Conversation (Intermediate Chapter 1)|日常会話(中級1章)
Lesson37: Food Descriptions

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. fine dining  高級料理(店)
  I’ve never been to a fine dining restaurant.
2. recommend  勧める
  I highly recommend this coffee, especially to you who don’t like strong the taste.
3. anniversary  記念日
  We celebrated our parents’ 15th anniversary yesterday.
4. experience  経験、体験
  My five-year experience became an advantage for me to get easily hired for the position.
5. aesthetic  美の、審美的な
  My sister always sees the aesthetics of everything.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Have you been to a fine dining restaurant? If yes, how was your experience? If not, what restaurant would you like to try?
2. What book do you always recommend to your friends?
3. How do you celebrate your parents’ anniversaries?
4. What was your most unforgettable experience?
5. How important is aesthetics in terms of food presentation?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

Hi, Emma! Do you have a fine dining restaurant to recommend?
Hmmm…. I think Abysse in Shibuya would be great. Why did you ask?

I’m planning to take Denise out on a date for our anniversary.
Since you both love seafood, I highly recommend Abysse.

What’s with Abysse?
Based on my experience, the restaurant mainly serves fresh seafood.

How about in terms of aesthetics?
You wouldn’t want to miss Abysse’s food presentations! It also has a pleasant ambiance and good music.

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. What fine dining restaurant did Emma recommend to Ron?
2. Why was Ron asking for Emma’s recommendation?
3. How did Emma describe the aesthetics of the restaurant?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: Where do you want to celebrate your birthday?
B: I would love to try a ___________ restaurant.
2. A: Are these pastries good?
B: Yes! I highly ___________ the bakeshop where I got them.
3. A: What do you plan for your ___________ next week?
B: Nothing much. We’ll just celebrate with some immediate relatives.
4. A: How was your __________ being an overseas employee?
B: It was definitely fulfilling but tough since my family was miles away from me.
5. A: As an interior designer, I mainly focus on the ____________ of a house.
B: That makes sense.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
Your parents are celebrating their anniversary next week. Call a friend and ask him/her what restaurant he/she would recommend.
PART E_3
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.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.