People share significant events in their lives, like a marriage proposal or a promotion, to express their joy and excitement.
STEP A EXPRESSIONS
I. Go over the expressions with your tutor.
1. Guess what? is an introductory phrase used to share surprising news.
Guess what? Doris is having a baby!
2. I have something to share is used when you want to tell others about something significant.
Jude, I have something to share. I’m getting assigned to Dubai next year.
3. You’ll never guess… is used to introduce something that is hard to believe.
You’ll never guess what happened at work this morning! Five people just got fired!
II. Imagine you have big news to share. Tell your tutor about it using the expressions above.
STEP B PRONUNCIATION
something to share
/ suhm-thin’ tuh shair /
Hey, I have / suhm-thin’ tuh shair /.
Kelsie is listening to a voicemail from Mami.
The phrase dekikon (デキ婚) can be translated as shotgun wedding in English. The term comes from the image of a protective father using his shotgun to convince a man to marry his daughter because of a sudden pregnancy.
STEP A EXERCISE
The underlined expressions are close but not quite correct. Correct them.
- Guess when? Sam and I decided to move in together!
- You’ll guess what happened today. I met the prime minister!
- I have something for sharing. I just got my dream car!
STEP B EXERCISE
Complete the sentences using your own information.
- Guess what? __________!
- I have something to share. __________.
- You’ll never guess what happened. __________.
Your friend Amanda left you a voicemail about some exciting news. Listen to her voicemail. Then, share Amanda’s big news with another friend.
- Guess what?
- I have something to share.
- You’ll never guess…
Discuss your ideas.
SHARING BIG NEWS
GOOD AND BAD NEWS
REACTING TO NEWS
SHARING BIG NEWS
2GOOD AND BAD NEWS
3REACTING TO NEWS
I can listen to and understand big news.
LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT
Could complete the task with ease
Could complete the task with some clarifications
Could complete the task with additional instructions
Could somehow complete the task with difficulty
the ability to use a wide variety of vocabulary
the ability to speak correctly
the ability to speak smoothly without pauses or fillers
the ability to manage a conversation