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Theme Talk – Intermediate: Hiking

DESCRIBE THE PICTURE

Look at the picture below and answer the questions to describe it.

ANSWER

1. Imagine you’re the hiker in the picture, describe the view.
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2. Now that you reached the top of the mountain, describe what you’re feeling.
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CONVERSATION QUESTIONS

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

ANSWER

1. Have you experienced hiking? If yes, tell me something about it. If no, would you like to experience it?
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2. Where would you like to hike in your country? How about in other countries?
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3. Do you prefer hiking alone or in groups?
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4. How many hours do you think you can hike?
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5. If you could hike with a famous person, who would that be and why?
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6. Name some of the important things to bring in hiking.
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7. In your opinion, is hiking a type of exercise?
Why or why not?
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8. Is hiking expensive in your country?
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VOCABULARY CHECK

Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud.
Please repeat after me.

ANSWER

1. trekking
meaning: [noun] travelling long miles on foot
example: They are going trekking in Himalayas Mountain.
2. peak
meaning: [noun] the highest part of the mountain
example: After many hours of hiking, they finally reached the peak of Mount Takao in Tokyo, Japan.
3. take a hike
meaning: [idiom] to tell someone to go away
example: Out of anger, he told his friend to take a hike and leave him alone.

MAKE A SENTENCE

Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.

ANSWER

1. trekking
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2. peak
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3. take a hike
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Theme Talk – Beginner: Online Shopping

DESCRIBE THE PICTURE

Look at the picture below and answer the questions to describe it.

ANSWER

1. What things can you see in the picture?
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2. When do you use the things in the picture?
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CONVERSATION QUESTIONS

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

ANSWER

1. Do you like shopping online? Why? Why not?
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2. What kind of things do you buy online?
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3. Do you think online shopping is good? Why? Why not?
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4. How does online shopping help people?
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5. How often do you go online shopping?
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6. What is the best thing to buy online?
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VOCABULARY CHECK

Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.

ANSWER

1. discount 割引
meaning: [noun:名詞] less in the price of the thing/s you want to buy
example: The bookstore always gives discounts to students.
2. shop
meaning: [noun:名詞] a store or other place where you can buy things you need
example: I bought roses at the flower shop.
3. credit card クレジットカード
meaning: [noun:名詞] a small plastic card used to buy something and pay for it later
example: I paid the bill by credit card.

MAKE A SENTENCE

Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.

ANSWER

1. discount
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2. shopping
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3. credit card
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Theme Talk – Intermediate: Drawing Pictures

DESCRIBE THE PICTURE

Look at the picture below and answer the questions to describe it.

ANSWER

1. What can you see in the picture?
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2. What is the person doing in the picture?
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CONVERSATION QUESTIONS

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

ANSWER

1. Do you like drawing pictures? Why? Why not?
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2. What things do you like to draw?
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3. What is the first thing you drew as a child?
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4. Who is the most famous artist in your country?
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5. Who taught you how to draw pictures?
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6. If you have a chance, would you study in an art school?
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7. What do you feel when you see beautiful paintings or drawings?
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8. Do you think artists in your country earn much money?
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VOCABULARY CHECK

Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.

ANSWER

1. portrait
meaning: [noun] a painting or drawing of a person
example: The artist drew a portrait of my mother.
2. shade
meaning: [noun] a color specially referring to how dark or light it is
example: The combination of light to dark shades of green paint is interesting.
3. stroke
meaning: [verb] to gently move your hand or something with your hand over a surface
example: The gentle strokes of the paintbrush made the painting beautiful.

MAKE A SENTENCE

Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.

ANSWER

1. portrait
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2. shade
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3. stroke
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Theme Talk – Beginner: Watching Movies

DESCRIBE THE PICTURE

Look at the picture below and answer the questions to describe it.

ANSWER

1. What can you see in the picture?
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2. What is happening in the picture?
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CONVERSATION QUESTIONS

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

ANSWER

1. What is the last movie you watched? Did you enjoy it?
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2. What is your favorite movie? Why?
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3. What kind of movies do you like to watch?
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4. What is your least favorite movie? Why?
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5. If you could be a part of any movie, what movie is that?
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6. Do you prefer to watch movies at the movie theater or at home?
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VOCABULARY CHECK

Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.

ANSWER

1. movie theater 映画館
meaning: [noun:名詞] a place where people pay to watch movies
example: We went to the movie theater to watch a movie.
2. actor 俳優
meaning: [noun:名詞] a person who plays/acts in a movie
example: The actor played his part well in the movie.
3. adventure 冒険
meaning: [noun:名詞] an exciting activity that includes travelling; sometimes dangerous
example: The movie is about the adventure of a man around the world.
MAKE A SENTENCE

Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.

ANSWER

1. movie theater
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2. actor
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3. adventure
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[TOEFL] Task 2_Exercise 1

INSTRUCTION

Please answer the questions below. I will correct your pronunciation and grammar.

QUESTION 1

You have 15 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to answer.
Some people like to send birthday cards. Others like to send birthday greetings through emails.
Which do you prefer and why? Please answer with specific reasons and examples.

