My usual Saturday afternoon student was right on time today. She came into the classroom looking really cheerful. Apparently, one of her old friends had contacted her out of the blue (I made a point of teaching her the new expression ‘out of the blue’) for a class reunion. So, she used this information to review the previous one point. “I’m looking forward to seeing my high school friend again because I haven’t seen her in 5 years.” Wow! What a reunion that is sure to be!
Routine: Routine 9
She handled this routine with ease, having grown accustomed to the format of the routines, which are unique to this English School. I helped her rephrase some of her sentences that seemed a bit awkward. Other than that, she answered all of the routine questions with relative ease and confidence.
ITEM: Vocabulary #6
At first, I wrote the new vocabulary up on the board and had her translate all of the words into Japanese. For any of the vocabulary that she wasn’t familiar with, I explained it to her in English and then gave her the Japanese translation. She had a fun time with some of the vocabulary, laughing as she made up a sentence for the word ‘bald.’ I reassured her that she needn’t worry about that at all.
By the time we got around to the one point, we were finding it too difficult to get over the last topic that we’d been laughing over. However, after I got her focused, we moved onto the one point “I like to (A), but I’m not so good at (B) because (C). I unfortunately can’t share her one point example because that would be a breach of confidence regarding a particularly funny secret.