Lesson 5 Let's go to Italy.

Lesson 5: Summary of Goals

Vocabulary Country names
Dialogue Where do you want to go?
I want to go to Italy.
Other Talking about what you want to do, what you can do.

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

Vocabulary includes country names, famous food and tourist attractions (including world heritage sites), and colors and shapes to describe flags.

The grammar for Lesson 5 is "Let's go to Italy." but also includes "I want to eat pizza." and "You can see soccer games."

This can be a confusing lesson because:

  • This lesson has a lot of different phrases (from the chants) compared to previous lessons.
  • The chant dialogue is different to the target language dialogue.
  • The title isn't really part of the target dialogue. (Where do you want to go? I want to go to Italy.)

Lesson 5 Class 1

Vocabulary Country names
Dialogue Where do you want to go?
I want to go to Italy.
Other Talking about what you want to do, what you can do.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

Activities

For reviewing Lesson 2:

  • When is your birthday? When is Christmas?
    Students walk around and ask each other these questions. Start with a demo - teacher asking student.

For learning country names:

  • Snap (a.k.a. Karuta)
    Students can cut out the flags from page 45 of their textbook and they can play snap. Country names are pretty easy so this could eventually be done in groups with a student from each group leading (calling out the country names).
  • Let's Play 1 (Hi, friends 2 Lesson 5, page 18 - 19)
    After saying the name of each country, students write the country name beneath the flag.
    One option is they write the Japanese name. Another is they write the English name (though probably still in katakana). This second option helps point out pronunciation differences. (INDO vs India, GURIISHA vs Greece)
  • Let's Play 2 (Hi, friends 2 Lesson 5, page 18 - 19)
    Flag hints activity: Listen to hints and guess the country, or teacher gives hints (and later, maybe students in groups) gives hints about flags, students guess the flag/country. Hints like colors, shapes, number of shapes.
  • Popular Country Vote
    Put two or three flag flashcards on the board. (Students can help you choose.) Ask teacher then students "Where do you want to go?" Put a mark under the flag for every "vote".

Lesson 5 Class 2

Vocabulary Country names
Dialogue Where do you want to go?
I want to go to Italy.
Other Talking about what you want to do, what you can do.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

Activities

For reviewing Lesson 3:

To review country names:

For telling others where we want to go:

  • Let's Play 3 (part 1 of 2)
    Students listen to Sakura, Hikaru and Tomoe answer the question "Where do you want to go?" and take notes. "I want to go to ~. I want to see ~."
  • Let's Chant (Version 2)
    Version 2 uses "I want to eat/see ~." so is good practice for saying "I want to ~."
  • Let's Play 3 (part 2 of 2)
    Talk to friends. "I want to go to ~." Optional, students also try adding a reason "I want to see/eat ~." Fill in the survey in the book.

Lesson 5 Class 3

Vocabulary Country names
Dialogue Where do you want to go?
I want to go to Italy.
Other Talking about what you want to do, what you can do.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

Activities

For reviewing Lesson 4:

To talk about what you want to do:

  • Let's Chant
    Version 2 includes the phrase "I want to eat/see ~."
  • Hint game
    Teachers give hints "I want to see Rio de Janeiro." and students guess the country.
  • I want to eat curry! activity
    A walk and talk activity - students find a talking partner, janken, S1 says "I want to eat meat pies." S2 thinks about what country has that food and replies "Let's go to Australia!" (Optional - just reply "Australia".) If answer is correct, S1 says "OK", then students high five.
    Note: You probably have to introduce food for most countries before you play this game as students wouldn't know.

For asking and answering where you want to go:

  • "Where do you want to go?" survey
    On p.18 - 19 of the Hi, friends 2 textbook are 10 country flags. Students choose one country (option: exclude Japan because we are already in Japan) and walk around interviewing each other. When they get an answer, they make a tally mark above the flag (option: encourage English style tallies).
    Country Tally - Where do you want to go?

Lesson 5 Class 4

Vocabulary Country names
Dialogue Where do you want to go?
I want to go to Italy.
Other Talking about what you want to do, what you can do.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review all of Lesson 5 so far
  • Talk about what you can do in each country

Activities

To review asking and answering "Where do you want to go?":

  • "Where do you want to go?" snap
    In small groups (3-4), students lay out country cards between them (from Hi, friends! 2 p.45). One students is speaker. All other students ask "Where do you want to go?" Speaker answers and others snap on that country.
    After the game, it would be good for each group to use the language properly (not just as a way to play snap) and so students answer honestly around the circle.

For talking about what you can do:

  • Teacher Skit
    Chat with the teacher using "Let's go to ~." and "You can eat/see ~." and convince each other your country of choice is a good country to visit. After the chat, HRT should ask students what they thought you talked about, then explain the conversation if students didn't understand. Do one more time for clarity.
  • Let's Chant
    Version 3 uses "You can eat/see ~."
  • "You can eat pizza." snap
    If you haven't played snap already in this class, this version has the leader (teacher or one of the group's students) giving hints. Students process the hint then snap on the country.
    This game would work well if students have done some research about the country and know many things to give variety to hints. (See project below.)
  • "Let's go to ~." debate.
    Students make groups, select a country, think of things you can do in that country. Presentations are given as groups, debate style - one "argument" each, back and forth. At the end, all other students vote on which country sounded the best. (Try to match countries well - students probably know more about America and Australia than Greece and Spain.)

Project

You may wish to use the 4th Lesson hour for a project instead of a standard style lesson.

Research/presentation project:

Groups choose or are allocated a country (I'd recommend avoid doubling up). They have to research (with some computer time outside of English class) about things you can see and eat in their project country. If you want to guide research, students could research the national sport, national food, famous landmarks, and indigenous animals.

Optional, students can print out images, write some information (probably in Japanese, but ideally with a little written English too, such as "You can eat escargot.") During English class, the groups present their country project to the class and take questions.

Project posters can be displayed around the school.

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