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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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Beginner: Routine – Adverbs of Frequency

GRAMMAR REVIEW

Let’s read the sentences aloud. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. I always take a bath. 私はいつもお風呂に入ります。 2. She usually brushes her teeth after meals. 彼女は普通、食後に歯を磨きます。 3. He often eats breakfast before going to school. 彼はよく学校に行く前に朝食を食べます。 4. We sometimes walk to school. 彼は時々、学校まで歩きます。 5. They rarely play video games on weekends. 彼らが週末にテレビゲームをすることはめったにない。 6. She never cooks at home. 彼女は家で全く料理をしません。
DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Describe what each character does by completing the sentences with the correct adverbs of frequency.

ANSWER

1. What does Emi always do?
Answer: Emi ________ feeds her cat.
2. What does Tina do sometimes?
Answer: Tina _________ bakes cookies.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Nice to see you here in the school garden, Emma. Do you often come here to study?
Nice to see you too, Ron. Yes, I sometimes come here to do my homework. How about you?

I rarely come here to study. I usually go to the library before going home.
That’s good. We’ll have our midterm exams next week, so I think I need to come here frequently to review.

You’re right. You never get low scores in the exams, so I don’t think you have to worry about it.
Thank you, Ron. See you around.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. Where does Emma sometimes go to do her homework?
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2. Where does Ron usually go before going home?
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3. Does Emma get low scores in the exams?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. How often do you go out with your friends/family?
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2. How often do you clean your room?
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3. What is the first thing that you always do upon waking up?
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4. What do you always do before you go out?
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5. Is there an activity you never forget to do before going to bed?
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Beginner: Things at Home – Prepositions of Place

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Good morning, Alice. I lost my car key somewhere here in our house. Have you seen it?
You left it earlier in the kitchen. Thankfully, I brought it with me in case you come back.

Thank you. By the way, I want to add a small table beside the sofa. Would that be okay?
Of course. That is a nice idea. You can buy one online or at the mall. Anyway, you should be more careful next time.

I will keep that in mind, thank you. Oh, I’ll look for a table online. If I don’t find anything good, I would go to the mall.
Alright. Good luck finding the small table.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

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

ANSWER

1. Where is Sam’s car key?
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2. Why should Sam be more careful next time?
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3. According to Alice, where can Sam buy a table?
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4. Does Alice think that a table will look good beside the sofa?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

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

ANSWER

1. Where is the computer?
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2. Where is the ball?
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3. Where are the books?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. Are pets allowed in your house?
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2. What things would you like to put in your bedroom?
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3. Where do you keep important things?
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4. Do you put decorations in your house during Christmas season?
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5. What new furniture would you like to buy? Where would you put it?
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Beginner: Occasions – Simple Past Tense

GRAMMAR REVIEW

Let’s read the sentences aloud. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. I went to a birthday party. 私は誕生日会に行きました。 2. He gave a birthday present to his friend. 彼は友達に誕生日プレゼントをあげました。 3. She cooked pasta for Mother’s Day. 彼女は母の日にパスタを作りました。 4. Did you go to the New Year’s Day party? あなたは新年会に行きましたか? 5. We ate cake at the wedding. 私たちは結婚式でケーキを食べました。 6. They prepared for the Culture Festival. 彼らは文化祭の準備をしました。

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Describe each character by completing the sentences with the correct verbs.

ANSWER

1. What did Linda Feel?
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2. What did Simon do?
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READING ALOUD

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

READ

How was your friend’s birthday party?
It was fun. We ate delicious food. My friend’s mother baked a cake for his birthday.

That was nice. I think the party was really exciting.
Yes, it was. We also played games and got some prizes.

guess your friend enjoyed his birthday celebration.
He sure did. He was very happy that all of our friends went to his party.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. How was the birthday party of Alice’s friend?
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2. What did the mother of Alice’s friend bake?
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3. What activities did Alice and her friends do at the party?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. How did you celebrate your birthday last year?
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2. What activities did you do on your favorite Japanese holiday?
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3. What activities did you do on your favorite foreign/western holiday?
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4. How did you prepare for New Year’s Eve?
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5. How did you celebrate Christmas?
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Beginner: At Home – Simple Present Tense

GRAMMAR REVIEW

Let’s read the sentences aloud. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. I play video games. 私はテレビゲームをします。 2. She reads a book. 彼女は本を読みます。 3. He cleans the kitchen. 彼は台所を掃除します。 4. Do you wash the dishes? あなたは皿を洗いますか? 5. We watch movies in the living room. 私たちはリビングで映画を見ます。 6. They play with their dog in the backyard. 彼らは裏庭で犬と遊びます。
DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Describe what each character does by completing the sentences with the correct verbs.

