One Point Lesson B06 Easy / Difficult

B06 Easy / Difficult

For me, it's (easy / difficult) to (A) because (B).
私にとって(A)は(簡単 / 難しい)です、
なぜなら(B)。

Easy Difficult

For me, it's (easy) to (reduce household waste) because (our city has a great recycling program).

私の街には、素晴らしい資源ごみリサイクル・プログラムがあるので、私の家庭から出るゴミを減らすのは簡単なことです。

Practice #1a Ability

Can you...?

Easy Difficult

Yes, I can.

No, I can't.

Practice #1a Ability

Can you...?

Easy Difficult

Yes, I can.

No, I can't.

Practice #1a Ability

Can you...?

Easy Difficult

Yes, I can.

No, I can't.

Practice #1a Ability

Can you...?

Easy Difficult

Yes, I can.

No, I can't.

Practice #1a Ability

Can you...?

Easy Difficult

Yes, I can.

No, I can't.

Practice #1b Ability

Yes Very well

        Quite well
         [but] not very well

         [but only] a little

No     Not at all

Practice #2 Question

Are you good at (cooking)?

Yes. For me, it's (easy) to (cook).

Practice #3a Finish Five

For me, it's (easy / difficult) to ...

speak English

read English

write English

understand English

type in English

Practice #3a Finish Five ... because

For me, it's (easy / difficult) to ...

speak English

read English

write English

understand English

type in English

because ...

Practice #4a Finish Five

For me, it's (easy / difficult) to ...

speak Japanese

read kanji

write kanji

write calligraphy

translate Japanese to English

Practice #4b Finish Five ... because

For me, it's (easy / difficult) to ...

speak Japanese

read kanji

write kanji

write calligraphy

translate Japanese to English

because ...

Practice #5a Abilities - Good at

Write in your notebook:

3 things that you are good at doing.

Go to the next page for questions.

Practice #5b Abilities - Good at

Tell me 1 thing that is easy for you.


Why do you think it's easy for you?


How have you improved this (ability)?


Tell me about something else...

Practice #6a Abilities - Need Improvement

Write in your notebook:

3 things that you wish you were good at doing.

Go to the next page for questions.

Practice #6b Abilities - Need Improvement

Tell me 1 thing that is difficult for you.


Why do you want to improve?


Has this always been difficult for you?


Tell me about something else...

Practice #7 Easy or Difficult?

Think about where you live.

Are these things easy or difficult for you?

Take the train

Catch a bus

Buy groceries

Go swimming

Mail a parcel

Study English

Watch musicals

See zebras!

Sample Discussion #1

A: How far is your house from the station?

B: Pretty far. About 35 minutes on foot.

A: Wow! Can you take a bus to the station?

B: No. So for me, it's difficult to go out on foot.

A: Don't you have a car?

B: No. I am trying to live simply.

A: That's very Eco-conscious of you!

B: Thanks. I do my best.

Sample Discussion #1 Finish it!

A: How far is your house from the station?

B: Pretty far. About ... minutes on foot.

A: Wow! Can you ... ?

B: No. So for me, it's difficult to ...

A: Don't you have ... ?

B: No. I am trying to ...

A: That's very ... of you!

B: Thanks. I do my best.

For me ...

Easy Difficult

For me ...

Easy Difficult

For me ...

Easy Difficult

For me ...

Easy Difficult

Talk about this picture.

Easy Difficult

Discuss

Easy Difficult

Advanced Discussion #1a

Talk about this student example:

For me, cooking hamburg is easy, because my daughters often ask me to make it.

Advanced Discussion #1b

Talk about this student example:

For me, it's difficult to speak in English because I can't think of English vocabulary quickly.

Advanced Discussion #1c

Talk about this student example:

For me, it's easy to use a sewing machine because I have been sewing guide dog goods for over 17 years.

Advanced Discussion #1

Talk about

Nature vs. Nurture

Discuss this concept in general.

Do you feel that your personal strengths are more from inherited traits or personal hard work?

Advanced Discussion #2a

Discuss Carbon Footprints.

Some helpful expressions:

Efficient adjective
Paperless Adjective
Electricity noun
Energy noun
Waste noun
Cut down on verb

Advanced Discussion #2b

Read and fill in the blanks using the vocabulary from t​​​​he previous slide.

At work we have been working on shrinking our office's carbon footprint. We are trying to become ____ by ____~ing____ printouts, copier usage, and paper-based bookkeeping. As much as possible we have switched from hard-copies to digital format. In an effort to cut down on ____ costs, we installed new air conditioning units which are more ____ ____. We also have a zero ____ drink station!

Advanced Discussion #2b

Answers

At work we have been working on shrinking our office's carbon footprint. We are trying to become paperless by cutting down on printouts, copier usage, and paper-based bookkeeping. As much as possible we have switched from hard-copies to digital format. In an effort to cut down on electricity costs, we installed new air conditioning units which are more energy efficient. We also have a zero waste drink station!

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