I had a lesson with one pink and one orange student last week at Kyobashi School. I wanted to ask them how they were doing so I easily introduced last weeks B7 one point
I noticed that they hadn’t reviewed the routine 6 baby story for awhile so I choose this for them. At first they didn’t remember this story. But after taking turns reading it their minds were quickly refreshed. They were able to answer all the 10 routine questions correctly with very little hesitation. They even came up with some creative answers to the question, which is open ended and sometimes calls for more support from the coach.
I wanted to challenge them with the intermediate Ability 2 item that each of them hadn’t tried yet. So after introducing the invitations topic I presented the format questions used to invite someone to a place or event. They seemed to catch on quickly. After that they read and understood all of the yes and no answers used to accept or decline invitations. So we proceeded with the picture cards. I was pleased to see that they were able to ask and respond to each others invitations quite easily with very few grammar errors. By the end of the lesson they were cheerfully asking each other invitations from their imagination without the use of picture cards.
So with the last 5 minutes of the lesson left I introduced todays B38 one point I did this naturally by asking them what they were planning to eat for lunch at their office the next day. Each of them replied with a bento idea and a Japanese dish as an alternative. By the end of the lesson I was very happy to see their progress. They finished in a very cheerful mood which was very kindly shared by me. This kind of good feeling is one of the best benefits of being a Smiths School coach.