Classroom Resources

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  • Role Play: Asking for the Phone Number

    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.

  • Trip to Okinawa: Make a Brochure

    Students learn about the geography of Okinawa and how to describe holiday activities in Okinawa in Japanese.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Skit: Strange Restaurant

    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.

  • Skit: Make a Japanese TV Commercial

    Students choose/create a product that will be promoted in their TV advertisement. Students work in teams to write and rehearse the ad. They can use the samples given or create their own. This activity could begin by viewing some Japanese commercials on the internet.

  • Skit: Lost Pet

    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.

  • 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.

  • Skit: Hello Mr Lucky! Game Show

    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.

  • Sealife Games

    Students learn the words for 12 sea creatures as they play card games and observation games using the IWB.