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SUBMITTED BY: Ashlea Miyauchi

 

EDITED BY: まだ

GRAMMAR: 'Must' Helping Verb

EXAMPLE: You must take the test.

DATE ADDED: Nov 25, 2009

 

    Large Classes (16-39 Students)Ó

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15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE:   Students identify which sentences describe American or Japanese schools.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • SchoolDifferences worksheet
  • Pictures (optional and not included) - school cafeteria, lockers, a foreign language classroom, sports events, etc.

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. Explain how a Venn Diagram works (see attachment) - one side is Japan and the other USA (or your home country), the overlap is both, and the outside box is neither.
  2. Working together, identify the first one or two sentences as Japan/America/Both/Neither.
  3. Give students 5-7 minutes to read and guess the sentences.
  4. Check answers together, explaining with pictures and other information about your home country's school system.

  

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • This activity was designed for students who had learned "have to" and "don't have to." For a class which has already covered "must" and "mustn't," replace some of the grammar on the worksheet.

 

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • The concept that "You don't have to take tests" is NEITHER Japan nor USA is tricky. (double negative). So, ask them "In Japan, you don't have to take tests?" - "No!" - "In America, you don't have to take tests?" - "No!" - "Then, the answer is neither."


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