Talking about zodiac animals

Jblog textbook 1 Ch 4

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Talking about zodiac animals

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  1. Talking about zodiac animals

    Slide 1 - Talking about zodiac animals

    • Flipped classroom support for JBlog textbook 1 page 47-48
  2. The 十二し

    Slide 2 - The 十二し

    • JBlog 1 Page 47-48
  3. What is your zodiac?

    Slide 3 - What is your zodiac?

    • Asking and answering this question.
    • Page 47 Jblog textbook
    • Listen to the sound file to hear how this question sounds.
  4. Mnemonic devicesCan you think of some mnemonic devices that will help you remember this new vocabulary?

    Slide 4 - Mnemonic devicesCan you think of some mnemonic devices that will help you remember this new vocabulary?

    • Mnemonic devices by shape
    • ひつじ : has curly letters like the wool of a sheep
    • さる : has a curly tail like a monkey
    • いのしし : the only word with 4 letters, boar has 4 letters too
    • たつ : the tsu looks like the shape of the flames blown by a dragon
    • Mnemonic devices by sound
    • へび : a snake is heavy (hebi)
    • とら : raaa for the sound of a tiger
    • ねずみ : mi for mice (rat)
    • うま : my mama likes horses
    • うし : shi for “she” – female cows produce milk
  5. Listening drill 1green levelchallenge

    Slide 5 - Listening drill 1green levelchallenge

    • Let’s see if we can put this new learning into a real context. Listen to the Japanese native speakers, and write down in English the zodiac animal for each speaker. Pause the sound file if you need to.
    • Each text will be read twice.
    • There will be 6 questions.
    • The answers will appear on the next slide.
    • This is a green challenge.
  6. Listening drill 1green levelanswers

    Slide 6 - Listening drill 1green levelanswers

    • 1. cow/ox
    • 2.snake
    • 3.tiger
    • 4.wild boar/pig
    • 5.monkey
    • 6.rat
  7. じょうだん(Joke)

    Slide 7 - じょうだん(Joke)

    • Why can a Japanese weight lifter carry one snake and three snakes, but not two?
  8. じょうだん(Joke)

    Slide 8 - じょうだん(Joke)

    • Because they are two hebi…
    • (too heavy – get it!)
  9. Listening drill 2green levelchallenge

    Slide 9 - Listening drill 2green levelchallenge

    • Let’s do a second drill to see if you can improve. Remember to think about the mnemonic devices that can help you remember the word.
    • Listen to the Japanese native speakers, and write down in English the zodiac animal for each speaker. Pause the sound file if you need to.
    • Each text will be read twice.
    • There will be 6 questions.
    • The answers will appear on the next slide.
    • This is a green challenge.
  10. Listening drill 2green levelanswers

    Slide 10 - Listening drill 2green levelanswers

    • 1. rabbit
    • 2.horse
    • 3.chicken/rooster
    • 4.dragon
    • 5.dog
    • 6.sheep
  11. Listening drill 3

    Slide 11 - Listening drill 3

    • How did you go with Listening drill 1 & 2? If you found it challenging, go back and listen to the sound file again, now that you know what information is coming.
    • Once you feel comfortable with drill 1 & 2, you are ready for the next challenge. This task is more challenging as you need to select the relevant information from amongst other extra material.
    • The blue level challenge is to listen to the Japanese native speakers, and try to elicit the following information from the text you hear :
    • Zodiac animal
    • The black level challenge is to elicit ALL the information provided in the text!
    • Pause the sound file if you need to.
    • The answers will appear on the next slide.
  12. Listening drill 3 Blue level answers

    Slide 12 - Listening drill 3 Blue level answers

    • Text a) snake
    • Text b) monkey
    • Text c) wild boar
  13. Listening drill 3 Black level answers

    Slide 13 - Listening drill 3 Black level answers

    • Text a)
    • Zodiac : snake; name : Mika; age : 13 years
    • Text b)
    • Zodiac : monkey; name : Satoshi; Birthday : May 5th
    • Text c)
    • Zodiac : wild boar; name : Hiroshi; age : 15 years; family : 4 members, parents & older brother