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道案内 (みちあんない)


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NOTE: Throughout the JHS textbooks, various Direction words and/or phrases are taught. They don't teach any new grammar, so I built this page in hopes to corral them all into one easy accessible webpage. We'll see how this goes. This page will most likely keep getting tweeked to fine tune it to better meet your needs. If you have any comments, suggestions and/or complaints write them below.


I’m looking for Midori Station.

Directions Race: Students read directions to their groups hoping to be the first group across the finish line. 

Midori Station: 
o for the Midori Station activity. Followed by a map activity.

 2012: Which bus goes to City Hall?

(Also, try Which or Howpages)


Crazy Bus: Students create their own dialogue using the Crazy Bus map and worksheet.



 2012: Could you tell me how to get to Ueda? Also, try Polite Language)

Dice Station: A group game where students take turns calling out stations and giving directions while trying to win points.


How to Get Around School: This lesson should be used as a review activity AFTER the students already know how to ask and express directions.


How to Get to: Students work in pairs and ask/answer questions to various destinations.


Subway Race: Students ride the subways while having fun practicing directions.



2006: Could you tell me the way to the post office?(Also, try Polite Language)

Bus Directions: Students work at a hotel front desk giving "customers" written directions to various sites around the city using a bus route map. (Review of New Crown 2 We're Talking 1 or New Crown 3 We're Talking 1)

How Can I Get There: Students listen to intructions and find locations on a map. This is followed by the creation of a script based on the listening activity which the students then role play.


Pirates of the Carribean Message Hunt: Students chooses a point/ place on the map and make a set of directions. Then students will interview each other and find the hidden messages.


PowerPoint Directions: Use the PowerPoint presentation to teach students how to give and recieve directions.


Puzzle Game: Get the students to act out, "Could you...?" requests. This activity doesn't practice directions, but it does practice the S+V+O+O Complement sentence pattern.


Treasure Hunt: Using a map and clue cards, students give directions, write directions, and work in groups to find the hidden treasure within a fictional city.


Ways to SF: This is a simple listening exercise for students to learn how to ask for directions and draw on the map while famous places in San Francisco are being introduced to them.


Where Am I: Students practice giving and receiving directions while playing Othello.


World Rally: Spice up that boring direction class with a little unadulterated racing goodness.





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