Y_NT4_Lesson3-1-Intermediate

PART A_1

We will read aloud the words below. Please repeat after me. I will check your pronunciation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)

PART A_2

praise
compliment
criticism
ensure
communication

PART A_3

Now, let’s review some words from part A_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part A_2.)

PART A_4

PART B_1

Please read aloud the passage below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)

PART B_2

A Japanese who grew up in the U.S. shared her observation about the difference in parenting style between Japanese and American parents. American parents praise their children more often than Japanese parents. They like to give compliments to their children even for minor achievements. While on the other hand, children who have Japanese parents receive lesser compliments. This somewhat made her feel less confident.
Although she believes that constructive criticism is a way for children to improve themselves, she could not help but compare how American and Japanese parents encourage their children. Her Japanese parents would always tell her things like “if you do not study hard, you will end up jobless and homeless.” Meanwhile, her American best friend’s mother would always give her advice on how she can reach her goals despite them being difficult.
All in all, she realized that Americans do that style of parenting to ensure smooth communication with their children. While Japanese parents do not praise their children too much because they worry that it might make them too confident. So, we can say that it is a matter of preference which they think would work for the best.

PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words and sentences from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and sentences from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART C_1

I will ask the following questions. Please answer based on the passage. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART C_2

1. Who often praise their children?
Answer: .
2. What made her feel less confident?
Answer: .
3. What did she realize?
Answer: .
4. Why do Japanese parents not praise their children too much?
Answer: .

PART C_3

Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PART D_2

praise .
compliments .
criticism .
ensure .
communication .
PART D_3

Now, let’s review some words from part D_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part D_2.)

PART D_4

PART E_1

I will ask the following questions. Please answer based on your opinion. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART E_2

1. Do you agree that parenting style is a matter of preference?
Answer: .
2. Do you think parenting is easy?
Answer: .
3. Do you like receiving compliments from your parents all the time?
Answer: .
4. Do you agree that parents should always decide for their children?
Answer: .
5. Why do you think some parents are strict?
Answer: .
6. What did you learn from your parents about parenting?
Answer: .
7. In your opinion, what is the best parenting style?
Answer: .

PART E_3

Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)

PART E_4