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2.1.1: Drills and Exercises

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    A. Cue: Ima ku-ji desu ka. Is it nine o’clock?

    Response: Iya, juu-ji desu yo. No, it’s ten.

    Cue: Ima san-ji desu ka. Is it three o’clock?

    Response: Iya, yo-ji desu yo. No, it’s four.

    B. Cue: Kyou wa baito desu ka. Are you working today?

    Response: Ie, baito ja nai desu. No, I’m not.

    Cue: Kyou wa ame desu ka. Is it raining today?

    Response: Ie, ame ja nai desu. No, it isn’t.

    C. Say it in Japanese.

    You are heading out in the morning. Mrs. Yamamoto asks you if you are going to work. Reply.

    1. Yes, I’m going to the office (company). Excuse me. What time is it?

    2. No, today is my day off. I’m going shopping.

    3. No, I’m not going to work today. I’m just going out.

    4. Yes, I’m going to work (side job). I’m not returning today. I’ll be back the day after tomorrow. See you later.

    5. No, I’m just taking a little walk. It’s a beautiful day! Wont’ you come, too?

    D. Act in Japanese.

    1. Greet a neighbor in the morning. Mention how cold it is. Ask if it’s going to snow tomorrow.

    2. Ms. Honda is heading out. Check if she is going shopping. Warn her that it will rain today.

    3. You’ve been asked if it’s your day off today. Tell Ms. Yamamoto that yes, it is, but you’ll study.

    4. A supervisor is looking for Mr. Yamada. Let her know that he is absent today, but will come tomorrow.

    5. Someone has mistaken you for Mr/s. Smith. Correct him. Use hesitation noises to avoid bluntness.

    6. You’ve been invited to join a neighborhood soccer team. Find out what time practice is scheduled everyday.

    7. You found an error in the schedule. Politely point out that this is not 3:00 and should be 3:30.

    This page titled 2.1.1: Drills and Exercises is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Emiko Konomi (Portland State University Library) .

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