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代名詞  (だいめいし)


FUN FACT: "At 45 letters, 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis', which refers to a lung disease, is often considered the longest word in English."

...this page is also related to Demonstrative Pronouns / Present Tense Verbs (plural) / Possessives




  • 1ST PERSON: (SING: I, my, me, mine) (PLUR: we, our, us, ours)
  • 2ND PERSON: (SING: you, your, yours) (PLUR: you, your, yours)
  • 3RD PERSON: (SING: he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its) (PLUR: they, their, them, theirs)




10 Questions: While asking yes/no questions, students must guess who you are within 10 questions.


Bimyo Photos (3rd person, singular): Parts of pictures are shown to students and they try must form questions in order to guess at the complete pictures.


Bingo Interview: Who/He/She: Students interview each other using "Who is he/she?" questions.

Character Design: Students choose character qualities and draw a character.  They describe the character to the class. 


Daimeishi Relay (all of them): Daimeishi means pronoun. Groups race to place their pronoun cards in the correct place on their invisible grid located on the chalkboard.


Double D (it): Double D stands for 'Devastating Demonstratives'. Students draw pictures based upon a secret demonstrative pronoun sentences and post them around the class The name of this activity contains the word 'devastating' because if you're like me, you find it difficult just to draw a stick figure.


Gap It: This is a pair work, information gap activity to practice "What is this?" and the difference between "It's a ~ ." and "It's ~ ."


Hands of Who: Students draw, cut out and color their hands on piece of paper. Finally, they write three about themselves.


Hands Up (various): Students play Karuta while practicing pronouns.


He/She Guessing (3rd person): Students guess who their partner is by asking simple yes/no questions.

I Am GameKids in the class think of other classmates who they know and then write down certain characteristics of them. Then, they stand up at the front of class and see if their classmates can guess who they are talking about.

Introducing Characters: Students mingle and exchange character cards whilst introducing the characters to their friends. The aim is to try to find out the relationship of as many characters as possible within 8 minutes.


Is This Real?: This is a 'guess what' game where students practice the grammar and have fun playing Janken.


Know Your Friend (3rd person): Students show off their artistic skill and practice speaking.


Let's Sign: Students present a mini-speech to their partner and play Janken to hopefully receive a signature.


Magic Box:Students are chosen to come up to the front and pull objects out of the 'magic box.' Once they have hold of an object, but without pulling it out, the ALT will ask 'What is it?' to which the student replies. 


My Crazy Family (3rd person): This information gap activity is fairly self-explanatory. Students work in pairs to complete the worksheet. This activity also includes 3rd person pronouns but can easily be removed from the activity.


Native Language (3rd person): This is a jazz chant to the melody of Frere Jacques. The melody is catchy and known among Japanese students so it is a good and short activity to introduce or review the third-person verb tense.


PPT Pronoun: 'PPT' stands for PowerPoint Teaching. Removing squares one-by-one from pictures via powerpoint, students try to guess what occupation/hobby the person in the picture is.


Punky Pronouns:Utilize punk music in the classroom to consolidate a working knowledge of pronouns and the can + (verb) grammar.


Read and Run: Students will run around the room to find hidden cards, read and remember the cards, then return to their desks to write sentences.

Speaking Test Grade 1: This is a speaking test that reviews Grade 1's Unit1-2.

This is a Tangram: Students make Tangram pictures and then guess and write what their friends Tangram's are.
Three Hints Food Quiz (wrksht only) - A fun, food themed three hints quiz.  Great questions for beginners warmup or game.

Triple D : Because the original title of this activity was too long, I shortened the name from 'Demonstrative Daimeishi Dice' to 'Triple D'. Daimeishi is Japanese for pronoun. In this simple, fun yet educational dice game, students learn to string multiple sentences together using demonstrative pronouns alongside third person pronouns.
Verbs (3rd person): Students learn how to read their teachers’ names in English and practice using verb plurals.
Who Is Celeb: In groups students write the description of a famous person/character and the class has to guess who it is.
Who is Character 1 / 2: Students see a small part of a character (a piece of clothing or body part). They guess which character the clothing/body part belongs to.
Who Is Famous: A simple but fun reading and writing worksheet that practices the 'who' question and using famous caricatures.
Who Is This: Students draw a picture of their classmate/teacher and ask their friends, "Who is this?"

Who's This Woman?: Students create character names and ask their friends 'Who~' questions.  This worksheet helps students practice pronouns and the question word, 'Who'.  

Who Is Your Classmate: Students fill out a worksheet about themselves, and then do an activity where they try to guess who their friends are based upon the hints they wrote on their worksheets.
Who Is Your Favorite....?:  A quick pair work activity to practice question beginning with who.





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