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Eiken Pre 1_4

DIRECTIONS

Please look at the comics below and narrate the story.
This is a story about a man who wanted to work and earn money.
You have 1 minute to prepare.

PREPARATION

(1 minute to prepare)

DIRECTIONS

You have 2 minutes to narrate the story.
Describe each picture in 3 sentences.
Your story should begin with the sentence below:

One day, a man was at a coffee shop.

ANSWER

eiken pre1_4

QUESTION 1

Please look at the fourth picture.
If you were the customer, what would you be thinking?

ANSWER

QUESTION 2

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Should employees be required to work overtime?

ANSWER

QUESTION 3

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Do you think Japan should implement equal pay for men and women?

ANSWER

QUESTION 4

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Do you think the government should provide more benefits for the elderly?

ANSWER

Eiken 3_4

DIRECTIONS

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

READ

Pets

Keeping a pet is not easy. Pets need exercise, food, and water every day. Animals can easily get sick and they need to feel loved, so pet owners need to take good care of their pets.

QUESTION 1

Please look at the passage.
Why do pet owners need to take good care of their pets?

ANSWER

PICTURE

Please study the picture below.

ANSWER

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QUESTION 2

Please look at the picture.
How many cats are there?

ANSWER

QUESTION 3

Please look at the man wearing a blue shirt.
What is he going to do?

ANSWER

QUESTION 4

What is your favorite season?

ANSWER

QUESTION 5

Do you read books?

 

If yes→ Please tell me more.

If no → What is your hobby?

ANSWER

JHS textbook: Auxiliary Verbs

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

Auxiliary verb(will, can, may, must)_1

Jam was preparing for her birthday party. Her friend Aly told her that she should buy a new dress. The next day, they went to the shopping mall. Aly helped Jam look for a good dress. Then, they went to the cashier to pay but Jam did not have enough cash. She asked the cashier if she could use her credit card instead. The cashier said she could, and so they paid for the dress with her credit card. After shopping, they went to their favorite coffee shop.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. What was Jam preparing for?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. What did Aly tell Jam?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. What did Jam ask the cashier?
Answer:_______________________________________________

EXPRESSIONS

Describe the picture using the following expressions:

“…will…”
“…must…”

DESCRIBE

Auxiliary verb(will, can, may, must)_2

“…will…”
“…must…”

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

Please answer the following questions based on the picture.

ANSWER

1. What will the man do?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Will he travel abroad?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. What must the man bring to travel abroad?
Answer:_______________________________________________

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Please answer the following questions based on your experience.

ANSWER

1. What musical instrument can you play?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Do you think all people must study English?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Do you think children should use smartphones?
Answer:_______________________________________________

4. Have you traveled to another country?
Answer:_______________________________________________

5. Do you think eating healthy will help students study better?

Answer:_______________________________________________

JHS textbook: Gerund

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

Gerund_1

Abby is often busy with her work. During weekends, she spends most of her time with every member of her family. Baking is her favorite activity with her mother. They enjoy baking cakes and cookies. She also likes walking their pet dog with her brother. Every Sunday, she likes watching movies with her father. Spending time with her family makes Abby happy.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. What does Abby and her brother like doing during weekends?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. What goods does she enjoy baking with her mother?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. What is her favorite activity with her father?
Answer:_______________________________________________

EXPRESSIONS

Describe the picture using the following expressions:

“…verb + ing…”

DESCRIBE

Gerund_2

“…verb + ing…”

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

Please answer the following questions based on the picture.

ANSWER

1. What does the father like doing?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. What does the family enjoy doing?
Answer:_______________________________________________

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Please answer the following questions based on your experience.

