Lesson 4 Turn right.

Lesson 4: Summary of Goals

Vocabulary Words for giving simple directions
Common shop and place names
Dialogue Where is the station?
Go straight, turn left.
Here is the station.

4 class hours are recommended for Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 3 by MEXT - here's the official MEXT lesson plans pdf download.

Vocabulary includes shop and place names as well as simple directions.

This lesson's grammar is "Where is the station?"

In this lesson, it's helpful to know that go straight means go forward one space and turn left/right means rotate without moving forward.

If you teach it this way from the start, using the textbook activities will be easier.

Lesson 4 Class 1

Vocabulary Words for giving simple directions
Common shop and place names
Dialogue Where is the station?
Go straight, turn left.
Here is the station.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

Activities

For reviewing Lesson 1:

  • "How many fingers?" game
    Follow up with pairs or groups discussing for 30 seconds a "How many ~?" question to ask the class. Group by group, let group members ask then class answers.
    Alternatively, 2 minutes of walk and talk - students greet each other, one asks the other a how many question about stuff in the class, they say goodbye.
  • Hidden stationary game
    To practice/review "Do you have a ~?"

For learning directions:

  • Demonstrate with teacher. Discuss as class.
    Give directions and have the teacher move as you direct. (Discuss this/ practice with the HRT prior to lesson.) To make it work with the Let's Listen activity, the teacher should take one step forward when you say "Go straight." After the students have watched the HRT move as you direct, either of you should ask the class what was said and what it meant.
  • Repeat and move.
    Students repeat after you and move as you direct.

For reacting to directions:

  • Direct students through the map on Hi, friends! 2 page 14 - 15. Students move their fingers along with your directions. When you get to a new place, get the answer from the students (What's this?") then practice saying the name in English. 

Lesson 4 Class 2

Vocabulary Words for giving simple directions
Common shop and place names
Dialogue Where is the station?
Go straight, turn left.
Here is the station.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

Activities

To review Lesson 2:

  • Ask around the class. Start by asking the HRT "When is your birthday?" The HRT replies then asks a student. The student then asks another student (then sits down). When all students are seated, the activity is over. For large classes, start multiple conversation trails.
  • Level Up! - When is Christmas?

Becoming familiar with place name:

  • Where am I? hint game
    Students listen to hints and guess where you are. "Knife and fork. I'm hungry. Let's eat dinner." - "Restaurant!" (The HRT is sure to want to get in on this game.)

Reacting to directions:

  • Let's Listen (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 4, page 15)
    You might want to run through one or two examples before trying the Let's Listen recording just so students remember go straight means advance one and turn mean rotate without advancing.

Giving directions:

  • As a class, students give direction to the teachers. HRT looks away and you point to the goal. Students direct HRT there. Next, change roles with HRT and students direct you. Once you reach the goal, check with HRT it's correct, hi five, etc. (It's good for students to see teachers communicating in English.)
  • In pairs or small groups, students give directions to each other. Once they reach the goal, they check they can both say the place name. Encourage students to teach each other. If neither know, student call you.
    The goal can be decided by students or they can use the cards cut from back of book p.47, stack facedown, take one randomly.
  • Hide the teacher's pen game
    Students direct HRT to hidden stationary.

Lesson 4 Class 3

Vocabulary Words for giving simple directions
Common shop and place names
Dialogue Where is the station?
Go straight, turn left.
Here is the station.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

Activities

To review Lesson 3:

Giving directions:

Asking for directions:

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends " Lesson 4 p.16)
  • Activity (Hi, friends 2 Lesson 4, page 16-17)
    Student have cut the place cards from either p.47 or p.49. Select the 5 missing places (park, bookstore, convenience store, flower shop, and supermarket). In pairs, S1 lays out a map. S2 asks "Where is the ~?" S1 directs then S2 places a card. Once finished, students compare maps. Success is two matching maps.

Lesson 4 Class 4

Vocabulary Words for giving simple directions
Common shop and place names
Dialogue Where is the station?
Go straight, turn left.
Here is the station.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review all of Lesson 4

Activities

To review location names:

  • Where am I? hint game
    (See Class 2) Either teacher led or in small groups

To review giving and receiving directions:

  • Activity (Hi, friends 2 Lesson 4, page 16-17)
    (See Class 3)

To use directions:

  • Classroom town directions activity
    Use spaces between desks as roads, desks are blocks. Put location flashcards (station, park, etc) on desks. Students work in pairs or groups directing one student to a location.

Review activities

Project

Instead of a normal class, you could try a project for Class 4.

  • Easter egg hunt. It's not the right season and you might want to talk about it being a spring (March or April) holiday. Students could paint hard boiled eggs, hide them around the room and hunt for them.
  • Town/City map. Students could make maps of their towns or areas around their schools. You might want to start with a basic map layout and student groups would fill in landmarks. This is a great way for students to learn about landmarks/ attractions/ parks/ etc around where they live. 

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