Lesson 8 What do you want to be?

Lesson 8: Summary of Goals

Vocabulary Professions
Dialogue What do you want to be?
I want to be a singer.
Other I like ~.
I can ~.

4 class hours are recommended for Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 8 by MEXT. Here's the official MEXT lesson plans pdf download.

Grammar for this lesson focuses around "What do you want to be?"

Vocabulary for different professions and jobs students might aspire to is used to answer the "What do you want to be?" question.

Lesson 8 Class 1

Vocabulary Professions
Dialogue What do you want to be?
I want to be a singer.
Other I like ~.
I can ~.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Lesson 1 - Do you have "a"?
  • Review Lesson 2 - When is your birthday?
  • Learn the names of professions

Activities

To review Lesson 1:

  • How many fingers? game
    Janken style finger counting game. First to say, wins.
    After playing, ask a few "How many ~?" questions around the classroom. Some students should also ask.
  • Hidden stationary game
    Students hide stationary behind back, take turns guessing.

To review Lesson 2:

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 2, p.8)
    January, January, February, March...
  • Holiday quiz game
    Students think of a public holiday and ask each other. eg. "When is ひな祭り(hina matsuri)?"
    You can do this as a group activity or a class activity (where one student asks everyone and students either answer together or raise their hands).

To learn the names of professions:

  • Keyword game
    Make pairs. One eraser in the middle. Repeat until the keyword, then snatch the eraser.
  • Karuta
    The students will need to have cut the cards out from the back of the book (p.53, 55) to play this game.
    In pairs, place one set of cards face up between the pair. Teacher calls out card, students compete to snap on correct card first.
    Alternatively, play in groups and students take turns calling out the card to snap on.
  • Pair Check
    Students test/ teach each other. First student points and asks "What's this?" The second student answers, or else says "I don't know." If the first student also doesn't know, the pair should raise their hands and call the teacher over.

Lesson 8 Class 2

Vocabulary Professions
Dialogue What do you want to be?
I want to be a singer.
Other I like ~.
I can ~.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Lesson 3 - I can swim.
  • Review Lesson 4 - Turn right.
  • Get used to "I want to be a ~."

Activities

To review Lesson 3:

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 3, p.12)
    "Can you play soccer? No, I can't...
  • Fishing for answers
    Students stand in groups of 3 to 5 and ask each other "Can you ~?" If the  "Yes, I can." they are safe and stay standing. If the answer is "No, I can't." then they are out, they sit down and thereafter only answer questions.
    Play for a maximum of 5 minutes.

To review Lesson 4:

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 4, p.16)
    "Station, station, Where is the station...
  • Hide the teacher's pen
    Hide something of the teacher's. She asks "Where is my pen?" and the students direct her to the vicinity.

 To get used to "I want to be a ~.":

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 8, p.40)
    What, What, What do you want to be...
  • Let's Listen (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 8, p.38)
    Students listen and draw lines from student characters (around outside of pages 38-39) to the professions shown.
    After checking the answers, listen again to the reasons. Try talking with the HRT first:
    ALT: What do you want to be?
    HRT: I want to be a zoo keeper.
    ALT: Why?
    HRT: I like animals.
    Then listen to each character again. Ask students why?
    To do this, I role play with the class acting as the interviewee, for example, Tomoe, and I as the interviewer, eg. Ms. Tanaka. I wave at everyone and say "Hello Tomoe! What do you want to be?" After getting the answer, I ask them "Why?", just as I have asked the HRT. The students will attempt to repeat the reason from the recording or tell me in Japanese. Either reaction is a success because it shows they have understood the recording and that the question "Why?" requires a reason for an answer.

Lesson 8 Class 3

Vocabulary Professions
Dialogue What do you want to be?
I want to be a singer.
Other I like ~.
I can ~.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review Lesson 5 - Let's go to Italy.
  • Review Lesson 6 - What time do you get up?
  • Review professions and "I want to be a ~."
  • Get used to "What do you want to be?"

Activities

To review Lesson 5:

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 5, p.21)
    Version 2 - "Let's go to Italy. I want to eat pizza...
  • Let's tour Japan
    Students walk around making pairs. First student announces the city or prefecture they want to visit - "I want to go to ~." The second student asks "Why?" (Optional, they can first repeat the city or prefecture and say "Cool/ Nice/ etc") First student then replies with a reason - "I want to see ~." Change roles, then make a new pair.

To review Lesson 6:

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 6, p.24)
    What time, What time, do you get up?..
  • Who is first?
    Students walk around for 2 minutes asking as many others as they can "What time do you get up?" Once everyone is seated, find out who is first. (Students should point to who they think is first, or say who it is.)
    Demonstrate by asking the HRT and vice versa then showing/telling the students who is first. Then set up the goal for the activity by gesturing to the whole class and asking "Who is first?"

To review professions and "I want to be a ~.":

  • Keyword game
  • Activity (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 8, p.40)
    Students listen to 3 speeches and make notes about the speech.

To get used to "What do you want to be?":

  • Volunteer survey
    Students volunteer to tell the class what they want to be. That student stands, everyone asks, and volunteer replies with profession from p.38-39, or if their dream job isn't there, in Japanese. eg. "I want to be a 漫画家/ mangaka." Encourage others to respond "Me too." if they also want to do the same work.

Lesson 8 Class 4

Vocabulary Professions
Dialogue What do you want to be?
I want to be a singer.
Other I like ~.
I can ~.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review all of Lesson 8
  • Ask and answer "What do you want to be?"

Activities

To review all of Lesson 8:

  • Karuta (or the keyword game)
    Using the cards from the back of the book, students make groups and take turns calling out a profession for the other group members to try and be the first one to slap their hand on.
  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 8, p.40)
  • Hello Hikaru!
    Using the answers from Class 2, students walk around and make pairs. After janken, the winner says "Hello Hikaru." (or Tomoe, Taku, or Ai). The winner continues by asking "What do you want to be?" and the loser answers. When finished, find next pair.
    Demonstrate with HRT before starting.

To ask and answer "What do you want to be?":

  • Let's Play (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 8, p.40)
    Students think about what they want to be (with time to ask teacher how to say their dream job in English) then interview each other. They should note their partner's name and dream job in the textbook.
    Optional, encourage students to ask "Why?" then reasons can be given in English and/ or Japanese.
    Finish up lesson by asking for students to suggest who had the most interesting dream job.

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