In my last lesson at Smith’s School of English Ogikubo today, I had one of my regular students.
She is an enthusiastic college student who has neither missed a lesson in Smith’s nor arrived late.
We did a short ET, with me asking about her day and what she did over the weekends. We then reviewed the One Point English she learned in her last lesson, which was A1.52, Let’s go for it. I made her explain to me the meaning again and then have her tell me when to use this expression. I then gave her several examples of situations so she could practice using it.
We proceeded to the item Directions, which was a review for her. We spent considerable time in this section as she had forgotten most of what she learned, and did not sound smooth or natural enough. I asked her a handful of questions, such as getting to the station, or to her college. I taught her how to use some expressions, such as CROSS the road and ALONG the street. Once I was confident enough she would pass in this section, I moved on to a new topic.
The next item I covered was Phrasal Verbs, and she learned a whole lot of new expressions and vocabulary words from this section. I hope she finds them useful !
The lesson ended with the one point, A1.8, you’re kidding.
I gave her some funny statements, such as “I had dinner with Hamasaki Ayumi yesterday !” and had her used the one point. She found it really useful, and started using it a lot from then on.