ET: I hadn’t seen this student in a while since she had been taking business training for the past few months. So, understandably, she could not remember her previous one point. We instead did a bit of chatting about her training and the short vacation that she took last month. I was very interested to hear what she had been up to since the last time we’d met.
ROUTINE: We reviewed the questions from Routine 10. She had difficulty thinking up answers to the question so I gave her some sentence structured examples to work with. By the time she got to the last question, she was answering with confidence.
ITEM: I chose the article ‘Boat sinks in Japanese waters’ for her item. She read through the article without many pronounciation errors. We reviewed her new vocabulary with examples until she understood the article completely. She was very grateful for the examples because they helped her to picture everything in her head. Then I moved onto the questions. Once the content of the article was clear to her, she had very little trouble answering the questions.
ONE POINT: After making up an example sentence, she quickly came up with one of her own for the one point. “When I was young, I could never enter a restaurant by myself but now I can because I eat out by myself a lot.” Smith’s school Kyobashi