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Go: JHS GrammarWant to Go to Saizeria


SUBMITTED BY: Charlotte Steggall

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: An adaption of Englipedia's I want to Pachinko


GRAMMAR: Infinitive Verb / Subordinate Conjunction (because)

EXAMPLE: I want to go to Saizeria because I love pizza!

DATE ADDED: Dec 06, 2010


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50 min.

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Brief Outline: Students think of reasons to complete the sentences.


Materials Needed:

  • WantToGoToSaizeria attachment
  • MarioKart characters: I played this game using Englipedia's Almost Mario Kart rules and every time a team answered a question, their team's character went one space forward on the course. This is optional but is advised for classes with low motivation.


Detailed Explanation:

  1. Hand out the worksheet and have the student match the correct reasons. NOTE: "Lala Park" is a local shopping centre in our town. Please change it to something for your students.
  2. After about five minutes, check answers as a class. 
  3. Then, make teams and have each team decide the order of the team's members.
  4. The first team members stand up. You give the start of a sentence (you can use the list from Englipedia's Want to Pachinkoif you like) and students have to come up with a reason for wanting to do that.
  5. The team with the most points/fastest Mario Kart character is the winner.



  • If the sentences in this activity were changed to "I want to ~ TO ~" instead of "BECAUSE", then it could be used for the Infinitive Verb (suru tame ni).
  • To make it more difficult, halfway through the activity you might like to give the reason and have the kids think of the "want".


Teaching Suggestions:

  • If the students don't know 'want/because' then give a brief explanation with a few examples.
  • Tell the students that sentences such as "I want to play baseball because I like baseball." or "I want to go to Mos Burger because I like Mos Burger." are not allowed. By doing this you get them to use their brains a little more. :-)
  • This was made for page 47 of Total English 2 "I want to know about the 3Rs"

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