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Conversation (Intermediate level): Happy Memories

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. adolescent  思春期
  I consider the time when I was an adolescent one of the best.
2. relish  楽しむ、享受する
  I always relish challenges.
3. nostalgic  ノスタルジック、懐郷の
  When I see classic musicals on TV, I become quite nostalgic.
4. terribly  ものすごく、ひどく
  I’m terribly sorry because I hurt you.
5. hometown  出身地
  Chicago is my hometown.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What were your interests when you were an adolescent?
2. What do you relish doing?
3. Do you feel nostalgic when you old school photographs?
4. What do you terribly miss doing these days?
5. Could you tell me about your hometown?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Hey, Emma. Could you tell me about a happy memory you had?
Sure, what would you like to know?

How about when you were an adolescent?
Well, that time I made lots of friends. We did a lot of things together.

That sounds fun!
My classmates and I relished going swimming and rowing on the river during the summer.

That is nostalgic! That’s something I’ll remember for a long time.
I couldn’t agree more. We also packed some sandwiches and fruit juice and had a picnic beside the river.

I really think you terribly miss those moments you had with your childhood friends.
Definitely! My hometown has plenty of beaches to see, too. It’s very friendly and beautiful!

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. What did Emma and her friends use to do?
2. How did Ron describe Emma’s happy memories?
3. How is Emma’s hometown?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: What did you enjoy the most when you were an adolescent?
B: As an __________, I enjoyed solving math problems
2. A: Would you like to come with me?
B: Sorry, I do not __________ surfing.
3. A: You visited your hometown, right?
B: Yeah, I felt quite __________ for the place where I grew up.
4. A: Have you already talked to him?
B: Yes! However, he was __________ insincere you can never tell if he was telling the truth.
5. A: Could you describe the houses there?
B: The houses in my __________ were primarily made of wood.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
Have a small talk with your friend. Ask a happy memory he/she had. Interact with him/her as much as possible.
PART E_3
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.

Conversation (Intermediate level): World Heritage Sites

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. overseas  海外の
  The couple worked overseas for five years before returning to their home country.
2. adventure  冒険
  I went on a little adventure last weekend and explored the tourist spots of a nearby city.
3. site  地点
  They have chosen this site to build the new hospital.
4. hustle and bustle  雑踏
  Many people go to the countryside to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities.
5. bucket list  バケットリスト(死ぬまでにしたいことをリスト化したもの)
  Traveling alone to another country has always been a part of her bucket list.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Have you traveled overseas?
2. What nature adventure are you willing to take?
3. Have you visited any world heritage sites before?
4. Do you prefer the hustle and bustle of big cities or quiet life in the countryside?
5. What items in your bucket list do you want to achieve this year?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Just two months to go in the semester and it’s time for summer vacation, Emma.
Right, Ron. Do you have any travel plans for this vacation?

My brother and I are actually planning to travel overseas.
Really? Wow. I really admire you and your brother’s thirst for adventure.
Which country are you going to visit then?

We’re planning to go to Peru and visit the world heritage site, Machu Picchu.
You usually travel to big cities when you go overseas. I’m surprised.

We’re tired of the hustle and bustle of big cities. For a change, we want to witness such majestic nature and history in person.
If I were to travel to a world heritage site, I’d choose the Taj Mahal. It has
always been a part of my travel bucket list.

Oh, I want to visit the Taj Mahal too at least once. It has beautiful architecture and the history is awe-inspiring.
Travel really broadens the mind. It changes a person for the better.

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. When will Ron and his brother travel overseas?
2. Why did Ron and his brother plan choose to travel to a world heritage site?
3. Where would Emma want to go if she were to travel?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: Do you have any travel plans for this year?
B: Yes, I have! Traveling to South Korea has always been on my _____________ for this year.
2. A: I have never traveled outside the country.
B: Me too, I haven’t traveled ____________.
3. A: Aside from school, I don’t have that much to do lately. I’m becoming pretty bored.
B: Why don’t you join me in a mini _________ next week? We’re planning to go to the lake to go fishing.
4. A: Is this the _________ where they will build the new school?
B: Yes, it is.
5. A: A lot of people come to the hot springs during weekends.
B: I can see why. They want to relax from work and escape the _______________.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You and your friend are talking about world heritage sites. Talk about the world heritage sites both of you would like to visit.
PART E_3
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.

