Conversation(Expert Chapter 1)|日常会話(上級1章)
Lesson44: Attend a Cram School

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. profound 深い、深遠な
  His feelings for her are profound. He will probably marry her soon.
2. meticulous 細かいことによく気を配る
  Alex is a meticulous person. She checks every detail of her work.
3. live up to a person’s expectations 人の期待にこたえる
  Our daughter studies really hard. I have don’t doubt that she will live up to our expectations.
4. cream of the crop 最高[最良]のもの
  Harold got the highest score in the exam. He is the cream of the crop of his batch.
5. flying colors 大成功を収めて、見事に
  Shane graduated from college with flying colors. She received the highest award of all.
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. profound 
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2. meticulous 
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3. live up to a person’s expectations 
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4. cream of the crop 
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5. flying colors 
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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

Good morning, Emma! It’s nice to see you here!
Hi, Ron! How are you doing?

I’m doing great! I’m now happily married with three children. How about you?
I’m doing fine as well. I now have a son who is attending cram school.

I see! I have actually been thinking of enrolling my children in a cram school. Can you tell me more about it?
Sure! What do you want to know?

What do children exactly do in a cram school?
Well, a cram school is a specialized school that meticulously trains
students to be the cream of the crop, and ace entrance examinations
for universities.

Wow, that sounds incredible! It must be difficult for them to live up to our expectations.
I agree, and enrolling them in cram schools will definitely help them
graduate with flying colors. The training they receive is profound and
will be useful in the future.

Okay, now I am convinced. I think I’ll enroll my children in cram school soon! Thank you, Emma!
No problem, Ron! It was my pleasure.

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: Sofia always aces her tests. I really wish to be like her.
B: Me too. Her ________________ knowledge is something I really adore.
2. A: It is so difficult to be a top performing student. You always have to ________________.
B: That is exactly true. You have to please everyone and not disappoint them.
3. A: As a leader, I am ________________ about every work we’ll submit, that is why I need everyone’s cooperation.
B: You have our full attentiveness and active participation in every task we’ll perform.
4. A: Are you joining the quiz bee tomorrow?
B: No. I don’t think I’ll be qualified because only the ________________ of our batch gets to participate.
5. A: What is your goal this school year?
B: My goal is to make my parents proud by graduating with ________________.
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
It is your first day in cram school. Discuss your expectations with your tutor, who will act as one of your classmates.
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.