ANSWER

QUESTION 2

You have 15 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to answer.
Some people think being a morning person is good. Others think being a night person is better.
Which do you prefer and why? Please answer with specific reasons and examples.

ANSWER

QUESTION 3

You have 15 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to answer.
Some people like to have a lot of friends. Others like to have few friends.
Which do you prefer and why? Please answer with specific reasons and examples.

ANSWER

QUESTION 4

You have 15 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to answer.
Some people think wearing a school uniform is necessary. Others think it’s not.
Which do you prefer and why? Please answer with specific reasons and examples.

ANSWER

QUESTION 5

You have 15 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to answer.
Some people think children should not have a smartphone. Other people think children should.
Which do you prefer and why? Please answer with specific reasons and examples.

ANSWER

QUESTION 6

You have 15 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to answer.
Some people think that it’s important to respect the elders. Others think that it’s not.
Which do you prefer and why? Please answer with specific reasons and examples.

ANSWER

JHS textbook: call me, make me, it’s ~ for me to

PASSAGE READING

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

READ

call-me---benette-highres (1)

Lana planned to buy a birthday present for her friend, Anne. It was difficult for her to choose a present. So, her sister suggested to buy a cat. On Anne’s birthday, Lana gave the cat to her. Anne said, “Let’s call this cat Molly.” She thanked Lana for coming and said “You make me happy.” Lana answered, “I’m glad to hear that. You make me happy too.”

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

1. Was it difficult for Lana to choose a present?
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2. What did Anne say about the cat?
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3. Who makes Anne happy?
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EXPRESSIONS

Describe the picture using the following expressions:
“call me”
“make me”
“it’s ~ for me to”

DESCRIBE

call-me--make-me--it-is-for-me---benette-highres (2)

“call me”
“make me”
“it’s ~ for me to”

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

Please answer the following questions based on the picture.

ANSWER

1. Please look at Picture A. Who calls the girl Cathy?
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2. Please look at Picture B. Who makes Josh happy?
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3. Please look at Picture C. Is practice necessary for Ken to win?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Please answer the following questions based on your experience.

ANSWER

1. What makes you happy?
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2. Is it important for you to have a mobile phone?
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3. Does talking in front of many people make you nervous?
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4. What is necessary for you to pass your examination?
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5. What do your friends call you?
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[TOEFL] Task 1_Practice 1

INSTRUCTION

Please answer the questions by following the displayed formats. I will correct your pronunciation and grammar.

ANSWER

1. Who is your favorite teacher?
My favorite teacher is
I met him/her when
That’s why s/he is my favorite teacher.

ANSWER

2. What is the most memorable event in your life?
The most memorable event in my life is
It happened when
So, _______________________ is the most memorable event in my life.

ANSWER

3. What place do you want to visit the most?
I really want to visit
I knew this place when
That’s why I want to visit

ANSWER

4. What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is
I watched this movie when
That’s why it is my favorite movie.

ANSWER

5. What is your favorite time of the day?
My favorite time of the day is
At that moment, I
So, _______________________________ is my favorite time of the day.

ANSWER

6. Who do you look up to?
I look up to
I met him/her when
That’s why I look up to

ANSWER

7. Where do you often spend your vacation?
I often spend my vacation in
I first went there when
So, I often spend my vacation in

GTEC 2 – modified (SAMPLE)

PART A – READING PRACTICE

Let’s read aloud the following sentences. I will read part A, and you will read part B.
I will check your pronunciation, stress, and intonation.
(Please send your student in the chat box the mispronounced words and expressions that need improvements.)

READ

A:
Do you have pets at home?
B:
Yes, I have three cats and two dogs at home.

READ

A:
Do you like baking?
B:
Yes, I like baking cakes and cookies.

READ

A:
When did you visit your grandparents?
B:
I visited my grandparents last week.

READ

A:
How many cousins do you have?
B:
I have thirteen cousins.

READ

A:
Where do you want to spend your summer vacation?
B:
I want to spend my summer vacation in Osaka.

READ

A:
What do you usually do when it’s raining?
B:
I usually stay at home and read books.

REVIEW

Now, let’s review some words from the reading practice activity.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions that need improvements from the reading practice activity.)

PART B – STUDYING INFORMATION

Study the given information below for 10 seconds.

STUDY

Examination Schedule
Time Thursday Friday
7:00 – 8:30 Mathematics English
8:30 – 10:00 Science Social Studies
10:00 – 10:30 Break Break
10:30 – 12:00 Music Japanese
COMPREHENSION CHECK

Now, I will ask you questions. Please answer based on the given information.

ANSWER

1. What examination are they going to take on Thursday at 8:30?
Answer:
2. When will they take their examination in Mathematics?
Answer:
3. What time is their break?
Answer:
4. What time will their examinations end?
Answer:

REVIEW

Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. You may also give tips.)

PART C – MAKING A STORY

Make a short story by connecting the situations in each picture.
You have 20 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to answer.

