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1.1.1: Drills and Exercises

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    Listen to the audio. Following the first two model exchanges, respond to each cue.

    A. Cue: Kaimasu ka? Are you going to buy it?

    Response: Hai, asoko de kaimasu. Yes, I’m going to buy it over there.

    Cue: Arimasu ka? Do they have it?

    Response: Hai asoko ni arimasu. Yes, they have it over there.

    B. Cue: Hayashi-san wa imasu kedo, senpai wa? Mr. Hayashi is here but how about senpai?

    Response: Senpai mo irasshaimasu yo. Senpai is here too!

    Cue: Hayashi-san wa mimasu kedo senpai wa? Mr. Hayashi watches it but how about senpai?

    Response: Senpai mo goran ni narimasu yo. Senpai will see it, too!

    C. Say it in Japanese. You’ve been asked where everyone is.

    1. They are at the entrance of the park. Look!

    2. What? Aren’t they at the entrance of the department store?

    3. The students are here, but the teachers are over there.

    4. They are in the bakery at that entrance of the mall.

    5. The senpai is in the library of the university, but I wonder where Ms. Hayashi is.

    You’ve been asked where your group should eat lunch.

    6. Let’s eat here because it’s raining.

    7. Let’s buy obento in this store because they are really good.

    8. Let’s eat in the mall because it’s convenient.

    9. Let’s eat in the park because it’s a beautiful day.

    10. Let’s eat in the ramen shop over there because it’s very famous.

    D. Act in Japanese.

    1. You’ve just met a professor at a conference. Find out where her university is.

    2. A stranger has mistaken an exit for an entrance. Warn him that it is the exit. The entrance is over there.

    3. At a restaurant, ask a senpai what she is going to eat.

    4. You’ve had no luck finding a bag you like in this store. Tell Ms. Honda that you will buy one at the department store.

    5. There is a big party at Ms. Hayashi’s house tomorrow. Invite a senpai.

    This page titled 1.1.1: Drills and Exercises is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Emiko Konomi (Portland State University Library) .

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