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Lesson 1: TV Shows
I like reality shows.

I can listen to and understand someone talking about TV shows.

INTRODUCE

Many TV shows are popular all over the world. It’s fun and easy to talk about them with people from other countries.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

a cartoon

a drama

a documentary

a reality show

a sitcom

a variety show

II. Which kinds of TV shows above do you like? Which do you not like?

  • like

  • not like

III. Practice reading the words.

/u:/

/ju:/

cartoon

confuse

food

feud

moon

mute

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use singular nouns to talk about specific things.

  • I watch You Got Talent every day. It’s a reality show.
  • Do you watch After Summer? It’s a drama.

Use plural nouns to talk about things in general.

  • I really like reality shows.
  • Korean dramas are very popular these days.

UNDERSTAND

LISTENING

Yohei is watching TV in his dorm room.

TRIVIA

The sentences I like cats and I like cat have very different meanings. I like cats means that you like the animal. I like cat means that you like to eat the animal!

 

I like chickens. They’re cute!

I like chicken. It’s delicious!

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Are the underlined parts grammatically correct? If not, correct them.

  1. My mom likes Last Summer. It’s dramas.
  2. My little brother watches cartoons. He likes Hero Pets and The Mighty Agents.
  3. I like variety shows. They’re really interesting.
  4. The Lost Star is documentaries.

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the conversations using the words in parentheses.

ex.

Tutor: What does Ninna like to watch?

Student: She likes (sitcom) sitcoms.

 

1.

Tutor: What kind of TV show is The Party Man?

Student: It’s (reality show) _____.

 

2.

Tutor: Does your little sister watch variety shows?

Student: Not really. She usually watches (cartoon) _____.

 

3.

Tutor: Is The Millionaire a comedy?

Student: No, it’s (drama) _____.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You’re talking about interesting TV shows on a first date.


Listen to your date. The next day, call your best friend and tell him/her about your date.

Today's grammar tip

  • singular vs. plural

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

TV SHOWS

2

WATCHING TV

1

TV SHOWS

  1. What’s the most popular TV show in Japan?
  2. What TV shows do older people in Japan watch?
  3. What TV shows do children in Japan watch?
  4. What American TV shows do you like?

2WATCHING TV

  1. When do you usually watch TV (ex. morning, afternoon)?
  2. How long do you usually watch TV (ex. 30 minutes, 1 hour)?
  3. Do you watch TV shows on the Internet?
  4. Do you like to watch TV alone or with your family/friends?

FEEDBACK

I can listen to and understand someone talking about TV shows.

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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