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GRAMMAR: Basic Infinitive Verb

EXAMPLE: I want to go to France.

DATE ADDED: Nov 13, 2012

Large Classes (16-39 Students)ÓHuge Classes (40+ Students)Ô


15-20 min.

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OUTLINE: Students find their travel partner by saying one of these target sentences: "I want to go to (country)" and "I want to see (place of interest)"




  1.  The attachment comprises 10 pages, each page containing a place of interest as well as its corresponding country it belongs to. Print out the attachment and make extra copies, depending on your class size. Cut one page into half so that each student will receive one sheet.
  2. Distribute the left side of the sheet (i.e. country) to half the class and the right side to the other half. Stress that students are not to reveal their sheet to anyone.
  3. With your HRT, explain to the students that they will use the dialogue to find their travel partner. Practise this dialogue with them so that they will know when it is their turn to speak during the dialogue. 
  4. Release them into the "wild". Instruct students to come to either you or the HRT to recite the dialogue after they find their partner. You may want to reward the first few pairs with stickers. 


  •  Modify the dialogue according to how you see fit. I had taught my students "How about you?" and "together" in an earlier lesson and hence, wanted to make use of this opportunity to help them practise what they learnt. Your students may be more comfortable with the use of other expressions.
  • You can print out a second set so that you can give students a second sheet and have them roam around again after they finish finding their first travel partner.


  • It would be a good idea to get your HRT or someone proficient in Japanese to help you write out the katakana for the places of interest. Students are unlikely to know how to pronounce most of these places.
  •  It would be good to ensure that the kids get used to saying "I want to go to/see..." before trying out this activity. Hence, this activity will serve its purpose best if it is used as a round-up, consolidation activity during the last lesson for this point.


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