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Michael L. Kluemper, Lisa Berkson, Nathan Patton, Nobuko Patton
workbook
Beginning
Japanese
TUTTLE PUBLISHING
Tokyo •Rutland, Vermont •Singapore
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Introductions and Getting Started ...................................................................................... 5
Family and Friends in Tokyo............................................................................................. 22
The Ins and Outs of Schools in Japan .............................................................................. 40
People and Places of Nagasaki .......................................................................................... 60
Time in Nara ....................................................................................................................... 75
Body Parts and Clothing in Hiraizumi ............................................................................. 88
Hobbies in Heian-kyou..................................................................................................... 103
Adjectives in Amanohashidate ........................................................................................ 121
Purchasing and Giving Gifts in Edo ............................................................................... 138
Meeting Basho in Kanazawa ........................................................................................... 156
Review Activities 1 .................................................................................................................... 173
Review Activities 2 .................................................................................................................... 176
Review Activities 3 .................................................................................................................... 178
Review Activities 4 .................................................................................................................... 182
Review Activities 5 .................................................................................................................... 1841
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Contents
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About Beginning Japanese
Welcome to the ? rst level in a language learning series designed to give you a more natural
experience in Japanese language acquisition.
The Beginning Japanese book, workbook, CD-ROM, and multimedia materials will help you to
gain pro? ciency in the four aspects of language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The Workbook is designed to help you check your understanding, and to allow you to practice and
apply previously-learned and new material.
Audio ? les for the Listening Practice sections are found on the CD-ROM that accompanies the
Beginning Japanese book.
The web-based resource for this series, TimeForJapanese.com, contains additional learning content
and practice tools. Visit it often!
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BEGINNING JAPANESE 1-2 Activities
名前: 日付: 月 日 
° Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Label each image, using Japanese (use hiragana where you’ve learned them).
1. 2. 3.
Ë

12
3
4



12
34

12
34
5

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1-2 Activities 6 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
4. 5. 6.

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Fill in the remaining boxes in that row with the same kanji.
For the kanji for “three” – 三 , you would write the top (? rst) stroke in the ? rst box, the
? rst and second strokes in the second box, and the ? rst through third strokes in the third
box.



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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Label each image using Japanese.
1. 2. 3.
BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 1-3 Activities
名前: 日付: 月 日 

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1
2
3
4
5
6
78


1
2
3
4
5
6
78
9
10
11
1213
14



1
234
5
6
78
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1-3 Activities 8 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
4. 5. 6.
Write the correct Japanese classroom command under each drawing. Choose from among the expressions
in the box.
7. 8. 9.
10. 11. 12.
13. 14.
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(a) ひらいてください
(b) すわってください
(c) かいてください
(d) たってください
(e) よんでください
(f) とじてください
(g) きいてください
(h) だしてください
(i) みてください
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1-3 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 9
Answer the questions below.
15. What part of speech usually comes at the end of basic sentences in Japanese?


16. What part of a Japanese sentence precedes the particle
は ?

17. How would you say this in Japanese: Mr. Yamada is a teacher.

Write the following in kanji or hiragana on the fi rst blank. On the second blank, make them plural.
18. I, me
19. teacher
20. I (for males)
List at least three occasions when Japanese people might bow.
21.
22.
23.
Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Fill in the remaining boxes in that row with the same kanji. In the bottom row, practice
writing whatever kanji you feel you need to practice the most.



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BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 1-3 Listening Practice
名前: 日付: 月 日 
Listen to the prompts and circle the answers that best match the Japanese.
Choose the letter for the English that matches the spoken Japanese.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
a. please stand up
b. please turn in/take out
c. please open
d. please sit down
e. please close a. please write
b. please read
c. please listen
d. please stand up
e. please look
a. May I open?
b. May I sit down?
c. May I stand up?
d. May I look/see?
e. May I write?
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BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 1-4 Activities
名前: 日付: 月 日 
Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Fill in each blank with the correct Japanese word.
1. my father 2. Tokyo
3. Japan 4. How do you do?
Fill in each blank with the correct Japanese word.
5. 6. 7.

1
2
43 父

12
53
4


1
23
4
5
6
7 私
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1-4 Activities 12 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK

8. 9. 10.
You will soon be introducing yourself and your family to your new Japanese friend. To help yourself
remember what to say, write down each sentence here in Japanese.
11. How do you do?
12. This is my father.
13. This is my mother.
14. I am (insert your own name).
15. Very pleased to meet you.
Make the following statements into questions. Then answer each question using the negative, ではあり
ません
pattern. Remember to use a suffi x indicating respect when talking about another person.
Statement Question Negative response
東京です。 TOUKYOU DESU 16. 17.
やまB zA3 YAMAMOTO SENSEI DESU 18. 19.
日本語です。 NIHONGO DESU 20. 21.
キアラです。 KIARA DESU 22. 23.
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1-4 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 13
Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
1.
は wa  ですDESU   じゅんJ U N   私WATASHI

2.
です
DESU   はwa  こちらKOCHIRA   母HAHA

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. In the last row, write kanji that you feel you need to practice.








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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following words in Japanese using hiragana and kanji where you have been taught them.
1. I, me 2. my mother
3. meal 4. Good evening

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BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 1-5 Activities
名前: 日付: 月 日 

1
2
34 元

1
2
3
4
5
6


1
2 人

1
234
56 休
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1-5 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 15
Fill in each blank with the correct Japanese word.
5. good morning (polite) 6. good morning (casual) 7. I’m ? ne/energetic

8. good night (polite) 9. good evening 10. How are you?

11. room 12. I’m home! 13. this

14. that 15. that over there 16. which

Respond with the appropriate Japanese word or expression to each situation below.
17. Greet your teacher before school.
18. When someone returns home you say:
19. When you return home, you say:
20. You are eating a Japanese meal. You point to a small jar near you and ask if this is soy sauce.

21. Your friend is holding up a hiragana ? ash card. You ask if that is the hiragana “ka.”

22. Someone away from you in the cafeteria has taken a suspicious white blob out of her lunch bag. You
ask your friend next to you if that over there is tofu.

