Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
|1. early bird 早起きの人|
|Kim is indeed an early bird; she wakes up at 4 a.m. every day.|
|2. night owl 夜更かしをする人|
|My brother is a night owl; he’s asleep all day and fully alive at night.|
|3. struggle もがく、あがく、努力する|
|I’m struggling with these parts. Could you help me?|
|4. shift シフト、交替（制）|
|My job requires a 10-hour shift for five working days.|
|5. opposite 逆の|
|He drove off in an opposite direction after seeing the ongoing road construction.|
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||What is the advantage of being an early bird?|
|2.||What are the disadvantages of being a night owl?|
|3.||With what subject are you struggling?|
|4.||In choosing a work schedule, which would you prefer between a morning shift and a night shift?|
|5.||I’m completely opposite to my sister who has a sweet tooth. I like savory foods more.|
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I am more awake and alert in the morning, so I think I’m an early bird. How about you?
I’m the latter. I often struggle to wake up in the morning so I am fully alive at night.
But how did you become a night owl?
I used to work night shift, so I get used to being awake at night.
I’m completely the opposite. All jobs that I’ve been into were morning shifts.
I see. Have you tried staying awake all night?
I tried but failed. I easily get sleepy when the sun sets. Most of my energy is indeed for daytime only.
That’s okay and completely normal.
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||How is an early bird described in the dialogue?|
|2.||How did Ron become a night owl?|
|3.||What happened to Emma when she tried being a night owl?|
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
|1.||A: What time do you usually wake up?
B: Being an ____________, I always wake up at 5 a.m.
|2.||A: Why hasn’t he woken up yet?
B: Oh, my brother is a ____________. He likes playing his video games during nighttime.
|3.||A: Do you have any questions or clarifications?
B: Yes. I’m quite ____________ with the third part. Could you explain it further?
|4.||A: We have two different ___________ from which you can freely choose.
B: Great! I think I’ll be taking the latter one.
|5.||A: Have you come up with a solution?
B: I don’t think so. We had the same information but reached _____________ conclusions.
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
You are talking to a friend. Ask him/her if he/she is an early bird or a night owl.
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.)