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Pardon Speaking Plus


SUBMITTED BY: Richard Benoit


GRAMMAR: NH's Speaking Plus 1 (book 1)

DATE ADDED: Feb 24, 2010


Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó




50 min. +
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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is a basic plan to structure a Speaking Plus class for those who use the New Horizon series. Use the provided  worksheet to support and add structure this type of class.





  1. After opening their textbooks to page 40, students listen and repeat the conversation dialogue after the JTE/ALT, specifically listening to the students' intonation, pronounciation, etc.
  2. Then, have the students close the text and handout the first two pages of the worksheet.
  3. For Part 1, students translate English into Japanese. Check their answers as a class.
  4. For Part 2, the JTE/ALT do a dialogue and the students listen and fill-in-the-blanks.
  5. For Part 3, encourage free thought and have the students fill-in-the-blanks with their own words, illustrating how they can manipulate the situation by changing a few words.
  6. For Part 4, students write their own original script from scratch. NOTE:Page 5 of the handout is merely a Version 2.0 of Part 4
  7. If time, and/or students want to present, have them come to the front of the class and perform their original script with either another student or a teacher.



  • One Class Version: After the students write their own script, have them quickly visit the JTE/ALT and present them for a stamp/sticker.
  • Class+ Version: Page three and four of the attachment is a score sheet. For the second class, hand out the score sheet to each student.  Have each student perform their dialogue in front of the class while their peers grade them.  This can be a daunting experience so make sure your class is genki enough to do this version.


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