Students survey each other about their likes and dislikes, experience & abilities.
Using sightseeing spots around Tokyo as the subject matter, students create complex descriptive sentences.
Students circulate around the classroom trying to find the person who has the other half of the sentence which matches their half. Each sentence is joined with the conjunction から.
Students practise making sentences with relative clauses. The categories are Animals, Subjects and Places. The students must match the word card with the description provided. Each description contains sentences with relative clauses.
Students complete an information gap task while they practise grammar involving how places seem/appear. The topic is major Japanese cities’ special attractions.
Students read passages about Japanese teenagers then report on the information to the class.
Students are guided through the process of creating a speech to be presented to their Japanese class. The topics covered by the flowcharts are: About Japan, Event/Festival, My Hobby, My Dreams and Social Problems. The speeches are 1 to 2 minutes in length.
Students participate in a game show (like the old show “Family Feud”) where they guess how people responded to a survey.
Students use their knowledge of descriptions in Japanese combined with logic to name the animals and people.
Students ask a series of questions to try to work out which souvenir another student is holding. If they guess correctly they win the souvenir.
Students work in groups of four to write a script and role play a difficult situation involving some bad tasting tea! Julie doesn’t wish to offend her Japanese hosts so she distracts them with questions about their house.
Students work through examples of the conjunctions listed above then complete a cloze exercise in the form of a letter.
Students perform the sick family skit multiple times according to the Director’s instructions. He makes them do it “slower”, “faster”, “scarier” etc. There are 7 parts, including the Director.
Students read a ghost story and put the jumbled word cards OR jumbled picture cards in order.
Students circulate around the class asking questions of each other to find people who fit the description on the sheet. When found, students sign on the appropriate line.
Students practice verbal expressions for daily activities and create a wheel showing the times and activities they do in a day.