Conversation (Intermediate Chapter 2)|日常会話(中級2章)
Lesson5: House and Residence 家と住宅

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you will learn the words and phrases that are related to house and residence.

PART A_1

Fill in the missing letters of the word to complete each sentence. Read the meaning aloud and use it as a clue.
ANSWERS
  1. mortgage
  2. amortization
  3. residential

PART A_2

1. word:
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R
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A
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meaning: [noun] money that is borrowed from a bank to buy a property
sentence: She was worried about being able to pay her _______ on time after losing her job.

2. word:
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R
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meaning: [noun] a monthly payment for buying a property through installment
sentence: The __________ of her house is due tomorrow.

3. word:
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meaning: [adjective] an area of land used for houses
sentence: The wide grassland on the countryside was bought for _____________ purposes.

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

I have decided to invest my hard-earned money on something. I’m planning to buy a house next year. Do you think it will be worth it?
I think so, Ron. You just have to be ready when you decide to buy a house. It is not as easy as renting an apartment, but I know you can do it.

I appreciate your encouragement, Emma. I just feel like renting an apartment is a waste of money in the long run. That’s why I’m planning to buy a house as soon as possible.
I see. That’s also my reason why I got my dream house three years ago. At first, it was really difficult to save up a down payment for my mortgage, but I just decided to “go the extra mile” and got a side job. Now, paying my monthly amortization feels like paying a rent.

Wow. That’s very inspirational. I hope I can also save up for my dream house. Do you know a place near the office?
Twenty-five kilometers west from here, the greater part of the valley area is being converted to a residential land. It’s a short drive away and it’s near the Hollaway City.

Oh, I think I have been there before. I will check that later. Thanks for your help, Emma. Buying a house is really difficult but it became a bit easier because of your help.
No problem, Ron. If you need company when you visit the location, I’ll come with you if I’m available. Just call me if you need help.

PART B_3

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

PART B_4

1. What is Ron planning to do next year?
Answer:
2. Why did Emma bought a house three years ago?
Answer:
3. Is Hollaway City near the beach?
Answer:
4. What does Emma mean by “go the extra mile”?
Answer:

PART C_1

Study the pictures for 1 minute. Tell a story based on the pictures.

PART C_2

PART D_1

Please answer the questions by stating your opinions.

PART D_2

1. Some people say that it is better to earn less if your workplace is near your home than to earn more but your workplace is far. Do you agree or disagree?
Answer:
2. Would you live in a house that’s said to be haunted by ghosts?
Answer:

PART E_1

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions.

PART E_2

1. Please describe your ideal house and neighborhood.
Answer:
2. Would you buy a house in the city or in the countryside?
Answer:
3. Which is more important when buying a house: the price or the location?
Answer:
4. Would you consider living in a foreign country?
Answer:
5. What are things in your home that you could not live without?
Answer:

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.