difficult ____ I still want to learn it.
a. and
b. but
c. or
d. said
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor: I noticed that some of the words spoken in the Philippines sound Spanish.
Student: They are actually Spanish. It’s because the Philippines ____ influenced by Spanish culture.
a. has
b. was
c. were
d. have
(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 studying History is important?
Answer:
2. What do you think is the best way to learn about history?
Answer:
3. Do you think traditions teach people about history?
Answer:
4. Do you think your past decisions changed your life?
Answer:
5. Do you think it is important to visit historical places?
Answer:
6. What Japanese period interests you the most? Why?
Answer:
7. What do you think is the most important thing that happened in the last 10 years?
Answer:

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

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

Living Abroad (Intermediate)_Japanese culture

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 Japan?
3. Do you like Japanese food?
4. What Japanese custom do you know?
5. What can you say about the Japanese culture?

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 went to Japan with my family for vacation.
Bill: That’s nice. How was it?
Alex: It was great. We went to Kyoto and Osaka.
In Kyoto, we visited famous temples and ate shojin ryori.
Bill: What is shojin ryori?
Alex: It’s a vegetarian meal that follows the Buddhist tradition.
Bill: Interesting. How about Osaka?
Alex: Osaka is a modern city. Its takoyaki is so delicious.
Bill: Wow, takoyaki is one of my favorites! I want to try the takoyaki from Osaka.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. What did Bill and his family do in Kyoto?
Answer:
2. How did Bill describe Osaka?
Answer:
3. What does Alex want to try in Japan?
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: This is my first time here in Japan. What should I wear during the fireworks festival?
Student: Most people wear Yukata during festivals.
Tutor: I see. Do you know where I can buy Yukata?
Student:
a. Yes. I don’t know.
b. Yes. I can take you there later.
c. I don’t like it.
d. Of course! It is twice a week.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor: Have you ever visited a shrine here in Japan?
Student: No, I haven’t. I heard that people buy lucky charms when they visit shrines.
Tutor: Oh, you mean omamori? It’s a Japanese amulet. Would you like to buy one when we visit a shrine this weekend?
Student:
a. Yes, I’d love to.
b. No. I like that.
c. I think she is good.
d. Maybe, they will.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor: Do you know how Japanese people greet others?
Student: Yes, Japanese people greet others by bowing.
Tutor: Is there a proper way of doing that? Can you teach me?
Student:
a. I want to go to the park.
b. I have to go.
c. Of course. That’s easy.
d. Sure. I don’t want to.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor: I heard that bento is a common meal in Japan.
Student: Yes, it is. I often buy bento on my way to work.
Tutor: That’s nice. Do you know how to make one?
Student:
a. Yes. I don’t know how to cook.
b. No. That’s easy.
c. Yes. My mother taught me.
d. Yes. Cooking is not my thing.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor: Do you know why Japanese people slurp their noodles when eating ramen?
Student: Of course, I do! In Japan, slurping is a good manner and it means that you are enjoying your food.
Tutor: Really? I want to try that. Would you like to eat ramen with me later?
Student:
a. I want to eat pizza later.
b. I would love to try it with you.
c. My mother is working abroad.
d. I went to America last year.
(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 Japanese culture.
Items to mention:
– Japanese food
– cultural festival
– wearing Yukata
– visit shrines and temples
– eating with chopsticks
– watching anime
– seiza

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

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

[TOEFL] Task 4_Exercise 1

PASSAGE READING

Please read the passage silently for 45 seconds.
Then, please read the passage aloud.

READ

Learning a foreign language means more than just acquiring a second language for communication purposes. Language and culture reflect one another. By studying a certain language, the learner also gets to grasp the culture where the language is spoken. Another advantage of learning a foreign language is understanding other people’s feelings. Understanding other people’s feelings is about identifying the speaker’s emotions to interpret the intended message accurately. It comes with understanding not only one’s message but also the intention behind it.

LECTURE READING

I will read aloud the lecture part. Please take down notes while I am reading.
After that, please read aloud the lecture part.

