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Lesson 2: Spas
I’d like a facial, please.

I can talk about what spa services I want.

INTRODUCE

Spas around the world have different services. It’s useful to know how to say what you want.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

a foot massage

a shoulder massage

a manicure

a pedicure

a facial

a smoothie

II. Which of the things above do you want right now?

III. Practice reading the words.

/ʒ/

/tʃ/

massage

research

beige

batch

garage

march

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use would like to politely say what someone wants.

  • I would like a shoulder massage.
  • She would like a pedicure.

You can also use the contracted form in speech or casual writing.

  • I’d like a facial.
  • She’d like a smoothie.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

Saori and her mom are at a spa in South Korea.

Staff:

Welcome to the Pyeonghwa Spa! How can I help you?

Mom:

I’d like a massage. What kind of body massages do you have?

Staff:

We have foot and shoulder massages.

Mom:

Great! I’d like a shoulder massage. Do you have anyone who’s good at shiatsu?

Staff:

Yes, we do! All of our staff are very good at shiatsu. And how about you, ma’am? What would you like?

Saori:

Hmm… I’d like a facial, please.

Staff:

Okay. Anything else?

Saori:

Oh, and I’d like a manicure too. Thank you!

TRIVIA

Many Japanese words like shiatsu have entered the English language. Bonsai, sumo, manga, anime, tempura, samurai, origami, koi, haiku, and many other Japanese words can be found in English dictionaries.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Make sentences with would like using the pictures and words.

1. a manicure

2. a shoulder massage

3. a hot stone massage

4. a facial

STEP B EXERCISE

Read each situation and make sentences with would like. More than one answer is possible.

ex. Your body hurts.

→ I would like a body massage.

1. Your feet are tired.

 

2. Your toenails are dirty.

3. You’re really thirsty.

4. You have some skin problems.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You are traveling overseas. Your hotel has free spa services.


Call the front desk and make an appointment for the spa.

Today's grammar tip

  • would like

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

SPAS

2

RELAXATION

1

SPAS

  1. Do many people go to spas in Japan?
  2. When was the last time you went to a spa?
  3. Which is better, going to a spa or going to a gym?
  4. Do you do any spa services by yourself at home (ex. manicures, facials)?

2RELAXATION

  1. How do you relax?
  2. Do you like to relax alone or with another person?
  3. When is the best time to relax (ex. at night, on the weekend)?
  4. What ways to relax are popular in Japan (ex. doing yoga, watching TV)?

FEEDBACK

I can talk about what spa services I want.

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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