6th grade, Let's Go to Italy

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Name of Teacher: Christian Steger
Class/Grade/Language Level: Elementary School 6th Grade
Textbook and specific lesson: Hi Friends 2, Lesson 5
Goal: Review country names in English & learn about famous places (world heritages around the world)
Preparation: Materials: Greeting set cards, Alphabet Chant, Enjoy Phonics p. 8/9, Country flashcards, Country flashcard Power Point Presentation, Country vocabulary sheet, textbook p. 18&19, listening comprehension tracks
Class time: 60 minutes

Time Activity Direction
1 min めあて

1. 導入活動:5 Q.: ~~曜日, 日付、天気、気持ち、時間 

2. アルファベットの大文字を復習しよう

3. 英語で(各国の名前)を復習して、それぞれの国の(国旗)色や形を覚えましょう

3 min Goal 2: Let's practice the alphabet (Enjoy Phonics* page 8 and 9)|
  • Practice the big letters of the alphabet with your flashcards; put the timer on 1 minute, start it and practice with the whole class first until the timer rings.
  • Practice one more time and ask students one after another individually (1 minute). When the timer rings the student who was next becomes the new English teacher, comes forward and teaches the class 10 letters and the kids repeat after him/her.
4 min Listening: Alphabet Letter comprehension task
  • Give students a handout of page 8 and 9 of the ENJOY PHONICS textbook. Explain about part B) and C) and do it in class.
  • Go around and check students answers or help them. After 3 minutes check the answers with the whole class on the blackboard (電池黒板)
2 min Introduction(picture of Hi Friends 2 pg. 18 - 19)
  • Before explaining about the new programme and new words etc. show students a picture of their textbook Hi friends II p. 18/19 and let them think for 30 seconds about today`s topic (Thinking time).
  • Now, let them talk to their neighbour(s) for another 30 seconds and exchange their thoughts (Discussion time).
  • Finally let 1 or 2 students paraphrase their thoughts in front of everyone before going into the new programme (Presentation time).
? min New Words: country names

Let’s practice (review) the new words of programme 5

  • Practice country words (vocabulary sheet of 5th graders)
  • After each student got a worksheet of the new vocabulary start practicing;
  • Practice reading the words at least 2 times. Practice with flashcards (or pictures) which show the name of the country in Japanese and in English and also the colours of the flag
10 min Afterwards give students 1 minute for `silent reading` and then practice one last time with everyone and tell them not to look on the handout (Katakana). They can fold their paper so that they can only see the Japanese Kanji but not the alphabet nor Katakana. S-T
3 min Next Activity: TIME-BOMB-Game* (3 min)

Todays grammar point is Goal 3: 「 これは(~~)です。」 を英語で言うと

This(ディス) is(イス) (~~国、場所、~~世界遺産).

7 min Let`s practice the new grammar structure:
  • for practicing this grammar I show students pictures of famous places around the world (Hi, friends II, textbook page 18/19)(world heritages) and combine them with the names of the countries we practiced before.
  • Practice the new grammar and let them repeat the key sentence. For example: “This is France. This is the Eiffel tower”, “This is America. This is the Statue of Liberty” etc. Also give short explanations (in Japanese) about the world heritage places.


7 min Listening Comprehension I
  • Open your textbook to page 18 and 19.
  • Pick up your pencil and eraser.
  • Listen to aunt Kiyoko and Ms. Tananka conversation and write down numbers from 1 – 10 in the gaps under the country flags on page 18&19 in your textbook

IMPORTANT: Before they listen to a track I say No. 1, No. 2 … and the students write these numbers in the gaps. Listen to each track 2 times before checking their answers on the blackboard (eventually a volunteer an write down his\her answers on the blackboard)

10 min Listening Comprehension II Guess the Country

Karuta activity

  • Ask students to make groups
  • Explain next activity. For this activity you need to explain the following words in English or Japanese: big, star(s), color(s), What country?, diamond, circle, bird, in the center
  • Now we listen to 4 questions and the kids have to find the correct flag(country) within their groups. They put all the country Karuta cards on their group table. While listening to each track I want them to close their eyes. We will listen each track twice. No I count down from 5 to 0 then they open their eyes and try to catch the correct Karuta card.
1 min Write your self-evaluation for today (自己評価)! S-T

Listening Comprehension I Answers

No. 1. Brazil. This is Brazil.

No. 2. Australia. This is Australia.

No. 3 Japan. This is Japan.

No. 4 India. This is India.

No. 5 Greece. This is Greece.

No. 6 Egypt. This is Egypt.

No. 7 China. This is China.

No. 8 France. This is France.

No. 9 America. This is America.

No. 10 Spain. This is Spain.

Correct order is: 9, 4, 8, 3, 7, 2, 6, 1, 5, 10

*Enjoy Phonics ISBN: 978-4-424-26001-1

**Time-Bomb-Game (is the main activity I usually choose to check my student’s vocabulary knowledge): Take a stop watch, put it on the blackboard and set it to 2 minutes. Decide the student who will start to read the first letter (of the Alphabet letter flashcards) and push the start button of the stop watch. The first student reads the first letter, the second student the next letter and so on. When the alarm of the stop watch rings the student who was next has to stand up and read out loud 10 letters and all students will repeat after him/her. Afterwards I usually give this student a sticker for his\her pointcard.