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Beginner: Hobbies – Coordinating Conjunctions

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Hello, Emma. What are you going to do this weekend?
Hi, Ron. I’m just going to watch TV at home. I like reading books after watching TV. How about you?

I don’t like watching TV, but I like reading books. By the way, do you like listening to music?
Yes, I like listening to pop songs. How about you?

I also like that. Actually, I like singing karaoke but I only like pop songs.
Nice to know about that. I don’t like singing, but I am looking forward to hear you sing next time.

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. What is Emma going to do this weekend?
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2. What does Emma like to do after watching TV?
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3. Does Emma like listening to pop songs?
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4. Does Ron like singing rock songs?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Answer the following questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What does Sarah like to do?
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2. What does Karen like to do?
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3. What does Jack like/dislike to do?
Answer: ____________________. But,_________________

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. What three things do you like doing on your free time?
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2. What activities at home do you like/dislike?
Answer: ____________________. But,_________________
3. What activities at school do you like/ dislike?
Answer: ____________________. But,_________________
4. What activities do you like to do with your family?
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5. Which one do you like? Reading books or watching TV?
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Beginner: Cooking and Dining – How-So

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Hi, Emma. Do you cook at home?
Yes, I cook at home most of the time so that I can save money on food. I learned how to cook from my parents who work as chefs. How about you?

You are very lucky. I try to cook sometimes so I can eat home-cooked meals at school. I’m not a good cook, though. How can I learn to cook on my own?
You can read and follow cookbooks so that you can learn how to cook on your own. I’m sure you can do it, Ron.

Thanks, Emma. I will start tomorrow so that I can have more time to practice cooking.
That’s a great idea. Good luck!

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. What does Emma do to save money on food?
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2. Why does Ron try to cook sometimes?
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3. How did Emma learn how to cook?
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4. Does Ron want to learn how to cook?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Fill in the blanks by describing what each character does.

ANSWER

1. How does Rina prepare for Ron’s birthday?
Answer: ___________________ so that they can eat cake.
2. How does David prepare for Ron’s birthday?
Answer: ____________________ so that they can cook delicious food.
3. How does Bella prepare for Ron’s birthday?
Answer: ______________________ so that they can use clean plates.

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. How do you prepare your food so that it will look good and delicious?
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2. How often do you eat out so that you can eat together with friends or family? Tell me something about your favorite restaurant.
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3. How do you eat so that you can stay healthy? Do you usually eat vegetables and fruits?
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4. How many times do you eat in a day so that you do not feel hungry?
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5. How do you have your lunch so that you can eat at school or at work? Do you eat out or bring your own food?
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Intermediate: Disaster Preparedness

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. casualty
  2. vicinity
  3. calamity

ANSWER

1. word:
A
C
S
U
L
A
T
Y
meaning: [noun] Number of people and/or animals who have died in an event
sentence: The number of ______________ has increased due to lack of disaster preparation.
2. word:
I
C
V
I
T
Y
I
N
meaning: [noun] A region near a particular place
sentence: Our house is near the ____________ of the earthquake hazard zone in our country.
3. word:
A
C
L
A
M
T
Y
I
meaning: [adjective] A disastrous natural event causing damages and death
sentence: The ______________ caused massive destruction in the country.

DIALOGUE

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

READ

We are going to have an earthquake drill later. Have you done that before?
_________________________. How about you, Ron?


Yes. I have. It was challenging, but the instructors did well in facilitating us during the drill. We need to prepare ahead for emergency situations.
You’re right. Have you experienced any disasters before?


No, I haven’t. How about you? Have you experienced any disasters before? What happened?
________________________________________.

I see. Thanks for sharing about that. Do you think Japan is prepared for any disasters that might happen?
_____________. I hope the earthquake drill goes well.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

According to Red Cross, an international humanitarian organization, knowledge in disaster preparedness can help save lives. In fact, it should be mandatory for everyone to know what to do before, during, and after natural calamities. Red Cross suggests that family members should discuss how to respond to different types of emergencies that are most likely to happen in their vicinity.
In Japan, one of the most common drills is for Earthquake preparedness which is participated by everyone in the country. Students take part in disaster drills on their first day of school to introduce them the importance of disaster preparedness. Japanese and even foreign employees are also taking part in calamity preparation as high-rise buildings are more prone to shaking and collapsing during an earthquake. Authorities in Japan are helping in providing evacuation measures and areas where civilians can go right before and after a calamity.

