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Eiken 2_15

DIRECTIONS

Read the passage silently for 20 seconds. Then, read the passage aloud in 1 minute starting from the title.

READ

Riding an airplane

Riding an airplane is one of the most popular ways to travel. People ride a plane when they want to visit far places or when traveling abroad. Economy class is the most chosen travel class because it offers good service at a cheap price. Most people choose such class, and in this way they can save money when they travel.

QUESTION 1

Please look at the passage.
According to the passage, how can people save money when they travel?

ANSWER

QUESTION 2

Please look at the pictures and describe the situation.
Describe each picture in 2 sentences.

 
Your story should start with the following sentence:
One day, Haito was talking to his sister about their flight booking.

PICTURE

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1st picture:
One day, Haito was talking to his sister about their flight booking.
____________________________________________________________.
2nd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.
3rd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.

QUESTION 3

Now, I will ask you the following question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Some people say that taking a first class flight is a waste of money.
What do you think about that?

ANSWER

I agree/disagree ____________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

QUESTION 4

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
These days, many people like online shopping.
Do you shop online?

ANSWER

Yes/No ______________________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

Eiken 2_16

DIRECTIONS

Read the passage silently for 20 seconds. Then, read the passage aloud in 1 minute starting from the title.

READ

Going on a picnic

Nowadays, many people like going on a picnic. They go to a park and look for a good location to place their picnic blankets. People usually prepare different foods to share with others. Those who go on a picnic often do outdoor activities like flying a kite. People should do such activities, and in this way they can make their picnic more exciting.

QUESTION 1

Please look at the passage.
According to the passage, how can people make their picnic more exciting?

ANSWER

QUESTION 2

Please look at the pictures and describe the situation.
Describe each picture in 2 sentences.

 
Your story should start with the following sentence:
One day, Harumi was talking to Nariko about going on a picnic.

PICTURE

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1st picture:
One day, Harumi was talking to Nariko about going on a picnic.
____________________________________________________________.
2nd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.
3rd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.

QUESTION 3

Now, I will ask you the following question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Some people say that some people who go on a picnic cause damage to nature.
What do you think about that?

ANSWER

I agree/disagree ____________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

QUESTION 4

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
These days, many students eat fast food every day.
Do you eat fast food every day?

ANSWER

Yes/No ______________________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

[HS] How can we solve the food shortage problem for poor people in Japan?

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

Agricultural Crisis in Japan

Japan has been experiencing an agricultural crisis over the past years. They are only able to produce half the agricultural products the country needs. According to research, the Japanese government must import at least 20 percent of Japan’s annual food requirement. However, these imports are still not enough to provide the needs of its people. Because of this, many researchers suggest that the government should establish a new agricultural policy. Some of which are improving the agricultural land and developing an agricultural method. Through this, the agricultural productivity will increase.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

 

1. What crisis has Japan been facing over the past years?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. How many percent of Japan’s annual food requirement must be imported?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. What should the Japanese government establish?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PRACTICE

Words and Expressions Sample Sentences
crisis _______________________________________________
produce _______________________________________________
government _______________________________________________
import _______________________________________________
annual _______________________________________________

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

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

ANSWER

 

1. Do you have any farming experience?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. What kinds of crops are farmed in your country?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Do you think all people should learn how to farm?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

4. How important is agriculture in your country?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

5. How do you think the government can help the farmers?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

6. Is food shortage a big problem in your country?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

7. As a student, how do you think you can help in solving food shortage?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

[HS] Lesson 4

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

Biodiversity

Biodiversity describes the variety of life forms and balance of life on Earth. It is essential for the ecosystem to operate well. However, the Earth’s biodiversity is currently under threat.

