Conversation(Expert Chapter 1)|日常会話(上級1章)
Lesson65: Family Roles

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. tight-knit 緊密な、親密な
  I joined a koto club and I find it to be very tight-knit. The members always go on a picnic on Thursdays.
2. breadwinner 一家の稼ぎ手
  At a young age, she was already her family’s breadwinner. She gained enough money for all their needs just by selling her paintings.
3. dutiful (目上に対して)礼儀正しい、忠順な
  He drives his siblings to school and rescues them when they are in trouble. I admire him for being a dutiful brother.
4. black sheep やっかい者
  He is a painter that comes from a family of dentists. He’s the black sheep.
5. flesh and blood 自分の肉親、身内
  The son gave his father so much trouble, but the father forgived him easily, for he was his own flesh and blood.
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. tight-knit 
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2. breadwinner 
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3. dutiful 
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4. black sheep 
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5. flesh and blood 
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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

What’s up, Emma?
Hey, Ron! I’m currently packing my stuff.
I’m heading to my parents’ home for vacation.

That’s great. Will your siblings be there too?
They’re away for college. It’s exam season.

I see. Well, what’s your family like when you’re all together?
Hmm. We’re very tight-knit. We tell each other everything.
We usually play games and watch movies.
How about you? What’s your family like?

I stay with my grandparents. I’m the breadwinner and I don’t mind, not one bit.
I enjoy providing our family’s needs.
Wow, you are a dutiful grandson.
I am, on the other hand, the black sheep of the family.

Really, why do you say that?
Well, I didn’t excel in academics when I was in school.
Both my parents and my siblings are quite intelligent.
I’m musically inclined so I guess I understand music
more than any other concept.

Whatever interest or skill you have, I’m sure your family is going to love you. You are their flesh and blood.
I guess you’re right!

Well then, have a lovely vacation.
Thank you!

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: Your son is skilled at baseball, just like you.
B: Of course, he is my __________.
2. A: The new employee takes on all his tasks willingly and accomplishes them before deadline.
B: Yes, he is such a ________ employee.
3. A: The community always shares food and stories with each other during Christmas.
B: Really? It must be nice living in a ________ community.
4. A: I need two part-time jobs in order to pay my family’s bills.
B: Oh, it must be tough being the __________.
5. A: I was surprised to learn that you are a ballet dancer. All your sisters are lawyers.
B: What can I say? I’m the ________ of the family.
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 are watching a documentary about the daily life of a family in the city. Describe what the family is like and what role each member plays. 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.