One Point Lesson B03 Interested in

B03 Interested in

I'm interested in (A) because (B).
私は(A)に興味があります、なぜなら(B)。

Interested in

I'm interested in (this new movie)

because (the trailer was exciting).

予告編がエキサイティングだったから、
その新しい映画に興味があります。

Interested in

I'm interested in (outdoor sports)
because (I like nature). 

Practice #1 Question

What new things are you interested in ?

I'm interested in ...

Practice #2 Choose one

In the future, I'd be interested in ...

Joining a sports team.
studying another language.
traveling overseas.
quitting my job and starting a small shop.
...

Practice #3 Yes/No Question*

Are you interested in ...


reading books?

watching movies?

listening to music?

playing games?

...

This is a good time to teach the negative form "I'm not interested in ..."

Practice #4a Interests

Write in your notebook : 

5 things you are interested in.

Go to the next page for questions. 

Practice #4b Interests

Tell me something you are interested in.

Why are you interested in that? 

When did you become interested in that?

Tell me about another of your interests ...

Sample Discussion #1 Something New!

A: What are your plans next weekend?

B: I'm gonna try wake-boarding.

A: Wow. Is it your first time?

B: Yes. I've been interested in it for a long time.

A: I see. Good for you.

B: How about you, what new things are you interested in trying?

A: I'm interested in trying glass blowing!

Sample Discussion #2 Something New!

A: What are your plans next weekend?

B: I'm gonna try ...

A: Wow. Is it your first time?

B: Yes. I've been interested in it for ...

A: I see. Good for you.

B: How about you, what new things are you interested in trying?

A: I'm interested in ...

Do you ever ... ?

travel abroad 

go to karaoke

wear a kimono

go camping

play video games

If "NO", ask

Aren't you interested in ... ?

Please ask 2 follow-up questions ...

Where? When? How? Who? What? Why?

Are you interested in ... ?

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Are you interested in ... ?

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Are you interested in ... ?

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Are you interested in ... ?

Interested in

Talk about this picture

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Talk about this picture

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Advanced Discussion #1a

Talk about this student example:

I'm interested in tennis so I visited Wimbledon on my trip to London.

Advanced Discussion #1b

Talk about this student example:

I'm interested in gardening so I like to go to plant nurseries.

Advanced Discussion #1c

Talk about this student example:

I'm interested in that movie so I will go to the movie theatre this weekend.

Advanced Discussion #1d

Talk about this student example:

I'm interested in the stock market so I read the Nikkei Review carefully everyday.

Advanced Discussion #1

Discuss these Japanese traditional art forms:

Tea ceremony (Sado)
Flower Arrangement (Ikebana)
Japanese Harp (Koto)
Paper folding (Origami)
Kabuki or Noh Theatre
Block Printing (Ukiyo-e)
Calligraphy (Shodo)

Advanced Discussion #2

Discuss things you were interested in, in the past, but which are no longer interesting for you.

Discuss the changes in times, character, and personal development which have resulted in your interests changing.

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