This resource is a newly revised version of the Big Book in a PPT format. Students make a virtual visit to the zoo, using Japanese as they go around the zoo and talk to/about the animals.
Animals Food Greeting Role_play Primary Listening Speaking
Students work through a series of activities based on the theme of bon-odori.
Annual_events Craft Describing Kanji Primary Research Role_play Junior_Secondary Traditions
Students look at photos, video and a song to learn about the components of obentoo.They can also make a virtual obento using the link to the Erin site.
Food Role_play School Songs Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking
By ringing directory assistance to get a telephone number, students practice greetings for telephone conversations, asking for and giving telephone numbers and asking for information to be repeated.
Numbers Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking
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.
Group_work Role_play Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
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.
Family Grammar Health_and_sickness Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students prepare a restaurant skit in groups of 3. The skit takes place at a small Japanese restaurant called じゃあね. The waiter/waitress is new and makes a lot of mistakes taking orders, which is annoying to the customers.
Food Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students practice and perform a 2 person skit where a frantic person comes running into the RSPCA office desperately trying to find a missing pet. The officers try to help the owner as s/he describes the pet.
Animals Describing Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Speaking
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.
Role_play Skits Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking Writing
Students prepare a TV show skit where they practise introducing themselves and answering about their favourite fruit (or other category). There are 4 people per group.
Games Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking