Guess Where the ALT is?

Objective
Review of place names and common phrases used when giving directions

To introduce the activity, the ALT goes to the front of the class and describes how to get somewhere using the phrases that will be reviewed that day. For example, the ALT can describe how to get to somewhere inside the school like the library or the gym. Then the students have to guess the place that the ALT described. After this, the students can review the common phrases used when giving directions such as “turn left”, “walk along this street,” etc. Students fill in the Japanese blanks on their phrase sheet. Next, the ALT describes how to get to some new places. These should get progressively more difficult and can be places inside or outside the school. Students can also be split into teams or can be awarded points on an individual basis for answering correctly.

Duration
Junior High
1,
2,
3
Resources
phrase sheet