ANSWER

1. Do you enjoy reading books? Why?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Do you think exercising every morning is a good thing? Why?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Do you enjoy listening to music? Why?
Answer:_______________________________________________

4. What activities do you enjoy doing every day?
Answer:_______________________________________________

5. Do you think studying a day before an exam helps students?
Answer:_______________________________________________

JHS textbook: Infinitive

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

infinitive 2

Ken’s dream is to be a robotics engineer. He has two reasons. First, he likes to watch movies about robots. He also likes toy robots, so he asked one for his 10th birthday. Second, robots can do many things. Some robots can do translation, while others can take care of people. When Ken went to see his grandmother at the nursing home, he saw her smiling and talking to a caring robot. She looked very happy. Because of that, Ken wants to make robots that can help people in need.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. What is Ken’s dream?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. What movie does Ken like to watch?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. What does Ken want to make?
Answer:_______________________________________________

EXPRESSIONS

Describe the picture using the following expression:

“…want(s) to…”

DESCRIBE

infinitive 1

“…want(s) to…”

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

Please answer the following questions based on the picture.

ANSWER

1. What does the woman want to buy?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. What does the boy want to have?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Who wants to have a car?
Answer:_______________________________________________

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Please answer the following questions based on your experience.

ANSWER

1. What do you want to eat for lunch?
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Do you know how to ski?
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Do you want to study in a foreign country?
Answer:_______________________________________________

4. Do you want to have a pet?
Answer:_______________________________________________

5. Do you like to play the guitar?
Answer:_______________________________________________

[JHS] GTEC- auxiliary verbs

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:

May I come in?

B:

Yes, you may.

READ

A:

Can you dance ballet?

B:

Yes, I can dance ballet.

READ

A:

The bus will leave at exactly 9:00.

B:

Oh, it’s already 8:50, we must hurry now.

READ

A:

When will you give me the book?

B:

I will give it to you tomorrow morning.

READ

A:

I want to buy new shoes but I don’t have cash right now.

B:

You may use your credit card to buy new shoes.

READ

A:

I have an exam tomorrow.

B:

You must study hard to pass the exam.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

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

READ

Cleaning Schedule

Employee’s Name Area Time
John

Restroom

10:00 – 11:00

Ken

Counter

2:00 – 3:00

Amy

Kitchen

5:00 – 6:00

Yuki

Tables

7:00 – 8:00


1. What time will Ken clean the counter?
Answer: _______________________________________________

2. Who will clean the tables?
Answer: _______________________________________________

3. Should Amy clean the kitchen at 5:00?
Answer: _______________________________________________

4. What must John do at 10:00?
Answer: _______________________________________________

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Based on the series of pictures, make a short story.
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


gtec---auxiliary-highres

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 drinking too much coffee is bad for one’s health. What can you say about that?

Answer:

_______________________________________________

Intermediate: Modern Technology

GUESS THE WORD

Fill in the missing letters of the word to complete each sentence. Read the meaning aloud and use it as a clue.
ANSWERS
  1. innovation
  2. conventional
  3. critical

ANSWER

1. word:
_
N
N
O
_
A
T
I
_
N
meaning: [noun] improvement and development of something
sentence: Computer _____________ is unending and will therefore continue to upgrade.
2. word:
C
O
_
V
_
N
T
I
O
N
_
L
meaning: [adjective] to follow/use typical and traditional standards
sentence: Doctors said that some _____________ medicines will not work on many diseases in a few years.
3. word:
_
R
_
T
I
C
_
L
meaning: [adjective] very serious and can be risky
sentence: Her laptop had ____________ errors due to outdated software.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Hi, Emma. I just watched Revengers yesterday. Steel Man’s suit really caught my attention. Have you watched it?
Yes, I watched it with my younger brother. The movie was fantastic. Why the sudden interest on Steel Man’s suit, though?

Well, Steel Man’s suit is a product of nanotechnology. I’ve been hearing a lot about nanotechnology these days.
True. It’s revolutionizing modern medicine. In fact, nanobots are starting to replace some conventional medical methods. They are supposed to make critical medical procedures less dangerous.

