Eigo Note Lesson 5-6-1  


Grade: 5
Lesson: 6 (1 of 2)
Target: -What do you know? What’s this? Foreign words used in Japanese
Materials: Text; Picture flashcards from pages 36-37

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.

HRT & ALT: Speak in front of students-

  •     H: Do you know Japanese?
  •     A: Yes.
  •     H: What do you know?   A: These are English words we use in Japanese....

  •     A: Do you know English?
  •     H: Yes.
  •     A: What do you know?
  •     HRT: These are Japanaese words we use in English....
Japanese words used in English:
bonsai    haiku        kabuki    origami    kimono    karaoke
ukiyo-e    zori        adzuki    tofu        edamame    hibachi
napa        nori        sake        sashimi    shiitake    matsutake
shiatsu    tsunami    mochi        sushi        tamari    tempura
teriyaki    wasabi    tycoon    zen        satori        teppanyaki
koan        geisha    rickshaw    sayonara   

English words used in Japanese:
tissue        telephone    fruit        fax        t-shirt    jacket     crayon
shower    vitamin    bath        piano        toilet        violin        rice          music        jacket    cap        sandel    beach        toilet        UFO

English Words STUDENTS Already Know
Materials: Flashcards of English words commonly used in Japanese.
Blackboard: What do you know?
  • to students, holding a flashcard: ‘What’s this?’
  • to ALT:‘What’s this in English?’
  • to students:‘Please repeat after Mr. Elton.’
Students: Listen & answer (HRT); listen & repeat (ALT)
ALT: Show flashcards; Say words in English

Janken 4’s- Warm-Up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice
Students: Each Student with 3 other students in groups of 4 Blackboard:   
  • W: any English word you know
  • L: Listen & Repeat
Activity- Listen, Repeat & Point
Text: pages 36-37
Materials: 18 Picture Flashcards from text, pages 36-37
HRT:  to ALT- ‘What’s this?’ SHOWING FLASHCARDS TO ALT 1-BY-1 but NOT to students AT FIRST. Show the flashcard to the students AFTER the ALT says the word so students can check themselves.
ALT: It’s a/an OO.
Students: Point to picture in text and repeat after ALT.

KeyWord Game-
Materials: Picture flashcards from pages 36-37
Text: pages 36-37
Students: Seated in pairs with desks facing each other. An eraser is in the center of the two desks. Students first listen & repeat the keyword. Then, all students ask, ‘What’s this?’. Listen to ALT: If ALT says the keyword, each student tries to take the eraser. BUT, if the ALT says a different word, students only repeat the word. Winners get 1 point each round, or -1 for misses.
HRT: Show a flashcard to students & ALT-the keyword. Say, ‘Repeat after Mr. Elton.’ (ALT: ‘Banana’. Students: ‘Banana.’) Then say- ‘OK. Ready?!’
ALT: First say the keyword for students to repeat. Then, say the keyword or a different, perhaps similarly sounding word after students ask ‘What’s this?’.

(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?

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

Discussion- Loanwords- gairaigo in Japanese- Words from other languages are very common in both English and in Japanese. Food words especially are very common. Some non-English words in Japanese include: arbaito & karuta (German); randoseru (the students' school backpack) & hochikisu (stapler) (Dutch/oranda-go); castela & zook (shoes) (Portuguese); kimuchi (kimchee) (Korean).
Intonation is also very important. Sometimes just a misplaced accent will make the word difficult or impossible to understand. Bridge (ha-SHI) and chopsticks (HA-shi) (in Japanese) are examples. Try saying 'BA-na-na' or 'ba-NA-na' or 'ba-na-NA'. Look for examples in the pronunciation of the 18 words from the Eigo Noto during activities (page 36-7), too- there are many examples there.

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