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初級英会話 レッスン2

Discussing Plans          初級英会話          English Conversation for Beginners: Lesson 2

A: Hey! How are you?
B: I’m good! How about you?
A: Great! I’m going to America!
B: Wow! When are you coming?
A: I’m going in June!
B: Are you coming to Seattle?
A: I will be in Seattle for 5 days, from June 6th until June 10th.

Preposition Point:
Be careful with your prepositions. When you are talking about months, weeks, or years, use the preposition in. When you are talking about a date or the day of the week, use the preposition on.
in (year, month, week) 何年・後何月後・何週後    I will go in a month. 一か月後行く。
on (date, day of the week) 日付・曜日                        I will go on May 12th. 5月12日に行く。

January 1st or January 1? January 6th or January 6?
When writing, you can use ~th after the day of the month, but you don’t have to. When we say dates, we pronounce the ~th, but we don’t always write it. (January sixth instead of January six.)

I’m going on vacation to China. / I’m taking a vacation to China. (同じ意味)
I’m going to China for fun/to travel/for a break.

I’m going to China.
I’m going to China. It could be for work, fun, or school.


Activity:
You are going to another country and you want to tell your friend about your plans. Write down when you are going, and how long you will be in this country. Write down three places you will visit.

I’m going on vacation to ______________________(place name) in _______________(month).
(OR) I am going on vacation to ______________________(place name)on ______________________(date).
I will be there for ______________________________(number of days/weeks/months).
(OR) I will be there from ________________(start date) until ________________(end date).
I will visit ________________(Place 1), ________________(Place 2), and ________________(Place 3).

例:I am going to Japan in March. OR I am going to Japan on March 6th. (March 6を書いてもOKです。)
I will be there for two weeks.
I will visit Hokkaido, Tokyo Sky Tree, and Okinawa.

Find out where the person next to you is going. Write down where they are going and when.
________________(Name) is going on vacation to ______________________(place name) in _______________(month).
(OR) ________________ is going to ______________________(place name) on ______________________(date).
________________(Name) will be there for ______________________________(number of days/weeks/months).
________________(Name) will visit ________________(Place 1), ________________(Place 2), and ________________(Place 3).


Now, using the template below, try to write a letter or an email to your friends.
Letter/Email Template
Hi / Dear [name],

[Greeting: How are you? / How have you been? / How’s the weather in ______?][Answer the question(s) you asked.]
I wanted to let you know that [sentence]. (OR) I wanted to tell you that [sentence]. [Sentences from above practice go here. Feel free to write your own sentences and put them in, too!]

Sincerely / Best

[Your name].

Sample Letter:

Hi Aaron,

How have you been? How’s the weather in Japan? I’ve been very busy, but I’m doing great. It’s finally sunny in Seattle!

I wanted to tell you that I’m going to Japan! I will be there for two weeks. I will visit Hokkaido, Nagoya, and Osaka.

If you have time, I would love to visit you!

Best,

Michelle

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