Conversation(Intermediate Chapter 2)|日常会話(中級2章)
Lesson24: Traffic and transportation 交通と乗り物

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you will learn words that you can use when talking about spending and consumerism and express your opinions about specific topics.

PART A_1

Rearrange the letters of the word to complete each sentence. Read the meaning aloud and use it as a clue.
ANSWERS
  1. allowance
  2. conscious
  3. thrifty

PART A_2

1. word:
A
L
O
L
A
W
N
C
E
meaning: [noun] amount of money to either save or use for a limited time
sentence: He promised to save twenty-percent of his _____________ so that he can buy a new car.
2. word:
C
N
O
C
S
I
U
O
S
meaning: [adjective] aware of one’s or someone’s actions/behaviors
sentence: Her mother is _______________ in spending their family’s monthly budget.
3. word:
T
H
I
R
T
F
Y
meaning: [adjective] using money carefully and not wastefully
sentence: I need to be ___________ so I can save enough money for a new car.

PART B_1

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Alice and you will be Sam. Fill in the blanks with the correct responses.

PART B_2

I used up all my weekly allowance yesterday. May I borrow 100 hundred dollars, sister?
____________. Where did you spend all your money?

There was a big sale at the mall. I couldn’t help myself so I shopped with my friends. I didn’t realize that I had no money left until I got home last night.
I won’t blame you, but you should’ve been a conscious shopper. Money doesn’t come around so easy these days.

I know, I’m sorry. Do you have any advice so I can become thrifty like you?
________________________________________.

I’m not sure if I can follow all of your advice, but I will try my best. Thanks, sister.
No problem. Anyway, here’s 100 dollars.

PART C_1

Read and take note of the important points in the article.

PART C_2

In Japan, there is a money-saving method known as “kakeibo” which means a “household financial ledger”. Kakeibo was created and first published in a women’s magazine by a female journalist, Motoko Hani in 1995. It is an annual journal composed of spreadsheets and inspirational messages to motivate its user while managing their finances. This is to keep track of how much the user is spending and earning, although its main goal is to save more money. With the positive influence of Kakeibo, consumers will be more responsible with their money. In addition, Moni Ninja, a financial blogger suggested that parents should teach their kids how to save money by placing cash gifts they receive during holidays and special occasions in the bank.

PART C_3

Please answer the questions about the article.

PART C_4

1. What is kakeibo?
Answer:
2. How do parents teach their children in saving money?
Answer:
3. Financial education should be taught to young children at school. Do you agree or disagree?
Answer:
4. What do you think will happen if majority of people are over-spending money?
Answer:

PART D_1

In your own understanding, please explain the meaning of the following quotations.

PART D_2

1. “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin
Answer:
2. “When you have money, think of the time when you had none” – a Japanese proverb
Answer:

PART E_1

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions.

PART E_2

1. What is the most expensive thing you have ever bought without much thought?
Answer:
2. Imagine you earned a lot of money, where would you use it for and why?
Answer:
3. What can you advice to people who are over-spending money?
Answer:
4. If you were to remove some expenses in your budget, what would it be?
Answer:
5. Name other ways in saving money without depriving yourself.
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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.