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Cultural Background

Description: Activity assumes students are of a Japanese cultural background.

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Guess the Doraemon character

Students read descriptions of Doraemon characters (who have different names in English) and try to guess what their original Japanese names are.

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Explain the Culture

Use either as a poster for 'say the word' or as cards for 'taboo' and 'karuta'

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Sengoku Jidai PPT

A version of Sengoku Jidai made in Powerpoint. Instead of answers starting with the same letter as the prefecture, it has questions relating to the prefecture itself.

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Omikuji Fortune Telling

Students draw fortunes (omikuji) from different categories to determine their futures!

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100 Yen Shop

Students guess which items are 100 yen or antiques.

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Paper Janken

Students practice asking and answering "Which is your favorite, A or B?" (or which do you like?) and play a modified version of janken.

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Dice Station

A group game where students take turns calling out stations and giving directions while trying to win points.

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Band Guess

Students try to guess the name of the band from pictograms.

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Schedule Tic-Tac-Toe

Using the classic game, kids practice school subjects, days of the week, and using both in the context of a sentence.

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This Is A Game I Played

A simple speaking and listening Janken-focused sugoroku that has students say, "What's this?" "This is a ..." many times.

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Yamanote Line

Students pound on their desks and while practicing various English target vocabulary.

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Passive Beginnings

This information gap game is pretty self-explanatory.

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Doctor Patient Interview

Students take turns being doctor and patient, and interview each other following the dialogue on the worksheet.

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Translation Relay

Students compete in small groups to translate Japanese sentences into English, relay style.

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Character Looks

Students try to guess what character their partner is by using "Do you look ___?" questions.

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Puzzle Scramble

This is a very flexible template for you to make sentence scramble lessons with puzzles. Students solve a puzzle and flip over the pieces to find a sentence.

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I Think That (Q&A)

Students write their opinions on various people/things and then interview other students.

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Can Fail Sentence Race

This activity has students making can/can't sentences using funny pictures that really emphasize the ability meaning of the can verb.

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Future Deductions

Students try to uncover their partner's secret animal based upon deductive reasoning using future tense questions.

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You Will Get Your Fortune

Students ask ALT and JTE for their fortunes by picking one out of three cards.

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My Dream School

Students create their own school virtual school along with their dream rules.

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5 W's & H

Students practice asking and answering questions using the 5Ws and H question words.

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Fairy Tale Mad Libs

Students create hilarious stories by filling in missing verbs, adjectives and nouns based upon the classic stories of Cinderella and Momotaro, the Japanese version of Disney

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Horoscope Review

Students review first year grammar points by playing Janken and finding their horoscopes.

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Matsuko Deluxe Birthday

Students compete in rows to score points for being the first team to relay celebrity birthdays back to the ALT.

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Seasonal Food (Shun) Game

Students guess the seasonal foods of Japan using passive voice.

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Memory

Match the cards with the 'Why' question to the 'Because' answer, followed by a short interview game.

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Popularity Contest

Students choose between various popular characters to slowly whittle down which is the most popular.

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World Tour Game

Students practice the phrases "Where do you want to go?" and "I want to go to ~" in an exciting dice rolling game.

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Shadow Guess

A silhouette quiz with the entire class followed by a similar quiz done in pairs.

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Sengoku

Students use the names of Japanese prefectures to work on their spelling and vocabulary.

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Sequence

Just like the Sequence board game, teams battle to line up four cards in a row to win.

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School Differences

Students identify which sentences describe American or Japanese schools.

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Crazy Bus Race

Based on New Horizon's Speaking Plus 2 (grade1), students create their own dialogue using the Crazy Bus map and worksheet.

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Kidnap

A game to get the students to practice the four parts of learning (reading, writing, talking and listening) while trying to find out who kidnapped Miki Ando.

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Briiing Briiing Briiingo

Students learn simple telephone conversation English and practice it via bingo.

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Who Which

Groups race to turn Japanese Relative Clause sentences into English ones.

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Translate the untranslatable

Students try to explain Japanese words that don't have any simple English equivalents.

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Birthday Race

Students listen for birthdays and find who was born on that date.

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We Call It "Sta-ba"

Students learn the nicknames of places and things and review what they know about Japan.


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