Here We Go! 1 Let's Be Friends 2 & 3

This worksheet can be used to teach or review the questions "What ~ do you like?" and "Where do you want to go?

Submitted by APG1205

May 9, 2022

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes

This is a common interview activity. I am uploading my version of it with a worksheet I use. Feel free to edit it to suit you.

This is how I use this worksheet.

  1. Review the questions "What colour do you like?" (Pg. 8 & 9) and "Where do you want to go?" (Pg. 10 & 11).
    Also, review the colours and country names. I reviewed using the textbook as it was easy for the students and used up less time.

  2. Hand out the worksheet. Have the students write their name class and date. I discourage my students from writing their names in Japanese. This way I can attempt to memorize their names.

  3. With the help of the JTE or a volunteer student, I demonstrate the dialogue and then rehearse it. I also make sure to check the meaning and pronunciation of the words that might be difficult (for example: subject & snack). I request the JTE to check for understanding and if needed to briefly explain the activity in Japanese. I project the worksheet on the screen and fill in the information boxes so that the students can get a hit of what they are required to do.

  4. I then, ask students to write what they like and where they want to go in the memo table labeled '自分の情報' (I used google translate here so not entirely sure if this is correct). [Depending on the proficiency of your students, you could have them fill in the information about themselves in English. My students aren't proficient enough, so I let them write in Romaji or Japanese]. I allot about 5 minutes for this but, give the students 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Once, all students are ready, I have them make pairs and interview their partners. I assign the dialogue 'A san' and 'B san' to alternating rows. (Eg.: Row 1 = A san, Row 2= B san and so on). Once this is done, students interview their partners using the dialogue and write memos in the worksheet. I give 2 minutes for the interview (1 minute each for 'A san' and 'B san') after which, I allow the students to walk freely in the classroom and interview anyone they'd like including the JTE and ALT. I give them 10 to 15 minutes for this. It usually ends within 10 minutes.

  6. When the time is up and all the students have returned to their seats and if there is time remaining, I ask for volunteers to interview me (ALT) or the JTE.

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