Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
|1. common 一般的な|
|Nowadays, it’s common to see couples who dress alike.|
|2. receive 受け取る|
|You will receive the project’s complete details through e-mail.|
|3. handwritten 手書き|
|The whole class will exchange handwritten letters before they graduate.|
|4. personalize 名前［イニシャル］を付ける、独自の装飾をする|
|These personalized mugs are really cute!|
|5. holiday 休日|
|The shopping centers expect a lot of people during the holidays.|
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||What are the common gifts people usually receive during New Year in your country?|
|2.||Did you receive any gifts last year?|
|3.||Do you like handwritten letters?|
|4.||What personalized gifts have you received or would like to receive in the future?|
|5.||What is a popular holiday destination in your country?|
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
Hello, Emma! What are you doing?
Oh, hi there, Ron! I’m just writing messages in these cards. Later, I’ll go
to the post office and mail them.
I know it’s pretty common sending messages through chat and e-mail, but it feels much special receiving handwritten cards and letters.
Totally! Personalized cards and letters are the best. I’m going to add
some photos too. My grandparents will surely love this.
Ah, so it’s for your grandparents in the province?
Yes, they rarely ever use their gadgets. But they always send me cards
during special holidays and my birthday.
They really are. Okay, I’m done. I’m going out now and mail these.
Can I come with you to the post office?
Sure! Let’s go.
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||What is Emma doing?|
|2.||What does Ron think about receiving handwritten cards and letters?|
|3.||Aside from handwritten cards, what else will Emma send to her grandparents?|
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
|1.||A: My grandmother still keeps her __________ letters from my grandfather.
B: I understand her. I also like keeping things with sentimental value.
|2.||A: Are you busy right now?
B: Well… Yes. Tomorrow is a __________ so I need to send all these e-mails by 3 PM.
|3.||A: What gift do you want to ___________ for Christmas, Tommy?
B: I want a bike, dad! Please?
|4.||A: These _____________ journals are really elegant.
B: I agree! You could tell that they put in a lot of time and effort designing them.
|5.||A: What is the most ____________ surname in your country?
B: It’s “Dela Cruz”.
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 handwritten letters and cards. Ask him/her if he/she has sent/received one before or planning to send one in the future.
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.)