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Discussion on Columns: Vietnamese Mark Lunar New Year with Traditional Fish Release

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. entail /en-TEYL/
  -to make something necessary, or to involve something
  Dancing entails the use of mind and body.
2. derive /dih-RAHYV/
  -to get something from something else
  Sugar is derived from sugar canes and beets.
3. lunar /LOO-ner/
  -of or relating to the moon
  There will be a lunar eclipse happening tonight.
4. fortune /FAWR-chuhn/
  -a large amount of money, goods, property, etc.
  Most of his businesses came from his late father’s fortune.
5. dwell /dwel/
  -to live in a place or in a particular way
  Instead of dwelling himself on his condition, he has devoted to public service and veteran affairs.
PART B_1
Let’s read the article. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Vietnamese Mark Lunar New Year with Traditional Fish Release
Vietnam started its preparations for the Lunar New Year with a fish release a week before the Tet holiday formally starts. The practice entails releasing carp into rivers and lakes throughout the country. The ritual derives from an old legend concerning three “Kitchen Gods.” At the end of the year, the three (two males and a female) take a spin on the brightly colored carp. They fly to Heaven to meet with the God who rules there, the Jade Emperor. The Kitchen Gods bring news of the families they serve to the Emperor to obtain his care and safety. Their contributions help families remain happy and safe by keeping the kitchen fires going. Vietnamese believe that releasing the fish attracts good fortune to their families. They sweep their dwellings while the gods rise to Heaven in readiness for Tet and claim that keeping their homes tidy will bring them prosperity in the coming year. The gods will also return to earth with their missions in the kitchen of the house on Lunar New Year’s Eve.
PART C_1
Let’s answer comprehension questions. Please answer them based on the article.
PART C_2
1. What tradition do Vietnamese observe during the Lunar New Year?
2. Where was this tradition taken from?
3. Why do Vietnamese clean their homes for the Lunar New Year?
PART D_1
Let’s discuss the article. Please answer the questions below and express your opinions.
PART D_2
1. What can you say about the Vietnamese Lunar New Year tradition?
2. How would you describe the qualities of Vietnamese people through their traditions?
3. How do you think this tradition affects the Vietnamese people?
4. What traditions do you follow in your country during the holidays?
5. Do you think it is necessary to follow traditions? Why or why not?
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Discussion on Columns: Two Female Coaches Won Super Bowl, Will There Be More?

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. urge /urj/
  -to strongly advise or try to persuade someone to do a particular thing
  Emma urges Shiela to buy the bag she’s been eyeing for awhile.
2. throughout /throo-OUT/
  -from the beginning to the end of
  The children fell asleep throughout the play.
3. defense /dih-FENS/
  -the ability to prevent the opposition from scoring points in a competition
  The volleyball team has good serving ability, but it’s weak on defense.
4. opposing /uh-POH-zing/
  -competing or fighting against each other
  The members of the two opposing teams shake hands after the game.
5. rehabilitation /ree-ha-bi-luh-TEI-shun/
  -the process of returning something to a good condition
  The mangrove forest is now in the rehabilitation stage.
PART B_1
Let’s read the article. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Two Female Coaches Won Super Bowl, Will There Be More?
More women become coaches now, instructing and educating athletes on doing their jobs better. When Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida, won the National Football League (NFL) championship game recently, two women coaches became Super Bowl champions. Maral Javadifar, a strength and conditioning coach, urges players to practice so that they can keep in condition throughout the season. She also assists injured athletes in their rehabilitation. Lori Locust, in charge of the defensive line, guides players who are on the first line of defense against the opposing side. These two serve as assistant coaches for the Buccaneers’ head coach, Bruce Arians. When it comes to women and coaching, Arians believes that if you can teach, you can coach. And he thinks it is more than time for women to join the staff. The first female coach in the Super Bowl was Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers, whose team lost to Kansas City in 2020.
PART C_1
Let’s answer comprehension questions. Please answer them based on the article.
PART C_2
1. Who is Maral Javadifar and what does she urge her players to do?
2. What is Lori Locust’s role as a coach?
3. What does Bruce Arian believe when it comes to women coaching?
PART D_1
Let’s discuss the article. Please answer the questions below and express your opinions.
PART D_2
1. What is your opinon about women coaching in the Nationa Football League (NFL)?
2. Do you think more women should be involved in sports coaching? Why or why not?
3. What qualities do you admire from Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust?
4. Is gender inequlity still evident today? Give examples to support your answer.
5. What will you do to promote gender equality?
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Discussion on Aesop’s fables: The Fox without a Tail