23. It’s three p.m. and you are shopping at the mall. You see a friend from your Japanese class. Greet
your friend.

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1-5 Activities 16 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
24. It is midnight and you have just ? nished working hard on your homework. You say good night to
your parents.

25. Your host father is offering you two food choices. You think one of them is sushi, but you want to make
certain. Ask him a question. Use a question word, and remember to use the polite word for sushi.

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. In the last row, write kanji that you feel you need to practice.







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Listen to the prompts and circle the correct answers to the following questions.
1. What is the question being asked?
a. Are you a student? b. Are you Japanese?
c. Are you American? d. Are you a teacher?
2. What is the answer?
a. Yes, that’s right. b. No, that’s wrong.
c. I do not know. d. Please speak English.
3. What is the answer given to the question?
a. Yes, that’s right. b. No, that’s not right.
c. I do not know. d. Please speak English.
4. What is the question that is asked?
a. Is this egg? b. Is that near you an egg?
c. Is this soy sauce? d. Is that near you soy sauce?
5. What is the question that is asked?
a. Is that near you an egg? b. Is that over there an egg?
c. Is this an egg? d. Is that over there soy sauce?
6. What is the question that is being asked?
a. Is this Japanese? b. Is that Japanese?
c. Is this Chinese? d. Is that Chinese?
When do these conversations probably take place?
7.
8.
9.
10.
Where do these conversations probably take place?
11.
12. a. morning
b. afternoon
c. evening
d. before sleeping.
e. none of the above
a. in a store
b. in a house
c. in an airplane
d. in a school
BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 1-5 Listening Practice
名前: 日付: 月 日 
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Translate the following words in Japanese.
1. How are you? 2. good night
3. chopsticks 4. east
Fill in each blank with the correct Japanese word or phrase.
5. please stand up 6. well done, good job 7. I understand.

8. No, that’s wrong. 9. please repeat 10. May I go to the bathroom?

11. please be quiet 12. May I get a drink? 13. Please listen


You want to borrow several things from your Japanese friend. Ask each phrase in Japanese. Use hiragana
and remember to use the honorifi c
お prefi x when appropriate.
Please loan me a book. 本を かして下さい。
14. Please lend me some pencils.

15. Please lend me a book.

16. Please loan me some chopsticks.

17. Please loan me an egg.


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BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 1-6 Activities
名前: 日付: 月 日 
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1-6 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 19
18. Good job!

Write the kanji, then the hiragana or romaji pronunciation for the word.
east 東 ひがし HIGASHI
19. I/me
20. Japan
21. mother
22. father
23. healthy, energetic
24. Japan person
25. to rest
Below is a short e-mail from a student, Satoshi. First, try to read the entire message. You may not understand
every word, but do your best to comprehend the general idea. On the lines on the following page, write out
as much of the message in hiragana as you can. For the underlined words, use kanji. Answer the question
at the end, in English.

KONNICHIwa. OGENKI DESUka. WATASHIwa TAKEDA SATOSHI DESU.
CHICHIto HAHAto TOUKYOUni SUNDEIMASU. WATASHIwa NIHONJIN

DESU. WATASHIno EIGOno SENSEIno NAMAEwa Wright SENSEI DESU.
Wright SENSEIwa TOTEMO II SENSEI DESU. DEMO, SHUKUDAIo TAKUSAN
DASHIMASU. IMAwa MOU GOZEN JUUNI JI DESU. OSOI DESU.

OYASUMINASAI.


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1-6 Activities 20 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK






26. What is Satoshi about to do?



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1-6 Activities
BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 1-6 Listening Practice
名前: 日付: 月 日 
Listen to the prompts and circle the correct answers to the following questions.
Choose the letter for the English that matches the spoken Japanese.
1. ___
2. ___
3. ___
4. ___
5. ___
6. ___
7. ___
8. ___
9. ___
10. ___
11. ___
12. ___a. Please wait a moment.
b. Please say it one more time.
c. Please be quiet.
d. Please say it in English.
e. Slowly please.
a. May I drink water?
b. You did well.
c. How do you say it in Japanese?
d. May I go to the restroom?
e. May I go to my locker?
a. Please loan me a pen.
b. Yes, that’s right.
c. No, that’s not right.
d. Sit down.
e. Stand up.
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BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 2-1 Activities
名前: 日付: 月 日 
Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.


1
23
7
45
6 何

1
23
4
5 67
8 9
10


12
3
45 兄

1
2
34
5
678

12
3
4
56
7 弟

1
2
34
56
78 妹
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2-1 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 23
Write the following expressions in Japanese.
1. How do you do? 2. Japanese language
3. teacher 4. I, me
Assume that the family pictured here is your own family as you answer the questions below. Use as much
hiragana and kanji as possible.
5. 家
族 ZOKU は  です。 (#- 人 )
6-7.
私の は 42さいで、名前 NAMAE は です。
8-9. 私の は 20さいで、名前 NAMAE は です。
10. 私の 名前は  です。
11. は いぬ INU です。
12. 私の 母の 名前は  です。
13–14. 私の  は 12さいで、名前は です。
Note: !さ saい is the counter for age ( years old).
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父 Jack, 42
姉 Emily, 20
母 Rosa, 44
(私) Antonio, 16
犬 Sparky, 6
弟 John, 12
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2-1 Activities 24 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
Translate each phrase into Japanese. Be sure to use the particle の , as shown in the example. Write each
sentence in your best Japanese.
This is Mikiko’s bag → これは みきこさんの バックです。 KORE wa MIKIKO-SAN no BAGGU DESU
15. This is my photograph.
16. That (near you) is my older sister’s dog.
17. These are my father’s chopsticks.
18. That (over there) is my mother’s book.
19. That (near you) is my teacher’s pen.
20. This is my little brother’s cat.
You are showing your Japanese friend Satoshi a photograph of your family. USE YOUR OWN FAMILY TO
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS. To say “I don’t have one (or any),” use
いません . Write each sentence in your
best Japanese. On the second line, translate your answer into English.
21. さとし:ごかぞくは 何人ですか。
YOU :

22.
さとし:こちらは だれですか。 (point at one family member)
YOU


23.
さとし:お名前は?
YOU :

24.
さとし:
ペット PETTO は いますか。
YOU :

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2-1 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 25
Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
25. それ の えんぴつ か は せんせい です

26.
さんにん は です かぞく

27.
は あれ です の じゅんさん いぬ

28.
何 なまえ は か です

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. In the last row, write another kanji from Chapter 1 that you feel you need to practice.












