Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
|1. extensive 広い、広大な、広範囲にわたる|
|Mr. Olsen’s knowledge of the English grammar is extensive.|
|2. catalogue カタログ|
|The catalogue gives a full description of each product.|
|3. widely 広く、広範囲に|
|English is one of the widely-spoken languages in the world.|
|4. worthwhile やりがいのある、（～する）価値がある|
|Reading is a worthwhile activity.|
|5. challenging 挑戦的な、能力を必要とするような|
|Learning a new language is challenging yet fun.|
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||Does your city have an extensive library?|
|2.||Do you look at online catalogues before you purchase an item?|
|3.||Which artist is widely popular in your country?|
|4.||In what worthwhile activities do you participate?|
|5.||What is the most challenging thing you’ve done this week?|
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
What’s that, Emma?
I’m just reading some surprising facts about world languages.
Hmm, Interesting… What does it say?
There are actually over 7,000 spoken languages in the world today.
That’s according to Ethnologue, which is the most extensive catalogue
of the world’s languages.
Over 7,000? I couldn’t believe it. That’s a lot of languages!
Me neither. At least we have English as the global language.
English is widely understood by people around the world. But it’s still worthwhile to learn another language, right?
I agree, Ron. In fact, I’m learning Japanese. I took a language elective
this semester at the university and I chose Japanese.
Wow! How’s your language class so far?
Their writing system is challenging. But learning how to speak another
language is definitely fun.
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||What is Emma doing?|
|2.||How many spoken languages are there in the world according to Ethnologue?|
|3.||What language is Emma currently learning?|
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
|1.||A: Do you know who this artist is?
B: Yeah, I know him. He’s _____________ popular among teens in Asia and America.
|2.||A: Take a look at this _____________. The product features are listed here.
B: Okay. I’ll look at it later.
|3.||A: What’s the most ______________ part of learning Chinese?
B: It’s definitely their writing system. We have to memorize a lot of characters.
|4.||A: The library has an ______________ collection of language learning books.
B: I agree. I think we should visit here more often.
|5.||A: His solo travel changed his views for the better.
B: Well the trip seems to have been __________.
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 language learning. Ask if he/she wants to learn another language and what language it would be.
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.)