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. crack /crak/
  -to make a joke or funny remark
  The group of friends sat around the bonfire, talking and cracking jokes.
2. tribe /trahyb/
  -a group of people, often of related families, who live together, sharing the same language, culture, and history, especially those who do not live in towns or cities
  We met a tribe living in the mountains.
3. gather /GATH-er/
  -when people or animals gather, they come together in a group
  A crowd had gathered to listen to his speech.
4. proof /proof/
  -a fact or piece of information that shows that something exists or is true
  Keep your receipt as proof of purchase.
5. master /MAS-ter/
  -a person who has control over a particular situation
  I always wanted to start my own business, because I like being my own master.
PART B_1
Let’s read the story. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
The Fox without a Tail
A Fox that had been caught in a trap, succeeded at last, after much painful tugging, in getting away. But he had to leave his beautiful bushy tail behind him.

For a long time he kept away from the other Foxes, for he knew well enough that they would all make fun of him and crack jokes and laugh behind his back. But it was hard for him to live alone, and at last he thought of a plan that would perhaps help him out of his trouble.

He called a meeting of all the Foxes, saying that he had something of great importance to tell the tribe.

When they were all gathered together, the Fox Without a Tail got up and made a long speech about those Foxes who had come to harm because of their tails.

This one had been caught by hounds when his tail had become entangled in the hedge. That one had not been able to run fast enough because of the weight of his brush. Besides, it was well known, he said, that men hunt Foxes simply for their tails, which they cut off as prizes of the hunt. With such proof of the danger and uselessness of having a tail, said Master Fox, he would advise every Fox to cut it off, if he valued life and safety.

When he had finished talking, an old Fox arose, and said, smiling: “Master Fox, kindly turn around for a moment, and you shall have your answer.”

When the poor Fox Without a Tail turned around, there arose such a storm of jeers and hooting, that he saw how useless it was to try any longer to persuade the Foxes to part with their tails.

Do not listen to the advice of him who seeks to lower you to his own level.

PART C_1
Let’s answer comprehension questions. Please answer them based on the story.
PART C_2
1. Why did the Fox keep away from the other foxes?
2. What plan did the Fox think of that would perhaps help him out of his trouble?
3. What were the other foxes’ reactions to the Fox’s speech?
PART D_1
Let’s discuss the story. Please answer the questions below and express your opinions.
PART D_2
1. Would you also do what the Fox did? Why or why not?
2. Why do you think the Fox had to gather all of the foxes?
3. If you were one of the foxes, how would you react to the Fox’s speech?
4. Do you think it is a good idea to always follow someone’s advice? Please explain your answer.
5. What would you do if someone advised you to be like somebody else?
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Discussion on Aesop’s fables: The Rose and the Butterfly

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. indifferent /in-DIF-er-uhnt/
  -not thinking about or interested in someone or something
  It was challenging for him to teach a class of indifferent teenagers.
2. blush /bluhsh/
  -to become pink in the face, usually from embarrassment
  I always blush when I speak in front of many people.
3. whisper /HWIS-per/
  -to speak very quietly, using the breath but not the voice, so that only the person close to you can hear you
  She leaned in close to him and whispered something to him.
4. vow /vou/
  -a serious promise or decision
  She made a vow to herself that she would never lend money to someone else again.
5. constancy /KON-stuhn-see/
  -the quality of staying the same, not getting less or more
  You should never doubt the constancy of my love for you.
PART B_1
Let’s read the story. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
The Rose and the Butterfly
A Butterfly once fell in love with a beautiful Rose. The Rose was not indifferent, for the Butterfly’s wings were powdered in a charming pattern of gold and silver. And so, when he fluttered near and told how he loved her, she blushed rosily and said yes. After much pretty love-making and many whispered vows of constancy, the Butterfly took a tender leave of his sweetheart.

But alas! It was a long time before he came back to her.

“Is this your constancy?” she exclaimed tearfully. “It is ages since you went away, and all the time, you have been carrying on with all sorts of flowers. I saw you kiss Miss Geranium, and you fluttered around Miss Mignonette until Honey Bee chased you away. I wish he had stung you!”

