Classroom Resources

Skit: The Whole Family is Sick

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.

Level: Primary, Junior_Secondary


A girl/boy comes home to find the whole family moaning in pain, and is asked by the mother to call a doctor. The doctor arrives quickly and tries to give everyone a huge injection! At this point a film director who was sitting on the sidelines calls out カット!カット!(Cut, cut!).
It turns out he is making a film, and he is not happy with the scene. He instructs actors to play the scene over and over, in the following ways, more slowly, faster, cheerfully, etc. The cards provided can be used as cues.

Suggested Props

Cue cards, telephone, stethoscope, syringe, white doctor's coat, bag.
(The director can use the cue cards provided to emphasise his instructions)

Model dialogue

Director’s Instructions

When your skit is ready, why not enter it into the Japan Foundation Video Matsuri Contest! Check the details by using the url below.

Additional Resources

Please read the article “Developing Your Own Skits”