Lesson 1: WI-FI
Be careful not to put spaces between the words.

I can listen to and understand instructions.

INTRODUCE

Paying attention to instructions is an important skill no matter where you are.

PRESENT

STEP A EXPRESSIONS

I. Go over the expressions with your tutor.

    1. Use be careful not to… to warn someone not to do something.

     

    Be careful not to spill anything on your laptop.

     

     

    2. Use it helps to… to give someone advice on how to do something in an easier way.

     

    When you want to focus on reading a book, it helps to be in a quiet, well-lit place.

     

     

    3. Use don’t forget to… to remind someone to do something.

     

    Don’t forget to turn off the lights before you leave.

     

    II. Imagine you’re explaining how to use something in your apartment to a foreign friend. Choose one of the items below and use the expressions above to give instructions.

    wireless smartphone charger

    thermostat

    Japanese toilet

STEP B PRONUNCIATION

When the end of one word and the beginning of the next word are the same consonant, the two sounds are often merged.
Phrase Example

forget to

/ fer-geh-too /

Don’t / fer-geh-too / check if you’re connected to the internet.

not to

/ nah-too /

Be careful / nah-too / turn off airplane mode.

UNDERSTAND

LISTENING

Mami and Kenta just arrived at a hotel in Finland for their honeymoon. They’re having issues connecting to the internet, so Mami called the front desk.

TRIVIA

The term Wi-Fi is actually trademarked by Wi-Fi Alliance, a company that develops wireless networking technology. Other trademarked terms that native speakers commonly use to talk about objects include Q-tips and Band-Aids. The generic terms for these items are cotton swabs and adhesive bandages, respectively.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Replace the underlined parts with expressions from the box.

Don’t forget to…
Be careful not to…
It helps to…
  1. Definitely remember to wash the onions before cutting them. They have a lot of dirt on them still.
  2. Just a warning: Don’t cut yourself with the knife. I just had them sharpened last week.
  3. Oh, and one tip: It’s a good idea to soak the onions in cold water before cutting them. That way, they won’t sting your eyes.

STEP B EXERCISE

Rephrase the sentences using the clues and expressions in the box.

It helps to…
Don’t forget to…
Be careful not to…

ex. (warning) Don’t carry too many things at once.

→ Be careful not to carry too many things at once.

 

  1. (reminder) Take the house key when you leave.
  2. (warning) Don’t turn on the air conditioning in the car immediately.
  3. (tip/advice) Use numbers and symbols to make your password harder to guess.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You just moved into a new apartment and are shopping for a new TV. Listen to the salesperson’s instructions about how to use it. Then, explain to your roommate how to use the TV.

Today's Expressions

  • Be careful not to...
  • It helps to...
  • Don’t forget to...

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

INSTRUCTIONS

2

THE INTERNET

3

ADVICE

1

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Do you like giving instructions?
  2. Is it easy for you to remember instructions?
  3. Do you have any tips to remember instructions better?
  4. Have you ever gotten in trouble because you didn’t pay attention to instructions before?

2THE INTERNET

  1. How often do you use the internet?
  2. Do you think you can survive without the internet?
  3. Would you say that you have a fast internet connection at home?
  4. Do you prefer to use free Wi-Fi when it’s available?

3ADVICE

  1. Do you usually give advice to other people?
  2. What advice would you give to someone who’s planning to travel around Japan for a week?
  3. What advice would you give to someone who’s planning to move to Japan?
  4. What advice would you give to someone who’s thinking about buying Japanese electronics?

FEEDBACK

I can listen to and understand instructions.

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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