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JHS textbook: Auxiliary Verbs 1

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

●母の日1

Ken and Jam will take a university exam next week. Ken asked, “Shall we study together?”. Jam said yes, and asked when they should begin. He said they must start as soon as they can because the exam will be difficult. They study almost every day. Jam helps Ken with English, while Ken helps Jam in Math. Both of them are doing their best because they have to pass the exam, so they can study in their dream university.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. Who will take a university exam?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Why must they start studying as soon as they can?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Why do they have to pass the exam?
Answer:_______________________________________________

EXPRESSIONS

Describe the picture using the following expressions:

“…must…”
“…have to…”

DESCRIBE

“…must…”
“…have to…”

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

Please answer the following questions based on the picture.

ANSWER

1. What must the boy do?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Does the boy have to make a list of the things he needs to bring?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Must the boy bring an umbrella?
Answer:_______________________________________________

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Please answer the following questions based on your experience.

ANSWER

1. Why do you think people have to go to school?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Why must students study before a test?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Do you think students must eat vegetables at school?
Answer:_______________________________________________

4. What must students do during their first day of class?
Answer:_______________________________________________

5. Do you think all people have to play sports?

Answer:_______________________________________________

Beginner: There is/There are

READING ALOUD

Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Sam and you will play Alice.
Then, we’ll switch roles.

以下の会話文を読みましょう。最初に講師がSam、あなたがAliceの部分を読みます。終わったら交代しましょう。

READ

Hi Alice, do you know if there is an amusement park in Osaka?
Yes, there is. Are you planning to go there?
Yes, I’d like to go there with my family next week. Do you know what activities we can do there?
Well, there are a lot of exciting rides there.
Oh, that’s nice. Is there a Ferris wheel?
Yes, there is. There are also street shows where you can see your favorite characters from different movies.
I’m so excited to go there. Thank you, Alice.
You’re welcome. Have fun!

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.
講師が会話文について質問するので答えてみましょう。

ANSWER

1. Question Is there an amusement park in Osaka?
Answer: Yes/No, ______________________________
2. Question Are there a lot of exciting rides in the amusement park?
Answer: Yes/No, ______________________________
3. Question Is there a Ferris wheel in the amusement park?
Answer: Yes/No, ______________________________
4. Question Are there street shows in the amusement park?
Answer: Yes/No, ______________________________

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Please answer the questions below using “there is” and “there are”.
1分間イラストを見ましょう。 “there is”、”there are”を使って質問に答えてください。

DESCRIBE

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1. Question How many dogs are there in the picture?
Answer: ______________________________
2. Question How many books are there?
Answer: ______________________________
3. Question Is there a guitar on the couch?
Answer: ______________________________

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask questions, too.

会話練習をしましょう。講師が質問しますので答えてみましょう。また、講師に質問してみましょう。

ANSWER

1. Question Are there any ice cream shops in your school?
Answer: _______________________________
2. Question Is there a piano in your house?
Answer: _______________________________
3. Question Are there any plants in your backyard?
Answer: _______________________________
4. Question Are there any new students in your school?
Answer: _______________________________
5. Question Is there a famous sushi place in your hometown?
Answer: _______________________________

GTEC – 3

READING PRACTICE

Let’s read the following sentences. I will read part A, and you will read part B.
講師が A の部分を読みますので、B を制限時間 10 秒で音読しましょう。

READ

A: Have you watched the latest superhero movie?
B: Yes, it was amazing.

READ

A: Are we going to play video games today?
B: Yes, let’s play after our class.

READ

A: May I borrow your Science book?
B: Sure, I’ll give it to you later.

READ

A: Do you like Italian food?
B: No, I prefer Japanese food.

READ

A: What time is your flight tomorrow?
B: My flight tomorrow is at 8 o’clock in the morning.

