Eigo Noto Lesson 6-4-1  


Grade: 6
Lesson: 4 (1 of 4)
Target: Can you swim? Yes, I can. I can swim. No, I can’t. I can’t swim.
Materials: CD & player; Text; a pair of dice

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. Listen & Repeat months’ names with students.
Students: Each student Janken and Converse with 3 others in groups of 4

  • W) When is your birthday?
  • L) My birthday is OO XX.
  • (January, Februay, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
Introduction- 4 minutes
  • I can swim. 
  • I can’t play soccer. 
  • I can swim, too.  
  • Can you play soccer?
ALT&HRT- Talk together about things you can/can’t do, using all of the patterns on the blackboard.

Let’s Listen-1- 5 minutes
CD-tracks 20- 23.
Text- page 24. (hippo(example)- can swim/can’t fly; (2)bird- like singing. can fly/can’t swim; (3)fish-in the sea. can swim/can fly; (4)penguin- black & white, can swim/can’t fly.)
ALT- Check that the students know the animal names in English before playing the CD- hippo-kaba; bird-tori; fish-sakana; penquin-pengin. After the CD finishes, check the students’ answers.
Students- Listen to the CD and write numbers 2-4 under the animals.

Let’s Listen-2- 6 minutes
CD- track 24-25. Boy- CAN play soccer, play the piano, make rice balls and miso soup; CAN’T play table tennis, play the guitar. Girl- CAN play table tennis, play the guitar, make rice balls and miso soup; CAN’T play soccer, play the piano.
  • Can you play soccer? 
  • Yes, I can. I can play soccer.
  • No, I can’t. I can’t play soccer.
Students- Listen to the CD and draw a circle around the things the boy & a girl CAN do.
ALT/HRT- Play the CD once, check answers, then play the second track.

Chant- I Can Swim- 5 minutes
  • I can swim. clap-clap X3 
  • I can swim, too. clap-clap-clap
  • (I can’t swim.) clap-clap-clap
ALT- Introduce chant and lead singing. After first round, write students’ ideas for new vocabulary on the blackboard.
Students- Sing together. After the first round, suggest new words/phrases to substitute for swim & fly.
HRT- Suggest ideas for new words/phrases to students in Japanese.

O/X Game- 10 minutes
  • I can play soccer. 
  • I can play soccer, too. 
  • I can’t play soccer.
Materials: Australia Points Map for each student.
ALT & HRT: Take turns making a statement about students.
  1. Choose a student using 2 dice.
  2. Repeat after teachers (I can play soccer.);
  3. Students raise hands to vote if they think the chosen student’s answer is Yes/O, or don’t raise hands if they think the chosen
  4. Repeat question AGAIN after teacher.
  5. Chosen student asnwers.
  6. Students mark 2 points on Points Map if they guessed correctly. Chosen student also marks 2 points.
Find 3 People- 5 minutes
  • W) I can OO.  
  • L1) I can OO, too! 
  • L2) I can’t OO.
ALT/HRT- Demonstrate and explain activity: With all students standing, students make pairs. Janken winner asks an original sentence- the GOAL is to make a sentence that will get a positive answer. After getting 3 ‘I can OO, too!’ answers from 3 different students, a student wins and can sit down.
Students- Watch & listen to teachers demonstrate and explain the activity. Then, with all students standing, pair with a partner and play Janken. Winner asks a question, Loser answers. Students getting 3 YES answers from 3 different students win! and sit down.

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

copyright 2009 Elton Ersch www.eigonoto.com

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