QUESTIONS

Please answer the given questions about the article.

ANSWER

1. What is the name of the international humanitarian organization?
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2. Why should disaster preparedness training be mandatory for everyone?
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3. Disaster preparedness education should start in preschool/kindergarten. Do you agree or disagree?
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4. If you would have a superpower to stop any natural disaster to happen, what would it be?
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READ BETWEEN THE LINES

Please explain the meaning to the following quotes.

ANSWER

1. “You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.”
– Jeannette Rankin 
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2. “Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.”
– Max Mayfield, Director National Hurricane Center
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions.

ANSWER

1. What kind of disasters are common in your country?
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2. What preparations do you do when there is an incoming natural calamity in your place?
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3. How do people in your country help each other during disasters?
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4. What are some problems that people have right after a disaster?
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5. Do you think man-made disasters are more destructive than natural ones?
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Beginner: At Work – Why-Because

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Good morning, Emma. Why are you late?
I’m really sorry, Ron. I’m late because there was an accident on the road. Anyway, why do we have to meet early?

Oh, I see. Are you okay? We have to meet early because of an urgent request from a client. They want us to finish the project within the week.
I am okay, don’t worry. I thought we have already agreed to finish the project in a month?

I’m sorry. We have to finish the project this week because the event is moved to an earlier date.
It’s not a big problem, Ron. We can do it. I’ll set a meeting with the client this afternoon. Then, we can discuss the changes with our team.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. Why is Emma late?
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2. Why did Ron ask to meet Emma?
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3. Why do they have to finish the project in a week?
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4. Do you think that they will finish the project on time?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Complete the sentences with the correct answers to the questions.

ANSWER

1. Why is the manager angry?
Answer: The manager is angry because ______________________________.
2. Why is Sandy sad?
Answer: Sandy is sad because ______________________________.
3. Why is Bill happy?
Answer: Bill is happy because ______________________________.

CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. Why do most workers want to study English?
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2. Why do most people work overtime?
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3. What is your dream job? Why?
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4. Which do you prefer, a job with high salary or a workplace with nice people? Why?
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5. Which do you prefer, working with a team or working alone? Why?
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Beginner: Travelling and Vacation- Antonymous Adjectives

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Hi, Emma. How was your family trip?
It was fun but tiring. We went to an animal park. We saw kangaroos and rabbits! It was very scary at first, but we enjoyed the experience. How was your weekend?

That is so cool. Were there many people in the park? My weekend was a bit boring but it became interesting when I went to the park with my friends.
There were only a few people when we went there. At first, I thought it is a big park, but it is small.

I wish I could visit that place too. It is easy to travel, but it is difficult to find time.
That’s right. Anyway, I need to go. My sister is waiting for me.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. What did Emma do with her family?
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2. What animals did Emma see in the park?
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3. How did Ron’s weekend become interesting?
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4. Does Ron always go out with his family?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Choose the word in the parentheses that is the OPPOSITE of how each character looks/acts and use it in a sentence.

ANSWER

1. How does Mary look? (happy/sad)
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2. How does Ben look? (afraid/brave)
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3. How does Peter look? (strong/weak)
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. Do you prefer to travel somewhere cold or hot?
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2. Do you prefer long travels by a ship or short travels by an airplane?
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3. While on vacation, what activities do you enjoy that other people find boring?
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4. When travelling, do you usually bring heavy or light baggage?
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5. Is it better to be awake or asleep while travelling?
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Beginner: Food – Modals of Permission and Request

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Emma, you are right! The food here is really good.
I am glad you like it here. We can eat here again on Sam’s birthday.

Sure. I would love to dine here again. Anyway, could you please pass the salt?
Here you go. Your food looks nice. May I have a taste?

Yes, you may. Here, take some. It’s a fish chowder. If I remember correctly, your mom loves anything that is fish, right?
Yes, she does since she does not like to eat meat. I will order this dish and a smoked salmon later for takeout. My mom is going to love it.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. Can you tell me when they will eat at the restaurant again?
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2. Can you tell me what Ron asked Alice to pass?
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3. Could you tell me what food does Alice’s mother loves?
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4. Could you tell me if Alice likes beef and pork?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Make a sentence on what the character should say based on the given situation.

