Japanese background

Cultural Background

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

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  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • Hugs And Kisses Students practice constructing sentences using two simple present tense verbs while playing a huge game of Tic-Tac-Toe. 2
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • Do you know him/her? Peanuts Students learn about the characters in Peanuts and practice pronouns. 1
  • The boy sleeping on his desk is... Students try to identify the students of a class full of slackers by listening or reading to descriptions. 1
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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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Ingurishu

In this match up activity, students try to match katakanized English with their real English spellings/words.

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Given No Bingo

Students practice using subject-verb-object-object grammar and have fun with no bingos.

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Fast Food Mc Norm

This is a fast food role play based on Total English 1's Talk Time 2 exercise.

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Spelling Rules worksheet

The rules of English spelling explained in Japanese. (Worksheet)

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Ichiro Activity

A short reading comprehension activity about Ichiro.

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Shiritori Circle Battle

Students practice spelling by playing the game "Shiritori" and trying to find a word that can complete a cycle.

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Immigration

Students pretend they are going through immigration in the U.S.

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Shopping Yesterday

Students read a short passage and answer the Past Tense questions.

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Is There Sumo In America?

Students play a true or false guessing game about America while using "there is/are."

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But Not Okinawa

Students test their knowledge of Japan's prefectures, minus Okinawa, and then practice asking about the location of the prefectures they don't know.

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Have you ____ today? Present Perfect guessing

Students practice the present perfect with words like "already," "just," and "not yet" through a character guessing game.

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Who am I? Quiz

A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."

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Doraemon Is My Brother

Students take a character card and roll a dice and say a sentence based on the outcome, e.g. "This is Godzilla, he is my dad."

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Better/Best ( Splatoon Splatfest )

Which do you like better? Do you like it the best of all ~?

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Hugs And Kisses

Students practice constructing sentences using two simple present tense verbs while playing a huge game of Tic-Tac-Toe.

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Have You Ever Interview

Introducing the question, "Have you ever ~ ?" and having students interview each other.

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Prefecture Quiz

Students listen to the ALT describing a Japanese prefecture and try to guess which one it is to get points. It's a review of English comprehension and general Japanese culture.

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Do You Have A Game To Play?

A simple guessing game that has students asking the target grammar in its question form and writing it as a statement.

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Bingo Interview: Who/He/She

Students interview each other using "Who is he/she?" questions.

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Calendar Otaku

Students are asked about the dates of various Japanese holidays and receive points for answering correctly.

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Famous Infinitives

Students choose a famous star and, in pairs, ask each other questions to determine which star they have chosen.

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Bingo Bongo

Students ask the ALT questions to try and get a Bingo or Bongo.

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Does He Like Sushi?

Students interview three friends and try to guess which character they have chosen using "Does she/he...?" questions and a process of elimination.

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Who is Sazae's brother?

Students race to find the correct Sazae-san family member based on questions asked by the ALT.

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Who kidnapped Miki Ando?

Students translate Perfect Present sentences from Japanese to English in order to solve the mystery of who kidnapped Miki Ando.

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Can You Kanji

Students ask other classmates if they can read unknown kanji characters.

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The Man Wearing A Striped Shirt

Students must find Waldo/Wally and other people in the picture before other groups!

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Katakana Karuta

Students learn to hear the difference between katakana pronunciation and REAL English by playing this fast paced card game.

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Sazae-san's Family

This is a simple game in which the students become a member of the Sazae-san family.

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Where should Naomi Osaka choose?

Students discuss whether Naomi Osaka should choose to become a Japanese or American citizen.

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Thirty-six

Students review recent vocabulary by quizzing each other.

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Can you read Kanji?

Students ask other classmates if they can read unknown kanji characters.

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Which is taller? Comparatives quiz

A quiz using comparatives. Warm up activity.

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Are You Anpanman?

Students practice the grammar "Are you... / Yes, I am / No, I'm not" whilst trying to find who their colleagues are.

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The boy sleeping on his desk is...

Students try to identify the students of a class full of slackers by listening or reading to descriptions.

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Christmas Blast Power Point Game

This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level.

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Passive Guessing

Students practice the passive verb form by playing an information gap guessing game.

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Useful Japanese words

Students practice passive grammar by thinking of words that they want to teach to people learning Japanese.


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