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JHS textbook: Can, be able to, may

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

Can, be able to, may(1)

John has a painting project in his art class. He can paint really well. But he lost his paintbrushes last week. John asked his brother if he may borrow his paintbrushes. His brother let him borrow them. John really wants to get a good grade for his project so he will be able to join the art competition in their school.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. What can John do really well?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. When did John lose his paintbrushes?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Why does John want to get a good grade for his project?
Answer:_______________________________________________

EXPRESSIONS

Describe the picture using the following expressions.

“… able to …”
“… can…”
“…may…”

DESCRIBE

Can, be able to, may(2)

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

Please answer the following questions based on the picture.

ANSWER

1. Can the children see the moon?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Are the children able to catch the dragonflies?
Answer:_______________________________________________

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Please answer the following questions based on your experience.

ANSWER

1. Can you cook?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Can you play tennis?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Can you speak a foreign language?
Answer:_______________________________________________

4. Do you think being able to speak English is important?
Answer:_______________________________________________

5. Were you able to ski during the winter break?
Answer:_______________________________________________

Free Trial Lesson – Advanced: Society and Economic Development

VOCABULARY

State the meaning of the underlined words or phrases. Use the sample sentences as your clues.

ANSWERS
  1. meaning
  2. meaning
  3. meaning

ANSWER

1. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, hmmmmmmm consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
2. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, bdyjsgfjajy consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
3. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, dkagfyjag consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________

DIALOGUE

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Ron and you will be Emma, then we’ll switch roles.
READ


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LISTENING

Listen carefully as I read the article twice. Questions will be asked to check your understanding.

ARTICLE
The world has become a better place–that is according to the World Bank’s data of 2013. It is estimated that there are 4 billion non-poor and there is a steady decline of the impoverished population down to roughly 1 billion. In fact, there is only about 10% of the world’s population who remained in destitute conditions; a far cry from 30 years ago when they are at 42%, thanks to the rapid and aggressive globalization of recent years.
 
Globalization promises faster economic growth and new economic opportunities, higher living standards, and accelerated innovation to name a few. However, it seems that highly developed economies reap the greater benefits of globalization. Areas like sustainable development, environmental preservation, and poverty alleviation have been rather neglected. Globalization, thus far, increased less developed nations’ vulnerability to international economic conditions. These underlying and worsening issues make the aforementioned statics much more difficult to take at face value.

ANSWER

1. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
2. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
3. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
DISCUSSION

Discuss the following statements in detail. I will give you 2 minutes to construct your ideas before you answer the question.
ANSWER

1. Many say that the government has bigger responsibility on maintaining public health than individual people. Do you agree or disagree?
Answer: ________________
2. Would you consider donating your organs after your death?
Answer: ________________
CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please don’t hesitate to express your thoughts.
ANSWER

1. Question What disease frightens you the most?
Answer: ________________
2. Question What is the health service like in your country?
Answer: ________________
3. Question Do you consider yourself healthy?
Answer: ________________
4. Question Have you ever tried any alternative health therapies?
Answer: ________________
5. Question Do you have unhealthy habits?
Answer: ________________

Living Abroad (Beginner)_Events in Japan

DIALOGUE READING

Let’s read the dialogue below. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Rob: Miho, we will go to the Sapporo Winter Festival next week.
Miho: Really? I haven’t gone to that festival.
Rob: Do you want to come with us?
Miho: Sure. What is the Sapporo Winter Festival, by the way?
Rob: Oh, there are a lot of snowmen there. They also have many activities and street foods to offer.
Miho: That’s amazing! How about ice skating?
Rob: It is one of the activities there. There’s a place where people can skate.
Miho: I see. I’m so excited to go there. Thank you, Rob.
Rob: You’re welcome! See you there.

EXAMPLE

Before we start the next activity, let’s discuss the example below.

EXAMPLE

new year

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me a question about each item below.

ASK

events in japan

Living Abroad (Beginner)_Events in school

DIALOGUE READING

Let’s read the dialogue below. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Rob: What should we prepare for the school festival?
Miho: I’m thinking of doing a musical play.
Rob: That’s a good idea! We can practice after class. Also, it will be a good time for our class to work together.
Miho: That’s right. I think we can practice 2-3 hours every day after class.
Rob: I think so, too. I wonder what other classes will prepare for the school festival.
Miho: I think everyone will prepare well. I’m so excited to see them!
Rob: I hope there will be a haunted house.
Miho: I don’t want to go to a haunted house. It’s so scary.
Rob: Okay, then let’s just check if other classes will prepare a cafe at our school festival. I want to have something delicious.

EXAMPLE

Before we start the next activity, let’s discuss the example below.

EXAMPLE

new year

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me a question about each item below.

ASK

LAbeginneEventsInSchool

FTL Advanced: Template

VOCABULARY

State the meaning of the underlined words or phrases. Use the sample sentences as your clues.

ANSWERS
  1. meaning
  2. meaning
  3. meaning

ANSWER

1. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, hmmmmmmm consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
2. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, bdyjsgfjajy consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
3. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, dkagfyjag consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________

DIALOGUE

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Ron and you will be Emma, then we’ll switch roles.
READ


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium
LISTENING

Listen carefully as I read the article twice. Questions will be asked to check your understanding.

ARTICLE
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam eget venenatis lectus. Proin scelerisque lorem feugiat est ornare cursus. Suspendisse eget augue aliquet, suscipit sem ac, rhoncus dolor. Pellentesque in consequat nulla. Nullam ornare nunc nec rutrum congue. Pellentesque vehicula, arcu eu pulvinar pellentesque, ex enim ullamcorper ligula, sit amet rhoncus enim quam sed odio. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Fusce id elementum ligula, vitae mollis risus. Vestibulum finibus sollicitudin lorem eu interdum. In eleifend.

