Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
|1. countryside 田舎|
|Life in the countryside is much more peaceful and quiet.|
|2. take a break 休憩する|
|Maria took a break from work to visit her parents.|
|3. relative 親戚|
|A distant relative came to their wedding.|
|4. raise 飼育する、栽培する|
|My brother raised some chickens in our backyard.|
|5. escape 逃れる|
|People come to the beach to escape the busy city life even just for a while.|
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||When was the last time you visited the countryside?|
|2.||What do you usually do when you like to take a break from school or work?|
|3.||Do you have relatives living in the countryside?|
|4.||What animals are usually raised in farms?|
|5.||Why do some people escape the city life?|
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
I miss the countryside. I’ve been busy with school and my part-time job so much that I want to take a break.
What do you miss the most about the countryside, Ron?
The nature, the food, and of course, my relatives! Pretty much everything, I guess. Life in the countryside is much more relaxed.
You’re right, Ron. And I miss the countryside, too. I think the last time I
went there was almost two years ago.
Do you also have relatives in the countryside, Emma?
Yes. My grandparents from my mother’s side live there. They have a
small farm where they raise chickens and goats.
It can get really stressful in the city with all the traffic jams and pollution. It’s good to escape the city once in a while.
When are you planning to go back to the countryside, Ron?
This coming semester break.
That’s good for you. I hope I could visit the countryside soon, too.
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||What does Ron miss about the countryside?|
|2.||When was the last time Emma visited the countryside?|
|3.||When will Ron return to the countryside?|
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
|1.||A: It hasn’t been a day but I already miss my __________!
B: Don’t worry. Christmas vacation will come soon so you can visit them.
|2.||A: It’s important to rest and relax once in a while. You need to __________ from all that traffic, pollution, and stress.
B: I guess I need to visit here more often.
|3.||A: I wish we could go back to the _____________ soon.
B: You’re right. I miss the food and the fresh air.
|4.||A: I didn’t know that you ___________ chickens in your backyard, Mark.
B: My father is actually the one who takes care of them. This is where we get our fresh eggs.
|5.||A: Do you want to ___________________? I will do that while you rest.
B: No, it’s okay. Don’t worry, I’m almost done.
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
You and your friend are talking about the countryside. Ask what he/she misses about living in the countryside.
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.)