Eigo Note Lesson 5-1-2  


Grade: 5
Lesson: 1 (2 of 3)
Materials: CD & player; Text; cut Get The Picture (GTP) prints

Greeting- 2 minutes
Teacher to Students
- Listen & Repeat (some or all)
Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia, Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am) (pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Janken 4’s- Warm-Up/Review/Conversation Skills Practice- 3 minutes

ALT/HRT: Janken and do the conversation first together, then with a few students to practice/demonstrate.
Students: Each student Janken and Converse with 3 others in groups of 4

  • W: Say one greeting from aisatsu.        
  • L: Listen & Repeat
Introduce- 2 minutes
  • Here is my name card.
ALT with Students: Practice by Listening and Repeating several times before later Get The Picture activity.

Activity- 5 minutes

Text: Page 6
CD: Track #5 (USA, India, New Zealand, Mongolia, Japan, Saudi Arabia)
Students: Listen to CD, Mark answers in text, Check answers
ALT/HRT: Discuss different gestures of greeting. Which doesn’t touch? Why? Do you like it when people touch you?

Chant- 10 minutes

CD: Track #3
  • Hello. Hello.  
  • My name is Ken.
  • Hi! Hi! My name is Mai. Nice to meet you.
  • Nice to meet you, too.
ALT: Listen and Repeat words with students before playing CD.
Students: Listen & Sing along with the CD/ALT.

Row Practice- 10 minutes

  • W) Hello. My name is OO. 
  • L) Hi. My name is OO. Nice to meet you.
  • W) Nice to meet you, too!
Students: In paired rows, seat partners play Janken. Winner starts the conversation. When pairs finish the conversation, students on one side move back one seat; back student moves to front seat.

Activity- Get The Picture (GTP)- 15 minutes

Materials: Cut GTP pictures for each student
  • W) Hello. My name is OO.
  • L) Hello. My name is BB. Here is my name card. Nice to meet you.
  • W) Nice to meet you, too.
ALT/HRT: Demonstrate the activity- Play Janken together, Winner starts the conversation AND gets ONE name card from Janken Loser. Show and explain SHAKING HANDS and EYE CONTACT.
Students: Write own names onto name card, then cut them to make 5 name cards. After demonstration, all student stand, make pairs, play Janken and do the conversation.
Points: At end of play, 1 card equals 1 point for students point system.

Wrap-Up- 3 minutes

(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-
HRT to Students, in Japanese:
-What did we talk about today? 
-Were there some words you already knew?
-Did you learn any new words?
-What was fun or interesting?
-What was difficult?
-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing- 2 minutes
Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’
Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

It is well known that in English, names are first name first, then middle, then last name.  And in most cases, only first and last names are used. In many asian countries, the family-name-first pattern is the custom.  
Name Card Culture
In the USA, exchanging name, or business, cards, is important, but much more casual than in Japan. Giving and taking the card with one hand and then putting it in your shirt or jacket pocket is very acceptable. But in Japan, giving and taking the name card is done with BOTH hands. And during a meeting, place the card in front of you face-up on the table.
In the USA, business is often done on a first-name basis. It is nice to ask someone to call you by your first name, "Please call me Bill."  But in Japan, business, not only the first time but after many years, is conducted using only the family, or last, name.

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