Conversation (Intermediate level): National Sports

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. passionate  熱烈
  The boy is very passionate about basketball.
2. lifestyle  ライフスタイル
  Parenting involves a change in lifestyle.
3. national  国民の、国家の
  The national basketball team won a silver medal in the world championship.
4. witness  目撃する、見る
  We are very lucky to witness the Olympic games in person.
5. tournament  トーナメント
  The boxing tournament is open to both amateurs and professionals.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What is something you are passionate about?
2. Do you have a healthy lifestyle?
3. What is your country’s national sport?
4. What exciting sports event or competition have you witnessed?
5. Have you joined any tournaments at school?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

People in your country are really passionate about football, aren’t they?
We sure are! The football culture here is unlike any other. I’d say it’s a
lifestyle.

Is football the national sport in your country?
Yes, it is. How about in Japan?

The most popular sport here is baseball. But our national sport is sumo wrestling.
I know sumo wrestling! I want to witness one once I visit Japan.

If you want, you can watch a morning practice session on a sumo stable or you can watch a sumo tournament.
That’s interesting! I want to watch a sumo tournament live.

Just like football, you can really feel the excitement and experience the atmosphere by watching it live. Let’s watch it together.
Sure! I’d love to.

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. How is football perceived in Emma’s country?
2. What is the national sport in Ron’s country?
3. Why is it better to watch the tournament live according to Ron?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: My doctor advised me to change my inactive ___________. He advised me to exercise and play sports to stay active.
B: Yes, and be consistent about it.
2. A: Julia is very __________ about tennis.
B: Her love for the sport is really admirable. She’s determined to improve her skills.
3. A: The championship ______________ will take place at Keyworth Stadium tomorrow.
B: Do you have the tickets already?
4. A: What is the ___________ sport of Australia?
B: It’s cricket.
5. A: The last three-point shot was amazing! Everybody stood up in their seats and cheered!
B: Oh, how I wish I’ve ____________ it in person.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You and your friend are talking about sports. Ask him/her about the national sports in his/her country.
PART E_3
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.

Conversation (Intermediate level): Temples and Shrines

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. worship  崇拝
  Jewish people worship in holy places known as synagogues.
2. deity  神格、神
  Amaterasu is known as the sun goddess, an important deity of the Shinto religion.
3. honored  名誉ある、光栄に思って
  Apple Inc. is one of the most honored companies in the world.
4. charm  魔よけ、お守り
  He gifted her a gold charm on her birthday.
5. regardless of  かかわらず
  The man jogs every day regardless of the weather.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Can people worship their God in any place?
2. Are you familiar with foreign deities?
3. Who will you be honored to meet? (celebrity, athlete)
4. Do you believe in lucky charms?
5. What task do you still do regardless of how hard it is?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Hi, Emma. What are you reading?
Oh, this? It’s a culture magazine.
I’m reading a guide on Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan.

How are they different?
Well, a Shinto shrine is a place of worship to the honored ‘kami,’ deities of Shinto.

How about the temples?
A Buddhist temple, on the other hand, is dedicated to a Buddhist deity.

I see. What do Japanese people do when they visit?
They usually put a coin in an offering box and pray quietly.
They also purchase omamori, a protective charm.

Are tourists welcomed there?
Of course. Everyone can visit regardless of personal beliefs.
But we all should behave respectfully.

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. What can you find in a culture magazine?
2. What is the difference between a Buddhist temple and a Shinto shrine?
3. How should tourists behave when visiting temples and shrines?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: The live conference was full of______leaders from all around the world.
B: What a big event!
2. A: I bought you a______bracelet to keep you safe all the time.
B: That’s so nice of you. Thanks a lot!
3. A: I wonder why they close their store on Sundays.
B: It is their time to_______.
4. A: ________what you think, I still think he is the best person for the job.
B: We’ll see about that.
5. A: I am reading a book on Indian______.
B: That’s fascinating!
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
It’s your friend’s first time at a temple. Tell your tutor who will act as your friend what he/she can expect there.
PART E_3
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.

