Japanese Grammar Worksheets -
KOTO GA ARIMASU
Japanese grammar worksheets, lesson plans, PowerPoints, games and useful links for expressing experiences - koto ga arimasu, ことがあります.
Games in class
Circle - Have you ever S Wagner
Give everyone a slip of paper and ask them to write a sentence about something unusual or interesting that they did. Have them use the simple past tense. For example, they might write カンガルーを食べました。 Make sure they don't write their names on the paper. Take the slips of paper and pass them out to different people. In a circle, have one person start by asking their neighbor, 「カンガルーを食べたことがありますか。」 If the second person says no, they pass the paper to him/her and that person asks their neighbor the same question. Go around the circle until you find the person who says 「はい、食べたことがあらます。」 You can make it somewhat shorter by having one person guess whose paper it is, and asking them only. If they don't find the person in three guesses, they have to ask whose it is. Then go on to the next person.
Fruit basket - Have you ever Adapted from www.eslcafe.com
Get all the students sitting on chairs in a circle then stand in the center and say: "Swap chairs if 日本に行ったことがあります。 or ごはんを食べたことがあります。If the students have 'been to Japan' (or whatever) they MUST swap chairs with another student who has also stood up. The first time they do this - stay where you are. The second time - quickly sit down in one of the free chairs - this of course leaves one student standing in the middle and now it’s their turn. As they play, the students will realize that the more general their sentence is the better, because more students will move. If only one student stands then they swap with the speaker, if no students stand the speaker just makes another sentence. After several tries you can move up a gear by making new rules such as: you can't swap with anyone immediately to your left/right, who has the same colour t-shirt, etc, which contributes to the chaos.
Bingo - Have you ever?
Ss practise asking 'koto ga arimasu ka' by asking their classmates if they have ever done the activities on the bingo card. If they have, then the Ss writes their name on the line. When a Ss finds four people in a row they yell out 'Bingo'.
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Mingle Have you ever CARDS Set 1
Mingle Have you ever CARDS Set 2
Speaking practise - Have you ever