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The English Gym I with Digital Workbook


Welcome to The English Gym I website.

Students should go to TEG I - STUDENTS PAGE.

Teachers should register, then go to TEG I - TEACHERS PAGE.

Retail price: 3,180 yen + tax

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ISBN 978-4-9909741-5-2 

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Teachers can preview the following by viewing or downloading the PDFs below.

Unit 1 Getting to Know You

Unit 2 Food & Drink

Unit 3 Your Neighborhood

Unit 11 Summer Vacation

Teachers are free to make copies and try the units in their current classes. 

For intermediate level students:

The English Gym II with Digital Workbook.

Stories from The English Gym are available on Xreading.

Search for "The English Gym" to find the current stories.

Tapescript Audio Files​​

Unit Topics​​

  1. Getting to Know You

  2. Food & Drink

  3. Your Neighborhood

  4. Daily Routines

  5. Entertainment

  6. Friends & Dating

  7. Fashion & Style

  8. University Life

  9. Sports & Fitness

  10. Travel

  11. Summer Vacation

  12. Childhood Memories

  13. English Study Skills

  14. Work

  15. Your Personality

  16. People

  17. Tourism in Japan

  18. Culture

  19. Holidays & Special Days

  20. Future Plans

Free Unit Downloads
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Getting to Know You

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Food & Drink

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Your Neighborhood


Summer Vacation

Discussion Question Audio Files​​

Unit Overview


Page 1

Word List / Discussion Questions

Students fill in the blanks from the word list, then listen to the online audio and write the answers they hear.

The audio tracks feature Japanese speakers of English as well as North American speakers. It is hoped that the Japanese speakers of English will provide good role models for the students.

Japanese translations of the Discussion Question can be found in the back of the book. Students can practice checking comprehension with each other.

1. Where do you live? どこに住んでいますか?

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Page 2

Vocabulary List

Each unit contains 30 vocabulary terms. Teachers can go over each term, pointing out important details.

Students can then practice checking comprehension with each other.

Discussion Question Responses

Students work together to fill in appropriate responses to the Discussion Questions. After checking answers as a class, students can do a pair reading using the Discussion Questions and Responses.

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Page 3


This is the tapescript from the audio file found on the first page of the unit. Students read in pairs. This is a long reading practice which contains phrases and interactions that will help develop student's fluency.

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Page 4

What's Wrong?

This section highlights common errors made by Japanese learners of English. Students work together to correct the mistakes.


This is the main language output section of the unit. Students talk with their partners using the Discussion Questions as conversation starters. This activity should generate ten or more minutes of conversation.

Game / Activity

Each unit has a game-like activity based on the topic of the unit. 

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