“Constancy!” laughed the Butterfly. “I had no sooner left you than I saw Zephyr kissing you. You carried on scandalously with Mr. Bumble Bee and you made eyes at every single Bug you could see. You can’t expect any constancy from me!”

Do not expect constancy in others if you have none yourself.

PART C_1
Let’s answer comprehension questions. Please answer them based on the story.
PART C_2
1. Why did the Rose become attracted to the Butterfly?
2. What happened to the Rose when the Butterfly said that he loved her?
3. How did the Rose feel when the Butterfly came back to her after a long time?
PART D_1
Let’s discuss the story. Please answer the questions below and express your opinions.
PART D_2
1. Do you think that the Rose truly fell in love with the Butterfly? Why do you think so?
2. Do you think that the Butterfly is true to his promises? Why do you think so?
3. Do you think it is just right for the Rose to be angry at the Butterfly when he came back after a long time? Why or why not?
4. Do you agree with the moral of the story? Why or why not?
5. What factors affect constancy in a romantic relationship? Please explain.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Conversation (Beginner): What were you doing?

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. earlier ついさっき
2. contact 連絡する
3. were “be” 2人称単数過去形, 複数過去形 ~だった
PART B_1
Let’s learn today’s phrases. Read the sentences below.
PART B_2
What were you doing when the bell rang?
I was watching TV when the bell rang.
PART C_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART C_2

I called you earlier but you didn’t answer the phone.
Sorry, I was doing the dishes when you called. What were you doing when you called?

I was studying our group project and I had some questions about it.
I see. Did you also contact Brian about it?

Yes, but his mother said he was having his piano lesson when I called.

Let’s try to call him again now.

Sure!
PART D_1
Let’s read the dialogue. Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART D_2

I called you earlier but you didn’t answer the phone.
Sorry, I was doing the dishes when you called. What _____________?

I was studying our group project and I had some questions about it.
I see. Did you also contact Brian about it?

Yes, but his mother said he _______________.
Let’s try to call him again now.

Sure!
PART E_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART E_2
1. A: What _____________?
B: Henry was sleeping when the guests came.
2. A: What was he eating when you ate lunch together?
B: He ______________.
3. A: ________ when ________?
B: Anna was doing her homework when I called.
4. A: What was he doing in the park when you saw him?
B: _________ running.
5. A: What were Peter and his friends doing when Sarah finished baking?
B: ____________ playing video games.
6. A: ________________?
B: Lucas and Liam were shopping when I saw them at the mall.
PART F_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART F_2
You will call your classmate Shane. Ask her what she was doing when you sent her a message.
PART F_3
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Discussion on Aesop’s fables: The Mischievous Dog

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. michievous /MIS-chuh-vuhs/
  -behaving in a way, or describing behavior, that is slightly bad but is not intended to cause serious harm or damage
  I think these rumors are mischievous.
2. drag /drag/
  -to move something by pulling it along a surface, usually the ground
  Pick the chair up, do not drag it behind you.
3. impress /im-PRES/
  -to cause someone to admire or respect you
  When I was a kid, I remember being impressed by how many toys she had.
4. wise /wahyz/
  -having or showing the ability to make good judgments, based on a deep understanding and experience of life
  It started raining. I think we made a wise decision not to go to the coast today.
5. acquaintance /uh-KWEYN-tns/
  -a person that you have met but do not know well
  I recently bumped into an old work acquaintance who I didn’t remember.
PART B_1
Let’s read the story. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
The Mischievous Dog
There was once a Dog who was so ill-natured and mischievous that his Master had to fasten a heavy wooden clog about his neck to keep him from annoying visitors and neighbors. But the Dog seemed to be very proud of the clog and dragged it about noisily as if he wished to attract everybody’s attention. He was not able to impress anyone.

“You would be wiser,” said an old acquaintance, “to keep quietly out of sight with that clog. Do you want everybody to know what a disgraceful and ill-natured Dog you are?”

Notoriety is not fame.

