Conversation(Intermediate Chapter 1)|日常会話(中級1章)
Lesson59: Countryside or City

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. preferable  むしろ望ましい、より望ましくて
  This choice is preferable to any other.
2. provide  供給する、(…を)提供する
  He provided proof of his identity.
3. appealing  人の胸に訴える、魅力的な
  She finds smart boys very appealing.
4. numerous  多数の
  Numerous houses were destroyed in the earthquake.
5. welcoming  歓迎する、友好的な
  She was standing at the door with a welcoming smile.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. What kind of food would be preferable in hot weather?
2. What do you think computer games provide children?
3. What hobbies do you find appealing?
4. Could you name one Japanese celebrity/artist that have received numerous awards?
5. Were the locals in your last vacation place welcoming?
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

What is it like to live in a city?
It is preferable to live in a city for me. Numerous factors make it better.

Oh? Could you provide any examples?
It is unquestionably more appealing in the city than in the country. There’s still so much to see and do!

True, but the city is more dangerous than the countryside.
Correct! People in cities are less open and welcoming than those in rural areas, and the streets are less safe.

I’m sure the countryside is more peaceful.
Well, to be honest, I’m thinking of returning to the country once I’m married and have children.

That’s a great idea. Life in the countryside is also much healthier than in the city.
PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. Why is the city more appealing than the countryside, according to the dialogue?
2. According to Emma, how are the people in the cities?
3. Who is thinking of returning to the countryside?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: Why does he live here?
B: He finds country life __________ to living in the city
2. A: What does this food give you?
B: It __________ many nutrients that my body need.
3. A: Could you tell me about your first meeting?
B: When I first saw her, she had an __________ smile.
4. A: There are __________ cars on the road today.
B: Yeah, it’s Christmas Day.
5. A: How was your vacation?
B: The members of the hotel staff are very _________.
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 live in the city and your friend lives in the countryside. Share some positive things about the city to your tutor, who will play your friend’s role. Also, ask him/her things about the countryside.
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.