Classroom Resources

Time Check with Clocks

Students work in pairs to set the clock at a particular time and converse in Japanese about what time it is.

Level: Primary, Junior_Secondary

Students form pairs and each pair is given a clock with moveable hands or several photocopied blank clocks on paper. Student A asks student B the time. Student B thinks of a time and responds. Student A sets the clock and shows it to student B for confirmation. If it is correct, Student B takes a turn at asking Student A the time and the process is repeated.

Students use the following dialogue.
A いまなんじですか?
B ___じです。/___じはんです。
A ___じですか。Sets the clock and shows it to B
B はい、そうです。/いいえ、ちがいます。

Blank Clocks Sheet

Please read the Teacher’s Notes relating to Times and Greetings