Expand: School Rules

こうそく(校則) School Regulations

How well do you know your own school rules?
Draw up the following table, and in pairs, write your school rules that you know of in 2 minutes!

Australia (Your School) Japan


Now, watch the following video to find out the general school rules of Japanese high schools, and fill in the table. 


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Ordering at a Japanese Restaurant

Watch the following video and pay attention to the expression used by the staff and the customer.

Let’s learn how to order!


Here is a dialogue scaffold.

In pairs or groups of three, role-play a restaurant scene.



  • いらっしゃいませ。(Welcome!)
  • 何にしますか。(What would you like?)
  • かしこまりました。
    (=わかりました。Polite form meaning “Okay/Certainly/I understand.”)
  • しょうしょうおまちください。
    (=ちょっとまってください。Polite form meaning “Please wait a moment.”)