Conversation (Intermediate level): Beliefs and Superstitions

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. superstition  迷信
  Many people still believe in superstitions.
2. creepy  不気味な、嫌な気分にさせる
  The Halloween decorations are too creepy!
3. ridiculous  ばかげた、ばかばかしい
  There’s a wasabi flavored Kit Kat that my sister thinks is ridiculous.
4. suddenly  突然
  I was dreaming of a flying cat when I suddenly woke up.
5. coincidence  〔偶然の〕一致、合致
  It was a coincidence when the stranger who helped me find my cat turned out to be my new classmate.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What are some superstitions in your country?
2. Have you ever had a creepy dream?
3. What movie do you think is ridiculous?
4. What would you do if you suddenly won a million dollars?
5. When was the last time you experienced a coincidence?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Oh my! A black cat just crossed our path!
What’s wrong about it?

They say it’s bad luck!
Don’t worry. That’s only a superstition.

I just remembered, it’s Friday the 13th today. I’m getting a creepy feeling!
Oh come on Ron, don’t tell me you believe in superstitions. They’re ridiculous.

Well, back in Ireland, we believe that when a knife falls on a floor, we’ll have a male visitor. Guess what?
What?

Once, when we were having dinner, I dropped my knife. Then, Tom, our cousin from Scotland suddenly arrived!
That is just a coincidence!

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. Why was Ron getting a creepy feeling?
2. What was Emma’s reaction to Ron?
3. What suddenly happened when Ron dropped his knife during dinner?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: Please stop wearing that______hat!
B: But, why? It has cute butterflies and feathers on it!
2. A: That stranger keeps looking at us.
B: I know! It’s getting a little bit________.
3. A: Hey, open your door. I brought food!
B: I was just about to send you a message. What a________!
4. A: The lights______turned off!
B: Maybe, it’s just broken.
5. A: You shouldn’t whistle at night. Snakes might come!
B: Don’t tell me you believe in that________!
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You and your friend suddenly saw an black cat. Your friend thinks it is bad luck. Tell your tutor, who will act as your friend, that it is just a superstition.
PART E_3
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.

Conversation (Intermediate level): Reading a Novel

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. novel  小説
  The author wrote the novel from a personal experience.
2. classic  古典の、クラシックの
  The film is destined to become a world classic.
3. bookworm  大の本好き、本の虫
  Could you suggest a good novel to gift my brother who’s a huge bookworm?
4. admit  認める
  I must admit that the group’s performance was exceptional.
5. adaptation  翻案、脚色
  The movie adaptation of John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars” was shown in 2014.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What is your favorite novel?
2. What book do you consider as a classic?
3. What is the major advantage of being a bookworm?
4. Do you always admit your mistakes?
5. What do you think is the best book-to-movie adaptation?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Hi, Emma! What’s your favorite novel?
Hello, Ron. Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is my favorite book.

I know that book but haven’t read it yet. Was it good?
Yes! It’s totally a classic!

How long did it take you to finish reading it?
Being a bookworm, I finished reading the whole novel in just almost two days.

Wow! That’s very impressive! I wish that I could be fond of reading as you are.
How about you, Ron? What’s your favorite?

I’m not really into novels but I must admit that Nicholas Sparks’ “The Notebook” is my favorite.
I’ve read that one, too! I love the movie adaptation as well!

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. What is Emma’s favorite novel?
2. For how long did Emma finish reading it?
3. What novel is Ron’s favorite?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: What book did you buy at the ongoing book sale?
B: I got these Nicholas Sparks ___________ to keep me sane for the whole vacation.
2. A: Have you seen “The Shawshank Redemption” movie?
B: Of course! How could I miss a ___________?
3. A: What is your younger brother’s hobby?
B: He loves to read every day. He’s actually the only ___________ in the family.
4. A: Why did the other team leave immediately after the game?
B: I think they couldn’t ___________ their defeat.
5. A: Jenny Han’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is trending now.
B: I know! It’s one of the best book-to-movie ___________ this year.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You’re talking to a friend about novels. Ask him/her what his/her favorites are.
PART E_3
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.

