1.4.1: Drills and Exercises

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A. Cue: Renshuu-shimasu ka. Will you practice?

Response: Ee, chotto renshuu-shimasen ka. Yes, why don’t we practice a little?

Cue: Kaimasu ka. Will you buy it?

Response: Ee, chotto kaimasenka. Yes, why don’t we buy a little?

B. Cue: Yasumimashita ne. You were absent, right?

Response: Kinou wa yasumimashita kedo, ototoi wa yasumimasen deshita. I was absent yesterday, but I wasn’t the day before yesterday

Cue: Ikimashita ne. You went, right?

Response: Kinou wa ikimashita kedo, ototoi wa ikimasen deshita. I went yesterday, but I didn’t the day before yesterday.

C. Say it in Japanese.

1. I’ll study.

2. Why don’t we talk tomorrow?

3. I emailed you yesterday. Didn’t you read it?

4. I don’t know, but why don’t we go out?

5. I’ll just take a break, but how about you, Mr. Yamada?

D. Act in Japanese.

1. You’ve just finished writing a report. Announce that it’s done.

2. You have just given an intern some instructions. Check if he understood.

3. As you part, let Ms. Honda know that you’ll email her.

4. A classmate is late in showing up. Suggest that somebody call her.

5. While driving, you see Ms. Honda walking. Offer her a ride.

6. Ms. Honda is looking for something. Ask if she didn’t buy it yesterday

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