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Lesson 3: Pets
Buddy ran around and played with the other dogs.

I can read and understand a blog about animals.

INTRODUCE

It’s fun to read people’s stories about their pets.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

do tricks

go for a walk

have a snack

hide [thing]

take a nap

run around

II. Which of the things above do you do?

III. Practice reading the words.

/æ/

/ɑ/

have

hop

nap

not

snack

stop

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use the simple past tense to talk about actions that happened in the past.

Many verbs take –d or –ed in simple past tense, but some verbs are irregular.

PRESENT TENSE

PAST TENSE

go

went

take

took

have

had

do

did

run

ran

hide

hid

eat

ate

swim

swam

come

came

meet

met

get

got

see

saw

sleep

slept

sit

sat

catch

caught

teach

taught

  • He went for a walk with his dogs yesterday.
  • They had breakfast together this morning.
  • My cat hid my slipper last night.
  • We did a lot of work last Friday.

UNDERSTAND

READING

Yohei is reading a new post on his favorite blog.

Buddy’s Day Off

Monday, April 5

 

Last week, Buddy and I were really busy! We went to five different hospitals and played with sick children. They were so happy.

Yesterday, Buddy and I finally had a day off. First, we went for a walk. Then, we went to the park. Buddy ran around and played with the other dogs. Before dinner, we took a nap. It was a great day!

 

 

Question of the Day

Q: What kind of dog is Buddy?
A: Buddy is a mixed breed. We think he’s part chihuahua.

TRIVIA

You can use the words purebred and mixed breed to talk about dogs. A purebred dog has parents that are the same breed (ex. Shiba Inu and Shiba Inu). A mixed breed dog has parents that are different breeds (ex. Siberian husky and Labrador retriever).

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Change the underlined verbs into simple past tense.

  1. The bird does tricks.
  2. He gives his hamster some carrots.
  3. Their dogs run around the house.
  4. My dog hides the ball behind the door.
  5. We go to the park every day.

STEP B EXERCISE

Make simple past tense sentences using the pictures and the words in parentheses.

ex.  (my cat / take a nap)
My cat took a nap.

1. (the rabbits / eat the carrots)

2. (the dog / catch the ball)

3. (the cat / see the hamster)

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You and your coworker like to read blogs about animals. You found a new blog about a dog.


Read the blog. Then, tell your coworker about it.

Today's grammar tip

  • irregular simple past tense

My name is Bella. I’m a golden retriever living in Virginia.  My owner’s name is Charlie.


 

Diary of a Dog

Friday, September 17

Yesterday, I had a nice day with Charlie. In the morning, we went hiking. It was hot, so I swam in the river. Then, Charlie and I went to a pet store. I saw lots of nice toys there. Charlie bought me a new ball. I played with it at home for a little. Then, I hid it under the sofa!

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

DOGS

2

PETS

1

DOGS

  1. What kind of dogs are popular in Japan?
  2. What’s your favorite kind of dog?
  3. What names are good for dogs?
  4. Are dogs safe or dangerous?

2PETS

  1. Do you have any pets?
  2. What other pets are popular in Japan (ex. cats, birds, hamsters)?
  3. What animals make good pets?
  4. What animals make bad pets?

FEEDBACK

I can read and understand a blog about animals.

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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