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What sport do you like?

INTRODUCTION:

Introduce the sports vocabulary and grammar points by asking the HRT /students “What sport do you like?”

Practice the English pronunciation of each sport, paying close attention to those sports that are katakana words (basketball, soccer, dodge ball etc.)

ACTIVITY:

Find Your Team Game

Animal Sounds

INTRODUCTION:

  • Teach animal names to students using “Do you like 〜 ?”
  • Teach animal sounds

Ask the students what the Japanese version of animal sounds are and let them guess the English version

  • Story/Song with Old McDonald Had a Farm

Let students fill in the blank for the animal name in the song , ask how many animals are in the picture

I like Anpanman!

This is simply a voting activity to see which cartoon character is the most popular. This activity was an unexpected hit! The students really wanted their favorite character to win.

After teaching "What color do you like?" and "What food do you like?" this game is a fun way to finish the lesson .

Circle Karuta

This game is played with a target question such as, "What animal do you like?" and a target answer such as, "I like dogs."  Vocabulary flashcards (around eight) should be placed on the board for all to see.

Prep:

Fortune Teller

ACTIVITY:
  • On each side of the CHAT square, the students write down four numbers, four names of the opposite gender (famous people, anime characters, or friends), and four careers.
  • Once the board is complete, have the students write the first kanji or character of their first name and have them count the strokes.  This is their magic number.
  • Starting at the C and moving in a clock-wise direction, each student counts their magic number.  Whatever choice they land on is then crossed off.  They continue this process (beginning with the next choice), until each

Collect 8

This is a fun game that fits a few different grammar points. For explanation purposes I will use the grammar “Do you have a …?”

1. First teach students a vocabulary set of your choice. I did this when I did a mushi-tori (bug catching) lesson , so they learned the names of lots of Japanese insects.

2. Pass out at least 4 random mini cards to each student. If they get four different bugs, they are very lucky. They shouldn’t show their cards to their friends.

Evolution (variation)

  1.  Arrange the flash cards on the board in a straight line . You can ask the students to rank them or decide the order yourself.
  2. Point to the first card, for example 'banana', and say that you, the teacher and everyone else is a banana. Then point to the last card, for example 'gorilla', and say that you want to be a gorilla.
  3. Greet the teacher and ask the target question using the first card.
    Eg. ""Do you like bananas?""