PART C_1
Let’s answer comprehension questions. Please answer them based on the story.
PART C_2
1. How was the Dog described in the fable?
2. What did the Master do to the Dog to keep him from annoying visitors and neighbors?
3. Why did the Dog drag the clog noisily?
PART D_1
Let’s discuss the story. Please answer the questions below and express your opinions.
PART D_2
1. Do you think that Master did the right thing when he fastened a heavy wooden clog about the Dog’s neck? Why do you think so?
2. Do you think the Dog is proud of what he has done? Why do you think so?
3. Would you commend the old acquaintance’s action? Why?
4. Do you know someone who achieved notoriety? Tell me more about it.
5. How would you feel if you became famous because of something bad you have done?
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Discussion on Aesop’s fables: The Cat and the Fox

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. provision /pruh-VIZH-uhn/
  -supplies of food and other necessary things
  We went out to buy provisions for the trip.
2. pretend /pri-TEND/
  -to behave as if something is true when you know that it is not, especially in order to deceive people or as a game
  The children pretended (that) they were dinosaurs.
3. instant /IN-stuhnt/
  -an extremely short period of time
  In an instant, she changed her mind.
4. double /DUHB-uhl/
  -to become twice as much or as many, or to make something twice as much or many
  Their profits have doubled when they changed their marketing plans.
5. vain /veyn /
  -unsuccessfully
  All the police’s efforts to find him were in vain.
PART B_1
Let’s read the story. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
The Cat and the Fox
Once a Cat and a Fox were traveling together. As they went along, picking up provisions on the way—a stray mouse here, a fat chicken there—they began an argument to while away the time between bites. And, as usually happens when comrades argue, the talk began to get personal.

“You think you are extremely clever, don’t you?” said the Fox. “Do you pretend to know more than I? Why, I know a whole sackful of tricks!”

“Well,” retorted the Cat, “I admit I know one trick only, but that one, let me tell you, is worth a thousand of yours!”

Just then, close by, they heard a hunter’s horn and the yelping of a pack of hounds. In an instant the Cat was up a tree, hiding among the leaves.

“This is my trick,” he called to the Fox. “Now let me see what yours are worth.”

But the Fox had so many plans for escape he could not decide which one to try first. He dodged here and there with the hounds at his heels. He doubled on his tracks, he ran at top speed, he entered a dozen burrows,—but all in vain. The hounds caught him, and soon put an end to the boaster and all his tricks.

Common sense is always worth more than cunning.

PART C_1
Let’s answer comprehension questions. Please answer them based on the story.
PART C_2
1. What were the Cat and the Fox doing along the way?
2. According to the story, what usually happens when comrades argue?
3. Where did the Cat hide? Did the hounds find him?
PART D_1
Let’s discuss the story. Please answer the questions below and express your opinions.
PART D_2
1. Why do you think the Cat and the Fox usually argue?
2. Do you think it is normal for comrades to argue? Why do you think so?
3. Would the Fox be able to hide successfully if he were given more time?
4. How do you know if someone lacks common sense?
5. Are there any instances wherein cunning is worth more than common sense? Please tell me about it.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Conversation (Beginner level): What is she doing?

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. household 家族、一家、世帯
2. chore 雑用
3. vacation 休暇
PART B_1
Let’s learn today’s phrases. Read the sentences below.
PART B_2
What is she doing?
She is learning how to cook.
PART C_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART C_2

Hi, Emma! What are you doing? Are you busy today?
Yes. I am doing some household chores.

I am writing our travel plans for our vacation next week. Can you help with it?
Sure, I am washing the dishes right now. I will help you when I am done with it, Okay?

Thank you so much!
No worries!
PART D_1
Let’s read the dialogue. Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART D_2

Hi, Emma! __________? Are you busy today?
Yes. I am doing some household chores.

I am writing our travel plans for our vacation next week. Can you me help with it?
Sure, ________the dishes right now. I will help you when I am done with it, Okay?

Thank you so much!
No worries!

PART E_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART E_2
1. A: Your brothers are noisy. What are they doing?
B: __________ in their room.
2. A: That dish smells delicious! What ________?
B: She is cooking Korean food.
3. A: Where is Pat? What is she doing?
B: She is in her room. She’s ______ music.
4. A: I think you are having a good time.
B: Yes, I __________.
5. A: What _________? I sent you a message. Can you please read it?
B: I am sorry. I am doing my homework.
6. A: Can you call me?
B: No, I can’t. _________ my homework.
PART F_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART F_2
You are busy today but you have to clean your father’s car. Ask your brother/sister what he/she is doing and ask help from him/her if he/she can.
PART F_3
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Discussion on Aesop’s Fables: The Wolf, the Kid, and the Goat

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. provision /pruh-VIZH-uhn/
  -the providing or supplying of something, especially of food or other necessities
  I must go to the grocery today for our weekly provision.
2. household /kuh-lek-TIV-lee/
  -the people of a house collectively
  Our household is usually quiet on Sundays.
3. strangely /STREYNJ-lee/
  -unusual; extraordinary
  I noticed that he walks strangely.
4. peep /peep/
  -to look through a small opening or from a concealed location
  The dog was peeping through the hole.
5. crack /krak/
  -light opening, as between boards in a floor or wall, or between a door and its doorpost
  There is a crack in my ceiling.
PART B_1
Let’s read the story. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
The Wolf, the Kid, and the Goat
Mother Goat was going to market one morning to get provisions for her household, which consisted of but one little Kid and herself.

