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Because Natto 

SUBMITTED BY: Patrick Bickford

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Five-Minute Activities


GRAMMAR: Subordinate Conjunctions - because

EXAMPLE: ...because I want to eat it.

DATE ADDED: July 29, 29.009


15-30 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students take turns asking each other why they have various things in certain locations.



  • A bag (optional)



  1. Choose a genki student who is willing to play along and ask for their bag, or bring a bag of your own. Empty the contents of the bag and ask about one of the items in the bag: "Why do you have a book in your bag?" The student must answer, "Because...".
  2. Then, split the class into groups of 4-6 students and have them take turns asking each other why they have certain things in certain locations: "Why do you have a pencil in your pencil case?"



  • If you want to practice writing, after you finish with the activity, have the students open their notebooks and practice writing their various responses IN FULL SENTENCES: I have a math book in my bag because I am going to study math.



  • If you think the class is shy, use the JTE for the first example: "Why do you have natto in your bag?" The JTE should srespond with something like, "Because I want to eat it."




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