Yakushima, an island in Japan, has more than 40 mountains and a wide variety of plants. It is home to many different species. The island is said to be under threat due to many reasons. One of those reasons is the damage caused by yakushika, the smallest type of deer in Japan. They were once endangered but are now under a protection program, so their number started increasing again. They eat trees, ferns, and other plants. Because of this, the residents think that yakushika is responsible for the disappearance of Yakushima’s vegetation. However, the residents should think about other reasons that may have caused this problem. One is when the residents created a path to get through the forest easier. This path also made it easier for the deer to get to the vegetation areas. The wide spaces became feeding grounds for the deer. This change that humans made caused negative effects on the environment. It might not be intentional but it resulted in noticeable damages to the island’s biodiversity. Humans have to be responsible in every action they take as well as the possible consequences it may bring about.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. What is biodiversity?
Answer:
2. Why do the residents think that yakushika is responsible for the disappearance of Yakushika’s vegetation?
Answer:
3. Who created the path to the forest?
Answer:

CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PRACTICE

Words and Expressions Sample Sentences
biodiversity
ecosystem
endangered
resident
noticeable

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

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

ANSWER

1. What could you do to help keep the environment safe?
Answer:
2. Do you think humans are responsible for all the environmental problems?
Answer:
3. Do you think humans should stay away from wildlife?
Answer:
4. How do you think humans can save wildlife?
Answer:
5. What do you think would happen if all plants were gone?
Answer:
6. What do you think would happen if all animals were gone?
Answer:
7. Should humans destroy forests to give way to modern buildings?
Answer:

[Uni] Family

VOCABULARY READING

Let’s read aloud the following words. Please repeat after me.
講師に続いて音読しましょう。

READ

People Relationships
1. relative 12. get along
2. sibling 13. keep in touch
3. aunt 14. argue
4. uncle 15. call
5. cousin 16. divorced
6. nephew 17. get together
7. niece 18. live with
8. daughter 19. visit
9. son 20. passed away
10. grandparents
11. only child
ANSWERING QUESTIONS

I will ask you the following questions. Please answer.
講師が以下の質問をしますので、答えましょう。

ANSWER

1. Do you have any siblings?
Answer:________________________________________
 
2. Has your family ever had any pet?
Answer:________________________________________
 
3. What do you like to do with your family?
Answer:________________________________________

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me seven (7) questions. Then, I will answer them one by one.
講師に7つの質問をしましょう。講師がそれぞれの質問に答えます。

ASK

1. _______________________________________________
2. _______________________________________________
3. _______________________________________________
4. _______________________________________________
5. _______________________________________________
6. _______________________________________________
7. _______________________________________________

Eiken 2_14

DIRECTIONS

Read the passage silently for 20 seconds. Then, read the passage aloud in 1 minute starting from the title.

READ

Cultural Festival

Cultural festival is a festival organized by Japanese students. It takes place every year at their schools. It is an open event where people from other places can come and join. Students prepare different booths and activities for the cultural festival. Students can do what they want and show what they can do at such festival, so many students like the cultural festival.

QUESTION 1

Please look at the passage.
According to the passage, why do many students like the cultural festival?

ANSWER

QUESTION 2

Please look at the pictures and describe the situation.
Describe each picture in 2 sentences.

 
Your story should start with the following sentence:
One day, Aiki was talking to Riku about their plans for the school festival.

PICTURE

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1st picture:
One day, Aiki was talking to Riku about their plans for the school festival.
____________________________________________________________.
2nd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.
3rd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.

QUESTION 3

Now, I will ask you the following question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Some people say that cultural festivals help students learn about event planning.
What do you think about that?

ANSWER

I agree/disagree ____________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

QUESTION 4

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
These days, many students prefer to ride their bicycles to school.
Do you think this is a good idea?

ANSWER

Yes/No ______________________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

Eiken 2_13

DIRECTIONS

Read the passage silently for 20 seconds. Then, read the passage aloud in 1 minute starting from the title.

READ

Museums

Nowadays, a lot of schools organize school trips to museums. It is an interesting way for students to spend time with their classmates. Schools usually visit art museums. During their visit, students get a chance to see different kinds of art and learn the story behind them. Students should visit such museums, and in this way they will have more knowledge about art.

QUESTION 1

Please look at the passage.
According to the passage, how can students have more knowledge about art?

ANSWER

QUESTION 2

Please look at the pictures and describe the situation.
Describe each picture in 2 sentences.

 
Your story should start with the following sentence:
One day, Miho was talking to Yuki about their trip to the museum.

PICTURE

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1st picture:
One day, Miho was talking to Yuki about their trip to the museum.
____________________________________________________________.
2nd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.
3rd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.

QUESTION 3

Now, I will ask you the following question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Some people say that students should visit at least one museum every year.
What do you think about that?

