Pronunciation Master 17:00~17:50 (2 students); Free Talking 18:00~18:50 (6 students); Free Talking 19:00~19:50 (7 students)
Tonight in Pronunciation class we worked hard on our L and R pronunciation. The students did very well!
In Free Talking tonight, we made stories based on prompts from Story Cubes. Hereare some of the results:
“Once upon a time in ancient Egypt, the people wrote a story.
One night, there was a meteor shower and all of a sudden, thunder and lightning hit the story book.
The story book opened and the Devil came out!…”
“The other day, I wondered “how did our ancestors discover fire?”
I thought to myself that it must be related to trees.
I gazed at a tree and I saw a beetle on it.
Just then many bees attacked the beetle! Because an earthquake happened and spooked them…”
“One day, I wanted to go travelling but I had no idea where. So I had the idea to use a dice to decide, and the location ended up being South America.
I took an airplane there, but on the way it fell out of the sky!
The airplane fell, but fortunately I survived. When I woke up, I was in a tree. Maybe it saved me. After that
I looked around me, and I found an old tomb. I went inside and I found a teepee. There was a masked woman who lived in the teepee.
I couldn’t understand exactly what she said, but she gave me a magical abacus, which can calculate the value of rice.
She said my life was worth one sheep. I was desperate, so I decided that I would not go
back and instead I spent my life in the tomb.”
“I am a ewe. My name is Thatcher. All my milk was sucked out to make cheese, my emotions were gone.
So I escaped from the farm.
One day I met a young guy, he was travelling the world and I could learn many things about the world from him,
so I tried travelling the world with him.
We went to Greece and visited Kofun in Japan, and fell in love. I could make cheese again. We had a great time, but our love is prohibited.
It is the forbidden fruit. The end.”
Pronunciation Master 17:00~17:50 (3 students); Free Talking 18:00~18:50 (2 students); Free Talking 19:00~19:50 (3 students)
Tonight in Pronunciation class we played variations of Bananagrams and Spot It to do a New Year review of digraphs (two letters which together form one sound like “sh” or “ch”), as well as checking student’s pronunciation of commonly mispronounced vocabulary such as “ghost”, “lock”, and “scissors”.
In Free Talking tonight, we talked about my trip home to New Zealand – specifically Tekapo and its famous night sky. We also discussed sports in my home country, and sports and activities popular amongst the students.