Classroom Resources

To the teacher

The cards are not in alphabeticalorder, butg have been grouped in various categories such as colours or contrasting pairs for adjectives, and related words (eg.のむ、たべる) for verbs.

Adjectives

Colours

No.1 - No.6 are colours, so the pictures need to be coloured in accodingly.

No.1 あおい - colour the sky blue
No.2 あかい - colour the nose of the reindeer red
No.3 しろい - leave the snowman white
No.4 くろい - colour the Japanese doll's hair black
No.5 きいろい - colour the banana yellow
No.6 ちゃいろい - colour the kangaroo brown

Adjectives can be used to describe a noun by coming before it, eg. あおいめ, or they can form a sentence, eg. あおい。 'It's/they're blue.', or トムさんのめはあおい。 'Tom's eyes are blue.' To make these sentences formal/polite you add です , eg. あおいです。

Verbs

The verbs on these cards are in the formal/polite form. However, there is a list of the informal versions of all the verbs on the last two pages. According to their needs, teachers can make new sets of cards showing the informal form.

All verbs except for one are in the ~ます form, which indicates habitual action or future action according to the context. The exception is かっています, because this expression is commonly used in the primary context.