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Lesson 9: Exercise Routines
I go to the gym four times a week.

I can talk about exercise routines.

INTRODUCE

Many people like to share their exercise routines. You can get good tips from them.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

go to the gym

lift weights

jog

swim laps

do push-ups

do yoga

II. Which of the activities above do you like to do?

III. Practice reading the words.

/dʒ/

/k/

jog

cog

job

cob

jab

cab

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use how often to ask questions about frequency.

  • How often do you jog?
  • How often do you go to the gym?

Use (number) times a (time expression) to say how often you do something. Be careful: once and twice sound more natural than one time and two times.

once


twice


three times

 

 

a

 

 

day / week / month / year

  • I jog once a day.
  • I go to the gym five times a week.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

Saori and Masa are chatting after school.

Saori:

Masa, you look good recently! How often do you go to the gym now?

Masa:

Thanks! I go to the gym four times a week. I lift weights and swim laps. My gym has a nice pool!

Saori:

Wow! That’s why you have muscles now.

Masa:

Thanks. I also play baseball with my friends twice a week. It’s tiring, but it’s really fun! How about you? What’s your exercise routine?

Saori:

Hmm… Well, I ski once a year. That’s exercise, right? (laughs)

Masa:

(laughs) Let’s go to the gym together tomorrow. I’ll teach you how to do real exercise!

TRIVIA

You can use play and do to talk about sports and activities. In general, you can use play for ball sports like baseball and tennis and do for activities that don’t use a ball like yoga and karate.

 

X I play karate.

O I do karate.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Make questions with how often. Use the answers as clues.

ex.

Student: How often do you jog?

Tutor: I jog once a day.

 

1.

Student: __________?

Tutor: I play basketball three times a month.

 

2.

Student: __________?

Tutor: I do yoga twice a day.

 

3.

Student: __________?

Tutor: I swim laps once a week.    

 

4.

Student: __________?

Tutor: I lift weights twice a week.  

 

5.

Student: __________?

Tutor: I do push-ups once a day.

STEP B EXERCISE

Choose the correct answers. Use the charts as clues.

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

1. How often do you jog?

  • once a day
  • three times a day

 

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

2. How often do you play soccer?

  • once a week
  • twice a week

 

13

20

27

3. How often do you swim laps?

  • three times a week
  • three times a month

 

January

April

July

4. How often do you go hiking?

  • once a year
  • twice a year

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

Your new friend wants to know about your exercise routine.


Talk to him/her about it.

Today's grammar tip

  • how often
  • once/twice a (time expression)
  • (number) times a (time expression)

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

GOING TO THE GYM

2

PLAYING SPORTS

1

GOING TO THE GYM

  1. Are there many gyms in your area?
  2. Do Japanese people go to the gym a lot?
  3. When's the best time to go to the gym (ex. in the morning, in the evening, on weekends)?
  4. Which is better, going to the gym by yourself or with a friend?

2PLAYING SPORTS

  1. What’s the most popular sport in Japan?
  2. Do you like playing that sport?
  3. What sports are you good at?
  4. What sports are dangerous?

FEEDBACK

I can talk about exercise routines.

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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