ANSWER

I agree/disagree ____________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

QUESTION 4

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
These days, many students usually attend summer camps.
Do you attend summer camps?

ANSWER

Yes/No ______________________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

Eiken 2 Batch 3_2

DIRECTIONS

In this lesson, you will practice describing pictures.

PICTURE 1

Please look at the pictures and describe the situation.
Describe each picture in 2 sentences.

 
Your story should start with the following sentence:
One day, Yuri was talking to her husband about going to the zoo.

ANSWER

batch3-1

1st picture:
One day, Yuri was talking to her husband about going to the zoo.
____________________________________________________________.
2nd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.
3rd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.

PICTURE 2

Please look at the pictures and describe the situation.
Describe each picture in 2 sentences.

 
Your story should start with the following sentence:
One day, Airi was talking to Himeko about dinner.

ANSWER

batch3-2

1st picture:
One day, Airi was talking to Himeko about dinner.
____________________________________________________________.
2nd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.
3rd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.

PICTURE 3

Please look at the pictures and describe the situation.
Describe each picture in 2 sentences.

 
Your story should start with the following sentence:
One day, Haruko was talking to Aya about watching a movie.

ANSWER

batch3-4

1st picture:
One day, Haruko was talking to Aya about watching a movie.
____________________________________________________________.
2nd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.
3rd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.

PICTURE 4

Please look at the pictures and describe the situation.
Describe each picture in 2 sentences.

 
Your story should start with the following sentence:
One day, Amane was talking to Kaiya about going to the beach.

ANSWER

batch3-5

1st picture:
One day, Amane was talking to Kaiya about going to the beach.
____________________________________________________________.
2nd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.
3rd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.

PICTURE 5

Please look at the pictures and describe the situation.
Describe each picture in 2 sentences.

 
Your story should start with the following sentence:
One day, Hiro was talking to Kasu about the sports festival.

ANSWER

batch3-3

1st picture:
One day, Hiro was talking to Kasu about the sports festival.
____________________________________________________________.
2nd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.
3rd picture:
____________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________.

Living Abroad (Intermediate) – Template

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.
3.
4.
5.

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:
Bill:
Alex:
Bill:
Alex:
Bill:
Alex:
Bill:

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the dialogue.

ANSWER

1.
Answer:
2.
Answer:
3.
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:
Student:
Tutor:
Student:
a.
b.
c.
d.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

2. Tutor:
Student:
Tutor:
Student:
a.
b.
c.
d.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

3. Tutor:
Student:
Tutor:
Student:
a.
b.
c.
d.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

4. Tutor:
Student:
Tutor:
Student:
a.
b.
c.
d.
(Answer is in the last page.)
READ AND ANSWER

5. Tutor:
Student:
Tutor:
Student:
a.
b.
c.
d.
(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 (character).
You will ask your tutor questions about (topic) .
Items to mention:

ANSWERS FOR DIALOGUE PRACTICE

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

[TOEFL] Task 5 Practice 2_0 (TEMPLATE)

DIALOGUE READING

Please read aloud the dialogue with your tutor.

45秒で以下の文章を黙読してください。その後、音読しましょう。

READ

Female: Dialogue
Male: Dialogue
Female: Dialogue
Male: Dialogue
Female: Dialogue
Male: Dialogue
Female: Dialogue
Male: Dialogue
Female: Dialogue

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the questions about the dialogue.

講師が会話文について質問するので答えましょう。

 
1. What is the female student and the male student doing?
 
2. What is the problem?
 
3. What is the male student’s first solution?
 
4. What is the male student’s second solution?
 
5. Which solution do you agree with?

ANSWERS

1. The female student and the male student
2. The problem is that the female student
3. The male student offers two solutions to solve her problem.
His first solution is
4. His second solution is
5. I agree with because

CHECK YOUR ANSWERS

We’ll check the sample answers. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWERS

1. What is the female student and the male student doing?

The female student and the male student are talking

 
2. What is the problem?
 

The problem is that the female student

 
3. What is the male student’s first solution?
 

The male student offers two solutions to solve her problem. His first solution

 
4. What is the male student’s second solution?
 

His second solution is to

 
5. Which solution do you agree with?
 

I agree with the ___________ solution because

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