Discussing prayers and wishes is a great way to get to know a person’s hopes and dreams.
STEP A EXPRESSIONS
I. Go over the expressions with your tutor.
1. To make a wish means to think about what you want and hope that it will happen.
On my birthday, I’ll make a wish to meet my favorite singer.
2. People say be careful what you wish for to tell someone to think carefully because they might regret their wish.
Starting a business requires a lot of responsibility. Be careful what you wish for!
3. If your wish comes true, that means it happened in real life.
If that’s what you want, then I hope your wish comes true.
II. Your friend made three wishes. How would you respond to each wish?
I made a wish about…
I hope your wish
Be careful what you
1. winning ten million dollars
2. having a twin
3. being a famous celebrity
STEP B PRONUNCIATION
/ mey-kuh /
Blow out the candles and / mey-kuh / wish!
Mami, Kelsie, and Yuko are at a shrine.
What did you wish for, Yuko?
You know how my dream is to start my own business? Well, I made a wish to finally get the chance to do it this year.
Wow, that’s great! I can’t wait to see your wish come true! How about you, Kelsie? Did you make a wish?
So, what did you wish for?
Oh, I can’t tell you. It’s a secret!
Is it because I haven’t told you mine yet? (laughs) Well, you girls already know what my wish is.
Let me guess… A boyfriend? (laughs) But really, I can’t tell you girls what I wished for. If I do, there’s a chance it won’t come true.
Really? Well, whatever it is, just remember: Be careful what you wish for!
In Western culture, many people believe that if you tell someone what you wished for, it won’t come true. Now, that’s one way to keep children from saying what they want all the time!
STEP A EXERCISE
Complete the dialogues using the pictures and the expressions in the box. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.
I hope your wish _____.
You can pray or _____.
STEP B EXERCISE
Complete the conversations using the expressions in the box. Some expressions may be used more than once, and the form of some expressions may need to be changed.
Tutor: Wow, you made me a birthday cake? Thank you!
Student: Blow out the candles and _____!
Tutor: I want to have a really big family in the future.
Student: Are you sure about that? _____!
Tutor: What are you going to do?
Student: I’m going to _____.
Tutor: Oh, that’s nice!
Student: Yeah, I just hope it _____.
Today is Tanabata. You and your foreign friend wrote your wishes on pieces of paper. Talk about what you wished for.
- come true
- make a wish
- be careful what you wish for
Discuss your ideas.
MAKING A WISH
WHERE TO MAKE A WISH
MAKING A WISH
2WHERE TO MAKE A WISH
I can talk about prayers and wishes.
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