Unit 4

[L2] Unit 4: Lesson 6: Listing examples of actions that can be done

EQ: How has life style changed due to technology? Starting Points Listing actions (verbs) using emphatic conjunction し Culture Point: Japan is one of the leaders in the creation of articifial intelligence (AI). Andriods can now be seen in the front desk of hotels, as workers in convenience stores, etc. There are even some robots […]

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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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[L2] Unit 4: Lesson 1: Talking with friends about the apps you like the most

EQ: How has life style changed due to technology? Starting Points Stating what you like the most, comparing three or more items with 一番(いちばん) Culture Point: スマホ (smart phones) of today can be considered handheld computers which has been integrated into a mobile phone device. The first スマホ was designed by IBM in 1993. It

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