Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
|1. get by 通り抜ける、何とかやっていく|
|It is difficult for families with more than four children to get by during these times.|
|2. utility 役に立つもの、電気・ガス・水道|
|Everyone needs public utilities such as water, electricity, and gas.|
|3. split 分割する、分け合う|
|He split the money in half and gave it to his two friends.|
|4. expense 費用|
|My expenses increased this month.|
|5. convenient 便利|
|Living near a supermarket is convenient.|
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||How do you get by when times are hard?|
|2.||What do you think is the most important utility in your home?|
|3.||Do you split the bill when eating out with your friends?|
|4.||Do you keep track of your expenses?|
|5.||What is the most convenient thing about living in your city?|
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
Emma, isn’t the cost of living in New York too expensive?
That’s right. I get by with renting an apartment for $900. I’m working two jobs now.
How about your food and utilities?
I spend about $200 on groceries and $80 on electricity. How about you?
Well, I have a roommate. So we split expenses. We cook every day to save up.
That’s great. I usually eat out for lunch and dinner. Maybe I should start preparing meals.
You should! How about your transportation?
Oh, I use my monthly metro card that costs $127.50.
I get unlimited subway rides for a month. How about you guys?
That’s convenient. We drive, so we split the gas expenses too.
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||How does Emma get by in New York City?|
|2.||How much does Emma spend on utilities?|
|3.||How do Ron and his roommate save up?|
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
|1.||A: The train station is just a five-minute walk from where I live.
B: That’s very_______.
|2.||A: I offered to pay for our dinner ,but he refused so we_____the bill.
B: I don’t see anything wrong with that.
|3.||A: Are you having a hard time living in a new city? Shall I lend you money?
B: Don’t worry about me. I have enough money to______.
|4.||A: When are we moving to our new office?
B: We are moving once the_______are complete. There is no internet yet.
|5.||A: What are you doing?
B: Oh, I’m going to the Maldives next week. I’m listing down all the travel_______.
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
Your friend wants to move to your country. Give your tutor, who will act as your friend, an idea of the cost of living in your city.
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.)