READ

Today, English is the most common second language spoken in the world. Learning a foreign language can give two major benefits–first is learning about cultures, second is understanding people’s feelings.
Let me talk about the benefit of learning about cultures. When studying a foreign language, we also learn something about the culture behind it. Let’s have idioms as an example. Idioms are expressions that have another meaning aside from their original definition. Their origin is often based on the local customs where the language is spoken. For example, the idiom “know the ropes” means to know how to do a particular task. It began in the 19th century during the golden age of sailing where knowing how to handle the ropes is essential to operate a ship. This idiom is still in use even until now.
As for understanding other people’s feelings, it is said that people who can speak two or more languages have stronger intellectual abilities. Imagine that a foreigner in your country is asking for directions. As someone who understands other people’s feelings, you don’t only try to understand him through words. You also try to identify his emotions, so you understand him on a deeper level.
Studying a foreign language can widen a person’s perspective on various cultures. It also develops understanding of other people’s feelings which is essential when communicating in a foreign language.

QUESTION

Using the examples from the lecture, explain how learning a foreign language can give benefits other than just acquiring a second language for communication purposes.

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

A professor is talking about the benefits of learning a foreign language, the topic mentioned in the passage.
According to the passage, learning a foreign language means more than just acquiring a second language for communication purposes.
The professor gives 2 examples of benefits of learning a foreign language. The first point in the passage is that language and culture reflect one another. The professor explains that the learner also gets to grasp the culture where the language is spoken because idioms are often based on local customs.
The second idea in the passage is that learning a foreign language helps students develop understanding of other people’s feelings.
The professor states that people who can speak two or more languages have stronger intellectual abilities. He says that people who understand other people’s feelings don’t only try to understand others through words. They also try to identify others’ emotions, so they could understand them on a deeper level.

[TOEFL] Task 3_Practice 1_1

ANNOUNCEMENT READING

Please read aloud the following announcement.

READ

Wearing of uniform is now required
Please be informed that the Medical department is requiring all students to wear the official school uniform when attending laboratory classes for security purposes.
Students can buy the uniform in the bookstore which costs $60. Students who are not wearing the required uniform will not be allowed to attend any laboratory classes. The new regulation will be implemented starting September.
To avoid any inconvenience, the Medical department advises all students to buy the new uniform as soon as possible.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 1

Please answer the question about the announcement.
What are all students required to do?

ANSWER 1

According to the announcement,

CHECK YOUR ANSWER 1

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

SAMPLE ANSWER 1

What are all students required to do?
According to the announcement, all students are required to buy the new official uniform and wear it during their laboratory classes.

DIALOGUE READING

Please read aloud the following dialogue with your tutor.

READ

Female:
Good morning.
Male:
Hi, have you seen the announcement?
Female:
Yes, I saw it a while ago.
We need to buy the new uniform before September.
Male:
I don’t like the new regulation.
Female:
Why?
Male:
First, a $60 uniform will be too expensive for students. We don’t have enough time to get a part-time job just to earn enough money to buy it. We have classes until 7:00 p.m. every day. I understand that they are doing this for our safety, but I think there are other ways to do that.
Female:
That’s true.
Male:
Also, the regulation is too strict. They said that we will not be allowed to attend any laboratory classes if we don’t wear the uniform. Laboratory classes are required in our course. We will fail if we could not attend it because of this new regulation.
Female:
I think the uniform is not necessary because we wear proper clothes anyway.
Male:
Well, I’ll find a way to buy one. I don’t want to fail my laboratory classes.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 2

Please answer the questions about the dialogue.
What are the female student and the male student doing?

ANSWER 2

The female student and the male student are

CHECK YOUR ANSWER 2

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

SAMPLE ANSWER 2

What are the female student and the male student doing?
The female student and the male student are talking about an announcement made by the Medical department.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 3

Who is against the regulation?

ANSWER 3

The (female/male) student disagrees with the new regulation and gives two reasons why (she/he) is against the regulation.

CHECK YOUR ANSWER 3

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

SAMPLE ANSWER 3

Who is against the regulation?
The male student disagrees with the new regulation and gives two reasons why he is against the regulation.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 4

Why does the male student disagree with the new regulation?

ANSWER 4

First,

CHECK YOUR ANSWER 4

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

SAMPLE ANSWER 4

Why does the male student disagree with the new regulation?
First, the male student thinks that a 60-dollar uniform is too expensive for the students. He said students are too busy to get a part-time job. He also thinks that the department can find other ways to secure students’ safety.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 5

Why does the male student think that the new policy is too strict?

