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Lesson 6: Appearances
I don’t have muscles!

I can listen to and understand someone talking about appearances.

INTRODUCE

It's common to talk about your and other people's appearances.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

thin

chubby

fat

muscles

[color] eyes

[color] hair

II. Which of the words above can you use to describe yourself?

III. Practice reading the words.

/ē/

/ī/

chubby

nearby

penny

deny

really

reply

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use be to describe someone.

  • I am thin.
  • He is chubby.

Use have to talk about a part of someone’s body.

  • I have thin arms.
  • He has muscles.

UNDERSTAND

LISTENING

Masa is chatting with Saori after school.

TRIVIA

Many Japanese students say that they like black eyes, but be careful! Black eyes are the dark circles that appear around your eyes when someone punches you. Dark eyes are brown eyes that are almost black.

black eyes
dark eyes

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Choose the correct words in the parentheses.

1. I (am / have) big muscles.

2. He (is / has) blue eyes.

3. She (is / has) chubby.

4. You (are / have) thin.

5. They (are / have) brown hair.

STEP B EXERCISE

Choose the correct answers.

1. He’s _____.

  • blue eyes
  • fat

 

2. You have _____.

  • muscles
  • chubby

 

3. He has _____.

  • green eyes
  • thin

 

4. She’s _____.

  • brown hair
  • thin

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

It’s summer! You planned a beach trip with some of your friends. The day before your trip, your one friend left you a voicemail.


Listen to your friend’s voicemail. Then, talk to your other friend about it.

Today's grammar tip

  • be
  • have

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

CHANGING YOUR APPEARANCE

2

BODY SHAPE

1

CHANGING YOUR APPEARANCE

  1. Do you like to change your appearance (ex. new hairstyle, new clothes)?
  2. How often do you change your appearance?
  3. What do you want to change about your appearance?
  4. Is it okay to spend a lot of money to change your appearance?

2BODY SHAPE

  1. Are you happy with your body shape?
  2. What do you think is the best body shape (ex. thin, chubby, muscular)?
  3. What should you do to get that body shape?
  4. What celebrity has the best body shape?

FEEDBACK

I can listen to and understand someone talking about appearances.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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