Indeed. There are several studies that show positive results on nanobots attacking cancer cells without affecting the healthy ones. I hope this kind of innovation will be easily available to everyone in the next few years.
I hope so too. After all, everyone deserves the best medical treatment there is.

I’m glad we’re on the same wave length.
Likewise. Anyway, catch you later.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What is the latest upgrade on Stelle Man’s suit?
Answer:
2. When did Ron watched the movie Revengers?
Answer:
3. How are nanobots helpful in the field of medicine?
Answer:
4. What does Emma mean by “we’re on the same wavelength”?
Answer:

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the pictures for 1 minute. Tell a story based on the pictures.

ANSWER

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the questions by stating your opinions.

ANSWER

1. Many people say that we have become lazy and too dependent on technology. Do you agree or disagree?
Answer:
2. How will the world be affected if all technology suddenly stopped functioning well?
Answer:

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions.

ANSWER

1. Aside from cellphone and computer, what other technological gadget/s you can’t live without? Why?
Answer:
2. In your own opinion, what technological invention/s will soon disappear in the world?
Answer:
3. At what age should a child own a gadget (phone/tablet/laptop)?
Answer:
4. How do you think technology will change the world in the next one hundred years?
Answer:
5. What do you think are the three greatest inventions of all time?
Answer:

Intermediate: Business

GUESS THE WORD

Fill in the missing letters of the word to complete each sentence. Read the meaning aloud and use it as a clue.
ANSWERS
  1. profitable
  2. suburb
  3. pharmacy

ANSWER

1. word:
P
R
O
F
_
T
A
_
L
E
meaning: [adjective] making an income
sentence: In just few months, her clothing business became ___________ .
2. word:
S
_
B
U
R
B
meaning: [noun] a residential community
sentence: After living in a busy town for many years, he decided to live in the __________.
3. word:
P
H
_
R
M
_
C
Y
meaning: [noun] a store where medicines are sold
sentence: The nearest ________ is fifteen minutes drive from here.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

I’m so glad to see you, Emma. I heard you’re planning to start a pharmacy. Is that true?
Indeed, Ron. I’ve noticed that there’s no pharmacy around my area. We have to go down town for the nearest one. I figured that a pharmacy would be a profitable small business in the suburb—there are many school children and elderly.

Cool! I wish I could start a business on my own someday. Anyway, if you need any help in accounting, I’d be glad to offer my services.
Thanks, Ron. I will be securing business permits, licenses, contracts, and other documents soon. I will definitely need your help. If you want, we can start this business together.

Sure, thanks for the offer. When do you want the business to be fully operational?
Hopefully, within the first quarter of next year. There are many things to do and I would never bring a knife to a gunfight. Things likes this needs time and preparation.

I agree. Let’s think about the business plan, soon.
How about, we meet tomorrow after work at my place? I have drafted a business plan, already. I want you to check it.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What type of business is Emma planning to start?
Answer:
2. What are the things does Emma need help with?
Answer:
3. What is Ron’s profession?
Answer:
4. What does Emma mean by, “bring a knife to a gunfight”?
Answer:

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the pictures for 1 minute. Tell a story based on the pictures.

ANSWER

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the questions by stating your opinions.

ANSWER

1. A lot of entrepreneurs say that a wasted time is a wasted money. Do you agree or disagree?
Answer:
2. Would you rather start a business that sells products or a business that provides services? Why?
Answer:

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions.

ANSWER

1. Is there a particular business industry you would like to work for? Would you rather work for a big company or a small company?
Answer:
2. If you were to start a business, what would it be? Why?
Answer:
3. What kind of businesses are successful in your country?
Answer:
4. What type of business you would like to give importance in your country?
Answer:
5. Do you think it’s possible to live in a world where all businesses are government-owned?
Answer:

Intermediate: House and Residence

GUESS THE WORD

Fill in the missing letters of the word to complete each sentence. Read the meaning aloud and use it as a clue.
ANSWERS
  1. mortgage
  2. amortization
  3. residential

ANSWER

1. word:
M
_
R
T
G
A
_
E
meaning: [noun] money that is borrowed from a bank to buy a property
sentence: She was worried about being able to pay her _______ on time after losing her job.