READ

A: Did you turn off your computer last night?
B: Yes, I did.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the given information.
与えられた情報をもとに、質問に答えてください。

READ

Work Schedule

Employee’s Name Monday Tuesday
Aly 6 AM – 3 PM 10 AM – 7 PM
Amy 7 AM – 4 PM 11 AM – 8 PM
Ken 8 AM – 5 PM 12 NN – 9 PM
John 9 AM – 6 PM 1 PM – 10 PM


1. What time will Aly start working on Monday?
Answer: _______________________________________________

2. What time will Amy finish working on Tuesday?
Answer: _______________________________________________

3. What time will Ken start working on Monday?
Answer: _______________________________________________

4. What time will John finish working on Tuesday?
Answer: _______________________________________________

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Make a short story based on the series of pictures.
You have 20 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to answer.

次のイラストのストーリーを説明してください。準備時間は 20 秒、回答時間は 60 秒です。

DESCRIBE


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EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Express your opinion on the following topic. Give at least one reason to support your opinion. You have 60 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to answer.
次の内容に関して、自分の意見とその理由を 1 つ以上述べましょう。 準備時間は 60 秒、回答時間は 60 秒です。

ANSWER

Question: Some people say that it is better to watch news on television than to read the newspaper. What do you think about that?
Answer: _______________________________________________

JHS textbook: Comparative

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

comparative_1

Jam asked her thirty-two classmates which they prefer when talking to a friend; through e-mail, letter or phone. The top 2 answers were through email and phone. Twenty of her classmates prefer e-mail because it is more convenient. The rest of her classmates said that phones are easier to use. They also mentioned that they find letters more personal and it takes more time to write, so they only write to their close friends.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. What did Jam ask her classmates?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Why do they prefer e-mails?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Why do they only write letters to their close friends?
Answer:_______________________________________________

EXPRESSIONS

Describe the picture using the following expressions.

“… is more popular than …”
“… is the most popular …”

DESCRIBE

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DESCRIBING A PICTURE

Please answer the following questions based on the picture.

ANSWER

1. What sport is more popular than soccer?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. What is the most popular sport?
Answer:_______________________________________________

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Please answer the following questions based on your experience.

ANSWER

1. Is your mother younger than your father?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Who is the youngest in your family?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Are you as tall as your father?
Answer:_______________________________________________

4. Is basketball more popular than soccer in your country?
Answer:_______________________________________________

5. What is the most popular sport in your country?
Answer:_______________________________________________

Eiken 2_5

DIRECTIONS

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

READ

Communication Skills

Communication means sending and receiving information. Employees need good communication skills at work. They need it to do their jobs correctly. By being able to communicate well, they can also avoid any problems with their colleagues. This will develop their working relationship as well. Employees should continue to improve such skills, and in this way, they can achieve their career goals.

QUESTION 1

Please look at the passage.
According to the passage, how can employees achieve their career goals?

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, Ken was talking to his friend about traveling abroad.

PICTURE

Eiken 2_5

1st picture:
One day, Ken was talking to his friend about traveling abroad.
____________________________________________________________.
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 foreign languages are important in business.
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, some students prefer to study even on holidays.
Do you think this is a good idea?

ANSWER

Yes/No ______________________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

[HS] What is the most important thing to be a global citizen?

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

A global citizen is a responsible individual who is aware of other cultures and global issues. They actively participate in their community as they are willing to do something to make the world a better place. They have a good understanding of how the world works in different aspects. They are the ones who believe that the world community needs to be supported by a powerful set of values. This set of values is based on human rights, religion, gender equality, good governance, protection of the environment, and others. They also have goals that are expected to end poverty. One of their goals is focused on education as it is necessary for forming a strong foundation that helps build sustainable societies.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. What is a global citizen?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

2. What do global citizens believe?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

3. Why is one of their goals focused on education?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PRACTICE

Words and Expressions Sample Sentences
citizen _______________________________________________
community _______________________________________________
participate _______________________________________________
responsible _______________________________________________
individual _______________________________________________

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

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

ANSWER

1. How would you describe a good citizen?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

2. Do you think you have responsibilities as a citizen of your nation? Give examples.

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

3. What do you think is the most important skill to become a global citizen?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

4. Do you think you can be a global citizen?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

5. What do you think should be the priority of global citizens?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

6. What would you like to do if you become a global citizen?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

7. Do you think education should be a priority? Why?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

Eiken 2_1

DIRECTIONS

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

READ

Owning a Pet

Nowadays, a lot of people are very fond of having pets at home. The most common pets around the world are cats and dogs. Some people also like small animals like hamsters and rabbits. Owning a pet can be done by buying at a pet shop. Some people go to such shops and buy pets, and by doing so they can have their own pets.

