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Your friend invited you and some foreign friends to a potluck party.

Prepare a dish for the party and share information about Japanese manners and eating habits with other guests.

IN THIS LESSON, YOU WILL

1. Read a recipe.
2. Talk with a foreign guest about Japanese eating habits.
3. Discuss good and bad table manners with a foreign guest.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Change the verbs in the parentheses into the correct forms. More than one answer may be possible.

  1. I dislike (eat) junk food.
  2. She loves (drink) coffee every afternoon.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper after (add) the vegetables.
  4. I need (go) on a diet.

STEP B EXERCISE

Are the underlined words used correctly? If not, correct them.

  1. I couldn’t sleep, so I stopped drinking coffee.
  2. Isn’t you tired of eating the same food every day?
  3. While boil the noodles, grill the shrimp.
  4. Didn’t you eat a corndog yesterday too?

MISSION

Challenge 1

Your friend invited you to a potluck party. He/She asked you to make a Japanese dish for the party, so you are checking out a cooking website.


Read the recipe.

Remember?

  • before + (gerund)
  • after + (gerund)
  • (verb) + (infinitive)

Salad Udon

Here’s an easy Japanese recipe for people who are on a diet but still want to eat something delicious!

 

What you need:

udon noodles

tomato

cucumber

lettuce

ponzu

mirin

sesame oil

water

 

The steps:

1. Prepare the udon noodles and sauce.
Boil the udon noodles for 2-3 minutes and then rinse them in cold water. While boiling the udon noodles, prepare the sauce. Mix the ponzu, mirin, sesame oil, and water.

 

2. Assemble the ingredients.
Put the udon noodles in a bowl. After cutting the tomato, cucumber, and lettuce into bite-size pieces, put them on top of the udon noodles.

 

3. Serve.
Pour the sauce on top right before serving. Enjoy!

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

  1. What kind of people is this dish for?
    • people who exercise a lot and need lots of calories
    • people who are on a diet but want to eat good food
  2. When should you make the sauce?
    • while boiling the udon noodles
    • after boiling the udon noodles
  3. When should you pour the sauce on top?
    • before serving
    • before cutting the tomato, cucumber, and lettuce

Challenge 2

Now you’re at your friend’s potluck party. You’re sitting next to your friend’s cousin from the Philippines. It’s his/her first time visiting Japan.


Talk to him/her about Japanese eating habits.

Remember?

  • before + gerund
  • after + gerund
  • (verb) + (infinitive)

Challenge 3

Now you are chatting with another guest at your friend’s potluck. He/She is American and just moved to Japan a few weeks ago.
Talk about good and bad table manners.

Remember?

  • (verb) + (gerund)
  • (verb) + (to-infinitive)

FEEDBACK

Prepare a dish for the party and share information about Japanese manners and eating habits with other guests.

MISSION 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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