ANSWER 5

Second,

CHECK YOUR ANSWER 5

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

SAMPLE ANSWER 5

Why does the male student think that the new policy is too strict?
Second, he worries that the students might fail their laboratory classes because of this new regulation. He defended that uniform is not necessary because the students wear proper clothes anyway.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 6

All in all, what does the male student say?

ANSWER 6

In short,

CHECK YOUR ANSWER 6

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

SAMPLE ANSWER 6

All in all, what does the male student say?
In short, the male student gives a couple of reasons why he doesn’t support the Medical department’s new regulation.

Talking about a temple

GIVING A SPEECH

You will give a speech about the Kiyomizu temple.
Please show me the picture you prepared.
You may start your speech now.

あなたは清水寺についてスピーチをします。 用意した写真を見せて、始めましょう。

SPEECH

________________________________________________.
________________________________________________.
________________________________________________.
________________________________________________.
________________________________________________.

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

I will ask you the following questions about the Kiyomizu temple. Please answer them.

講師が清水寺について質問をします。答えましょう。

ANSWER

1. Who built the Kiyomizu temple?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

2. Who found the waterfall first?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

3. Why is the temple named “Kiyomizu”?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

4. What is the Kiyomizu temple famous for?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

5. Have you visited the Kiyomizu temple?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

6. How do you describe the Kiyomizu temple?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

7. What is best season to visit there?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

8. Why do a lot of tourists visit Kiyomizu temple?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

JHS – I am/You are

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you will learn how to use I am/You are to describe oneself and another person.

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

I’m sorry.
Are you okay?
I’m okay.
No problem.
Bye.
See you tomorrow.

PART C_1

Let’s read the dialogue.

PART C_2

TUTOR:
Good morning, Sarah.
STUDENT:
Good morning, Jack.
TUTOR:
No, I’m not Jack. I’m John.
STUDENT:
So, you are not Jack. I’m sorry, John.
TUTOR:
No problem.

PART D_1

Please answer the questions.

PART D_2

1. Are you from Tokyo?

PART D_3

PART D_4

2. Are you from Sendai?

PART D_5

PART D_6

3. Are you hot?

PART D_7

PART D_8

4. Are you twelve years old?

PART D_9

PART D_10

5. Are you thirteen years old?

PART D_11

PART E_1

Please look at the picture.

PART E_2

Present Perfect Tense 1_1

1. Please tell me the phone number.

PART E_3

PART E_4

2. Please tell me the address.

PART E_5

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.

General English (Expert) – Gender

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

Gender

Same-sex marriage is getting recognized around the world. The Netherlands is the first country to establish a legislation to approve same-sex marriage on April 1, 2001. On that day, four same-sex couples got married. Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is one of the famous cities in the world that is open-minded towards sexual minorities. Because of this background, over 90% of the Netherlands’ population support them. They are active in the frontline of various fields.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. Question Which country has approved the same-sex marriage first?
Answer: _______________________________________________
2. Question What is Amsterdam famous for?
Answer: _______________________________________________
3. Question What does the majority of the Netherlands’ population support?
Answer: _______________________________________________

CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PRACTICE

Words and Expressions Sample Sentences
marriage _______________________________________________
legislation _______________________________________________
establish _______________________________________________
regardless _______________________________________________
population _______________________________________________

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

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

ANSWER

1. Question Do you think the people in your country are open to sexual minorities?
Answer: _______________________________________________
2. Question Do you think the government should help with issues concerning sexual minorities?
Answer: _______________________________________________
3. Question What can you say about the people who are open about their sexual preferences in the workplace?
Answer: _______________________________________________
4. Question Do you think it’s okay for men to wear women’s clothes in public?
Answer: _______________________________________________
5. Question How can people help sexual minorities to be accepted by the society?
Answer: _______________________________________________
6. Question Do you think it helps when famous people inform the public that they are part of the sexual minority?
Answer: _______________________________________________
7. Question Why do you think accepting sexual minorities is difficult for other cultures?
Answer: _______________________________________________