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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 2-2 Activities
名前: 日付: 月 日 


1


1
2 二

1
2
3 三

12
34
5


1
2
3
4 五

1
2
34 六
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2-2 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 27
Write the following expressions in Japanese, using kanji and kana–hiragana and/or katakana.
1. 10 people 2. Japanese person

3. I, me (male) 4. my younger brother

12


12


1
2 九

12


1
2
34
5
6 百
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2-2 Activities 28 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
Write each number in both kanji and kana.
5. 13 6. 45
7. 76 8. 29
9. 81 10. 100
Write the words for your own family members and then the words for your friend’s family members. If you
have fi nished learning hiragana, write everything in kanji and kana. The fi rst one is done for you.
English My family My friend’s family
father
父 お父さん
mother 11. 12.
older sister 13. 14.
older brother 15. 16.
younger sister 17. 18.
younger brother 19. 20.
grandfather 21. 22.
grandmother 23. 24.
Translate each sentence below into Japanese. Be sure to use the family words for someone else’s family.
Plan ahead and think about which verb you have studied best fi ts each sentence (
です , います , or
あります ).
I have an older brother. 兄が います。
This is Jun’s family. こちらは じゅんくんの ごかぞく です。
25. I have a mother and father.
26. There are two younger sisters.
27. This is Ben’s teacher.
28. Jun has 5 people in his family.
29. (I) have souvenirs (
おみやげ ).
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2-2 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 29
Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. In the last rows, write kanji that you feel you need to practice.











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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following expressions in Japanese, using kanji and kana.
1. a friend’s older brother
2. 45 people
3. my younger sister
4. my mother and father
Translate each phrase into Japanese. Be sure to use the correct form of this one (この K O N O ), that one (その S O N O ),
that one over there
(
あの A N O ), or which one (
どの D O N O ). Use kanji and kana.
5. this dog
6. that cat (near you)
7. this hat
8. this sushi
9. which sushi?
10. that teacher over there
11. those two people (near you)
12. that candy over there
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Circle the expression that best fi ts each scenario below.
13. It’s lunchtime and you are very hungry. Your classmate offers you one of her cookies. She says:
a.
クッキーを KUKKII O  どうぞ DOUZO 。
b.
クッキーを KUKKII O  
ください KUDASAI 。
14. You give your host mother the gift you brought her. You say:
a.
これを KORE O  どうぞ DOUZO 。
b.
これを KORE O  
ください KUDASAI 。
15. Your host brother offers you a rice ball. You accept and say:
a.
どうも DOUMO  
ありがとう ARIGATOU 。
b.
どういたしまして。 DOUITASHIMASHITE
16. Your host mother has just returned home from work. You welcome her home by saying:
a.
ただいま TADAIMA 。
b.
おかえりなさい OKAERINASAI 。
17. You’re going over to your friend’s house. When you knock on the door, you say:
a.
しつれいします SHITSUREISHIMASU 。
b.
おげんきですか OGENKI DESUKA 。
18. You are introducing a family member to your new Japanese friend. You say:
a.
こちらは KOCHIRA wa  父 CHICHI  です。 DESU
b.
これは えんぴつ です KORE WA ENPITSU DESU 。
19. Your friend offers to share some candy with you. You thank her, and she then says:
a.
どうd&B DOUMOARIGATOU 。
b.
どういたしまして DOUITASHIMASHITE 。
20. It’s late and you are going to bed. You tell your host parents:
a.
おやすみなさい OYASUMINASAI 。
b.
おはようございます OHAYOUGOZAIMASU 。
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2-3 Activities 32 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
21. なまえ の は 妹さん か 何 です


22.
か です これ 何 は


23.
を おすし ください


24.
何人 ごかぞく か は です


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Listen to the prompts and circle the correct answers to the following questions.
Natsumi, a Japanese high school student, is meeting Lisa, the New Zealand exchange student her
family is hosting, for the ? rst time in a car on the way from the airport to Natsumi’s house.
1. How many people are in Lisa’s family?
a. 5 b. 6
c. 7 d. 8
2. Who is Fluffy?
a. Lisa’s cat b. Lisa’s dog
c. Natsumi’s guinea pig d. Natsumi’s hamster
3. How many pets does Lisa introduce to Natsumi?
a. zero b. one
c. two d. nine
4. Why does Natsumi say that Lisa has nine members in her family?
a. she counts pet(s)
b. she includes herself in Lisa’s family
c. she includes both her own and Lisa’s family
d. her grandparents live with them
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Write the following expressions in Japanese, using kanji and kana where possible.
1. this candy 2. 124
3. that teacher over there 4. friend’s mother
Translate each sentence below into Japanese, using kanji and kana where possible.
Where is the pencil? えんぴつは どこですか ENPITSU wa DOKO DESU ka 。
5. The pen is over there.
6. The chalk is over there, too.
7. Akira is there (near you).
8. Where is the teacher?
9. The teacher is here.
10. My friend is here too.
11. Please read the manga.
Use the expressions !
をどうぞ o DOUZO and !
をください o KUDASAI to give away, or ask for, the following items,
depending on whether you want the item for yourself or you want to give it to someone else. Then
translate your sentences into English.
pencil えんぴつを ください。
Please give me a pencil.
12. chalk
13. water
14. eraser
15. hat

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16. T-shirt
17. dog
18. notebook
Fill in all the boxes by writing out the full kanji in each box until you get to the next kanji, then continue
writing that kanji.
妹兄
姉九
私人
六十
休百
家東
京語
弟犬
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Write the following expressions in Japanese, using kanji and kana.
1. who 2. where

