Program
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Did You Enjoy Your Vacation?

Basic Dialog

What did you do last Sunday?

I went to Kyoto with my friends.

Did you take any pictures?

Yes. I took a lot of pictures there.

Speaking (Review Games)

  • Non-fiction talk
    Students walk around, make pairs and talk about what they did for spring vacation.
    • What did you do for spring vacation?
    • I went to ~. (Bonus point for one more thing they did.)
    • Nice. Cool. Wow. Oh, OK. ("A" should try give some kind of reaction. Even better is a follow-up question.)
  • Small talk at home
    The scenario is a normal* parent-child conversation after school. The child goes home and a parent asks "How was school?" When role playing this scenario, students can use the irregular past tense to answer. Students should give three answers: something they studied, ate, and saw.
    • How was school? (What did you do today?)
    • It was good/ fine/ ok/ terrible.
      I studied ___.
      I ate ___ for lunch.
      I saw ___.

Listening Activities

Pre-Listening

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While Listening

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Basic Dialog

Did you have a good Sunday?

No. I was busy with my homework.

Was is difficult?

Yes. The math questions were very difficult for me.

Speaking (Review Games)

  • A movie from last year
    In this walk and talk activity, students follow a skeleton script and talk about a movie they saw last year. Write the basics for the speaking script on the blackboard then demonstrate the conversation with the JTE. Explain that students can choose which version of the second question they want to ask.
    • I saw ____.
    • Cool. How was it?
    • It was ____.
    • Who were your favorite characters? / Who was your favorite character?
    • I liked ____.

Listening Activities

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Basic Dialog

I saw your sister in the park this morning.

Oh, really? What was she doing?

She was playing tennis with her friends.

Ah, that's one of her hobbies.

Speaking (Review Games)

  • Guilty! (The yĆ«zai game)
    In groups, students work together creating alibis. Alibis are distributed with one student getting no alibi. They must fake their alibi. After everyone has given their alibi, group members decide who is guilty. So much fun!

Listening Activities

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