What Do You Think Of English

Students translate the adjectives into Japanese then ask each other their opinions.

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March 23, 2019

Inspired: What do you think

Estimated time: 20-30 min

Archived from Englipedia.
Originally submitted by Stanley Dennis on Sep 26, 2013.

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  • Hand out the worksheet and have students write their name. (They always forget.)
  • Review adjectives on the left side and have the students translate them one by one as a whole group. (This means just speaking to or asking the entire class.)
  • Review the example sentence, "I think that Domo-kun is happy." and check the meaning. Ask the students, "What is happy?" and see what they think. Be sure to have them answer in the proper format of "I think (that) xxxx is..."
  • Ask the students to write their own sentences for the adjectives on the left side of the page. Remember to tell them that anything is ok and that the order doesn't matter. They sometimes cannot think of a response and will just sit there instead. They should move on to the next one.
  • After about 10min or so, I check a few responses. For my classes, 2 boys and 2 girls is a decent check. If you have a smaller class, it may be more fun to hear some of everyone's sentences. If there is time, move onto the bottom part of the worksheet. Ask the students, "What do you think of xxx?" and write their answers (third person) on the board as it is demonstrated on the worksheet.
  • After a few examples, have the students ask two of their friends any "What do you think" question. They will follow up by writing their friends answer in the spaces provided. Collect and correct the sheets.

VARIATIONS:

  • If you have a higher level class (or just don't like my adjective choices), you can always substitute. It is also possible to make your students find synonyms for the adjectives provided in order to boost their research abilities.

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