This week we will be watching a stoy about a peanut and a businessman.
We will use the video to continue teaching and practicing how to use:
There is / There are
a / the
Some conversation questions to think about before class are about:
1. Are there any good bars around here?
2. How often do you go to the bar?
3. Which bar do you usually go to?
4. Where is it?
5. Why do you like to go there?
6. Are you good at picking up girls/boys?
Why? / Why not?
We will also review how to use a number of prepositions:
At can show an inside location
Pattern: at+ the + place
He was waiting in the room at the door.
He likes to sit in his room at the window facing the park.
Nouns commonly used with this pattern:
at the counter, at the desk, at the table, at the window
On shows physical support
Pattern 1: verb + on + noun
The child leaned on his father.
The children sat on small chairs.
Typical verbs :
Cling, hang, lean, lie, rest, sit, sleep, stand
Pattern 2: be + on + noun
The beads are on a string.
The popsicle is on a stick.
Into can show a division
Pattern 1: verb + noun + into + (number) + noun
She cut the pie into eight pieces.
He dropped the vase and it broke into a million pieces.
Typical verbs before into:
Arrange, break, cut, divide, separate
Typical nouns after into:
Bits, parts, pieces, slices, wedges
Pronunciation Practice We will be doing some pronunciation practice and listening practice.
Can you catch whether the word you heard contained an "a" or a "u", an "r" or an "l"?
Was it a "bug" or a "bag"? Was it "warm" or "worm"?
Can you pronounce the words correctly?
Like vs Look vs Look Like Be careful of these words. Many people mix them up!
I like nuts.
Ayako looks happy.
Ayako looks like her mother.
The most common mistake that we hear a lot is:
*Ayako looks like happy. ~ XXXXXXXX
We can't use an adjective after "looks like"
It should say:
*Ayako looks happy.
However, we can use an adjective after "looks".
It is a good time to start a summer story. This family is at home and they don't have enough money for an air conditioner. Here are some of the things that we will study.....
Family and Where you live:
How many people are there in your family?
Do you live in a house or in an apartment?
Where is your house / apartment?
How many rooms are there in your apartment / house?
Is it hot in your house / apartment?
Do you have a fan or a cooler in your room?
Have on = wear Pattern 1: verb + on + noun
Kato has on pajamas.
The lady put on her new hat.
Pattern 2: verb + noun + on + noun
Kato has pajamas on.
The lady put her new hat on.
Today we reviewed these words and played an Anpan man game. It was a lot of fun and everyone did their best. I was glad to see that all the kids are starting to remember and use the prepositions very well.
Keep up the good work. If you have time, please practice these pages with your son or daughter at home.
We will continue the story of Jaiko's life in junior and senior high school.
Junior high school and High school
When you were in JHS, which subject did you enjoy studying the most?
Why did you enjoy studying ___________?
Which subject couldn't you stand?
Why couldn't you stand ___________?
She was so fast that she won easily.
She liked running so much that she joined the track and field team.
"ぶちぎり" ~ She had a huge lead when she crossed the finish line.
like + to + doushi
like + doushi + ing
She liked to run.
She liked running.
She liked to go running.
She like going running.
Remember: Combinations of goand (doumeshi)gerundsare generally used for (jiyu no jikan)leisure-timeactivities.
(We do notsay *go working or*go studying)
Gerunds are often used in combinations after the verb go. These combinationsgenerally show leisure-time activities. They are not used for sports, games, or work.
Here are some common go + gerund combinations:
go biking* go boating go bowling go camping go canoeing go climbing go cycling* go dancing go drinking go driving* go fishing go golfing go hiking go hunting go jogging go riding* go running go sailing go shopping go sightseeing go skateboarding go skating go skiing go sky diving go sledding go surfing go swimming go trick-or-treating* _________________________________________________________________________ Breakfast
Do you eat breakfast in the morning?
How often do you eat breakfast?
What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Some people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Do you agree? Why or Why not?
Go swimming/ Go fishing
We use go ~ ing for a number of activities (especially sports).For example, you can say:
Go swimming go sailinggo fishinggo climbing go skiinggo jogging