3. 5 people 4. a friend’s grandfather
Translate each Japanese sentence into English.
5. おなかが ぺこぺこ です ONAKA ga PEKOPEKO DESU 。


6.
ばんごはんは どこ ですか BANGOHAN wa DOKO DESUKA 。

7.
ばんごはんは ここ です BANGOHAN wa KOKO DESU 。

8.
これは たまご ですか KORE wa TAMAGO DESUKA 。

9.
はい、そう です HAI SOU DESU 。



10.
それは とうふ ですか SORE wa TOUFU DESUKA 。


11.
いいえ、ちがいます I I E CHIGAIMASU 。


12.
あれは とうふ です ARE wa TOUFU DESU 。 これは KORE wa  ケーキ K E - K I  
です DESU 。 
どうぞ DOUZO 。



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Fill in all the boxes by writing out the full kanji in each box until you get to the next kanji, then continue
writing that kanji.
語母
父妹
兄五七
Draw a picture of a family with fi ve or more members. Label each family member in Japanese and show
each person holding at least one of the objects listed here.
ねこ NEKO 、
いぬ I N U 、えんぴつ ENPITSU 、ぼうし BOUSHI 、
あめ AME 、たこ TAKO 、
まんが MANGA 、
たまご TAMAGO 、
お水 O MIZU 、
けしゴム
KESHIGOMU 、
おすし OSUSHI 、 or
おはし OHASHI 。
Write three sentences in Japanese about the drawing above.
13.

14.

15.
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2-5 Activities 38 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
Write kanji above the bold words in the paragraph below. Then write as many hiragana as you can above
all the other words.
HAJIMEMASHITE. WATASHIno KAZOKUwa YONIN DESU. CHICHIto HAHAto
OTOUTOto WATASHI DESU. HAHAno NAMAEwa NANCY DESU. CHICHIno
NAMAEwa CLARK DESU. OTOUTOno NAMAEwa JORDAN DESU. WATASHIwa
CLARA DESU. INUmo IMASU. INUno NAMAEwa SPOT DESU. DOUZO
YOROSHIKU ONEGAISHIMASU.

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Listen to the prompts and circle the correct answers to the following questions.
A teacher asks Jordan some questions in class.
1. What is the ? rst question the teacher asks?
a. Who is in the classroom? b. What do you have?
c. What is your name? d. Where are you from?
2. What object does Jordan not mention having?
a. a blackboard b. pencils
c. pens d. erasers
3. Who/what is in the picture?
a. Mr. Yoshida and Jordan’s older brother b. Jordan’s older brother and the dog
c. Mr. Yoshida and Jordan’s older sister d. Jordan’s older sister and the dog
4. What is over there?
a. a hat b. a picture of a dog
c. a picture of a cat d. a bag
5. How does Jordan feel at the end?
a. tired b. nervous
c. hungry d. full
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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.






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10

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Write the following words using kanji and hiragana.
1. my mother 2. that pencil over there
3. dinner 4. an empty stomach says

Place an × (ばつ) on the line if the statement is false and 〇 (まる) if the statement is true, based upon
your current situation.
5. きょうかしょが あります。 6. けし
ゴム ご む が あります。
7. いい本が あります。 8. あめが あります。
9. ねこが います。 10. おじいさんが います。
11. 日本語の 先生が います。 12. 弟さんが います。
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2
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Rewrite the following in Japanese. Use as many kanji as you can, including the hiragana (furigana)
pronunciation above each kanji.
1. Akiko is a 6 th grader.


2. Jack is an 11
th grader.


3. Ken is a college freshman.


4. Ben is a 9
th grader.


5. Emi is a 5
th grader.


6. I am a/an ___ grader.


Fill in the blanks in each sentence below, using the cues in parentheses and the correct verb forms for:
います/ あります・いません/ありません . Use hiragana or 漢字 .
いぬが います。 (dog, exists)
7.
妹さんは か。 (exists, is there)
8.
は  。 (teacher, is not there)
9.
ベン君の は どこですか。 (mother)
10.
は  に  。 (my father, at home, is not there)
11.
が  。 (eraser, there is)

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3-1B ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 43
Unscramble the words below, writing each sentence correctly in 日本語 (add particles as necessary).
Then translate each into
英語 .
私 これ です ぼうし
日本語 :これは 私の ぼうしです。
英語 :
This is my hat.
12.
中学 妹 です 年生 ー は
日本語 :

英語 :

13. Kiara (キアラ) はじめまして どうぞ です よろしく  (2 sentences)
日本語 :

英語 :
14. います お母さん は か どこ に
日本語 :

英語 :
Fill in the blanks with the correct Japanese word.
15. しゅんいちさんの ぼうしは  (very)   (big) です。
16. 先生の かばんは  (a bit)   (large) です。
17. あの いぬの みみ( ears )は  (very)   (large) です。
18. こさんの ふでばこ( pencil case )は  (big) です。
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3-1B Activities 44 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
’ Tomoko, a student in Japan, has many questions about you and your life. Use full sentences to reply to her
letter to you in Japanese. Include a greeting (for example,
こんにちは or はじめまして ). Be sure to
answer all of Tomoko’s questions. Use
います/いません and あります/ありません .
こんにちは、友子です。
しつm&、dX3D9E、$ //mI、X3%/mI、
ますか。あと、弟さんは いますか。それと、おばあさんは いますか。
それに、犬は いますか。

漫画
ま ん が は ありますか。下敷 したじき は ありますか。えんぴつと けしゴム けしごむ は
ありますか。日本語の 辞書
じ し ょ は ありますか。それと、家族 か ぞ く の 写真 しゃしん は 
ありますか。
では。















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Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Fill in the remaining boxes in that row with the same kanji.