ANSWER

1. How should the waitress ask for their orders?
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2. How should Bella ask for a bowl of salad?
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3. How should Lucas ask for a glass of wine?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. May I know your favorite food?
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2. Can you tell me how to cook your favorite food?
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3. Could you tell me something about the most delicious food you’ve ever eaten?
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4. Can you tell me something about your favorite restaurant?
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5. May I know the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
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Beginner: Going Abroad – Modals of Necessity

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Hi Emma. Have you been to other countries?
Yes, I sometimes spend my vacation with my family abroad. Why?

That is nice. I will go to the Philippines as an exchange student this September. Can you give me some tips when going abroad?
Sure! You must have your passport, visa, airplane ticket, and other important documents with you. You should check them days or hours before taking your flight.

I’ll take note of that. Anyway, when going to other countries, should I study and use their local language?
Most people speak English in The Philippines, but if you really want to communicate better, you must study common expressions in their local language. Good luck!

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. What will Ron do in September?
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2. What things must Ron have before taking his flight?
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3. How does Emma spend her vacation with her family?
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4. Has Ron gone to other countries before?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Answer each question in a complete sentence.

ANSWER

1. What must Annie have before taking the flight?
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2. What must James have before taking the flight?
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3. What should Ellen have before taking the flight?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. What things should you bring when you go to a far place?
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2. What should you do if you forgot something important?
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3. What should you know before going to other countries?
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4. When you go abroad, should you learn the local language or just communicate in English?
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5. What must you do if you got lost while travelling?
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Beginner: Emotions – Synonymous Adjectives

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Hi, Emma. How was the exam?
It was fine. I’m glad I passed. Why do you look sad?

Do you mean you’re happy? That’s great! I feel miserable because I failed. I’m afraid to tell my parents.
You don’t have to be scared. Just explain it to them.
Emma

Okay, I will. Thank you, Emma.
You’re welcome. I hope you’ll feel better soon.Emma

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. How does Emma feel?
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2. Why does Ron feel miserable?
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3. Does Ron feel happy to tell his parents about his exam?
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4. Do you think Emma studied for the exam?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. In a sentence, use the correct word from the parentheses that describes what each character feels.

ANSWER

1. How does Lily feel? (shocked/mad)
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2. How does Jack feel? (glad/afraid)
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3. How does Dan feel? (lonely/angry)
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. What makes you feel lonely (sad)?
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2. What event amazed (surprised) you the most?
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3. What are you afraid (scared) of?
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4. What do you usually do to make people glad (happy)?
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5. When was the last time you got mad (angry)?
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Beginner: Skills and Talents – Modals of Ability

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Good morning, Emma. I heard that you’re going to join the dance club. What kind of dance can you do?
I can dance hip hop and ballet. Do you want to join the dance club with me?

I could dance hip hop well before, but I’m not that good at it like you or any of our friends now.
It’s okay. What club are you planning to join?
Emma

I’m planning to join the music club since I can play the guitar, drums, and piano. I can also sing.
Wow. You have amazing musical talents. Good luck!

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. What kinds of dance can Emma do?
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2. What musical instruments can Ron play?
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3. Can Ron sing?
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4. Can Ron dance ballet?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Tell me what each character can do in a complete sentence.

ANSWER

1. What can Lisa do?
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2. What can Alex do?
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3. What can Dave do?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. How many languages can you speak?
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2. Can you sing or play musical instruments?
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3. What are the things that you can do very well?
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4. What are the things you wish you could do?
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5. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
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Beginner: Time and Events – Prepositions of Time

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Hi, Emma. It is nice to see you again. By the way, I am inviting you to come to my birthday party on February 6.
Let’s see. What day is it?

It is on Saturday. Are you free on that day?
I am free on Saturday. What time is the start of your party? I need to tell my parents so that they would know as well.
Emma

The party starts at 5:00 pm at my house. Don’t worry, I will tell my mom to message your parents a day before my birthday party.
Okay, thank you. See you at your birthday party, Ron!

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. When is Ron’s birthday party?
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2. What time is Ron’s birthday party?
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3. What time will Emma go to Ron’s birthday party?
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4. Will Emma stay at home all weekend?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Answer the following questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What time is Andy’s meeting with Mr. Robins?
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2. When is Jane’s birthday?
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3. What month is Jane’s birthday?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. At what time do you usually leave for and get home from work/school?
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2. Have you ever been late?
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3. Do you plan your schedule ahead of time?
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4. Have ever missed an important event? What is it about?
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5. What is your favorite event? When is it?
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