Eigo Note Lesson 5-2-2  


Grade: 5

Lesson: 2 (2 of 3)
Target: Greetings & Gestures
Materials: CD & Player; Text

Greeting-2 min
Teacher to Students- Listen & Repeat
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.

Song: Hello Song
-3 min
CD: track 11
Text: page 11

Janken Fours- Warm-up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes

  • W) How are you?
  • L) I’m fine (sleepy, happy, hungry).
Teachers: Ask Ss for meaning of fine, sleepy, happy & hungry. AND DO THEY KNOW OTHER WAYS TO ANSWER? Ask them to show gestures for the feelings.
ALT/HRT DEMO dialog with GESTURES. Then with Volunteer students.
Students: Show GESTURES for the 4 feelings. Tell other feelings they know. Volunteers demo with Teachers. Then, Janken 4’s- each Student with 3 other students.

SONG- What Are You Doing?
-10 min (similar to this audio- change the words.)

  • What are you doing. X3
  • When you do this? Do-do-DO?!
ALT: Lead students in singing, choose a S to tell what the gesture means. Later, ask for student volunteers to do gestures in front of the class.
ALT/HRT: Take turns acting out: baseball, basketball, soccer,
tennis, volleyball, the guitar, the piano, the drums, the violin, TV games
cook, clean, wash your hands, brush your teeth, jump, swim, fly.
Students: Sing-a-long, guess the gestures. Later, volunteers come to front of class to do gestures for others to guess.

-10 min
Students: One row of Ss stands. First S to respond with a gesture can sit.
ALT/HRT: Take turns calling out: ‘Play OO.’ (baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, the guitar, the piano, the drums, the violin, TV games) ‘Cook’, ‘Clean’, ‘Wash your hands’, ‘Brush your teeth’ ‘Jump’, ‘Swim’, ‘Fly’.

World Gestures Demonstration-
10 min (see video)
Materials: Inside back cover of textbook.
Students: Watch and try to understand meaning of the different gestures.
HRT to ALT: ‘おいで’ with gesture, and ALT move to HRT. ‘いい子ですね!’
& stroke head of ALT.
ALT to HRT: ‘Come here, please.’ with gesture, and HRT move to ALT. Pat HRT on the back, ‘Good job!’
ALT: Post poster and show/explain different gestures to students (also 

  • I’m hungry-rubbing stomach; 
  • I’m full- patting stomach; 
  • Me?! pointing to chest; 
  • Yes-nodding;
    No-move head side-to-side; 
  • Crazy in different countries’ gestures).
  • Also using only the right hand for human interaction in Islamic countries and India- because they don’t use toilet paper!
HRT: Ask students if they know any other common gestures.

3 min
(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?

1 min
Students: ‘Thank you! Good bye!’
Teachers: ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

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