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Lesson 7: The Chatbox 2

I can understand what the tutor writes in the chatbox.

PRESENT

Read the expressions silently. You have one minute. Then, listen and repeat.

You said: _____.

Correct/Better: _____.

vocabulary / grammar / pronunciation

You were able to _____, but sometimes _____.

  • use the expressions / you have pauses
  • share ideas / your pronunciation is not clear
  • explain in detail / you use Japanese fillers

I see.

To get a higher score, please _____.

  • practice your _____ and _____ sounds
  • review the expressions/sentences we learned today

Okay.

Thank you.

UNDERSTAND

Read the dialogues silently. You have one minute. Then, read the dialogues with your tutor.

Dialogue 1


Tutor:

Can you introduce yourself?

Student:

I’m _____.  I’m from the Japan.

(chatbox)

You said: I’m from the Japan.
Correct: I’m from Japan.

Tutor:

Okay. You said, “I’m from the Japan.” You should say, “I’m from Japan.” Can you read the correct sentence again?

Student:

I’m from Japan.

Tutor:

Good! Now, what are your hobbies?

Student:

My hobbies are travering and cooking.

(chatbox)

traveling [tra-ve-ling]

Tutor:

All right. Let’s practice your pronunciation. Please say, “traveling.” Can you say that again?

Student:

Traveling.

Tutor:

Yes! Very good!

[at the end of the lesson]

Tutor:

Now, let’s have feedback. Are you ready?

Student:

Yes.

Tutor:

You were able to share ideas, but sometimes your pronunciation is not clear.

Student:

I see.

Tutor:

To get a higher score, please practice your /l/ and /r/ sounds.

Student:

Okay. Thank you.

Dialogue 2

Tutor:

Please introduce yourself.

Student:

I’m _____. I’m eto… a engineer. I work at a manufacturing company.

(chatbox)

You said: I’m a engineer.

Correct: I’m an engineer.

Tutor:

You said, “I’m a engineer.” You should say, “I’m an engineer.”
Please read the correct sentence again.

Student:

I’m an engineer.

Tutor:

That’s good! Now, tell me something about your family.

Student:

I live my brother. He’s old.

(chatbox)

You said: I live my brother. He’s old.
Better: I live with my older brother.

Tutor:

Okay, let’s practice your grammar and vocabulary. You said, “I live my brother. He’s old.” You should say, “I live with my older brother.” Can you read the correct sentence again?

Student:

I live with my older brother.

Tutor:

All right. Good!

[at the end of the lesson]

Tutor:

Now, let’s have feedback. Ready?

Student:

Okay.

Tutor:

You were able to explain in detail, but sometimes you use Japanese fillers. To get a higher score, please review the sentences that we learned today.

Student:

I see. Thank you!

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Fill in the blanks using the information.

O

X

share your ideas

pronunciation

ex. You were able to share your ideas, but sometimes your pronunciation is not clear.

 

O

X

grammar

/v/ and /b/ sounds

1. To get a higher score, please practice your _____.

 

O

X

expressions

pauses

2. You were able to use the _____ correctly, but sometimes you have _____.

 

O

X

vocabulary

sentences

3. To get a higher score, please practice the _____ we learned today.

 

O

X

explain in detail

Japanese fillers

4. You were able to _____, but sometimes you use _____.

 

STEP B EXERCISE

Match the mistakes and corrections.

1. You said: I like play video games.

 

2. You said: I’m one child.

 

3. You said: Can you say again?

 

4. You said: Sorry. Don’t understand.

a. Correct: Can you say that again?

 

b. Better: Sorry, I don’t understand.

 

c. Correct: I like playing video games.

 

d. Better: I’m an only child.

CHALLENGE

This is a roleplay activity. Please use your own information to answer the tutor’s questions.

You are taking a RareJob Eikaiwa lesson.


Use the given phrases to practice introducing yourself. Then, listen and respond to your tutor’s feedback.

Today's Expressions

  • I see.
  • Okay.
  • Thank you.

FEEDBACK

I can understand what the tutor writes in the chatbox.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • Great

    Keep up the good work! You will be able to take regular RareJob Eikaiwa lessons with no problem.

  • Good

    You did okay, but please try a little harder for your next lesson.

  • So-So

    You had some trouble with this lesson. Please review and try it again!

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