One Point Lesson B04 Looking Forward To

B04 Looking Forward To

I'm looking forward to (A) because (B).
私は(A)を楽しみにしています、なぜなら(B)。

Looking forward to

I'm looking forward to (visiting my hometown)
bacause (I can see my childhood friends).

幼なじみに会えるので、
故郷を訪れるのを楽しみにしています。

Looking forward to

I'm looking forward to (the New Year) because
(I have great New Year's resolutions).

Practice #1 Questions

What are you looking forward to?


I'm looking forward to ...

Practice #2 TV & Movies

What... are you looking forward to watching

on TV
in theatres
on DVD
on Youtube

in the next few months?

I'm looking forward to watching ...

Practice #3 Yes/No Questions

Are you looking forward to ...


the upcoming Olympics?

seasonal drink flavours?

next season's NHK historical drama?

your next long holiday?

...

Yes, I am.
No, I am not.

Practice #4 The future

What are you looking forward to doing in the next ...

5 minutes?
5 days?
5 weeks?

5 months?
5 years?

In the next ... I'm looking forward to ...

Practice #5a Interests

Write in your notebook :

3 things you are looking forward to
in the next year.

Go to the next page for questions.

Practice #5b Interests

Tell me 1 thing you are looking forward to.
Why are you looking forward to that?
How often does this come around?
Tell me about something else ...

Sample Discussion #1 Auto Show

A: Where are you headed to?

B: I'm going to the Tokyo Auto show.

A: Cool!

B: Yeah- I'm looking forward to seeing the newest electric concept cars.

A: Why is that?

B: Because combustion engines are a thing of the past. The future needs to be green!

A: Yes! We need to take care of our earth.

Sample Discussion #2 Finish It!

A: Where are you headed to?

B: I'm going to ...

A: Cool!

B: Yeah- I'm looking forward to ...

A: Why is that?

B: Because ...

A: I see.

Are you looking forward to ...?

Looking forward to

Are you looking forward to ...?

Are you interested in ...?

Looking forward to

Talk about this picture.

Looking forward to

Talk about this picture.

Looking forward to

Advanced Discussion #1a

Talk about this student example:

I'm looking forward to being a MC at the Otsu Jazz Festival so I'm doing vocal practice every day.

Advanced Discussion #1b

Talk about this student example:

I'm looking forward to hiking in Minoh so I am taking care not to catch a cold.

Advanced Discussion #1c

Talk about this student example:

I'm looking forward to taking winter vacation so I work as hard as I can everyday.

Advanced Discussion #1d

Talk about this student example:

I look forward to talking with my grand-children so I Skype with them every Sunday.

Advanced Discussion #1

Discuss these annual events:

Fire Fighter Parade (Dezomeshiki)
Cherry Blossom Viewing (Hanami)
Summer Fireworks (Hanabi)
January Shrine Visit (Hatsumode)
Camping & Swimming 

Skiing & Snowboarding
"Spring Cleaning"

Advanced Discussion #2

Discuss things you (are/were) looking forward to doing after retirement.

Why wait until retirement?
Why not these things sooner?

Advanced Discussion #3

Discuss global warming.

Discuss current global projects to improve the industrial impact of the global economy on the earth's ecosystem. 

Is there hope for the future?
Which projects are you most looking forward to seeing succeed? What are their chances of success?

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