Series of activities exploring the topic of Yuru-kyara, culminating with a creative writing task 'Create your own ゆるキャラ'
Reading Travel Writing Social_phenomenon 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 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 use card games and task sheets to learn the pattern 「TransportationでPlaceに いきます。」.
Games Leisure Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking Writing
Students ask each other for various items so they can finish packing their suitcase. There are 12 items to obtain altogether.
Games Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Speaking
Students complete an information gap task while they practise grammar involving how places seem/appear. The topic is major Japanese cities’ special attractions.
Games Grammar Traditions Travel Senior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students play a board game where they make their way around a map of Japan, practising inviting others to places by various means of transport.
Games Group_work Invitations Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students answer questions giving advice for the situations described by the teacher.
Travel Senior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Using sightseeing spots around Tokyo as the subject matter, students create complex descriptive sentences.
Grammar Travel Senior_Secondary Reading Speaking
In pairs, students try to be the first to work out the mystery sentence by following directions. Using their map they go to different locations which have been allocated an area of the classroom.
Games Travel Junior_Secondary Reading Describing Role_play Listening Speaking