Conversation (Intermediate level): Asking for Advice

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. confess  告白する
  The police persuaded him to confess his crime.
2. secret  秘密の
  Don’t tell her any of your secrets because she’s got a big mouth.
3. catch  捕まえる
  I caught a man secretly stealing a passerby’s phone.
4. shrug off  (取るに足らぬものとして)無視する
  He just shrugged off the criticisms and continued to do his best.
5. tolerate  大目に見る、黙って許す
  We don’t tolerate eating and drinking in the library.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What would you do if your friend confesses something wrong that they did?
2. What is the importance of trust in keeping secrets?
3. What would you do if you caught a classmate cheating on your exam?
4. Do you take criticisms as motivation to improve or you just shrug it off?
5. What are the things you cannot tolerate in your household?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Emma, can I confess something to you?
Sure, Ron. Your secrets are always safe with me.

So I have a classmate that I caught cheating on our exam earlier.
Oh, my. What did you do?

Nothing. I just shrugged it off and kept quiet because he warned me. What do you think I should do?
If I were you, I would tell it to my teacher first thing in the morning tomorrow.

Maybe that’s really the right thing to do.
Yes. What your classmate did is absolutely wrong and must not be tolerated.

How about his threat?
Don’t worry about it, as long as you would tell the real whole story to your teacher.

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. What did Ron confess to Emma?
2. Why didn’t Ron tell it to his teacher immediately?
3. What was Emma’s advice?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: Did he __________ what he did to you?
B: No, that’s why I’m never gonna let him come near me ever.
2. A: I now regret trusting her!
B: Sadly, she couldn’t keep any __________.
3. A: What happened to the thief?
B: Fortunately, the police ___________ him.
4. A: Have you heard the rumors about your sister?
B: Yes, I just _________ it __________ because I know my sister more than they do.
5. A: Can we hang out and do our project tomorrow instead?
B: No, Mr. Cruz doesn’t __________ late submissions.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You’re having second thoughts on which course between Psychology and Education you will take on college. Ask some pieces of advice from your best friend.
PART E_3
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.

Conversation (Intermediate level): Having a Hectic Day

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. hectic  多忙をきわめた、てんてこまいの
  I always cook my dad’s favorite pasta when he’s having a hectic day.
2. cram  (無理に)詰め込む
  The teachers had to cram several school activities due to the upcoming summer vacation.
3. procrastinate  (後まで)延ばす
  I tend to procrastinate every Friday.
4. complacent  自己満足の、ひとりよがりの
  He lost because he had become too complacent that he missed most of this training.
5. assessment  評価、査定
  The instructor gave a generous assessment of my work.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What does your hectic day look like?
2. Do you tend to cram school/work tasks? Why or why not?
3. What are the common reasons people procrastinate?
4. Is it acceptable to be complacent in academics/work sometimes? Please explain your answer.
5. What is your assessment of your own performance at school/work?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Are you okay, Emma?
Not really, Ron. It has been hectic at work today.

May I ask what happened?
My team had to cram a lot of tasks in one day.

Was it your team’s fault?
Yeah. Some of my team members procrastinated several tasks. They have been complacent in the past few weeks.

I’m sorry to hear that.
It’s okay. I already talked with them. I pointed out that what happened would affect their upcoming performance assessment.

Okay. Go ahead and rest now. See you tomorrow on our lunch!
Thanks, Ron. See you!

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. How did Emma describe her day at work?
2. What did Emma’s team do?
3. What did Emma explain to her team members?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: You look stressed. What happened?
B: I’ve had a ________ day at the store due to the upcoming holidays.
2. A: Could I sleep now?
B: No! You wouldn’t want to _________ 20 tasks tomorrow!
3. A: Why didn’t you submit your project on time?
B: I’m sorry, I __________ over the weekend and finished the material late.
4. A: I’m surprised that he’s not the top student anymore.
B: Yeah, maybe he became too ___________ of his grades.
5. A: What rate did you give to Mr. Cruz on his performance _____________?
B: I gave him a 5/5 because he’s my favorite teacher.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You’re talking to a friend about your day. Tell him/her what happened to your hectic day at school/work.
PART E_3
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.

