Conversation(Intermediate Chapter 1)|日常会話(中級1章)
Lesson29: Cats or Dogs

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. prefer  (…の)ほうを好む
  I prefer glass containers for food storage over the plastic ones.
2. train  列車
  The company continuously trains its employees for long-term improvements.
3. litter  ごみ、散らかしたもの
  A huge amount of litter is being removed from the sidewalks.
4. guard  守る、護衛する、保護する
  We must guard ourselves against accidents.
5. emotion  感情
  She has no control over her emotions.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Which do you prefer between coffee and tea? Why?
2. In what sport do want to be trained?
3. How do you help in eliminating litter in your area?
4. How do you guard your house against intruders?
5. How do you handle your sad emotions?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Hi, Emma! Which do you prefer as pets, cats or dogs?
Hello, Ron. I’d choose dogs over cats.

Do you have certain reasons?
I have plenty! Dogs are easily trained. They also don’t need litter boxes unlike cats.

Yeah, I notice that.
Dogs can also guard you, your family, and your property, which cats cannot do.

I know, right? Cats will just run away when anything startling occurs.
Yes. Also, in my observation, dogs can read our emotions, which is a huge advantage for pet owners.

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. What do cats need for their waste?
2. What can dogs guard, according to the dialog?
3. Based on the dialog, what do most cats do when anything startling occurs?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: Which do you _________ between spaghetti and carbonara?
B: I’d always choose spaghetti in a heartbeat!
2. A: Can I call you later? I’m __________ right now for my tournament tomorrow.
B: Sure! Just call me once you’re available.
3. A: Please pick up your _________ after the picnic.
B: Yes, ma’am.
4. A: Where were you last night?
B: My aunt asked me to _________ her house while she’s in a company event.
5. A: My apologies for what happened. I was carried away by my _____________.
B: It’s okay. We can always start anew.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You are at a pet shop for your parents’ promise to get you a pet as a graduation gift. Ask the pet shop attendant what animal he/she would recommend.
Also, tell the attendant whether you prefer cats or dogs.
PART E_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.