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Lesson 3: Plastic Surgery
Your nose looks just like hers now!

I can read and understand a blog about someone’s appearance.

INTRODUCE

Some people have plastic surgery because they want to change their face or body.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

eyes

eyelids

nose

lips

chin

wrinkles

II. Which parts of your face do you like? Which parts don’t you like? Choose from the words above.

  • like

  • don’t like

III. Practice reading the words.

/kuhl/

/fuhl/

wrinkles

waffles

shackle

shuffle

buckle

baffle

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use possessives and possessive pronouns to show that something belongs to someone.

Add ’s to a noun to form the possessive.

  • I like Karen’s lips.

Add only if the noun already ends with an s.

  • I like James’ lips.

Use possessive pronouns to replace a noun in a new sentence.

my + (noun)

mine

your + (noun)

yours

his + (noun)

his

her + (noun)

hers

  • I like my lips. Mine are nice.
  • I like your lips. Yours are nice.
  • I like James’ lips. His are nice.
  • I like Karen’s lips. Hers are nice.

UNDERSTAND

READING

At her hotel in Seoul, Saori is reading a Korean blogger’s new blog post.

My New Nose!

Friday, September 26

 

I had plastic surgery last month. It was very successful!

 

before and after

 

I love my face, but I wanted to change my nose shape. I wanted to have my idol Ri-Na’s nose! Hers is cute and pointed, but mine was too flat. After the surgery, I feel prettier. I’m so happy with my new nose!

 


Comments

proudrose: Wow! Your nose looks just like hers now!

alfairy: I think Ri-Na’s nose is too big. I liked yours more.

TRIVIA

South Korea, Greece, and Italy are the top three countries for plastic surgery. In South Korea, eyelid and jaw surgery are the most popular. In Greece, people usually have stomach and nose surgery. In Italy, breast and cheek surgery are common.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Fill in the blanks using the possessive form of the names and the words in the box.

eyes
chin
eyelids
lips
nose

ex. (Mandy) Mandy’s eyes are pretty!

1. (Lewis) _____ _____ is perfect.

2. (Ellie) _____ _____ is a good shape.

3. I want to have (Ethan) _____ _____.

4. I like (Alexis) _____ _____.

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the sentences with possessive pronouns. Use the words in the parentheses as clues.

ex. Charles’ skin is so smooth! (My skin) Mine has a lot of wrinkles.

 

  1. I really like Lily’s lips. (Her lips) _____ are so cute.
  2. My eyes are too small. I want eyes like (your eyes) _____.
  3. Alyssa’s chin is cute. I want to have a chin like (her chin) _____.
  4. My brother’s nose is so nice. (His nose) _____ looks better than (my nose) _____.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You saw an online article about a Korean celebrity that your friend really likes.


Read the article. Then, tell your friend about it.

Today's grammar tip

  • possessives
  • possessive pronouns

K-Fan News Alert!

On Friday, K-pop idol Park Min-soo showed photos of his new look! In an interview with K-Plus Magazine, he said, “I wanted to have bigger eyes. Mine were so small! That’s why I had eyelid surgery.” He explained, “I really like Lee Sung-Jin’s eyes. His are big. I also like Jung Jin-Ah’s eyes. Hers are so pretty.”

 

before and after

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

PLASTIC SURGERY

2

BLOGS

1

PLASTIC SURGERY

  1. Did your family or friends have plastic surgery before?
  2. Do many celebrities in Japan have plastic surgery?
  3. What kinds of plastic surgery are common in Japan?
  4. Do you think that plastic surgery is good?

2BLOGS

  1. Do you read blogs?
  2. Do you have your own blog?
  3. What are popular blog topics in Japan (ex. travel, food, beauty)?
  4. Do you know any popular bloggers?

FEEDBACK

I can read and understand a blog about someone’s appearance.

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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