- QUESTIONS and KA
Japanese grammar worksheets, lesson plans, games and useful links for asking questions - doko, dare, itsu, nani, doushite, naze, kadouka, どこ、だれ、いつ、なに、どうして、なぜ- embedded questions, ka - something, someone, somewhere, sometime, なんか、だれか、どこか、いつか. かどうか、
Flashcards in romaji and hiragana of common question words: dare, doko, itsu, ikura, nani, nande, doushite.
Games in class
Dicey Questions One Stop English - R Hewin
Elicit question words from the class (e.g. なに、いつ、どこ、どのぐらい、etc) Show the dice to the class to elicit what it is, and how many sides it has. Assign number 1 to なに , 2 to いつ etc, until each question word relates to a number on the dice. Demonstrate by rolling the dice and asking a question to the class - the number indicates which question word to use... e.g. a roll of 1, means a なに question - e.g. お母さんのなまえはなんですか。 Do a few more examples to make sure everyone has the idea, then let students continue in their pairs / threes!
Mechakucha L Ford
Ss stand or sit in a square (approximately four students on each side) with one Ss standing in the middle. Tell all Ss to close their eyes. Tt tags a few of the Ss. Ss in the middle asks questions randomly around the circle. Eg. 「お名前は何ですか。」 The Ss that weren’t tagged answer the questions accordingly. Eg.「僕はジョンです。」 The Ss that were tagged say めちゃくちゃ. All the Ss from one side of the square must change sides to another side of the square before and the person in the middle takes their position in the square. The student left standing becomes the new student in the middle. Continue until all Ss have been in the middle.
Question Swap www.onestopenglish.com R Hargreaves
Give out strips of paper, one for each student. Then name a topic, e.g.ゆめ、おかね etc., and ask students to write a question related to the topic on the piece of paper. Give a short amount of time to do this. Next, students stand up and move around asking their questions. When a pair have asked each other their questions, they swap questions, and move off to ask that question to a new partner, then swap again and so on. Set a time limit, or just let it run.. If you want to 'spice' it up a bit, you can run two or more topics at a time. Students often notice grammar errors in others' questions, and correct them.
Roaming Q&A A Suzuki
Ss write on an A4 piece of paper a question in the target language. Pin the questions around the room. Ss then roam around the room and write their answers to the questions on the paper. Ss then retrieve their original question and summarise the answers to the class.
Question word posters
A range of question words (both formal and informal Japanese). Ideal for posting up around the classroom. Includes a picture, English and hiragana: だれ、どなた、いつ、どこ、どちら、なに、なん、何、なぜ、どうして、なんで、どう、どちら、いくら、いくつ、どうやって.
Basic Japanese grammar explained including sentence structure (topic wa), word order (SOV), making questions, creating negative sentences.
Question time PowerPoint
PowerPoint introducing question basics including: What's your name? How old are you? How are you? What are your hobbies? Where do you live? How many people are there in your family? What's your phone number? Where are you from? When's your birthday? Do you have any pets? Do you like ~? What is this?
Donated by M. Rose.
Questions words and ka
PowerPoint introduces the grammar point of combining a question word with ka creating 'some' eg something, someone, somewhere etc.
Donated by J Ware.
Kadouka - embedded questions
Worksheet introducing embedded questions using ka and kadouka.
Donated by F Keyanonda
Something, where, one, time - Ka