Class theme/topics discussed:
-Game: Making sentences of complains
-Model Dialogue: listening to the model dialogue and filling in the blank
-Role Play: Customer and Server in the restaurant
-Discussion: Student’s experience in the restaurant
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted to meet students’ need that they want to learn daily Japanese conversation. Since this topic generates a chance to talk with negative expressions, students could review many kinds of polite negative and excuse expressions.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handout, pair work, general discussion
How did students react?
Some students already forgot some words and phrases about negative expressions, but they remembered soon through the warm up activities. They seemed to enjoy complaining.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, all of them engaged in conversation so much!
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It motivates students to learn Japanese and also generates lots of chances to learn negative expressions in the classroom.