Conversation(Intermediate Chapter 1)|日常会話(中級1章)
Lesson8: Traveling by Train

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. take  乗る、使う
  My sister usually takes a cab to get to work.
2. commuting  通勤
  She prefers commuting to driving.
3. tiring  疲れさせる、 くたびれさせる
  My brother-in-law just returned from a tiring business trip.
4. manageable  扱いやすい、御しやすい
  The tasks in my new job are manageable compared to my previous one.
5. rate  割合
  The rates of home service spas have increased due to large demand.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. Would you take the train during traffic? Why or why not?
2. Do you like commuting? Why or why not?
3. What is the most tiring task for you? Why?
4. Is the traffic in your country manageable?
5. Among the services that you have availed of (salons, spas, homecleaning, etc.), which offers the most affordable rate/s?
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! How do you go to your office every day?
Hello, Ron. I take the train to my office. Why’d you ask?

I’m thinking of doing the same thing every other days instead of driving every day.
That’s a good idea. It will also help you save money. Commuting every day is actually tiring but manageable.

Are the fares okay as well?
Yes! The ticket rates depend on how far your destination is from your starting point.

I see. Let’s go to work together by train sometime!
Sure! See you!

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. How does Emma go to office every day?
2. Why did Ron ask it to Emma?
3. According to the dialog, where does the prices of train tickets depend?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: Were you late yesterday?
B: Yeah. It was my fault; I didn’t anticipate the traffic so I _______ a cab.
2. A: Is ______________ better that driving?
B: Yes. It’s more affordable. I’ll just have to pay for my tickets instead of spending too much in oil.
3. A: Did you enjoy your field trip?
B: Not really. It was really __________, perhaps due to the hot weather.
4. A: Hey! Did you just get a haircut?
B: Yes! My hair has become more _____________ since I had it cut.
5. A: Excuse me, could I ask about your tourguiding service __________?
B: Sure. I’ll email you the list of our packages.
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
You met your high school friend at the train station on your way to work. Talk about your everyday trip (starting point, destination, travel time, etc.).
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.