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Lesson 7: Arcades
You can decorate the photos with stamps.

I can talk about what you can do at Japanese arcades.

INTRODUCE

You can show tourists the fun and colorful side of Japanese culture by introducing them to Japanese arcades.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

use the change machine  

doodle on the photos  

decorate the photos with stamps  

play rhythm games  

play crane games  

get a toy from the capsule machines  

II. Which of the arcade activities above are the most fun? Choose two.  

III. Practice reading the words.

/eɪ/

/æ/

crane

can

lake

lack

tape

tap

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use can to talk about possibilities or choices.

  • You can decorate the photos with stamps.
  • You can play rhythm games.
  • Can I put cat ears on the photo?
  • Can I get some coins?

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

After hearing that K-pop star Kim Dae Hyun is interested in purikura, Yuki convinced Daiki to go to an arcade and take purikura with her.

Yuki:

Let’s put some cat ears on you, Daiki… Oh, you look so cute! See?

Tourist:

Um, excuse me. Can you help me? I don’t understand how to use this machine.

Yuki:

Sure! I’ll show you. If you tap this, you can change your eye and hair color.  And here, you can add special effects.

Tourist:

Cool! Can I also put cat ears on my photo?

Yuki:

Yeah, you can decorate the photos with stamps. Just tap this button.

Tourist:

Oh, wow! I look like a cute tiger. Can I also write my name?

Yuki:

Yes, you can doodle on the photos with this pen.

Tourist:

All right! I understand now. Thank you so much!

TRIVIA

Did you know that the phrase game center is actually Japanese English? The correct term is arcade. Many Japanese speakers may think of shopping arcades when they hear this word. That meaning is also correct but not used as commonly.

shopping arcade
arcade

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Arrange the words in the parentheses to complete the sentences.

1.

Tutor: Can I write my name on them?
Student: Yes, (can / you / doodle) on the photos.

 

2.

Student: I don’t have any coins. (get / I / can) some change?
Tutor: Yes, you can use the change machine over there.

 

3.

Tutor: I want to make my hair blue!
Student: (change / you / can) your hair color with this button.

 

4.

Student: (play / can / I) rhythm games?
Tutor: Sure! There are two different dancing games and also a taiko drum game.

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the conversation using the words in parentheses.

Tutor:

How do I get one of those stuffed animals? They’re so cute!

Student:

(play crane games) __________. They’re the prizes.

Tutor:

Okay! Are there purikura machines here?

Student:

Yeah, they’re in the back.

Tutor:

Can I write messages on the photos?

Student:

Yeah, (doodle on the photos) __________.

Tutor:

Awesome! Oh, wait. I only have a 1,000-yen bill.

Student:

(use the change machine) __________. It’s over there.

Tutor:

Ah, I see it. Okay. Thank you!

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

Your foreign friend is very excited to visit Japan. He/She wants to know what activities you can do for fun.


Tell him/her about arcades.

Today's grammar tip

  • can

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

PURIKURA

2

ARCADE GAMES

3

ARCADES

1

PURIKURA

  1. Why do people like taking purikura?
  2. How are purikura different from normal photos?
  3. What do people do with purikura (ex. put them in a book)?
  4. Would you recommend purikura to a foreign friend?

2ARCADE GAMES

  1. What’s your favorite kind of arcade game?
  2. What’s your least favorite kind of arcade game?
  3. Do you prefer old or new arcade games?
  4. What’s a good price for an arcade game?

3ARCADES

  1. Do you go to arcades?
  2. When was the last time you went to an arcade?
  3. Do you think it’s okay for children to go to arcades after school?
  4. Have you ever been to an arcade in a different country?

FEEDBACK

I can talk about what you can do at Japanese arcades.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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