“Take good care of the house, my son,” she said to the Kid, as she carefully latched the door. “Do not let anyone in, unless he gives you this password: ‘Down with the Wolf and all his race!'”

Strangely enough, a Wolf was lurking near and heard what the Goat had said. So, as soon as Mother Goat was out of sight, up he trotted to the door and knocked.

“Down with the Wolf and all his race,” said the Wolf softly.

It was the right password, but when the Kid peeped through a crack in the door and saw the shadowy figure outside, he did not feel at all easy.

“Show me a white paw,” he said, “or I won’t let you in.” A white paw, of course, is a feature few Wolves can show, and so Master Wolf had to go away as hungry as he had come.

“You can never be too sure,” said the Kid, when he saw the Wolf making off to the woods.

Two sureties are better than one.

PART C_1
Let’s answer comprehension questions. Please answer them based on the story.
PART C_2
1. Why was mother goat going to the market?
2. What was the password mother goat gave her son?
3. How did the Kid feel when he peeped through a crack in the door?
PART D_1
Let’s discuss the story. Please answer the questions below and express your opinions.
PART D_2
1. What makes the fable interesting for you?
2. What quality do you think the kid goat has?
3. Do you agree with the lesson of the story? Why or why not?
4. How do you keep yourself safe when you are alone at home?
5. How do you make sure your tasks in school or work are done properly?
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Discussion on Columns: Norwegian Museum Solves the Mystery of ‘The Scream’

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. portray /pawr-TREY/
  -to represent or describe someone or something in a painting, film, book, or other artistic work
  Rami Malek portrayed Freddie Mercury in the biographical film “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
2. exhibit /ig-ZIB-it/
  -a collection of objects that is shown to the public in a museum
  Ron’s painting was featured in a recent exhibit.
3. speculate /SPEK-yuh-leyt/
  -to guess possible answers to a question when you do not have enough information to be certain
  Her neighbors are speculating that she won the lottery.
4. inscription /in-SKRIP-shuhn/
  -words that are written or cut in something
  He carved an inscription into the stone skillfully.
5. manifestation /man-uh-fuh-STEY-shuhn/
  -a sign of something existing or happening
  The feast was a manifestation of the warfaring nature of society.
PART B_1
Let’s read the article. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Norwegian Museum Solves the Mystery of ‘The Scream’
Norweigan painter Edvard Munch wrote the sentence found on his 1893 painting “The Scream”, Norway’s National Museum reported. The iconic painting portrays a figure with its mouth wide open, holding its head between its paws. It has become a worldwide metaphor for the manifestation of human fear and concern. A phrase that says “can only have been painted by a madman,” was scribbled in the upper left-hand corner of the artwork using a pencil. According to Mai Britt Guleng, head of the National Museum, the inscription was most likely done in 1895 when Munch exhibited the painting for the first time. Many people speculated about Munch’s emotional condition at the time of the painting’s first exhibition. A young medical student doubted Munch’s mental state and said his performance showed he was not sound at a discussion night where the artist was present. The art piece is being planned for exhibition at Norway’s upcoming National Museum, which is scheduled to open in Oslo in 2022.
PART C_1
Let’s answer comprehension questions. Please answer them based on the article.
PART C_2
1. How was Edvard Munch’s painting described in the article?
2. What does the inscription in the painting say?
3. What did people speculate about Munch’s painting?
PART D_1
Let’s discuss the article. Please answer the questions below and express your opinions.
PART D_2
1. Do you agree with the people’s speculation about Munch’s painting? Why or why not?
2. What is is your understanding of Munch’s inscription in his painting?
3. Should people pay more attention to art? Why or why not?
4. Which museums have you been to? Tell me more about it.
5. If you were to make an art piece, what would it be and why?
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.