レッスンの音声や映像に問題がある場合の確認


平素より弊社サービスをご利用いただき、誠にありがとうございます。

レッスン中、音声や映像などに問題が発生した場合は、
以下をご確認いただき、改善されるかお試しください。

<目次>

最初にご確認ください

レッスン受講前に確認

1.受講環境の確認


ご利用の環境がレッスン受講の推奨環境か確認してください。
Weblio英会話を利用する際の推奨環境を教えてください
推奨通信回線について

2.Google Chromeを最新版にアップデート


レッスンルームは、Google Chromeを最新版へアップデートしてご利用ください。
Google Chrome を更新する~GoogleChrome公式ヘルプ

3.デバイスチェックツールで確認


デバイスチェックツールを使用して、音声や映像のチェックを行ってください。
デバイスチェックツールの操作方法について

レッスン中に確認

1.レッスンルームの通話操作ボタンの確認


レッスンルームのビデオ画面下にある通話操作ボタンがオフになっていないかご確認ください。
通話操作ボタンに斜めの斜線が入っている場合、クリックしてオンにしてください。

2.レッスンルームの更新


正常に接続が行われない場合、レッスンルームのページを表示しなおすと改善することがあります。
Google Chromeの更新ボタンをクリック、またはキーボードのショートカットでページの更新を行ってください。

ブラウザの更新ボタン Windowsショートカット MacOSショートカット
reroad-chrome左上の更新ボタンをクリック reload-winF5ボタンを押す reload-maccommandとRを同時に押す

※一度更新したら、画面が落ち着くまでお待ちください。
または、一旦レッスンルームを閉じて、予約確認ページから入室しなおしてください。

3.ビデオ通話の無効


一旦ビデオ通話をオフにしていただき、通話品質が安定するかご確認ください。

 1.ビデオ画面下にある通話操作ボタンのカメラアイコンをクリックして、ビデオをオフにする。

 2.画面右上の「オーディオ設定を開く」をクリック

audio-setting-menu

 3.「自分の映像」欄のカメラ項目で「(disable camera)」を選択する

camera_select

4.有線LANの使用


無線LAN環境で受講されている場合は、回線速度(帯域)不足による通信の切断や遅延が発生する場合がございますので、有線LANでの接続をお試しください。

5.Lite版の使用


負荷のかかりやすい機能を取り外したLite版(Lite Version)をご利用ください。

 1.レッスンルーム左側上部の「Lite版を使う」ボタンをクリックします

litever-icon

 2.Lite版に切り替わると、上部のバーが青色に変わります

litever-menu

※通常のレッスンルームに戻るにはブラウザの戻るボタンを押すか、一旦タブを閉じて、予約確認画面より再度レッスンルームに入りなおしてください。
【機能の違いについて】
・Lite版には教材を表示/非表示にする機能がありません
・Lite版には「テスト音声を再生」する機能がありません
・Lite版には「英和・和英辞典」の機能がありません

音声が聞こえない~スピーカー・ヘッドセットの確認

テスト音声を再生して確認

テスト音声を再生してご利用環境の音声再生が正しく行われているか確認します。
正常に接続できている場合は、「ド・レ・ミ~」とテスト用の音声がスピーカーから聞こえます。

 1.画面右上の「オーディオ設定を開く」クリックする

audio-setting-menu

 2.「相手の声」欄の「テスト音声を再生」をクリックして、テスト音声が聞こえるか確認する

audio-test

パソコン本体・再生機器の音量の確認

パソコン本体の音量設定が小さくなっていないか、ミュートになっていないかを確認してください。
また、スピーカーやヘッドセットなどの再生機器側に音量調節機能がある場合は、そちらも音声ミュートなどになっていないか確認してください。
speaker_mute
※上記はWindows10の場合です。

