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1.4.1: Drills and Exercises

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

    Cue: おみやげ、買 か いましたか。 Did you buy souvenirs?

    Response: 友達 ともだち は買 か いましたけど、 私 わたし は買 か いませんでした。 My friend bought some, but I didn’t buy any.

    Cue: パワーポイント、使 つか いましたか。 Did you use PowerPoint?

    Response: 友達 ともだち は使 つか いましたけど、 私 わたし は使 つか いませんでした。 My friend used it, but I didn’t.

    B. Cue: 紙 かみ はこれだけですか。 Is this all the paper there is?

    Response: いえ、もう一枚 いちまい あります。 No, there’s one more sheet.

    Cue: 教科書 きょうかしょ はこれだけですか。 Is this all the textbooks there are?

    Response:いえ、もう一册 いっさつ あります。 No, there’s one more.

    C. Cue: 赤 あか いですね。 Is it red?

    Response: いえ、赤 あか くないです。 No, it’s not.

    Cue: 赤 あか ですね。 Is it red?

    Response: いえ、赤 あか じゃないです。 No, it’s not.

    D. Say it in Japanese.

    Your co-worker asked what you did last weekend. Reply:

    1. I stayed in my apartment because I had a lot of homework.

    2. I studied in the library. The senpai was there, too.

    3. I went out, but came home early.

    4. I practiced Japanese, of course, because there is a test tomorrow.

    5. I read three books. I will read one more today. I love books, so….

    Ask a co-worker for:

    6. one more sheet of blue paper

    7. two more maps in English and one more in Japanese

    8. more pencils

    9. ten obento and five bottles of water

    10. a lot more pens, pencils, etc.

    E. Act in Japanese.

    1. A friend is trying on new clothes. Mention a) how cute they are, b) how cool he looks, c) how amazing he looks.

    2. Ask a clerk if this is the only a) red one, b) blue one, c) one in black and white.

    3. You’ve been asked to deliver the following items. Confirm how many of them are needed. a) pencils, b) onigiri, c) bottles of water, d) the new textbooks, e) umbrellas, d) chairs, f) maps of Tokyo, g) slices of bread, h) Danish

    4. Ask a classmate what her favorite color is.

    5. You and a friend have been debating over an issue, and the friend finally admits you are right. Respond.

    This page titled 1.4.1: 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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