2. word:
A
M
_
R
T
I
Z
_
T
I
_
N
meaning: [noun] a monthly payment for buying a property through installment
sentence: The __________ of her house is due tomorrow.

3. word:
R
E
S
I
_
E
N
_
I
_
L
meaning: [adjective] an area of land used for houses
sentence: The wide grassland on the countryside was bought for _____________ purposes.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

I have decided to invest my hard-earned money on something. I’m planning to buy a house next year. Do you think it will be worth it?
I think so, Ron. You just have to be ready when you decide to buy a house. It is not as easy as with renting an apartment, but you can do it.

I appreciate your encouragement, Emma. I just feel like renting an apartment is a waste of money in the long run. That’s why I’m planning to buy a house as soon as possible.
I see. That’s also my reason why I got my dream house three years ago. At first, it was really difficult to save up a down payment for my mortgage, but I just decided to “go the extra mile” and got a side job. Now, paying my monthly amortization feels like paying a rent.

Wow. That’s very inspirational. I hope I can also save up for my dream house. Do you know a place near the office?
Twenty-five kilometers west from here, the greater part of the valley area is being converted to a residential land. It’s a short drive away and it’s near the Hollaway City.

Oh, I think I have been there before. I will check that later. Thanks for your help, Emma. Buying a house is really difficult but it became a bit easier because of your help.
No problem, Ron. If you need company when you visit the location, I’ll come with you if I’m available. Just call me if you need help.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What is Ron planning to do next year?
Answer:
2. Why did Emma bought a house three years ago?
Answer:
3. Is Hollaway City near the beach?
Answer:
4. What does Emma mean by “go the extra mile”?
Answer:

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the pictures for 1 minute. Tell a story based on the pictures.

ANSWER

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the questions by stating your opinions.

ANSWER

1. Some people say that it’s better to earn less if your workplace is near your home than to earn more but your workplace is far. Do you agree or disagree?
Answer:
2. Would you live in a house that’s said to be haunted by ghosts?
Answer:

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions.

ANSWER

1. Please describe your ideal house and neighborhood.
Answer:
2. Would you buy a house in the city or in the countryside?
Answer:
3. Which is more important when buying a house: the price or the location?
Answer:
4. Would you consider living in a foreign country?
Answer:
5. What are things in your home that you couldn’t live without?
Answer:

Beginner: Be going to – Winter Vacation

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, what are you going to do this winter vacation?
I am going to travel abroad with my family.
That’s nice! What country are you going to visit?
We are going to visit the USA. How about you?

I am going to have a training for hockey.

Sounds cool. I am also going to attend an ice skating program after our vacation.
That’s amazing! Have fun on your vacation!
Thanks! You too.

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 What is Alice going to do with her family for winter vacation?
Answer: ______________________________
2. Question Which country is Alice going to visit?
Answer: ______________________________
3. Question What sport is Sam going to have a training for?
Answer: ______________________________
4. Question What program is Alice going to attend after?
Answer: ______________________________

DESCRIBING PICTURES

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

DESCRIBE

be-going-to---new-beg-style-highres
1. Question Who are going to play with snowballs?
Answer: ______________________________
2. Question Who is going to build a snowman?
Answer: ______________________________
3. Question What is Aly going to do?
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 What activity are you going to do next winter vacation?
Answer: _______________________________
2. Question Where are you going to spend your winter vacation?
Answer: _______________________________
3. Question Are you going to make a “kotatsu” this winter?
Answer: _______________________________
4. Question With whom are you going to spend your winter vacation?
Answer: _______________________________
5. Question Are you going to ski next winter?
Answer: _______________________________

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