MAKE A STORY

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Answer:

REVIEW

Now, let’s review your answer.
(Please help your student convey his or her answer effectively by connecting the situations using conjunctions. After that, ask your student to state his or her corrected answer.)

CORRECTED ANSWER

SAMPLE ANSWER

Now, we’ll read the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

READ

One day, a man got a flat tire while driving. So, he brought out his toolbox and replaced the flat tire with a new one. Then, he continued driving. When he got home, he realized that he left his toolbox outside.

PART D – STUDYING AN EXAMPLE

Let’s study the example below. I will read the sample question, and you will read the sample answers.
Sample Question:
Some people say that walking is good for one’s health.
What do you think about that?
Sample Answer:
I agree that walking is good for one’s health because this physical exercise reduces the risk of heart diseases such as heart attack.
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.

ANSWER

Question:
Some people say that the internet is more reliable than books. What do you think about that?
Answer:

REVIEW

Now, let’s review your answer.
(Please help your student convey his or her answer effectively. After that, ask your student to state his or her corrected answer.)

CORRECTED ANSWER

SAMPLE ANSWER

Now, we’ll read the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

READ

I agree that the internet is more reliable than books because the information we can find in the internet is more updated than the information in books.

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Now try to express your opinion in the opposite situation. Give at least one reason to support your opinion. You have 60 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to answer.

REVIEW

Now, let’s review your answer.
(Please help your student convey his or her answer effectively. After that, ask your student to state his or her corrected answer.)

CORRECTED ANSWER

SAMPLE ANSWER

Now, we’ll read the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

READ

I disagree that the internet is more reliable than books because not all information we can find in the internet is true.

GTEC – 1 (SAMPLE)

READING PRACTICE

Let’s read aloud the following sentences. I will read part A, and you will read part B. I will check your pronunciation, stress, and intonation.

READ

A:
What are you going to do this afternoon?
B:
I’m going to go to the library to study.

READ

A:
How many pens do you have?
B:
I have three of them.

READ

A:
Where did you go last weekend?
B:
I went to a beach to swim.

READ

A:
What subjects do you like?
B:
I like English and Mathematics.

READ

A:
When are you going to go home today?
B:
I’m going to leave at 4pm. I have homework to do.

READ

A:
How many brothers do you have?
B:
I have three. I’m the youngest.

VOCABULARY PRACTICE

Now, let’s practice some words.
(Please send your student in the chat box the mispronounced words and expressions that need improvements.)

STUDYING INFORMATION

Study the given information below for 60 seconds.

STUDY

Weekend Schedule
Time Saturday Sunday
9:00 Get up
9:30 Get up
12:00 Go see a doctor
13:00 Go shopping
14:00 Movie
17:00 Go shopping
18:00 Homework
20:00 Homework


COMPREHENSION CHECK

Now, I will ask you questions. Please answer based on the given information.

ANSWER

1. When are you going to get up on Sunday?
Answer:
2. Are you going to watch a movie on Sunday?
Answer:
3. What are you going to do at 20:00 on Saturday?
Answer:
4. When are you going to see a doctor on Saturday?
Answer:
REVIEW

Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. You may also give tips.)

STUDYING PICTURES

Please study the picture below for 60 seconds. Then, I will ask you questions based on the picture.

DESCRIBE

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1. What can you see in picture 1?
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2. What can you see in picture 2?
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3. What can you see in picture 3?
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4. What can you see in picture 4?
Answer:

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Make a short story by connecting the situations in each picture.

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Sample Question:
Some people say that walking is good for your health. What do you think about this? Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
Sample Answer:
I agree. Walking is one of the popular ways of exercising. Exercising is important for our health. People can exercise daily by simply walking on their way to work or school.
ANSWER

Question:
Some people think students should not be allowed to have a part-time job. What do you think about that? Give at least one reason to support your opinion.

GTEC – 0

READING PRACTICE

Let’s read the following sentences. I will read part A, and you will read part B.

READ

A:
What are you going to do this afternoon?
B:
I’m going to go to the library to study.

READ

A:
How many pens do you have?
B:
I have three of them.

READ

A:
Where did you go last weekend?
B:
I went to a beach to swim.

READ

A:
What subjects do you like?
B:
I like English and Mathematics.

READ

A:
When are you going to go home today?
B:
I’m going to leave at 4pm. I have homework to do.

READ

A:
How many brothers do you have?
B:
I have three. I’m the youngest.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the given information.

READ

Weekend Schedule
Title Author Sale Price
Force of the Wolves Sasha McGreen $ 8.99
Hunting Games Mark Anthony $ 7.99
The Green Clown Billy Wise $ 9.99


1. When are you going to get up on Sunday?
Answer:
2. Are you going to watch a movie on Sunday?
Answer:
3. What are you going to do at 20:00 on Saturday?
Answer:
3. When are you going to see a doctor on Saturday?
Answer:
DESCRIBING PICTURES

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

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.

ANSWER

Question:
Some people think students should not be allowed to have a part time job.
What do you think about this? Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
Answer: