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Go: JHS GrammarJust the Way You Are


SUBMITTED BY: Selena Storchenegger


EDITED BY: siguy

SITUATION: Compliments / Songs

EXAMPLE: She's so beautiful and I tell her every day.

DATE ADDED: Feb 09, 2015


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10-15 min.




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BRIEF OUTLINE: Using Bruno Mars' song, "Just the Way You Are" to introduce compliments.
If you have a full lesson then I've added extra activities.





  1. Listen twice and fill in the blanks.
  2. Go over the answers (I get students to call out)
  3. I get my JTEs to explain what the song is about. What he's complimenting her on.
  4. Listen once more to see if they can hear the lyrics



  • Change the blanks to suit any target vocab, or to change it to suit the level of your students.
    The song is high-paced so I think it is plenty challenging.



  • I start with this activity before getting into a full lesson on compliments.
    Afterwards I get them to call out adjectives/形容詞keiyoushi that they know.
    (I may help supplement them with some extra keiyoushi vocab.)
    I give them some paper, for my lower level classes there are basic example sentences for compliments.
    They make pairs and write at least 10 compliments about each other.
    I make sure to tell them that they will have a "compliment battle", so they need to out-compliment each other.
    They battle it out.
    We get volunteers or choose a pair to perform.



  • My lessons are very loosely based on the Vision Quest textbook.
    This was for Lesson 7: "It's very nice of you to say so"
    I didn't think writing thank you notes for the expression section was useful. So, focused on the compliments part of the model conversation.

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