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[L2] Unit 5: Lesson 4: Telling a friend about things you did

EQ: What customs are seen in our homes? Starting Points Plain past tense verbs ~た形(けい) Culture Point: The Japanese-style room or 和室(わしつ)has certain characteristics that are not seen in Western-style rooms 洋室(ようしつ)in Japanese homes. One characteristic is the unique flooring of tatami mats, which are made of woven straw and date back to the Muromachi …

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[L2] Unit 4: Lesson 5: Expressing capabilities of devices and apps

EQ: How has life style changed due to technology? Starting Points Expressing capabilities with the potential form ことができる Culture Point: QR codes were created by a Japanese company called Denso in 1994. QR stands for quick response and were originally used mostly in the automobile industry in production management systems. From 2002 the QR code …

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[L2] Unit 4: Lesson 4: Expressing capabilities of technology

EQ: How has life style changed due to technology? Starting Points Expressing capabilities (can do) Culture Point: Today, our lives are filled with different types of technology, including smart phones that can do numerous tasks, from sending messages to watching full-length movies and surfing the internet. Originally, mobile phones had a limited number of capabilites, …

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[L2] Unit 4: Lesson 3: Expressing a preference between two choices

EQ: How has life style changed due to technology? Starting Points Asking someone’s preference between two choices Expressing your preference between two choices Culture Point: ガラケー is a flip phone that is unique to Japan. The word is a compound formed by combining Galapagos Islands and けいたいでんわ (cell phone). Similar to the isolated islands of …

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