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Quiz: About Japan

Students learn about Japanese language and culture through a quiz-style slideshow, which contains multiple choice questions with visual cues. Question and answer slides are followed by an explanatory slide which gives context and detail. Teachers’ notes provide further details.

Quiz: Japanese Food

Students learn about Japanese language and culture through a quiz-style slideshow, which contains multiple choice questions with visual cues. Question and answer slides are followed by an explanatory slide which gives context and detail.

Regional Specialities of Japan

Students complete an information gap task while they practise grammar involving how places seem/appear. The topic is major Japanese cities’ special attractions.

Directions Around Town

In pairs, students try to be the first to work out the mystery sentence by following directions. Using their map they go to different locations which have been allocated an area of the classroom.

Board Game: Travel Around Japan

Students play a board game where they make their way around a map of Japan, practising inviting others to places by various means of transport.

Famous Places in Japan I

Students learn about the names of major cities and famous landmarks in Japan while they play card games.

Famous Places in Japan II

Students complete a map worksheet and/or a cultural information worksheet as they learn about famous cities and places in Japan.

My Holiday Suitcase

Students ask each other for various items so they can finish packing their suitcase. There are 12 items to obtain altogether.

Mystery Train Around Japan

Students become familiar with the names of major cities and famous mountains in Japan by filling out a worksheet which takes them all over the country. Students move around the classroom to find out what their next stop on the journey is.

Quiz on Japan

Students learn about the geographical position of Japan in relation to Australia, learn the names of Japan’s main islands and complete a true/false quiz with 15 questions about Japan and its culture.

Skit: Koala at Customs

Students prepare and perform a funny, short (1 page) skit that takes place in Japan. There are two parts: the Passenger and the Officer. The passenger is found to have concealed a live koala in their bag.

Travel Agent Activity

Students create simple statements about places where they would like to go and work co-operatively in groups to gather information and make decisions about the 4 travel destinations in Japan: Kyoto, Sapporo, Nikkoo and Hiroshima.Students create simple statements about places where they would like to go and work co-operatively in groups to gather information and make decisions about the 4 travel destinations in Japan: Kyoto, Sapporo, Nikkoo and Hiroshima.

Using Transport to Go to Places

Students use this reading material as a reading task, card games and task sheets to learn the pattern 「TransportationでPlaceに いきます。」.
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