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Lesson 7: Choosing Gifts
I gave jewelry to Yuki last year.

I can talk about gifts.

INTRODUCE

Giving gifts is a good way to strengthen relationships with other people.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

jewelry

a bouquet of [flowers]

a tie

a wallet

a purse

perfume

II. Which of the items above are good gifts for your mom? Which are good gifts for your dad?

  • your mom

  • your dad

III. Practice reading the words.

/ɜ/

/ju/

purse

perfume

burn

beauty

earn

unit

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use the two patterns below to talk about giving something to someone.

Pattern 1: (verb) + (direct object) + to + (indirect object)

  • I’m going to send a bouquet of roses to her.
  • I gave a tie to my father for his birthday.

Pattern 2: (verb) + (indirect object) + (direct object)

  • I’m going to send her a bouquet of roses.
  • I gave my father a tie for his birthday.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

At work, Daiki and Eric are talking in the breakroom.

Eric:

Christmas is coming soon, but I don’t have a present for Miho yet. Do you have any suggestions?

Daiki:

You could send her a bouquet of roses. Oh, or maybe you could buy her a new purse.

Eric:

She doesn’t like flowers, and she just bought a new purse last week. What did you give your wife for Christmas last year?

Daiki:

I gave jewelry to Yuki last year. A necklace and earring set.

Eric:

Oh, Miho doesn’t wear jewelry.

Daiki:

Hmm… Why don’t you give her some wine?

Eric:

That’s a good idea. Miho loves red wine. Thanks!

Daiki:

No problem!

TRIVIA

Did you know that you shouldn’t use the verb present to talk about gifts? You can use the verb present to talk about things like presentations. For gifts, you should use the verb give.

 

X I presented my parents some wine.

O I gave my parents some wine.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Are the underlined parts grammatically correct? If not, correct them.

  1. I gave her jewelry for Mother’s Day.
  2. She sent a box of chocolates me.
  3. He sends me to a bouquet of tulips every year.
  4. He gave a purse to Annie for their anniversary.

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the answers using the words in parentheses. More than one answer is possible.

1.

Tutor: What should I give my husband for our anniversary?

Student: You should (give / wallet).

 

2.

Tutor: What did you give your wife for her birthday?

Student: I (gave / perfume).

 

3.

Tutor: What should I send my mother for Mother’s Day?

Student: Why don’t you (send / a bouquet of daffodils)?

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

Your foreign coworker’s father’s birthday is next week.


Give your coworker some gift ideas.

Today's grammar tip

  • (verb) + (direct object) + to + (indirect object)
  • (verb) + (indirect object) + (direct object)

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

GIVING GIFTS

2

RECEIVING GIFTS

3

GIFT-GIVING CUSTOMS

1

GIVING GIFTS

  1. When do you usually give gifts (ex. birthdays)?
  2. Where do you like to buy gifts?
  3. When was the last time you gave someone a gift?
  4. When you buy someone a gift, what do you think about (ex. price, the person’s interests)?

2RECEIVING GIFTS

  1. When was the last time you received a gift?
  2. What was the best gift you’ve ever received?
  3. What was the worst gift you’ve ever received?
  4. How do you feel when someone gives you a gift that you don’t really like?

3GIFT-GIVING CUSTOMS

  1. What are the most popular holidays for gift-giving in Japan?
  2. In Japan, are there things that you should not give to someone?
  3. Is it okay to give money as a gift?
  4. When someone gives you a gift, do you always give that person a gift in return?

FEEDBACK

I can talk about gifts.

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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Chapter 1 Lesson 8 (Reading) - I gave Miho a box of wine.