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Lesson 9: Commenting on a Place
Okinawa is such a lovely island!

I can comment on a place.

INTRODUCE

People like to tell their friends about the places they visited.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

lovely

peaceful

nice

cold

clean

dirty

II. What’s your favorite place? Which of the words above describe it?

III. Practice reading the words.

/k/

/p/

cold

pole

can

pan

cool

pool

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use so or such a/an to emphasize a description of someone or something.

Use so before adjectives.

  • The weather is so nice!
  • The water is so clean!

Use such a/an before phrases with both an adjective and a noun.

  • She’s such a cold person.
  • He’s such an amazing teacher.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

It’s Saori’s 30th birthday. She and her family are having dinner at a restaurant in Okinawa.

Dad:

The food here is so delicious!

Saori:

I know! Thank you so much for taking me here for my birthday! Okinawa is such a lovely island!

Dad:

And they have very good sake. (laughs) I love the awamori!

Saori:

(laughs) Let’s take some back to Kyoto. I’ll buy a whole case of awamori for you!

Dad:

Thanks, honey, but in a few months, I can drink awamori every day.

Saori:

Huh? What do you mean, Dad?

Dad:

Well… After I retire, your mom and I are going to sell our house in Kyoto and move to Okinawa! You need to find your own apartment soon.

Saori:

What?!

Dad:

It’s time to be independent, Saori.

TRIVIA

In Japan, there are over 3 million people aged 35 to 44 years old who still live with their parents. Meanwhile, in many Western countries, children leave their parents’ house much earlier. It’s common for children to move out when they’re between 19 and 22 years old.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Complete the sentences with so or such a/an.

  1. You’re _____ nice person!
  2. Mt. Fuji is _____ big!
  3. The temple is _____ peaceful place.
  4. The beach is _____ relaxing!
  5. The pool is _____ deep.

STEP B EXERCISE

Choose the correct words in the parentheses.

ex. Tokyo is such a (crowded city / crowded).

 

  1. Skiing is such a (difficult sport / difficult).
  2. The street is so (dirty place / dirty).
  3. Their teacher is such a (cold person / cold).
  4. My house is so (clean place / clean).
  5. She’s so (lovely woman / lovely).

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

Your foreign friend wants to travel to Japan.


Tell him/her about popular places in Japan.

Today's grammar tip

  • so
  • such a/an

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

DESCRIBING PLACES

2

RETIREMENT

1

DESCRIBING PLACES

  1. What’s your image of Sapporo?
  2. What’s your image of Kagoshima?
  3. What’s your image of Paris?
  4. What’s your image of Manila?

2RETIREMENT

  1. What age do people usually retire in Japan?
  2. What do people usually do after they retire in Japan?
  3. Do you want to find a part-time job when you retire?
  4. Which is better, living abroad or staying in Japan after retirement?

FEEDBACK

I can comment on a place.

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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