One Point Lesson B39 Stingy / Generous

B39 Stingy / Generous



I think (Marugame Seimen) is (generous).
For example, when (kids eat there, they receive free candy).
丸亀製麺は気前良しだと思います。
 例えば、子どもたちがそこで食べる時、無料で飴玉を貰えます。



I think (my father) is (stingy).
 For example, (he never took me out to lunch for my birthday).

Step 1: I think
my best friend
my coworker
 my mother
 my father
 my sister
 my brother

 is very generous.

Step 2: I think
my best friend
my coworker
 my mother
 my father
 my sister
 my brother

 is very generous because ...

Step 3: I think
that café
 this restaurant
 the local bakery
 my piano teacher
 our family doctor
 my boss
 is very stingy / generous.

Conversation Practice

Step 1: 

What is that?

It’s my (pen case).

Step 2: 

What is that?

It’s my (pen case).

Where did you get it?

I got it from a (store).

Step 3: 

What is that?

It’s my (pen case).

Where did you get it?

I got it as a free gift in a magazine.
I feel that magazine is very generous.

Sample discussion

A: Where should we go for lunch?
B: I don’t know. How about that curry shop?
A: OK. Is it good?
B: The price is good and they offer free chai.
A: That sounds very generous.
B: Yes. They also give kids free dessert!

A: Wow, that is generous.

(Return to top, switch roles)

A: Where should we go for lunch?
B: I don’t know. How about … ?

A: OK. Is it good?
B: ...

A: That sounds very generous.
B: Yes. They also … !

A: Wow, that is generous.

(Return to top, switch roles)

Talk about this picture.

Talk about this picture.

The vegetables on the left cost ¥1500.
The seafood bowl on the right cost ¥500.

What do you think?

Do you think this is generous or stingy? Why?
What if they offered free tea? What if the portion size was small?

Do you think this is generous or stingy? Why?
What if they offered free tea? Free dessert?
What if the portion size was smaller? Bigger?

Advanced Discussion:


Discuss the differences between:

1. Charity & Volunteer Work

2. Giving & Lending

Read the following articles (click title for link):

Ice Cream Week at Fuse school
L’espoir – A Relaxed Coffee Shop

What do you think about Fuse School’s “Ice Cream Week”
How do you feel about “Morning Service” at cafés?

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