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Situation: You are driving down a street in Japan, on your way to a temple in Osaka, when your car suddenly starts making funny noises. You pull over to realise you have a flat tyre! After waiting for what seems like hours, an elderly man has stopped to see if you need a hand. He doesn t speak any English but you speak a little Japanese and have a dictionary handy. You need to make your way to the temple, so you must decide the best thing to ask the man. What you need to do: - You will need to construct a role play, in Japanese. This should be written down in your journal. One person will be the stranded (foreigner) and the other will play the (old man). The role play should go for 3 -5 minutes and should incorporate the grammar structures you have learnt so far. You can use your dictionary to write down any important words and your workbook for any important grammar structures. will assess your finished work when you have completed this task.

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S ation: You have just arrive in Japan and have caught the train from the airport. However, you think you have got on the wrong train!! You are too shy to ask someone where the train is going, so listen to the dialogue between two (Japanese people) and see if you re on the right train. What you need to do: Listen to the CD (labelled CD #1), track 1, and answer the questions related to the dialogue in your journal. You might like to write down any important words or phrases you hear from the CD.
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Situation: You have finally booked your trip to Japan today to stay with a host family, the Yamadas. You have never met them but have a million questions you would like to ask and decide to write an email asking them certain things about their life What you need to do: Using the email template on the next page, write an email to your host family, asking them various questions about them, in Japanese. You may wish to ask them things such as: What the weather will be like when you arrive What their house is like What your host family do for a living and for fun What they recommend to do when you arrive in Japan

Your email should be a page long and should use the correct letter-writing style.

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Situation: You, your best friend and your host family have been sightseeing around Hiroshima for most of the day and completely missed lunch. You are all starving and stop in at a local pizza place for dinner. Using the menu they have given you, you need t o order your main meal for both you and your best friend (who does not speak any Japanese). You will only need to choose one item each, as your host family will order entrees to share. What you need to do: Using the authentic pizza/pasta menu, you will nee d to decide which meal you would like to order and also which meal your best friend would like. You will need to read some so you may refer to your chart. You will need to write out a rough draft of what you want to say, in Japanese, that you would li ke to ask when the waiter/waitress is ready for your order. You can do this in your journal and can be called upon for any help.

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Situation: During your first week of staying with your host family in Japan, you decide to look around the house and stumble into your host sister s room, Michiko. She has gone to the library to study and has left her diary open. You decide to read what activities she has planned.

What you need to do: Read the passage that Michiko has written in her diary and fill in the chart, in your journal. You may do this alone or in pairs but each student must complete their own chart, detailing what Michiko has planned. : minutes

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Situation: Whilst bragging to a friend of yours about your trip to Japan soon, your friend started talking about all the crazy weather that occurs in Japan. You suddenly freak out and decide to check the internet on what kind of natural phenomena occur there. What you need to do: Read the passage and discuss with a friend about the weather patterns that occur in Japan, compared to those that occur in Australia. Research the natural phenomena thatoccur in Australia and write any similarities or differences between the two in your journal. Show when you have finished.

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Situation: On the last day of your stay in Japan, you realise you still haven t bought any souvenirs for your friends and family back home! You have 1 hour before your plane departs from theairport so you decide to quickly buy some things from Mt Fuji, the big department store in the airport gift shop. You must be quick, but you have no idea where to buy the items you need so you ask a sales person.
What you need to do: You will need to construct a Japanese role play asking for help in the gift store, in pairs. This should be written in your journal. One person will be the salesperson and the other person will be the tourist. You will have to ask which floor the various items are on and roughly how much they will cost. Remember, you only have one hour so you will need to be short but courteous. will watch you perform when you have finished. *N.B Ground floor in Japanese is considered the first floor ( second floor ( ), second floor is

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Situation: During your stay in Japan, your host sister, Michiko, decides to take you to her high school English class and introduce you to her class. While some students have limited English skills, most of them won t understand you, so you decide to introduce yourse to the class in Japanese. lf

What you need to do: Write a self introduction for Michiko s class. You should write briefly about yourself and about the various things you have done so far on your holiday in Japan, as well as what you do back in Australia. You can compare the weather and activities around this time of year, as well as talk about your host family and your family back home. The self introduction should be completed in your journal. You might like to practise reading it out loud to a friend when you are done.

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Situation: It is your last day in Japan and you decide to write a letter to your host family, thanking them for the time they have spent with you and all the amazing things you have done with them. What you need to do: You need to a write a detailed letter to give to your host family, which you can write in your journal. You will need to talk about all the things you have done and seen while you have been in Japan, as well as the places you have been to. You won t need to write a separate letter for each family member, but you may choose to write something specifically for each of them. You should use all grammar structures that you have learnt throughout the topic, as well as the appropriate style of Japanese letter writing. You should use the entire lesson to write the letter, as it should be between 1-1.5 pages. *N.B. to from

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Situation: Whilst staying with your home-stay family in Hiroshima, you overhear one of your family members organising a stay in a hotel. They are talking on speakerphone and you manage to hear the entire conversation. You decide to write down some of the information to ask about at dinner tonight.

What you need to do: Listen to the CD (labelled CD #1), track 2, and answer the questions related to the dialogue in your journal, based on the chart below. You might like to writ down any important e words or phrases you hear from the CD. Hotel name Cost Dates of stay Other information

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