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Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji. °
BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 3-2A Activities
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45
6 7
8


12
34
5
67
8


1
2
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5
6
78
9


1
2
3
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3
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4
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Write the following words using kanji and hiragana.
1. high school 2. 4 th grader
3. blackboard 4. (friend’s) little brother
For each of the following kanji, write in the hiragana on the top line and the English below it. Refer to the
textbook’s New Words list in section 3.2.
5. 科学 6. 数学 7. 体育
(H)
(E)
8.
英語 9. 国語 10. 美術
(H)

(E)
Translate the following into Japanese. Refer to the classroom commands and classroom objects pages in
your textbook if necessary. Use the particle
を .
11. Please open the window.

12. Please write the Japanese.


13. Please listen to the teacher.

14. Please get out paper.

15. Please close your books.

16. Please read the kanji.


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Fill in the chart below with your weekly class schedule, in 日本語 . Place an × through the boxes you
don’t need. If your class schedule is the same each day, start with Monday and fi ll in each box; by the time
you get to Thursday, try to write all your classes from memory. For Friday, write in an ideal schedule.
D (Mon) P (Tue)
+ (Wed) æ (Thu) Ú (Fri)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Write the following times using kanji and kana.
1. 1:40 2. 2:39
3. 3:00 4. 4:07
5. 5:30 6. 6:00
7. 7:00 8. 8:47
9. 9:00 10. 10:00
11. 11:51 12. 12:01
Translate each of the following sentences into Japanese. Be careful to fi rst determine if the time expression
is specifi c (needing the particle
に ) or general.
At 6:30, please open the door. 六時半に 
ドア どあ を あけてください。
13. Tomorrow please watch television.


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14. Every day I am at school.

15. At 11:30, please turn off the lights.

Jumble: The characters for the sentences below are out of order. Place them in the correct order.
16. は 小学校生 の 妹 ありません 私 では 

(My younger sister is not an elementary student.)

17.
時 います 分 二 校 七 に 学 十 に  (I am in school at 7:20.)

18.
は 学 です 年 中 生 私 三  (I am a ninth grader.)

19.
と と と が あります 日本語 音楽 びじゅつ きょう しゃかい
(Today I have music and art and Japanese and social studies.)

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc.







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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.




BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 3-3 Activities
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Ë Write the following using kanji and hiragana.
1. Tokyo University

2. English

3. There are 4 people in my family.
4. There is no dog.
5. Please write kanji every day.
Use the schedule below to answer the following questions.
™Ì Ìè $À じゅぎょう
8:00~8:55 一時間目 国語
9:00~9:20 休み
9:20~10:15 二時間目体育 たいいく
10:20~11:15 三時間目 英語
11:20~12:15 四時間目 音楽
12:15~1:05 ひる休み
1:05~2:00 五時間目科学 かがく
2:05~3:00 六時間目美術 びじゅつ
3:00~ 放課後ほ う か ご 部活動 ぶかつどう
6. 一時間目は 何 ですか。


7.
五時間目は 何 ですか。

8.
六時間目は 何 ですか。

9.
体育たいいく は 何時間目 ですか。

10.
音楽は 何時間目 ですか。

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3-3 Activities 52 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
11. 英語は 何時間目 ですか。

12.
部活動ぶか つ どう は 何時から ですか。

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc.






Answer the following in Japanese using complete sentences.
What time does your Japanese class start?

日本語 は 八時三十五分 から です。
13. What time does school start?


14. What time does your English class start?

15. Write what time you will start to eat dinner this evening.

16. What time is third period?

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Listen to the prompts and choose the correct answers to the following questions.
Terry, an exchange student in Japan who has recently arrived from Ireland, and Naoko, a Japanese
high school student, discuss their school schedules and school clubs.
Based on Terry’s schedule, match the letter with the correct period.
1. 1
st period a. Physical Education (P.E.)
2. 2
nd period b. art
3. 3
rd period c. Japanese
4. 4
th period d. math
5. 5
th period e. history
6. What is Terry’s club?
a. karate
b. kendo
c. baseball
d. tea ceremony
7. The gym is:
a. hot
b. cold
c. old
d. new
8. Terry thinks his club is:
a. easy but kind of boring.
b. hard but fun.
c. hard and boring.
d. hot but fun.
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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.


Write the following words using kanji and hiragana.
1. one o’clock 2. middle school
3. every day 4. please write
Translate each statement into Japanese. Use で at the beginning of the second sentence.
5. There are 3 rd year high school students. But there are no ? rst year high school students.





BEGINNING JAPANESE 3-4 Activities
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4
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9 10
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6. There is a basketball club. But there is no chorus club.


7. There is a sixth period. But there is no seventh period.


8. The gymnasium is hot. However, the library is cool.


9. The classrooms are muggy. However, the computer lab is cold.


Restate the following in Japanese. Refer to your classroom commands if you need help.
10. Please write with pencil.
11. Please say it in English.
Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc.




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Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.

Write the following in Japanese using hiragana and kanji where you have learned them.
1. math 2. It’s hot, isn’t it?

3. temple 4. 3rd period

Translate each sentence into Japanese using ね at the end.
5. This is a junior high school, right?

6. You are in your second year of high school, aren’t you?


7. There are no teachers, are there?


8. It’s muggy, isn’t it?


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12
3
45
6
7
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9. My high school is hot. But my younger sister’s elementary school is cool, isn’t it?

Translate each sentence into Japanese using よ at the end.
10. (I am telling you), there is no brass band club.

11. (Hey, listen up), it’s cold.

12. My math class is fun!

13. (Listen up), 5
th period is art class.

14. (Let me inform you), this is the baseball club.

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc.