ANSWER

1. What does Rachel do?
Answer: Rachel _____________ a book.
2. What does Thomas do?
Answer: Thomas _____________ with his dog.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Hello, Emma. Do you watch TV at home?
Yes, Ron. I watch TV at home with my family. How about you?

My sister and I love to watch comedy tv shows. Sometimes, I read comic books. What do you do on weekends?
I help my mother in the kitchen. We wash the dishes and cook at home.

That’s great. My family also help each other at home. We clean the house together.
That sounds fun. Enjoy your weekend, Ron.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What does Ron like to read?
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2. What does Ron and his sister like to do?
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3. Does Emma help her mother in the kitchen?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. What activities do you like to do on weekends?
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2. What activities do you enjoy the most with your family?
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3. How often do you watch tv?
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4. Do you help with house chores like washing the dishes?
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5. Do you have pets at home? Do you play with them?
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Beginner: In the Supermarket – Degrees of Comparison

GRAMMAR REVIEW

Let’s read the sentences aloud. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. This apple is big. このりんごは大きいです。 2. Apple is bigger than cherry. りんごはさくらんぼより大きいです。 3. Melon is the biggest fruit. メロンはもっとも大きいフルーツです。 4. Pork is expensive. 豚肉は高価です。 5. Chicken is more expensive than pork. 鶏肉は豚肉より高価です。 6. Beef is the most expensive of the three. 牛肉は3つの中で最も高価です。

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Compare the prices of the products in the picture by completing the sentences with the correct adjectives.

ANSWER

1. Are bananas cheaper than apples?
Answer: Yes, bananas are _____________ than apples.
2. Are carrots more expensive than tomatoes?
Answer: No, tomatoes are _____________ than carrots.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

I’m happy that we’re doing grocery shopping today, Alice. Thank you. Aren’t you busy these days?
You’re welcome, Sam. I am still busy these days, but I am less busy now, so we have to do our grocery shopping today.

Oh, I see. Anyway, can you check the price of these snacks? I think potato chips are cheaper than corn chips.
Let me see. You’re right. Potato chips are cheaper. Let me buy two bags of potato chips.

Let’s buy some fruits. How about these pineapples? Which one’s bigger?
The one on the left is bigger, so let’s buy that. I hope it tastes sweeter than the pineapple we bought last week. It was very sour.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. Was Alice busier yesterday than today?
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2. Which is cheaper? Potato chips or corn chips?
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3. Why did they buy the pineapple on the left side?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. In your family, who is best in doing grocery shopping?
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2. Which one do you like better? Fruits or vegetables?
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3. What is the most expensive food in your country?
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4. Is milk cheaper than bread in your country?
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5. What is the worst thing you have ever bought from the supermarket?
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Beginner: Creative Activities – Adverbs of Manner

GRAMMAR REVIEW

Let’s read the sentences aloud. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. I paint the picture skillfully. 私は上手に絵をかきます。 2. He reads the story slowly. 彼はゆっくり物語を読みます。 3. She recites the poem carefully. 彼女は慎重に詩を朗読します。 4. They dance ballet gracefully. 彼らは優雅にバレエを踊ります。 5. We solved the puzzle quickly. 私たちは早くパズルを解きます。 6. Did she sing the song perfectly? 彼女は完璧にその歌を歌いましたか?
DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Describe what each character does by completing the sentences with the correct verbs.

ANSWER

1. How does Darwin play the piano?
Answer: Darwin _________ the piano skillfully.
2. How does Grace sing?
Answer: Grace _____________ beautifully.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Congratulations on winning the competition, Emma! Yesterday, you recited your poem beautifully.
Thanks, Ron. Honestly, I performed nervously yesterday.

I didn’t even notice that. You finished your performance perfectly! I was listening to you fondly.
Yes, I saw you clapping cheerfully. I’m glad you appreciate my performance, Ron.

