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Lesson 9: Café Culture
You’re allowed to feed the owls too.

I can explain Japanese animal café culture.

INTRODUCE

Many tourists would love to know more about the unique animal cafés in Japan.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

pet the [animals]  

pick up the [animals]

play with the [animals]

feed the [animals]

bring in outside food

use your flash

II. Which of the things above would you like to do at a zoo? Choose two or three.

III. Practice reading the words.

/ʌ/

/ju/

up

unique

us

use

fun

fuse

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use allowed to or not allowed to when talking about rules.

Use allowed to for things that you can do.

  • You’re allowed to pet the cats.
  • We’re allowed to bring in outside food.

Use not allowed to for things that you cannot do.

  • Guests are not allowed to feed the pandas.
  • You’re not allowed to use your flash.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

After reading Kim Dae Hyun’s latest blog update, Yuki excitedly called Bea, one of her friends from the fan club.

Bea:

Hi, Yuki!

Yuki:

We need to go to Feathery Brews tomorrow morning! We might see Kim Dae Hyun there!

Bea:

Kim Dae Hyun? Really? Wait, what’s Feathery Brews?

Yuki:

It’s the most popular owl café in Tokyo. Kim Dae Hyun wrote about it on his blog!

Bea:

Wow, an owl café? That sounds so cool! Are you allowed to pet the owls there?

Yuki:

Yes, but you’re only allowed to touch their heads and backs. You’re allowed to feed the owls too, but you’re not allowed to bring in outside food. They sell special snacks for the owls.

Bea:

That sounds amazing! Let’s meet around ten.

TRIVIA

Cat cafés are probably the most well-known type of animal café in Japan right now, but there are actually many other types of animal cafés. There are cafés with dogs, owls, rabbits, snakes, and even goats!

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Change the sentences to use allowed to or not allowed to.

ex. We can play with the puppies. → We’re allowed to play with the puppies.

 

  1. You can pick up the turtle.
  2. We can’t pet the rabbits.
  3. We can’t bring in outside food.
  4. You can use your flash.

 

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the conversation using the information in the chart.

Snake Café Rules

O

X

pet the snakes

feed the snakes

use your camera

use your flash

Tutor:

This café is really cool! Can I give the snakes some food?

Student:

No, you’re _____ feed the snakes.

Tutor:

Oh, okay. Can I touch them?

Student:

Yeah, you’re _____ pet them. But please be gentle.

Tutor:

All right! Can I also take photos with them?

Student:

Yes, you can do that! You’re _____ use your camera, but you’re _____ use your flash. It might surprise them.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

Your foreign friend is visiting you in Japan. He/She wants to go to an animal café.


Recommend an animal café and explain the café rules.

Today's grammar tip

  • allowed to
  • not allowed to

Fluffy Friends Café

Animal Area:

 

¥1,000/hour

Animal Snacks:

¥200

 

Rules:

NO outside food

NO flash photography

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

CAFÉ CULTURE

2

KINDS OF CAFÉS

3

CAFÉ MENU

1

CAFÉ CULTURE

  1. What café do you usually go to?
  2. Do you like going to cafés alone or with friends?
  3. What do people in Japan usually do at cafés?
  4. What countries are famous for their cafés?

2KINDS OF CAFÉS

  1. What’s the most popular café in Japan?
  2. Why is it popular?
  3. Do you prefer Japanese cafés or foreign cafés?
  4. Do you prefer modern cafés or old-fashioned cafés?

3CAFÉ MENU

  1. What drink do you usually order at cafés?
  2. What do you like to eat with that drink?
  3. Which café has the best food?
  4. Do you think food at cafés is too expensive?

FEEDBACK

I can explain Japanese animal café culture.

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

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