Lesson 4 I like apples.

Lesson 4: Summary of Goals

Vocabulary Fruit, sports, animals, food
Dialogue I like apples.
I don't like lemons.
Do you like apples?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other (optional) Me too!

4 class hours are recommended for Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 4 by MEXT - here's the official MEXT lesson plans pdf download (Japanese).

Vocabulary goals are to do with things we can say we like, including fruit, sports, animals, and food.

Lesson 4 grammar is "I (don't) like apples." for talking about ourselves and "Do you like apples?" for asking about others' likes and dislikes.

Lesson 4 Class 1

Vocabulary Fruit, sports, animals, food
Dialogue I like apples.
I don't like lemons.
Do you like apples?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other (optional) Me too!
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review previous lessons
  • Practice the new vocabulary
  • Say what we like using "I like ~." (and listen to others)

Activities

For review:

For practicing new vocabulary:

  • Let's Play Ohajiki game (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 4, page 14 - 15)
    Students place 5 ohajiki (small flat glass counters, though anything small and flat works) on any of the pictures. As you say each thing, students repeat. If they have an ohajiki on that thing, they remove the ohajiki. When all 5 ohajiki have been removed - BINGO!
  • Concentration
    In groups, students recall what previous students have said then add their own word to the growing list.

For saying "I like ~.":

  • Let's Chant 1 (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 4, page 16)
  • S's for plurals
    Point to apples and students say "Apple". Say "I like apples." Write "apple" on the board. Now write "I like" and "s". This is to show that sometimes we say the word with an "s" at the end when saying "I like ..." Now, students listen to you say each thing and tell you "Yes" or "No", whether or not it needs an s. If it does, students write "s" after each thing in their textbook, page 14. (Do page 15 the next day.)
  • Blackboard survey
    Divide the board with vertical lines, spreadsheet style. 1 column for each student. Students come up and write their names at the bottom. Students walk around, find a partner, do janken. The winner says something they like, the loser goes to the blackboard and writes that thing (in Japanese) in the student's column.

Lesson 4 Class 2

Vocabulary Fruit, sports, animals, food
Dialogue I like apples.
I don't like lemons.
Do you like apples?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other (optional) Me too!
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Lesson 4 vocabulary
  • Review saying what we like (and listening to others)
  • Say what we don't like using "I don't like ~." (and listen to others)
  • Optional - Use "Me too." to agree with others

Activities

To review vocabulary:

  • Let's Play Ohajiki game (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 4, page 14 - 15)

To review saying "I like ~.":

  • "I like ~." battle
    Divide class in half. Teams alternate (one student at a time, everyone repeats) saying something they actually like but no repeats. Points by dice roll (or a dice rolling app on your smartphone - kids love to roll!).
    Or, if you have flash cards and magnets, points written on the blackboard, under the flashcards. Students says a flashcard they actually like and get those points.

To practice saying "I don't like ~.":

  • Collecting "Me too" answers
    Students walk around and find partners, say "I don't like ~." The goal is to elicit a reply of "Me too." If the other student likes it, they say, "I like ~."
    Students can say normal things like "I don't like grapefruit." or you can teach them crazy food, so they can say "I don't like blue bananas.", etc. 

Lesson 4 Class 3

Vocabulary Fruit, sports, animals, food
Dialogue I like apples.
I don't like lemons.
Do you like apples?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other (optional) Me too!
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Answer the question "Do you like ~?" using "Yes, I do." or "No, I don't."
  • Ask others if they like something

Activities

To answer "Do you like ~?":

  • Vote by voice
    Teachers asks students "Do you like ~?" Students all answer together, with the answer you (the teacher) can hear best being the answer for the class. This works well if you have flashcards to pin to the board, left side for "Yes", right side for "No".

To ask others "Do you like ~?":

  • Blackboard survey
    As described in Class 1 - full description at link above. Draw as many vertical lines on the board as there are students. Draw horizontal lines to make a grid/spreadsheet. Across the bottom, every student writes their own name. On the left side, you enter some things students should quiz each other about.

Lesson 4 Class 4

Vocabulary Fruit, sports, animals, food
Dialogue I like apples.
I don't like lemons.
Do you like apples?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other (optional) Me too!
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Lesson 4
  • Confidently use both "I (don't) like ~." and "Do you like ~?" in conversation.

Activities

To review lesson 4:

To use "Do you like ~?" and "I (don't) like ~." with confidence:

  • Question battle
    Pick a category, eg. fruit/ sports/ etc. In pairs, students say, for example:
    "I (don't) like apples. Do you like apples?"
    "Yes. I like oranges. Do you like oranges?" and so on. The students that pauses thinking for more than 10 seconds loses.

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