Conversation (Intermediate level): Cost of Living

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. get by  通り抜ける、何とかやっていく
  It is difficult for families with more than four children to get by during these times.
2. utility  役に立つもの、電気・ガス・水道
  Everyone needs public utilities such as water, electricity, and gas.
3. split  分割する、分け合う
  He split the money in half and gave it to his two friends.
4. expense  費用
  My expenses increased this month.
5. convenient  便利
  Living near a supermarket is convenient.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. How do you get by when times are hard?
2. What do you think is the most important utility in your home?
3. Do you split the bill when eating out with your friends?
4. Do you keep track of your expenses?
5. What is the most convenient thing about living in your city?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Emma, isn’t the cost of living in New York too expensive?
That’s right. I get by with renting an apartment for $900. I’m working two jobs now.

How about your food and utilities?
I spend about $200 on groceries and $80 on electricity. How about you?

Well, I have a roommate. So we split expenses. We cook every day to save up.
That’s great. I usually eat out for lunch and dinner. Maybe I should start preparing meals.

You should! How about your transportation?
Oh, I use my monthly metro card that costs $127.50.
I get unlimited subway rides for a month. How about you guys?

That’s convenient. We drive, so we split the gas too.
PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. How does Emma get by in New York City?
2. How much does Emma spend on utilities?
3. How do Ron and his roommate save up?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: The train station is just a five minute walk from where I live.
B: That’s very_______.
2. A: I offered to pay our dinner but he refused, so we_____the bill.
B: I don’t see anything wrong with that.
3. A: Are you having a hard time living in a new city? Shall I lend you money?
B: Don’t worry about me. I have enough money to______.
4. A: When are we moving to our new office?
B: We are moving once the_______are complete. There is no internet yet.
5. A: What are you doing?
B: Oh, I’m going to Maldives next week. I’m listing down all the travel_______.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
Your friend wants to move to your country. Give your tutor, who will act as your friend, an idea of the cost of living in your city.
PART E_3
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.

Conversation (Intermediate level): Office Meetings

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. pitch  口上,売り込み
  The team’s business pitch has made the clients impressed.
2. dedicated  一身をささげた、打ち込んだ
  Mary is very dedicated in her craft.
3. agenda  議題
  It took almost five hours to finish discussing the meeting’s agenda.
4. reminder  リマインダー
  He set a reminder on his phone for the upcoming event.
5. proposal  提案
  Shane’s business proposal has been approved by the company.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What makes a good pitch?
2. How dedicated are you in your studies/job?
3. If you were to facilitate a meeting, how will you sort the agenda?
4. How do you set reminders for yourself?
5. If you were to create a business proposal for a brand/company, what would it be?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Hey, Emma. Is your pitch ready for today’s meeting?
Yes, Ron. I’ve been actually preparing for it for almost a month now.

Wow, you’re really dedicated in everything you do!
Oh, well. I’m just too afraid to fail.

No worries, I believe you’ll do great there later! By the way, have you seen the meeting’s agenda?
Oh, I might have overlooked it.

It was sent to us via e-mail. You should check it now before the meeting starts.
Thanks for the reminder, Ron.

No problem. Good luck on your proposal! See you later!
See you!

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. For how long has Emma been preparing for her business proposal?
2. How did Ron describe Emma in doing anything?
3. What did Ron remind Emma before the meeting starts?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: Who captured the judges’ attention?
B: The __________ of the third team impressed everyone.
2. A: I need to cover this story despite the typhoon.
B: You’re indeed a ___________ journalist!
3. A: We have a meeting later, right?
B: Yes, and the ____________ is about our performance last month.
4. A: How do you manage your tasks?
B: I just set ______________ on my phone for the tasks I need to finish on a certain period.
5. A: How’s your business _______________ to the clients?
B: It was a success! They told me to wait for their offer.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You’ll be on a meeting a few minutes from now. Confirm to your colleague the meeting’s details and agenda.
PART E_3
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.