ET: You’re kidding
This lesson started off wonderfully since the student was only too eager to talk about her golfing weekend. After she had told me of the fun time that she had had with her friends, we moved onto refreshing her memory on the previous week’s one point. Seeing as how she had told me about her weekend, I thought that I would ‘invent’ my own weekend. I told her that I had just come back from Africa where I’d been playing with a pride of lions. Automatically, she started laughing and said, “You’re kidding“.
Item: Introductions 2
We first went through the flash cards and added on a few more words to include all of the important people in her family, like her son and daughter. Then we went about introducing these people, including where they lived, as well as their hobbies and jobs. She had a bit of difficulty getting used to referring to people in the 3rd person but gradually improved as the lesson went on. Then, for practice, I got her to ask me about my family and friends, their occupations and hobbies.
Routine: Routine 1
As a review, we went through the questions 1-10 from Routine 1. But this time, I phrased most of them in the past tense. This was a good review from her previous lesson of working with the past tense of verbs too. She was very excited to be able to call upon her memory and notes in order to answer the questions as she had previously practiced to.
One Point: Long time, no see
I mentioned to her that the Christmas holidays were coming up and she said that it would be so sad to not be able to come to Smith’s School of English for a whole two weeks. I asked her what she would say to me when we returned from the holidays. She said that she would be very happy to see me and chat about what we had done for Christmas and the New Year’s. I asked her again exactly what she would say, and she responded in Japanese, “hisashiburi.” I told her the English greeting and she cheerfully repeated, “Long time, no see”