In Japan, one of the biggest problems is that Japanese has one extra one. They have the word ‘man/万’, which represents 10,000. This can make it quite confusing for learners, as a lot of them them tend to want to use this number.
Overview: Students practise counting potatoes until the music stops. Person on top is out. This is a quick and fun activity for practicing numbers and making plural words.
Overview: Students practice buying and selling items.
Set up: Students are in groups of about 4. Each group will decide what kind of shop they’ll make and write a list of 5 items they have for sale and the price.
Goals: Students test each other’s spelling
Preparation: Scrap of paper each, poker chips, vocab list
Goals: Practice numbers, introduce the comparatives ‘older’ and ‘younger’
Goals: Practice a set phrase and some low level numbers
Goals: Warm up activity to make teams while asking each other questions.