QUESTION 1

Please look at the passage.
According to the passage, how can people have their own pets?

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, Yuki was talking to her father about having a pet.

ANSWER

Eiken 2_1

1st picture:
One day, Yuki was talking to her father about having a pet.
____________________________________________________________.
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 it is okay to use animals for research purposes.
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 prefer to retire abroad than in their home country.
Do you think this is a good idea?

ANSWER

Yes/No ______________________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

Intermediate: Art and Literature

GUESS THE WORD

Rearrange the letters of the word to complete each sentence. Read the meaning aloud and use it as a clue.
ANSWERS
  1. mundane
  2. originated
  3. scenic

ANSWER

1. word:
M
N
U
D
A
E
N
meaning: [adjective] ordinary and not interesting
sentence: For some people, painting is a _______ activity.
2. word:
O
I
R
I
G
A
T
N
E
D
meaning: [verb] where it began/started
sentence: Ballet dance _______ in 15th century Italy.
3. word:
S
E
C
N
I
C
meaning: [adjective] a beautiful sight
sentence: Her painting collection consists of _______ views in South America.

DIALOGUE

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Sam and you will be Alice. Fill in the blanks with the correct responses.

READ

I thought classes are suspended tomorrow due to bad weather. Why don’t you take a little break from studying?
This is my final term’s project, brother. I’m writing a literature review of the Tale of Genji. It is the greatest novel in Japan and the world’s first novel. Do you know about it?

Of course, I studied it for my eighth-grade literature class. Although, I find reading a mundane activity. Do you like reading, sister?
___________________. How about you? I think you’re into visual art.

I am. I love painting scenic views and doing portraits. I like impressionist style of painting, by the way. Do you have a favorite art style?
___________________.

I see. Well, I hope you’ll be able to finish your homework on time. If you need any help, you know where to find me.
Sure. Thanks, brother.

READING ALOUD

Read and take note of the important points in the article.

READ

Every seventh of July, Japan celebrates one of their famous festivals known as “Tanabata”, the Star Festival. It is known to have originated from China’s “Qixi Festival”. It was first introduced in Japan during in 755 A.D. by Empress Koken, the 48th monarch of Japan. The Japanese fully embraced Tanabata Festival and its story during the early Edo period. Tanabata is a story of two lovers, Hikoboshi and Orihime, who were only allowed to see each other once a year as a punishment given to them by the heaven god for neglecting their duties after marrying each other. Today, Japan’s streets are in vibrant displays with people writing their wishes on strips of paper known as “Tanzaku”. They hang these strips of paper on bamboo trees with hopes that their wishes will come true. In some traditions, these bamboo trees are set afloat on a river and/or burned once the festival is over.

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the questions about the article.

ANSWER

1. Who are the two lovers celebrated at the Tanabata Festival?
Answer:
2. Why are the two lovers not allowed to spend their life together?
Answer:
3. Some people say that tfhe Tanabata Festival is equivalent to Valentine’s Day. Do you agree or disagree?
Answer:
4. What do you think will happen to a country without art and literature?
Answer:

READ BETWEEN THE LINES

In your own understanding, please explain the meaning of the following quotations.

ANSWER

1. “Creativity takes courage.” – Henry Matisse
Answer:
2. “It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.” – Henry James
Answer:

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions.

