Conversation(Expert Chapter 1)|日常会話(上級1章)
Lesson66: Color and Number Symbolism

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. auspicious 前兆のよい、さい先のよい
  The beginning of the year was auspicious for him. He landed a new project, got married, and traveled Europe.
2. superstitious 迷信的な、迷信深い
  My superstitious grandmother always tells me not to lie down after a meal. She says I’m going to turn into a cow!
3. ritual 慣例、儀式
  In today’s modern society, Japan’s tea rituals still take place. People prepare tea in a gentle and focused manner.
4. to each one’s own 人それぞれ
  Don’t worry so much about other people’s opinions, to each one’s own.
5. turn over a new leaf 心を入れ替える
  He is starting his first job tomorrow. He is committed to turn over a new leaf..
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. auspicious 
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2. superstitious 
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3. ritual 
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4. to each one’s own 
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5. turn over a new leaf 
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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. What’s New Year’s Eve like in the Philippines?
Well, New Year’s Eve here is quite the celebration!
We usually wear red because we believe it’s an auspicious color
and we cook tons of food.
We also prepare twelve fruits for good luck.
We’re very superstitious.
How about in Mexico?

Oh, I see. We usually eat twelve grapes in sixty seconds.
They say that if you successfully eat them before midnight all your twelve wishes will come true and you’ll have good luck throughout the new year.
Oh wow, I would like to try that as well.

Feel free to do it! Just be careful, you might choke.
Yes, thank you.
Oh, you know what, on the news, there was this man who was a skeptic
and said all new year’s rituals are irrational.
He also criticized people who believed 7 is a lucky number and
13 is an unlucky number.

Well, to each one’s own. There’s no harm in trying rituals or believing something as long as we don’t let them consume us.
Exactly. We must also work hard, have faith, and be good to others.

Yes. I think those are important factors that create good luck. I am looking forward to turn over a new leaf this year.
Cheers to that!

PART C_1
Please summarize the conversation using your own words and expressions.
PART C_2
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: I was upset because he did not like the soup I made and he said it was too bland.
B: Well, ___________. I actually like the soup you make.
2. A: The company is going to transfer to a new location. The president said it is time to __________.
B: That’s right. I think the new location is much better.
3. A: You go to Church every Sunday?
B: Yes, it is a common religious ________ for Christians around the world.
4. A: He never goes out on Friday the 13th and always goes the other way when he sees a black cat.
B: I have never met such a _________ person!
5. A: His donuts sold out in just a week of its opening!
B: Wow, what an _________ business.
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 and your friend visited a fortune teller. Discuss the fortune teller’s New Year predictions for the both of you. Your tutor will act as your friend.
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.