I really do. During your performance, the audience was cheering loudly.
Yes, I was looking at the audience while performing. Fortunately, I won and I’m very happy because I was able to perform successfully.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. According to Ron, how did Emma recite her poem yesterday?
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2. What was the audience doing during Emma’s performance?
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3. Why is Emma very happy?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. Can you dance gracefully?
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2. Can you draw pictures skillfully?
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3. What creative activities do you do regularly?
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4. Can you play musical instruments beautifully?
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5. Can you write poems easily?
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Beginner: Transportation – Present Perfect Tense

GRAMMAR REVIEW

Let’s read the sentences aloud. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. I have ridden a bike. 私は自転車に乗りました。 2. She has taken a taxi. 彼女はタクシーに乗りました。 3. He has gone to work by bus. 彼はバスで仕事に行きました。 4. We have taken the train to Tokyo. 私たちは東京まで電車に乗りました。 5. They have boarded the ship. 彼らは船に乗りました。 6. I haven’t driven a car. 私は車を運転したことがありません。
DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Describe what each character has done by completing the sentences with the correct verbs.

ANSWER

1. Has George flown in an airplane?
Answer: Yes, George _______ _______ in an airplane.
2. Has Dana boarded a ship?
Answer: No, Dana _____ _______ a ship.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Have you ever thought of buying a car?
Yes, Sam. Recently, I have thought of buying a car. It is getting difficult to commute by train these days.

I agree with that. I have seen many people commuting to work by train. It seems very difficult.
You’re right. Actually, I have ridden a taxi to work this morning. There were many people at the train station.

I think you should really buy a car. Have you decided which car to buy?
Yes, I have. Next week, please come with me at the car shop. Let’s check it out.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What has Alice thought of recently?
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2. Has Alice ridden a taxi to work this morning?
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3. Has Alice decided which car to buy?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. Have you ever flown in an airplane?
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2. Have you ever driven a car?
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3. Have you ever boarded a ship?
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4. Have you ever tried any traditional/old form of transportation?
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5. What is the best form of transportation you have ever used?
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Beginner: City Life – Adjectives

GRAMMAR REVIEW

Let’s read the sentences aloud. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. The buildings look very beautiful. その建物はとても美しく見えます。 2. The cars are noisy. その車はやかましいです。 3. The cupcake tastes sweet. そのカップケーキは甘い味がします。 4. It smells bad inside the elevator. エレベーターの中は嫌な臭いがします。 5. The air is warm. 空気が暖かいです。 6. The train is crowded. 電車は混みあってます。

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Describe each character by completing the sentences.

ANSWER

1. What does Ruby feel?
Answer: Ruby feels _______.
2. What does Jimmy see?
Answer: Jimmy sees the __________ traffic light.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

Alice, would you like to walk around the city?
Sure, Sam. Can you see the tall building beside our office?

Yes, that building looks very elegant and modern.
You’re right. I heard there are nice and cheap restaurants inside that building. I want to eat something sweet and tasty for lunch.

Me too. I hope the food there tastes delicious.
I hope so, too. Let’s go!

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. According to Sam, how does the building look?
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2. What kind of restaurants are in the building?
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3. What food does Alice want to eat for lunch?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. How is it living in the city?
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2. How do the parks in your city look like?
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3. What can you see outside your school/office?
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4. Are the streets in your city noisy and crowded?
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5. Are the roads in your city clean or dirty?
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Beginner: In the Park – Present Progressive Tense

GRAMMAR REVIEW

Let’s read the sentences aloud. Please repeat after me.

READ

1. I am flying a kite. 私はたこを飛ばしています。 2. She is riding a bicycle. 彼女は自転車に乗っています。 3. He is walking with his dog. 彼は犬と散歩しています。 4. We are jogging around the park. 私たちは公園の周りをジョギングしています。 5. They are playing badminton. らバドミントンをしています。 6. Are they having a picnic? 彼らはピクニックをしていますか?

DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Describe what each character is doing by completing the sentences with the correct verbs.

ANSWER

1. What is Pam doing?
Answer: Pam is _____________ to music.
2. What is Will doing?
Answer: Will is _____________ potato chips.

READING ALOUD

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

READ

It’s nice seeing you in the park today, Emma. What are you doing here?
Hi, Ron. It’s nice seeing you, too. I am just walking around the park. How about you?

I see. I’m just waiting for my friend Sam. Anyway, where is your dog?
The vet is treating my dog in the clinic. He is sick today.

Sad to hear about that. I hope your dog gets better soon.
Thank you, Ron. The vet said that my dog is getting stronger now. I hope he continues to get better.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

ANSWER

1. What is Emma doing in the park?
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2. Who is Ron waiting for?
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3. What is the vet doing to Emma’s dog?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

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

ANSWER

1. Imagine you are in the park, what are you doing now?
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2. Imagine there are a lot of people in the park, what are they doing now?
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3. Imagine you’re having a picnic in the park, what are you eating now?
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4. What activities are you going to do alone in the park?
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5. Are you planning to go to the park soon?
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