Vocabulary Lesson part 2
Number of students: 2
Kind of student: Housewife & Secretary
A powerful course student joined the second part of this lesson, due to this I checked her file beforehand on whether she had studied these vocabulary words. She had taken the lesson 2 months previously, so I thought it would make a good opportunity to reinforce these words and really see how many words she could remember. Fortunately the housewife is very diligent and she had completed her homework.
I again started by looking at the housewife’s homework. She had made a sentence and a question for each word as I previously requested. The students knew each other from other lessons in the past so were aware of each others abilities and personalities. I told the secretary that the housewife is going to ask us some questions that she prepared for homework and we would answer them as a group. She was interested to know what kind of questions the housewife had. Below are the sentences and questions she made.
1. (Moan) When wives started moaning, most husbands close their ears and wait until the end.
Are you a good listener for moaners?
2. (Banish) Former Prime Minister Koizumi banished the rebels from the liberal party but the present Prime Minister accepted their recon version. Politicians have no policies.
If you can banish three persons from the earth, who will be in your list?
3. (Clumsy) It’s hard work to teach swimming to clumsy students even though they are diligent.
When you found a sexy clumsy girl/boy walking in the centre of a street, what will you do?
4. (Decrease) In my experience, shame and fear are decreases with age.
What is the most decreased thing of your own in this year?
5. (Orphan) Orphans are increasing in Iraq and some African countries because of civil war.
Which do you prefer to be an orphan or to be abused by parents?
6. (Negative) My friend asked me why I didn’t have negative feelings in such a serious situation.
What is the best way to change your feeling from negative to positive?
7. (Fancy) I fancy a retired life in the coastal area of Asia with my husband.
Have you ever fancied your present life style when you were a teenager?
8. (Bankrupt) Some people go bankrupt deliberately when they entangle themselves in debt.
Do you know any big companies that became bankrupt recently?
9. (Fatal) Fortunately my father could recover without any fatal aftereffects.
What can be a fatal pressure on Kim Jong Il to be realized he is wrong?
10. (Addict) My husband is addicted to drinking beer and using PC, but he has to stop them for a week while he is in hospital.
What were you addicted first in your life?
11. (Hesitate) In my memory, I hesitated to show my opinion when I was a high school student, but none of my old classmates said so at my high school reunions.
They say that Japanese tend to hesitate to say no, do you agree this opinion?
12. (Deep) My mother used to say to me, don’t do anything without thinking deeply beforehand.
Bodhiharma is a famous ancient in history of Buddhism, had been faced toward a rock wall and thought deeply for nine years, can you imagine his final attainment was?
So without hesitation she commenced with her first sentence and question.
She first said her sentence aloud including the word moan. I corrected the syntax. I could see the secretary swaying her head from side to side searching her memories and finally her eyes lit up as she remembered learning this word a few months ago. While correcting the housewife’s sentence, the secretary wrote the example in her notebook.
The housewife commenced with asking the following question to us (Moan). Before answering, I corrected the syntax. While correcting the housewife’s question, the secretary wrote the example in her notebook.
I asked the secretary to answer. The question was “Are you a good listener of moaners?” which I corrected to, “If people moan, are you a good listener?” The secretary said she had to be due to her job. The housewife said, what about your friends. She replied, my friends are fortunately interesting to listen to, but my mother isn’t, by the way. The secretary asked the housewife the same question. For the next 3 or 4 minutes they talked about their experience of people moaning by exchanging questions and answers.
We moved onto the second word sentence and question (Banish). As before I checked for syntax and the routine was repeated again and another discussion ensued with the topic banish. We only managed to get to number 8 of the list of vocabulary words.
Probably the furthest you will be able to go during the Item portion of your Loop is up to playing the board game. It would not be in your best interest to try to rush through the whole lesson plan; it would be rather counter productive for the students. This way you will be introducing the words at a leisurely pace. In all likelihood even with the most weathered and experienced students, they will probably only know between 4 and 6 vocabulary words so they need the time to process and memorize these new words.
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