ANSWER

1. Who is your favorite literary character?
Answer:
2. What is the weirdest literature you have read?
Answer:
3. Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction literature?
Answer:
4. Which art form do you like most?
Answer:
5. Do you think art is important in the modern world? How?
Answer:

Intermediate: History and Culture

GUESS THE WORD

Rearrange the letters of the word to complete each sentence. Read the meaning aloud and use it as a clue.
ANSWERS
  1. remarkable
  2. civilization
  3. expedition

ANSWER

1. word:
R
M
E
R
A
A
K
L
B
E
meaning: [adjective] someone/something amazing and unforgettable
sentence: Her research about the Forbidden Kingdom is truly ______________.
2. word:
C
V
I
I
L
Z
I
T
A
O
I
N
meaning: [noun] a human society with developed culture, laws, and intellect at a specific time and place
sentence: The Mayan ________________ was famous for their calendar-making, symbolic artworks, and agriculture.
3. word:
E
X
E
P
I
D
T
O
I
N
meaning: [noun] an organized journey, especially a long one for a particular purpose
sentence: He was famous for his first _______________ around the world.

DIALOGUE

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Ron and you will be Emma. Fill in the blanks with the correct responses.

READ

I slept late last night. I searched about world history and it’s really amazing. I didn’t expect it to be incredible. What do you think is the most remarkable historical event?
________________________________. What about you?

I’ve been reading about Japanese history lately and I found out about Onna-Bugeisha. Do you know about them?
I know about them since my mother is half-Japanese. They are the female version of the samurai of the 200 A.D. It was believed that Empress Jingu became the first Onna-Bugeisha after leading a battle against Korea.

Cool! Onna-Bugeisha even fought along with samurais during battles. By the way, I think the greatest civilization is the Mesopotamian. Humans in this era built waterways for their economic needs. What do you think is the greatest civilization in the world?
________________________________.


That’s incredible. It’s silly of me to think history is boring when I was in high school.
It’s amazing how history shaped us what we are today. I’m excited as to what the future holds for us all.

READING ALOUD

Read and take note of the important points in the article.

READ

Majority of world historians considers Alexander the Great as the greatest explorer and military leader of all time. He has greatly influenced the world during his time in less than two decades. At a young age, Alexander was educated by a famous philosopher, Aristotle. After the death of his father, he ruled his father’s kingdom at age twenty. He then expanded his father’s armies, innovated new battle techniques, and led them in conquering the Persian Empire. His conquests led him to victories not just in Persian territories, but as well as in Syria, in Egypt, and in Asia Minor. He introduced Greek culture to people of these territories the same way Aristotle taught him. Because of his successful expeditions, the Greek civilization was as one of the greatest civilization in history.

QUESTIONS

Please answer the questions about the article.

ANSWER

1. At what age did Alexander The Great become king?
Answer:
2. Based on the article, why was Alexander given the title “The Great”?
Answer:
3. Some people say that history repeats itself. Do you agree or disagree?
Answer:
4. Can history and literature be separated?
Answer:

READ BETWEEN THE LINES

Please explain the meaning to the following quotes.

ANSWER

1. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Answer:
2. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” – Master Oogway
Answer:

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions.

ANSWER

1. What do you think are man’s greatest achievements and worst failures?
Answer:
2. What are the most important events in your country’s history?
Answer:
3. Which is the most important time among the three? Past, present or future?
Answer:
4. What historical event would you like to turn into a movie? Do you think it’s important for the movie to be historically accurate?
Answer:
5. If you have the power to turn back time, what part of history would you like to change? Why?
Answer:

Eiken 2_4

DIRECTIONS

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

READ

Online Jobs

Nowadays, some people choose to work from home rather than work in an office. Some of them do online jobs like writing articles, creating websites, and making designs. They can choose what tasks to do. They can decide when and where to work as well. Some people have these jobs, and in this way they can spend more time for other things aside from work.

QUESTION 1

Please look at the passage.
According to the passage, how can some people spend more time for other things aside from work?

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, Ami was talking to her mother about her part-time job.

PICTURE

Eiken 2_4

1st picture:
One day, Ami was talking to her mother about her part-time job.
____________________________________________________________.
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 working part-time helps students become more responsible.
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 prefer text messages over phone calls.
Do you think this is a good idea?

ANSWER

Yes/No ______________________________________________________________________.
_______________________________________________________________________________.

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