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Listen to the prompts and mark each statement with 〇 (まる) if it is true, or × (ばつ) if it is false.
Melissa, a studious high school exchange student from Australia, and Hiroshi, a Japanese high
school student, discuss plans for the rest of the day.
1. ____ Hiroshi has history and math homework.
2. ____ Melissa has Japanese homework.
3. ____ Hiroshi has club activities today.
4. ____ Hiroshi wants to study after school at home.
5. ____ Melissa likes the place because it has air conditioning.
6. ____ Hiroshi can go to the shrine.
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Write the kanji above the bold words. Then write the romaji above all the other letters. For extra credit, translate
this paragraph into English.
けんじくんと さおりさんは  こうこうせいこうこうせいです。けんじくん
さおりさん
にねんせいにねんせいです。 いちじかんいちじかんめの じゅぎょうは 
えいごえいごです。びじゅつは ろくじかんろくじかんめです。それから、すうがくと 
しゃかいと かがくと 
こくごこくご、dX3A、 おんがくおんがくの 
じゅぎょうは ありません。さおりさんのクラブ
く ら ぶ は バスケ ば す け  です。
けんじくんの クラブ
く ら ぶ は やきゅうぶです。
バスケ、^'_  
たのたのしいです。












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Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the Japanese words for the clues in hiragana in the puzzle.
Down
1. a Chinese person
2. an English person
3. a German person
4. the United States of America
5. a Dutch person
9. to say
Across
2. Indonesia
6. France
7. South Korea
8. a foreign person
10. Spain



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4-1A ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 61
Write the following words using kanji and kana.
11. to say 12. China and Korea
13. foreign country 14. foreign person
15. high school 16. middle school
17. mother 18. father
Match the maps with the names of the countries.
A. アメリカ あ   め   り   か
B. メキシコ め き し こ
C. 中 国ちゅうごく
D. 韓国か ん こ く
E. ロシア ろ し あ
F. ドイツ ど い つ
G. 台湾 たい わん
H. インドネシア い ん ど ね し あ
Write the following in English.
27. 私は 日本から です。
28. 父は 中国人 です。

29.
先生は、「こんにちは。」と 言いました。
30. 山本やま B さんは、「私は 
韓 かん 国人 ではありま

せん。」 と言いました。
31. お父さんは インドネシア い ん ど ね し あ 人 ですか。
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20.
21.
22. 23.
24.
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Use complete sentences to write the appropriate question or answer in Japanese based upon fact.
1. お母さんは 何人 な に じ ん  ですか。
2.
日本語の先生は 何人 いますか。
3.
アメリカ あ め り か 人 です。
4. 父は 日系 にっ けい 人 です。
5. 母は 中国系 けい と 韓国系 かんこくけい  です。
Use complete sentences in Japanese to tell what nationality at least three people you know are. Try to
write their names in katakana if they do not have a Japanese name or use their title/relationship to you
such as
先生、母、兄、 etc.
6.
7.
8.
Where you have learned the kanji, cross out the hiragana and write the kanji above.
9. そのひとは 外こくじん です。 That person is from a foreign country.
10.
おとうさんは にほんじん です。 His/her father is Japanese.
11.
わたしは、「こんにちは。」と いいました。 I said “hello.”
12.
わたしは こうこういちねんせい です。 I am a tenth grader.
13.
い BI、;_ &)/mGm5、A3 My younger sister is a ninth grader.
14.
ははは、せんせい ではありません。 My mother is not a teacher.
15.
と:;I;_ .)2m、A3 My friend is Chinese.
16.
えみこさんは、だいがくにねんせい です。 Emiko is a second year college student.
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4-1B ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 63
Natalia needs some help. Write a self introduction for her in Japanese, including as many vocabulary words
and kanji as you can. Also, be sure to include introductory and closing remarks.
Natalia ( ナタリア ) is an American. She ( 彼女かのじょ ) has ? ve people in her family. Natalia’s mother
is from Russia. However, Natalia’s father is French. She has a younger brother and an older sister.
Natalia is in her ? rst year of high school.















Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. (You might have leftover boxes after you’ve completely written the kanji.) In the last row,
write another kanji from a previous chapter that you feel you need to practice.


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Write the following words using kanji and kana.
1 to speak/talk 2. foreign person
3. foreign country 4. my older sister
Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second strokes in the second
box, etc. Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
For each nationality below, write what language people from that country commonly speak. Answer in full
sentences like the one in the example.
フランス ふ ら ん す : フランス人 は フランス語 を 話します。
5. 中国人ちゅうごくじん :
6. スペイン人 す ぺ い ん  じん :
7. ロシア人 ろ し あ じん :

8.
日本人 にほん じん :
9. オランダ人 お ら ん だ じん :
10. ポルトガル人 ぽ   る   と   が   る じ ん :
11. 韓国人かんこくじん :
12. イタリア人 い た り あ じん :
13. ドイツ人 ど い つ じん :
14. アメリカ人 あ め り か じん :
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Write the main language spoken in each of the countries below on the corresponding lines.

15. 16. 17.

18. _____________________ 19. ____________________ 20. _____________________
Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Write the full kanji in the remaining boxes for that row. In the last row, write another kanji
from a previous chapter that you feel you need to practice.

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Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following words using kanji and kana.
1. to eat 2. to drink 3. food(s)
Write sentences about one language you speak and three languages you do not. Refer to the textbook’s
New Words list in section 4.2.
私 は ドイツ ど い つ 語 を 話します。イタリア  い た り あ 語 は 話しません。
4.
5.
6.
7.




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4-3 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 67
Assuming you can only order one item from those below, write sentences about one thing you will drink
and three things you will not drink.
私は おちゃを 飲みます。お
水 みず は 飲みません。
8.
9.
10.
11.
Fill in the correct particles.
12. キアラ   学校   食べます。
Kiara eats at school.
13.
じゅん   家   
手伝 てつだ います。
Jun helps out at home.
14.
明子あきこ さん  
図書館 と し ょ か ん  お
水 みず  飲みます。
Aiko drinks water in the library.
15.
ベン君  大学  日本語  勉 強 べんきょう します。
Ben will study Japanese in college.
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アップルジュースあっぷるじゅーす
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4-3 Activities 68 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
16. 話します は を 英語 弟
(My little brother speaks English.)

17.
何語 お母さん 話します を は か
(What language does your mother speak?)

18.
何人 は けんさん か です
(What nationality is Ken?)

19.
と を 話します か お母さん お父さん は  何語
(What languages do your father and mother speak?)

