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SUBMITTED BY: Lindsay Upton

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Englipedia's Kidnap


GRAMMAR: Present Perfect Verb

EXAMPLE: Miki Ando has never been to Universal Studios.

DATE ADDED: Jun 28, 2010


    Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


35-50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students translate Perfect Present sentences from Japanese to English in order to solve the mystery of who kidnapped Miki Ando. 



  • KidnapV2 worksheet: One for each student



  1. After dividing the students into groups, explain the premise of the game.
  2. First, the JTE should read the first clue in Japanese to the whole class. In groups, the students should work together to translate the clue into English.
  3. When they have finished it, one student from each group will go to the ALT and read the English clue. Once the sentence is approved by the ALT, the ALT will send them to the JTE who will give them the next clue to translate.
  4. Continue until the groups have translated all the clues. NOTE: Groups should rotate who goes up to the ALT each time.
  5. The groups should try to figure out the WHO (kidnapped Miki Ando) and WHERE (she is).Those who finish first, with correct WHO and WHERE answers, win.
  6. Go over all the sentences for review/to double check their translation



  • Students seemed to have trouble differentiating between "has never been to" and "has not been to since 2001", so it is a good idea to explain that part again at the end the game.

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