ANSWER

1. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
2. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
3. Sentence: ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo
Meaning: _______________________
DISCUSSION

Discuss the following statements in detail. I will give you 2 minutes to construct your ideas before you answer the question.
ANSWER

1. Many say that the government has bigger responsibility on maintaining public health than individual people. Do you agree or disagree?
Answer: ________________
2. Would you consider donating your organs after your death?
Answer: ________________
CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please don’t hesitate to express your thoughts.
ANSWER

1. Question What disease frightens you the most?
Answer: ________________
2. Question What is the health service like in your country?
Answer: ________________
3. Question Do you consider yourself healthy?
Answer: ________________
4. Question Have you ever tried any alternative health therapies?
Answer: ________________
5. Question Do you have unhealthy habits?
Answer: ________________

Eiken 3 Batch 2_2

DIRECTIONS

In this lesson, you will practice describing pictures by answering questions.

PICTURE 1

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

1

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many people are there in the park?
2. What is the man in white shirt going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

PICTURE 2

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

2

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many cups are there on the table?
2. What is the man going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

PICTURE 3

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

3

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many bottles of water does the man have?
2. What is he going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

PICTURE 4

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

4

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many pairs of shoes are there?
2. What is the woman going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

PICTURE 5

Please study the picture below.

STUDY

5

QUESTIONS

Please look at the picture.
1. How many trees are there?
2. What is the man going to do?

ANSWER

1. __________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________

Eiken 3 Batch 2_4

DIRECTIONS

In this lesson, you will practice answering questions.
Please answer in complete sentences.
I will correct your sentences if necessary.

QUESTION 1

Do you know how to dance?

If yes –> What do you dance?
If no –> What do you like doing?

ANSWER

QUESTION 2

Do you like watching English movies?

If yes –> What kind of English movies do you like?
If no –> What do you like to watch?

ANSWER

QUESTION 3

Do you have a pet?

If yes –> What is your pet?
If no –> Do you want to have a pet?

ANSWER

QUESTION 4

Do you like reading books?

If yes –> How often do you read books?
If no –> Why not?

ANSWER

QUESTION 5

Do you watch TV every night?

If yes –> What do you like to watch on TV?
If no –> How often do you watch TV?

ANSWER

QUESTION 6

Do you have a guitar?

If yes –> Do you play the guitar every day?
If no –> What musical instrument can you play?

ANSWER

QUESTION 7

Have you tried skiing?

If yes –> Please tell me more.
If no –> Would you want to try skiing?

ANSWER

QUESTION 8

Have you been to Europe?

If yes –> Please tell me more.
If no –> Do you want to go there?

ANSWER

QUESTION 9

Do you know how to cook?

If yes –> What food can you cook?
If no –> Would you like to learn how to cook?

ANSWER

QUESTION 10

Do you know how to drive a car?

If yes –> When did you learn how to drive?
If no –> Do you want to learn how to drive?

ANSWER

Eiken 3 Batch 2_3

DIRECTIONS

In this lesson, you will practice answering questions.
Please answer in complete sentences.
I will correct your sentences if necessary.

QUESTION 1

What do you want to do on your vacation?

ANSWER

QUESTION 2

What is your favorite school subject?

ANSWER

QUESTION 3

What food do you not eat?

ANSWER

QUESTION 4

What time do you go to bed?

ANSWER

QUESTION 5

What is the most famous food in your country?

ANSWER

QUESTION 6

What country do you want to visit?

ANSWER

QUESTION 7

What is your favorite color?

ANSWER

QUESTION 8

What sport do you like to play?

ANSWER

QUESTION 9

What do you like to do in your free time?

ANSWER

QUESTION 10

What time do you wake up?

ANSWER

Living Abroad (Beginner)_At home

DIALOGUE READING

Let’s read the dialogue below. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Rob: What do you usually do when you’re at home?
Miho: I usually read books and play computer games. How about you?
Rob: I also like reading books. Sometimes, I help my mother cook as well.
Miho: Wow! That’s awesome. What can you cook?
Rob: I can cook different meals like pasta and rice bowl.
Miho: Isn’t it difficult to cook at home?
Rob: No, it’s not. It’s really fun. You should try it!
Miho: I will ask my mom to teach me how to cook. I want to learn how to cook different kinds of pasta.
Rob: That’s great! Let me try your dishes next time.

EXAMPLE

Before we start the next activity, let’s discuss the example below.

EXAMPLE

new year

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me a question about each item below.

ASK

Living abroad (beginner) - at home

General English (Expert)_Industry

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

Automobile industry

The Japanese automobile industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Japan has been in the top three countries that manufacture cars since the 1960’s. Japanese automakers stay focused on improving and innovating the cars they manufacture.
Automobile companies rely on many supporting industries to produce quality cars. A single car is composed of 20,000-30,000 parts that even the largest automobile companies cannot produce themselves. Because of this, they outsource products to local and international manufacturing companies. This is to assure that every car they make is safe and reliable.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. What industry in Japan is considered as one of the largest industries in the world?
Answer:
2. What are Japanese automakers focused on?
Answer:
3. Why do automobile companies outsource products?
Answer:

CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PRACTICE

Words and Expressions Sample Sentences
industry
manufacture
innovate
international
outsource
EXPRESSING OPINIONS

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

ANSWER

1. What do you think is the reason why Japanese automobiles are famous?
Answer:
2. Do you think more cars should be produced in the future?
Answer:
3. Do you think manufacturing companies should continue to outsource products?
Answer:
4. What industry do you think is the most beneficial?
Answer:
5. Do you agree that people should focus more on food and health care industry?
Answer:
6. What industry do you want to be a part of in the future?
Answer:
7. What industry do you want the government to expand in the future?
Answer: