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Hi Friends! Book 2 Lesson 5

                                                                                                                                                 
                                      Let's GO TO ITALY

Of the 192 countries in the world 54 [According to Wikipedia referenced March 2010, the number is actually 57] use English as the official language or as a second language.

 

Even in Japan throughout JHS, HS and University, English education is provided, however it is often pointed out that many students are unable to communicate effectively. There are many opinions as to why this might occur, one being that the students have a strong feeling of having to speak perfect English.  

 

Of course glaring mistakes will be problematic but English is a language, and as such the most important point is that the speaker be able to communicate.  This unit will first show the students that various "versions" of English are spoken in different countries. The students will come to think of English as a communication tool and feel confident enough to try and express themselves without hesitation.
 
The secondary purpose of this unit is that the students will, through presenting which country they would like to visit and the reasons for their choice, garner a deeper interest and regard for other countries/people.


                                            行ってみたい国を紹介しよう


世界には192の国があり(2006年6月現在の国際連合加盟国)、そのうち54か国で英語で公用語または準効用語として扱われている(「データ・ブック・オブ・ザ・ウールド2005年版」など)。

 

日本でも中学校・高等学校・大学校を通して、英語教育が行われているが、なかなか「話すことができる」と言うレベルにまでにはならないことが指摘されている。これにはたくさんの見解があるが、その一つとして「正しい英語でなければならない」という意識を強く持ちすいぎているということもある。

 

もちろん、明らかな間違いでは困るが、まずは、英語は言葉であり、大切なことが相手に伝わればよいということではないだろうか。

この単元では、いろいろな国で、いろいろな英語が話されているということを児童に知らせたい。そして、英語はコミュニケーションの道具であると言うことをしり、伝いたいことを思い切英語で話してみようと言う意欲を育てて生きたい。また、行きたい国やその理由を考えることで、様々な国についての意味・感心も深めていきたい。

                                             

                                               Lesson 5 new lexis
I, you, do, like, want, to, go, where, play, see, eat
, Italy, Japan, China, Korea, Brazil, Egypt, Australia, France, India, America, Spain


           Lesson 5 Specific Activities                                    

Eat See VisitStudents learn a little about other countries, their food and famous places through playing a modified version of shikeisuijaku (pairs).


Going PlacesStudents chose cards from the blackboard to gain the most happy points.

 

Hidden Points: Students asks their friends, "Where do you want to go?" in hopes to find the most hidden points.

 

Liar Liar: Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students vote if they are lying or not.

 

World Tour Game: Students practice the phrases "where do you want to go" and "I want to go to ~" in an exciting dice rolling game.  


                                                   Relevant Activities
                                                                                                  Countries