20.
です えみさん 外国人 は
(Emi is a foreign citizen.)

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Write out the full kanji in the remaining boxes in each row. In the last row, write another
kanji from a previous chapter that you feel you need to practice.





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Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following words using kanji and then hiragana.
1. to go 2. to come 3. to return (home)

Translate the following.
4. I go to the bakery.
5. Dad returns home at 5:00.
6. Jun will come to Tokyo.
7. I will go to Japan with my teacher.
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Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Write the full kanji in the remaining boxes in each row. In the last row, write another kanji
from a previous chapter that you feel you need to practice.



Write the kanji that you can above the hiragana. Cross out only the hiragana that you are replacing. Then
translate each sentence into English.
8. じゅん君は こうこういちねんせい です。で、 #I、;_ &)/mGm
せい です。 

9.
れいこさんは ちゅうごくごを はなします。

10.
友さんは、「ほんやさんは あそこに あります。」と いいました。


Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
11. 学校 明日 あした  来ます に は 母  (My mother will come to school tomorrow.)

12.
へ 日本 帰ります は 友
さん  (Tomo will return to Japan.)

13.
じゅん君 くん  私 と は へ 行きます 中国  (Jun and I will go to China.)

14.
は 東京 へ 行きます 私  (I will go to Tokyo.)

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Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Fill in the blanks in the verb chart below, using kanji and kana as needed.
non-past
db

non-past negative
dd
ó 
えいご verb type
(Type 1 or
O )
(Type 2 or
” )
(irregular)
あります Type 1 or う
to exist, animate
食べません
話しません
Type 1 or う
言います
to help out
分かります
来ます(きます)
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4-5 Activities 72 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
Complete each sentence using both affi rmative and negative verb endings for each of the following. Write
your own sentences for the last two.
スペイン す ぺ い ん へ 行きます。
韓国
かんこく へ   行きません。
1. 朝あさ ご
飯 はん を 。


あさ ご
飯 はん を 。
2. 家へ 。
家へ 。
3. 本
屋 や へ 。


や へ 。
4. お
水 みず を 。
お水を 。
5. 宿題しゅくだい を 。
宿題
しゅくだい を 。
6. 本を 。
本を 。
7. 学校へ 。
学校へ 。
8. 友達と:; と 。
友達と 。
9. 。

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Write the correct kanji and kana for each word or phrase.
11. please listen 12. foreign person
13. please say 14. to speak
15. drinks 16. to go
17. to return (home) 18. foods
Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Write the full kanji in the remaining boxes in each row. In the last row, write another kanji
from a previous chapter that you feel you need to practice.


Write kanji above the underlined hiragana.
キアラさんは じゅん君と こうこうへ いきます。教室 きょうしつ に 
せんせいが います。キアラさんの がっこうは たのしい です。
放課後
ほ うか ご 、キアラさんと じゅん君と ベン君は、 じんじゃへ いきます。その
 
じんじゃの 鳥居
と り い は ときの m、A37-E、$$%6&、'X3
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Listen as one person tells the other what she will do tomorrow. Place the items in the correct order.
Choose the letter to match the correct order in which the person will do things in the morning.
1. a. go to a friend’s house
2. b. read a book
3. c. eat breakfast
4. d. listen to the radio
5. e. write an essay for homework
Choose the letter to match the correct order in which the person will do things in the afternoon.
6. a. return home in the evening
7. b. eat dinner
8. c. drink green tea
9. d. eat lunch with his friend
10. e. help mother
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Write the following times in kanji and kana.
1. 1:40 2. 2:39
3. 3:00 4. 4:07
5. 5:15 6. 6:07
7. 7:00 8. 8:30
9. 9:20 10. 10:00
11. 11:00 12. 12:00
Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
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Write the following days of the week using kanji and kana.
13. Sunday 14. Monday
15. Tuesday 16. Thursday
17. Friday 18. Saturday






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5-1 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 77
Translate the following dialogue into English.
19. みわ : 土曜日に パーティーが あります。来て下さい。


20.
さとし : 何時 ですか。

21.
みわ : 一時です。ぎょうざを  *作つく ります。

22.
さとし : そう ですか。僕 ぼく は ぎょうざは ちょっと・・・・

23.
みわ : 二時に ケーキ  け ー き を 食べます。ドイツ ど い つ の ケーキ  け ー き  です。

24.
さとし : ケーキ け ー き  ですか。いい ですね。じゃあ、 僕 ぼく 、{R!

行きます!

* 作 つります – to make
Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second
box, etc. Write the full kanji in the remaining boxes in each row.







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Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following verbs in the affi rmative past tense.
1. 行きます 2. 帰ります
3.
言います 4. 始はじ めます
5. 来ます 6. 終おわります
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Write the following verbs in the negative past tense.
7. 起お きます 8. います
9.
寝ねます 10. 話します
11.
あります 12. 手伝てつだ います
Write the following in kanji and then again in hiragana.
13. May
14. October
15. Sunday
16. Wednesday
Write the following sentences in Japanese.
17. Kiara came to Japan on Tuesday.

18. I returned to the U.S.A. on Thursday.

19. Ben did not sleep on Saturday.

20. I did not go to Tokyo.


Answer the following questions in Japanese.
21. お母さんは 何月生まれ ですか。

22.
あなたは 何月生まれ ですか。

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5-2 Activities 80 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
23. 先生は 何月生まれ ですか。

24.
友達は 何月生まれ ですか。

Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
25. テレビ 七時 に 見ます を  (I will watch television at 7:00.)

26.
三時半 帰ります に 午後 
へ 家 毎日  (I go home at 3:30 p.m. every day.)

27.
行きます 大阪 友弘 とLg さん 八月 へ に は  (Tomohiro will go to Osaka in August.)

28.
は を 飲みました くみ子さん コーラ  (Kumiko drank a cola.)


Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Write the full kanji in the remaining boxes in each row.








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Write the following dates in kanji and kana.
1. May 23
2. June 2
3. October 31
4. July 4
Write the following in Japanese.
5. from 1:00 until 3:00
6. from Monday until Friday
7. from June until August
8. from 1914 until 1918
Write the following in Japanese.
9. I did not eat anything from 8:00 until 5:00.



