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Unit 5

[L2] Unit 5: Lesson 5: Discussing past experiences

EQ: What customs are seen in our homes? Starting Points expressing experiences using ~たことがある Culture Point: In a typical 和室(わしつ), there is often an alcove called a とこのま which is designed to display the family’s prized possessions. Typically among the items is a かけじく or hanging scroll of a painting or calligraphy mounted with silk […]

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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 5: Lesson 2: Explaining which action comes before another

EQ: What customs are seen in our homes? Starting Points Using 前(まえ)to indicate one action comes before another Culture Point: In Japan, there are many customs inside the home that are followed by everyone. One of the customs is to remove shoes before entering a home and other establishments, such as schools, temples and some

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[L2] Unit 5: Lesson 6: Telling a friend about things you did not do

EQ: What customs are seen in our homes? Starting Points Plain past negative verbs ~なかった Culture Point: When entering the げんかん of a Japanese house, it is customary to remove your shoes and slid into a pair of slippers. Also remember to line your shoes up neatly pointing outward toward the door. Slip-on shoes are quite

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