使用するスピーカーの選択確認

複数の音声出力デバイス(スピーカー、イヤフォンなど)を取り付けている場合は、レッスンルームで使用するデバイスの選択を確認してください。

 1.画面右上の「オーディオ設定を開く」をクリック

audio-setting-menu

 2.「相手の声」欄の「出力装置」の項目をプルダウンで変更する

sound-select

※通常は「既定」が選択されていますが、うまく音声が聞こえない場合は他に表示されている機器名を選択しなおしてください。

機種名欄が「speaker1~3」や、もしくは表示されていない場合

デバイスが正常に認識されていない可能性があります。外付けのヘッドセットやスピーカーを使用している場合は、デバイスの差し直しを行ってください。

音声が届かない~マイクの確認

使用するマイクの選択確認

複数の音声入力デバイス(パソコン本体のマイク、ヘッドセットのマイクなど)を取り付けている場合は、レッスンルームで使用するデバイスの選択を確認してください。

1.画面右上の「オーディオ設定を開く」をクリック

audio-setting-menu

2.「自分の声」欄の「入力装置」の項目をプルダウンで変更する

select_mic

※通常は「既定」が選択されていますが、うまく音声が認識されない場合はご利用のマイクを選択しなおしてください。

機種名が「microphone1~3」や、もしくは表示されていない場合

Google Chromeがデバイスをブロックしている可能性があります。
Google Chromeのアドレスバーのカメラアイコンをクリックして、デバイスの接続を許可してください。

カメラの無効

パソコンにインストールされているソフトウェアによっては、Webカメラではない機器名がカメラ欄に表示され、マイクも影響を受けて講師側に音声が伝わらない場合があります。
オーディオ設定で、カメラを無効にした状態で音声が伝わるか確認してください。

1.画面右上の「オーディオ設定を開く」をクリック

audio-setting-menu

2.「自分の映像」欄のカメラ項目で「(disable camera)」を選択する

disablecamera

ビデオ画面が映らない~カメラの確認

使用するカメラの選択確認

オーディオ設定のカメラ欄に、「(disable camera)」以外に複数の項目がある場合は、複数のwebカメラ、もしくはTVチューナーなどを動画に関する機器が接続されている場合があります。
複数の項目が表示されている場合は、レッスンルームで使用するカメラの機器名を選択してください。

1.画面右上の「オーディオ設定を開く」をクリック

audio-setting-menu

2.「自分の映像」欄の「カメラ」項目でご使用の機器名をクリック

camera_select

カメラ欄の機器名が(disable camera)のみの場合

パソコン本体にWebカメラが接続されていないか、無効の状態です。
外付けの機器の場合は、差し込みなおしてください。
内蔵の機器の場合は、デバイスマネージャーで無効になっていないかご確認ください。

機種名が「camera1」もしくは表示されていない場合

Google Chromeがデバイスをブロックしている可能性があります。Google Chromeのアドレスバーのカメラアイコンをクリックして、デバイスの接続を許可してください。

セキュリティソフトの一時的無効

セキュリティソフト等のウイルス対策プログラムによって
GoogleChromeとWebカメラのアクセスが遮断されている場合がございます。

一時的にセキュリティソフトを無効にしてWebカメラの接続が可能かご確認ください。
(確認後は、セキュリティソフトの設定を有効に戻してください。)
※セキュリティソフトの設定については、各メーカーにご確認ください。

OS側のカメラ設定の見直し

Windows側でカメラを使用するための許可を設定する必要があります。
Windowsの設定からGoogleChromeがカメラにアクセスできるように設定してください。

詳細な手順については下記のヘルプページをご参照ください。

・Windows 10 でカメラが動作しない
https://support.microsoft.com/ja-jp/help/13753/windows-10-camera-does-not-work

音声や映像が途切れる、画面がフリーズする

負荷を軽減させる

レッスン途中で画面が固まってしまう(映像や音声が途切れる)場合は、空きメモリが不足している場合があります。負荷を軽減させるために以下をお試しください。

・起動している不要なソフトを終了させる。
・タスクトレイに常駐しているソフトを終了させる。
・レッスン中はGoogle Chromeでマイページとレッスンルームのみ開き、他のタブは閉じる。

レッスンルームを複数開かない

レッスンルームを複数のタブで表示すると、正常に講師と接続できないことがあります。
レッスンルームを複数開いてしまった場合は、一旦すべて閉じ、改めて予約確認ページから入室しなおしてください。

セキュリティソフトを一時的に無効にする

セキュリティソフトによって、回線速度の低下や通信の遮断の原因になる場合がございます。
セキュリティソフトを一時的にOFF、またはセキュリティソフトの信頼リストにeikaiwa.weblio.jpを追加して、改善されるかご確認ください。
※ご利用のセキュリティソフトによって設定方法が異なります。設定方法に関してはメーカー様へお問い合わせください。

Weblio英会話以外の音声通話システムを起動しない

SkypeやGoogle ハングアウトなど、他の音声チャットシステムを起動していると、マイクやカメラ等のデバイスがうまく認識されないことがあります。
レッスン中は、その他の音声チャットは終了しておいてください。

