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Lesson 6: Favorite Groups
All of them are good-looking and talented.

I can listen to and understand an explanation of someone's favorite musical group.

INTRODUCE

One way to know someone better is to find out what his or her favorite band is.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

sing well

dance well

write their own songs

be good-looking

be stuck up

take pictures with fans

II. Which of the things above are important for a band? Choose two or three.

III. Practice reading the words.

/s/

/ʃ/

sing

shin

so

show

sip

ship

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use all, most, some, and none with of them to describe people in a group.

  • All of them are good-looking.
  • Most of them sing well.
  • Some of them dance well.
  • None of them are stuck up.

UNDERSTAND

LISTENING

Yuki’s favorite K-pop artist, Kim Dae Hyun, is now visiting Japan. Yuki is listening to his radio interview.

TRIVIA

A common mistake that Japanese learners make is the phrase my best song/band. Be careful: If you say my best song/band, it sounds like you wrote the song or formed the band! The correct phrase is my favorite song/band.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Fill in the blanks using the words in the box.

all
most
some
none

  1. _____ of them can sing well.

  1. _____ of them can speak Japanese.

  1. _____ of them are stuck up.

  1. _____ of them are really talented.

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the conversations with all, most, some, or none. Use your own information.

  1. Tutor: How many of your friends sing well?
    Student: _____ of them sing well.

  1. Tutor: How many members of your family can dance well?
    Student: _____ of them can dance well.

  1. Tutor: How many members of your favorite band are good-looking?
    Student: _____ of them are good-looking.

  1. Tutor: How many of your neighbors are stuck up?
    Student: _____ of them are stuck up.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

Your foreign friend is coming to Japan next month. She loves J-pop and wants to go to a concert in Tokyo. Your coworker also loves J-pop, so you asked him for a recommendation.


Listen to your coworker talk about his favorite band. Then, tell your friend about it.

Today's grammar tip

  • all of them
  • most of them
  • some of them
  • none of them

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

FAVORITE BAND/SINGER

2

SOLO SINGERS VS. GROUPS

3

CONCERTS

1

FAVORITE BAND/SINGER

  1. Who’s your favorite band/singer?
  2. When did you first hear about this band/singer?
  3. What do you think is his/her/their best song?
  4. Do you want to meet this band/singer?

2SOLO SINGERS VS. GROUPS

  1. Do you prefer solo singers or groups?
  2. In Japan, are solo singers more popular than groups?
  3. Who’s the most popular foreign solo singer in Japan?
  4. Who’s the most popular foreign group in Japan?

3CONCERTS

  1. How many concerts have you been to?
  2. What band/singer has the best concerts?
  3. Do you prefer small concert venues or big stadiums?
  4. Do you like to buy merchandise (ex. CDs, t-shirts) at concerts?

FEEDBACK

I can listen to and understand an explanation of someone's favorite musical group.

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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