Name 5 (who, which, that)

'Name 5'-style trivia game that uses relative pronouns (who, which, that)

Put the students in pairs or threes so they can discuss their answers with each other. Ask the students to think of five appropriate answers in English before they raise their hand. If they can answer correctly and quickly, their team can receive one point. Keep score or give out tokens to track which team is winning.

Use topical questions, chosen at random. Here are some examples:
- Name five countries that you want to go to.
- Name five characters who are in [popular anime].
- Name five buildings which are in Kyoto [or whichever city your students visit on their school trip].
- Name five animals which live in [your nearest zoo].
- Name five things that go into okonomiyaki.
- Name five towns which are in [your prefecture].
- Name five fruits and vegetables which grow in [your prefecture].
- Name five teachers who wear glasses.
- Name five sports that students play at [your JHS].
- Name five students who play [sport].
- Name five anime that are popular in this class.
- Name five people/characters who are in [your English textbook].
- Name five idols who are popular in Japan.
- Name five cities which are in [ALT's home country].

These questions have been used (with varying need for Japanese interpreting) with JHS third-year 'basic' and 'regular' classes. Almost no equipment or set-up needed; just have your list of questions ready. Questions could be written on slips and 'drawn from a hat.' If you have time and enough questions, you can invite students to take turns being 'quizmaster' drawing a question at random and reading it to the class.

Submitted by Keith Miyazaki November 24, 2020 Estimated time: 10-15 minutes
  1. UonumaRobert November 25, 2020

    Good list.I’d add five Japanese comedians and five Youtubers. Then write down those answers and the idols answers so you can use them in later activities.

  2. mabushii_hikari October 5, 2023

    Thank you! Great list!

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