パソコン本体の再起動

上記を確認いただいても問題が解決しない場合は、パソコン本体の再起動で改善される場合がありますので、再起動をお試しください。

改善しない場合


上記をお試しいただいても改善されない場合は、サポートまでお問い合わせください。
こちらのよくあるご質問もあわせてご参照ください。
→よくあるご質問

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Living Abroad (Intermediate)_At home

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. Do you live with your grandparents?
3. Do you help with household chores?
4. Do you know how to cook?
5. What do you usually do at home?

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

Bill: My family and I will stay at my grandparents’ house during summer vacation.
Alex: That’s good. You said the place is surrounded by beautiful nature, didn’t you?
Bill: Yes. My favorite thing to do is going for a walk after dinner. We see fireflies everywhere.
Alex: Amazing. I’ve never seen fireflies before.
Bill: My mother likes it when we stay at my grandparents’ house. It is because when we are home, I usually spend my time on my phone, playing video games or watching movies.
Alex: I see. Me too, but I also have to do housework because my parents work night shift sometimes.
Bill: Oh, that’s why you’re good at cooking! Actually, I’ve never cooked in my life.
Alex: Seriously? I think your mother will be happy if you ask her to teach you how to cook.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. Why does Bill’s mother like it when they stay at his grandparents’ house?
Answer:
2. What is Bill’s favorite thing to do after dinner?
Answer:
3. Why is Alex good at cooking?
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: What do you usually do when you have free time at home?
Student: I usually paint flowers.
Tutor: I also like to paint and post my paintings on my website. Do you want to see my work?
Student:
a. I will show you.
b. It’s mine.
c. Sure. I will post my paintings.
d. Definitely. What is your web address?
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor: What kept you busy last night?
Student: I helped my mother cook dinner.
Tutor: How often do you cook with her?
Student:
a. I don’t know.
b. Twice a week.
c. I’ll do it.
d. It’s fun.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor: What housework do you like doing?
Student: I don’t like doing housework. It is very tiring.
Tutor: It is fun. Why don’t you try doing it with your family?
Student:
a. I don’t think so.
b. That’s a great idea.
c. Yes. It is boring.
d. No. I want to do housework.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor: Hi, what do you have there?
Student: Cupcakes. I baked them yesterday.
Tutor: They look yummy! Who taught you how to bake?
Student:
a. My mother helped me bake them.
b. I don’t like baking.
c. My sister who is a pastry chef taught me how to do it.
d. Do you want some?
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor: Do you have a pet?
Student: Yes, I do. My father and I usually play with my puppy at home.
Tutor: How cute! Who looks after your puppy when you’re not home?
Student:
a. I bring my puppy to school.
b. I take care of my puppy when I’m not home.
c. My mother. She is always home.
d. I don’t like puppies.
(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 ask your tutor questions about his/her free time at home.
Items to mention:
– activities you do at home during your free time
– how often you do it
– housework you do
– favorite housework
– least favorite housework
– time you watch TV
– favorite time of the day

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

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

JHS – I am/You are

INTRODUCTION

Let’s introduce ourselves to each other.



My name is ________. What is your name?

ANSWER

I am ________. Nice to meet you.

WORDS

Please repeat after me.

READ

I am ~.
I’m from ~.
You are ~.
Are you ~?
the Philippines
Britain
Canada

DIALOGUE

Let’s read the dialogue.

READ

TUTOR: Hello, I’m Sarah. What is your name?
STUDENT: Hi, Sarah. I am Jack. Nice to meet you.
TUTOR: Nice to meet you too, Jack. Are you from Britain?
STUDENT: No, I’m not. I’m from Canada.
TUTOR: I see, you are from Canada. It’s a nice place.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

Please answer the questions.



1. Are you from the Philippines?

ANSWER

________________.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

2. Are you from Japan?

ANSWER

________________.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

3. Are you hungry?

ANSWER

________________.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

4. Are you thirsty?

ANSWER

________________.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

5. Are you tired?

ANSWER

________________.

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me the questions.

ASK

1. Are you from the USA?

ANSWER

________________.

ASK

2. Are you from the Philippines?

ANSWER

________________.