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Go: JHS GrammarWeather in Doko-Doko

 

SUBMITTED BY: Lisa Hansen


EDITED BY: まだ

GRAMMAR: NH's Listening+ 4 (book 2)

EXAMPLE: How's the weather in Canada?

DATE ADDED: 07-26-10

 

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Brief Outline: This game will help the students ask and answer questions about the weather in some major cities around the world.

 

Materials Needed:

  • WeatherInDokoDoko worksheets: You will need to make copies of Worksheet A for half the class and Worksheet B for the other half.

 

Detailed Explanation:

  1. Put students into pairs. I have usually given Worksheet B to the boys and Worksheet A to the girls to encourage mixing of genders. Write target sentence on the board: "How's the weather in...?" or "What's the weather like in...?" Then, show them how to answer the question: "It's..." Practice with the students. Practice saying each place as well, since some of them are quite long and the pronunciation is different than the katakana English they are familiar with. Most Japanese children cannot recognize what "Australia" is because it sounds so different from "O-su-to-re-ri-a".
  2. If you are studying temperature (hot, warm, cool, cold, degrees, etc) you can also incorporate that into the exercise: "What's the temperature like in...?" "It's cold. It's 0 degrees."

 

Teaching Suggestions:

  • Definitely go over the pronunciation of each place. Also, make sure to teach "sunny and cloudy" or "sunny with clouds" as there are a couple of those places. If you are using one of those superfast photocopiers that makes unclear copies of pictures, enlarge the weather pictures on the sheet a little and check the copies before you hand them out.

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