Topic 2 Unit 2 Expand!

Manga cafe

Manga cafes (まんが喫茶, manga kissa, short for manga kissaten) are establishments where visitors can read from an extensive library of manga (Japanese comics). They also provide computers with internet access, making them synonymous with internet cafes. Furthermore, manga kissa have become a popular low budget accommodation option as many of them are open 24 hours and offer amenities such as showers and free drinks for as little as 1500 yen per night. Some manga kissa offer women-only sections.

Manga kissa can be found in most cities across Japan. Many are located in side streets close to train stations. Big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka have a large number of such establishments. However, without Japanese reading skills it can be difficult to identify a manga kissa as many do not have English signs and they are not usually located at street level, but on a higher floor in a multi-storey building.

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Topic 1 Unit 2 Introducing Yourself & Your Family

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By the end of this unit, you will:

  • enhance your understanding of how Japanese people introduce themselves officially,
  • be able to introduce yourself and your family, and
  • be able to refer to family members in Japanese appropriately.

Contents

  1. Expand!
  2. Vocabulary
  3. Kanji
  4. Introducing yourself
  5. Asking and Answering Questions
  6. Numbers and Age
  7. Family Chart
  8. Introducing your family

Describing a Period of Time

In this lesson, we will:

  • revise basic verbs and nouns needed to describe your daily routine,
  • practice talking about our daily routines using time phrases
  • describe a period of time using 〜から and 〜まで, and
  • produce a recount of our daily routines.

Verbs: Board Game

 

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Vocabulary Revision

Click here to access vocabulary for Unit 6.

Talking about Daily Routines

Graphic Representation of Grammatical Structure
Comparison with English, Chinese and Korean

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〜から 〜まで

(from ~ to ~ / 从~到~ / ~부터~까지)

〜から is a particle which means ‘from’.

六時からべんきょうします。

〜まで is a particle used to mean ‘until’.

八時までべんきょうします。

You may also combine the two sentences:

六時から八時までべんきょうします。

These particles can be used with time and place and are used instead of the usual time/place marker に.

からがっこうまで行きます。

 

Practice:

In pairs, ask each other from and until what time they engage in the following activities.

For example:

A: ゆみさん何時から何時まであさごはんを食べますか。

B: 私ごぜん七時から七時半まであさごはんを食べます。

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Application

Choose on of the following methods to illustrate your daily routine with visual/audio and in writing. See examples.

  • Daily Routine Scheduler
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  • Manga
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  • Infographic Poster
  • Presentation

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  • Video

Explore Adobe Spark to create a video like the following:

  • Song

  • Letter
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Indicating Time of Action (に)

Using Intransitive Verbs (Vi)

Remember that intransitive verbs are those that DO NOT take objects, such as:

  • おきます
  • かえります
  • ねます

Hence, when talking about daily routines using intransitive verbs, simply use the time phrase before the verb.

(TOPIC)TIME PHRASE VERB。

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For example:

A: 何時におきますか。

B: 六時におきます。

Using Transitive Verbs (Vt)

Transitive verbs need an object to complete the action.

  • ごはんたべます。
  • しんぶんよみます。
  • テニスします。

Use the complete sentence after the time phrase to indicate when you do the action.

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A: (まみさんは)何時にあさごはんをたべますか。

B: (私は)ごぜん六時にあさごはんを食べます。

 

To revise Intransitive (Vi) and Transitive (Vt) Verbs, click here.

 

Let’s talk about our daily routine

1. Translate the following to Japanese, then organise the two sentences in a graphic organiser.

  • I wake up at 6:00 am.
  • I eat breakfast at 6:10 am.
  • I brush my teeth at 6:30 am.

2. Now talk about your own daily routines in chronological order. Use the following phrases to help you.

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Verbs to describe daily activities

 

Group 1

Dictionary Meaning Polite Positive Present Polite Negative Present Polite Positive Past Polite Negative Past
あらう To wash
かう To buy
あう To meet
かえる To return (home)
はいる To enter/ to have a bath
はしる To run
よむ To read
ひく To play (an instrument)
あるく To walk
みがく To brush (teeth)
まつ To wait
つくる To make
しぬ To die
およぐ To swim
のむ To drink
あそぶ To play
かく To write/draw
きく To hear/listen/ask
はなす To speak/talk
行く To go
ぬぐ To take clothes off

 

 

Group 2

Dictionary Meaning Polite Positive Present Polite Negative Present Polite Positive Past Polite Negative Past
おきる To get up        
見る To see/look/watch        
食べる To eat        
ねる To sleep        
あびる To take a shower        
でかける To go out        
きる To wear        

 

Group 3

Dictionary Meaning Polite Positive Present Polite Negative Present Polite Positive Past Polite Negative Past
する To do        
くる To come        
さんぽする To go for a walk        
りょうり
(を)する
To cook        
かいもの(を)する To shop/go shopping        
べんきょう(を)する To study        
そうじ
(を)する
To clean up