Term 4

Part 4

Social and Environmental Issues –
しゃかい と かんきょうの もんだい


Unit 10 Kanji

Using the kanji listed on Pg 157 of the Mirai 5 Course Book, complete the activities listed below in your Mirai 5 Activity Book. Don’t forget to ask your teacher if you need help!

  • Mirai Activity Book Pg 124 (W)
  • Mirai Activity Book Pg 125 (R/W)
  • Online Test

Unit 10

To Protect the Environment – かんきょうをまもるために

  • Text Type: Article
  • Setting: The writer talks about the problem of graffiti in their city.
  • Timeframe: 4 Weeks
  • Aim: The key aim in this topic is for you to be able to comprehend conversations and text-types relating to the environmental problems and concerns and how best to protect it.

Compulsory Grammatical Functions:

  1. Copy all Digitute notes into your exercise book and show your teacher.
  2. Please complete all listed Course Book (CB) and Activity Book (AB) tasks and show your teacher.
1. はじめる / おわる Begin / Finish doing something GB Pg 72, 10 Mirai CB Pg 149 Task Box (R/W)
2. 〜やすい / 〜にくい Is easy / hard to do GB Pg 82, 63 Mirai CB Pg 150 Task Box (S)
3. Relative Clauses (verbs) Describing people or things Mirai AB Pg 126 (R/W)
4. 〜ところ Just did something GB Pg 56 Mirai CB Pg 153 Task Box (S)
5. 〜ために In order to / for the sake of GB Pg 34 Mirai AB Pg 127 (R/W/S)
6. 〜ようにする Make an effort to, make it a rule to… /
not to…
GB Pg 84 Mirai AB Pg 128 (R/W)

Exercises:

Mirai Course Book Pg 148:

  1. Read along as you listen to the article on graffiti and what has been done to try and stop it.
  2. Refer to the vocabulary list on Pg 160 of your Course Book to assist with new vocabulary.

Workbook Exercises:

Please complete the following exercises and show your teacher.

  1. Mirai Course Book Pg 148 分かりましたか (R)
  2. Mirai Course Book Pg 148 らくがきをとめるために (R)

Unit 11 Kanji

Using the kanji listed on Pg 167 of the Mirai 5 Course Book, complete the activities listed below in your Mirai 5 Activity Book. Don’t forget to ask your teacher if you need help!

  • Mirai Activity Book Pg 137 (W)
  • Mirai Activity Book Pg 138 (R/W)
  • Online Test

Unit 11

Bullying – いじめ

  • Text Type: Letter
  • Setting: A Japanese website offers counselling to troubled students who have written in asking for help as they’re being bullied at school.
  • Timeframe: 2 Weeks
  • Aim: The key aim in this topic is for you to be able to comprehend conversations and text-types relating to social problems such as bullying.

Compulsory Grammatical Functions:

  1. Copy all Digitute notes into your exercise book and show your teacher.
  2. Please complete all listed Course Book (CB) and Activity Book (AB) tasks and show your teacher.
1. 〜と… If / when you do this, something happens GB Pg 51 Mirai CB Pg 164 Task Box (R/W)
2. 〜つもり Expressing intentions GB Pg 38 Mirai AB Pg 139 (R/W)

Exercises:

Mirai Course Book Pg 161:

  1. Read along as you listen to the letter that was written by a first year middle school student who is being bullied at school.
  2. Refer to the vocabulary list on Pg 170 of your Course Book to assist with new vocabulary.

Workbook Exercises:

Please complete the following exercises and show your teacher.

  1. Mirai Course Book Pg 161 分かりましたか (R)
  2. Mirai Activity Book Pg 135 Task A (L)

Unit 12 Kanji

Using the kanji listed on Pg 173 of the Mirai 5 Course Book, complete the activities listed below in your Mirai 5 Activity Book. Don’t forget to ask your teacher if you need help!

  • Mirai Activity Book Pg 147 (R/W)
  • Mirai Activity Book Pg 148 (R/W)
  • Online Test

Unit 12

Saving Water – 水をせつやく

  • Text Type: Manga
  • Setting: John has arrived home from a cold Japanese winter’s day and is treated to some Japanese winter luxuries.
  • Timeframe: 2 Weeks
  • Aim: The key aim in this topic is for you to be able to comprehend conversations and text-types relating to saving water and protecting the environment.

Compulsory Grammatical Functions:

  1. Copy all Digitute notes into your exercise book and show your teacher.
  2. Please complete all listed Course Book (CB) and Activity Book (AB) tasks and show your teacher.
1. 〜とき The time when… GB Pg 55 Mirai AB Pg 149 (R/W)
2. ちがいます ~ is different from … GB Pg 56 Mirai CB Pg 175 Task Box 1 (R/W)
3. 〜ないで… Do this way, not that way Mirai CB Pg 175 Task Box 2 (R/W)

Exercises:

Mirai Course Book Pg 177:

  1. Read along as you listen to John’s first experience of Japanese winter with his homestay family.
  2. Refer to the vocabulary list on Pg 180 of your Course Book to assist with new vocabulary.

Workbook Exercises:

Please complete the following exercises and show your teacher.

  1. Mirai Activity Book Pg 145 (L)
  2. Mirai Course Book Pg 176 分かりましたか (R)