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We call it in America VS Japan 



DATE ADDED: Jul 16, 2015


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15-25 min.




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BRIEF OUTLINECompare names of the same popular characters in Japan and in America.





  1. Review the language, "We call it ________" 
  2.  Introduce a gender ambiguous card to the students and have them say the phrase "We call it _______".
    Then respond with, "In America, we call it _______"
  3. Introduce the characters repeating this form but adding "him" and "her" when necessary.
    After the characters are introduced, ask one student per character to write the name of the character in romaji under the American name. 
  4. Pass out the worksheet and have the students fill the answers with three that they choose.
    Students who finish early can start drawing a picture of one of the characters.
  5. When they're finish ask students to, either, volunteer to give a short speech to the class "In Japan,_____ and In America_____" or put the students in groups of 4 and have them all give a short speech to each other.



  • If there's time, have the students draw pictures and then hand the paper into you to check.



  • I tried introducing the characters to the students having them all shout out the answers but I couldn't hear anything and students who didn't know still didn't know. So, I recommend having a student raise his/her hand and answer and then another student write it on the board. 

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