10. Aiko did not drink anything from Friday until Sunday.



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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses to the following questions.
1. What time is it now?
a. 10:00 a.m. b. 11:00 a.m.
c. 10:00 p.m. d. 11:00 p.m.
2. What time will the second speaker go to sleep?
a. 10:00 a.m. b. 10:30 p.m.
c. 11:00 p.m. d. 11:30 p.m.
3. What time will the second speaker wake up?
a. 5:00 a.m. b. 5:30 a.m.
c. 6:00 a.m. d. 6:30 a.m.
4. What are the starting and ending times of the school?
a. 8:00-3:00 b. 8:15-3:50
c. 8:15-3:15 d. 7:45-2:45
5. What is the birth date of the second speaker?
a. November 25, 1994 b. October 25, 1995
c. September 15, 1994 d. August 15, 1995
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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following in Japanese using kanji and hiragana.
1. next month
2. last Thursday
3. every year
4. September 2, 1945
Write the following in Japanese using kanji and hiragana.
5. I was at my grandmother’s house from last Tuesday until this Thursday.

6. I go to school from Monday until Friday.

7. I will study from tomorrow until Sunday.

8. My mother lived in Japan from 2002 until 2008.

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9. Every week, I study Japanese.

10. Next year I will go from Tokyo to New York (
ニューヨーク ).

11. Yesterday, I walked (with) the dog from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.

12. Last Saturday, my mother and I played Ping-Pong from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.


Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Write the full kanji in the remaining boxes in each row.







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Use Japanese to answer these questions about yourself and your schedule. Answer in complete sentences
and use as many
漢字 as you can.
1. 何年 生まれですか。

2. 何月 生まれですか。
3. 誕生日たんじょうび は いつですか。
4. 毎日 何時に 起 おきますか。
5. 昨日 き の う  晩 ばん ご飯 はん に 何を 食べましたか。

6. 今日 の 朝 あさ  何を 飲みましたか。


7. 英語の 授業 じゅぎょう は 何時から 何時まで ですか。

8. 冬ふゆ 休み (winter break) は 何月何日から 何月何日までですか。

Fill in the blanks below with time words so that the statements are true according to Kiara’s journal entries
for Chapter 5.
9. キアラき あ ら さんは 先週の   に 学校に 行きました。 (5-1)
10.
の 金曜日に 大風が ありました。 (5-1)
11.
先週の 土曜日に  へ 行きました。 (5-1)
12.
奈良 な ら の 東大寺まで  時間 かかりました (took) 。 (5-1)
13.
年に 奈良に 着 つきました。 (5-2)
14.
一月二十日の 午後 時二十分に  を 見ました。 (5-2)
15.
友さんは   たくさんの 食べ物を 食べます。 (5-3)
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5-5 Activities 86 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
Translate the following sentences.
16. 来週の 水曜日は 私の 誕生日 たんじょうび です。
17. 十一月十日生まれです。
18. 私は 千九百九十一年 生まれです。
19. 午前六時から 午後十二時まで 忙 いそが しいです。
20. 毎日 朝 あさ ご飯 はん に 
卵 たまご を 食べます。
21. 来週の 土曜日の 誕生日 たんじょうび パぱ ーー ティて ぃ ーー で チョコレ ち ょ こ れ ーー トケと け ーー キきを 食べます。

22.
友達は 午前十一時に 来ます。そして、ダンス だ ん す を します。
カラオケ か   ら   お   け 、1X
す。


23.
私の 誕生日 たんじょうび  パーテイーへ どうぞ!

Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
24. から です 学校 まで は 三月 四月  (School is from April until March.)

25.
来ました から 長崎 ながさき  本 この は  (This book came from Nagasaki.)

26.
だれ でした バスケ だ す け  しません 
昨日 きのう  、l
(Yesterday, no one played basketball.)

27.
横浜よこはま  先月 行きました へ  (Last month I went to Yokohama.)

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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
1. What is the ? rst speaker’s question?
a. What did you do last Sunday?
b. What will you do next Sunday?
c. What did you do last Saturday?
d. What will you do next Saturday?
2. What does the second speaker say about the festival?
a. He has gone every year for the last 10 years.
b. He went last year but will not go this year.
c. He did not go last year but will go this year.
d. He will never go to the festival.
3. What time is the festival open?
a. 6:00-8:00 a.m.
b. 6:00-9:00 a.m.
c. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
d. 6:00-9:00 p.m.
4. What will be the meeting point for the two speakers?
a. 5:30 a.m. at the shrine
b. 6:30 a.m. at the school
c. 5:30 p.m. at the shrine
d. 6:30 p.m. as the school
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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
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Write the following expressions using kanji and kana.
1. legs are long 2. hands are small
3. to write 4. ten o’clock
Jumble: the sounds for several body parts are jumbled below. Write the correct word, and the kanji, if you
know it, in the blanks.
おか かお 顔
5. たまあ 6. おかな

7. しあ 8. ちく
9.
せい 10. ころこ
11. なは 12. たか



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Draw a picture of a person and label as many body parts as you can, using both hiragana and kanji.
Translate each sentence into Japanese using as many kanji as possible.
1. My mother’s eyes are big.

2. My sister’s ears are small. But she has good hearing.

3. My little brother’s feet are big. But his eyes are small.

4. My judo teacher is strong.

5. Today is Monday. I will go to judo class.

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6-1B ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 91
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6. Who did Kiara, Ben, and Jun meet?


7. Why is the person Kiara, Ben, and Jun met famous?

8. Why was the city of Hiraizumi famous in the 12
th century?

9. What sort of invitation did Kiara, Ben, Jun, and Tomo receive? From whom? What was the special
occasion?



10. Brie? y describe some general details of a legend or folktale you know, trying to include as much
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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following using kanji and kana.
1. My friend’s older brother is short.
2. Please eat sushi by hand.
3. Please write with a pencil.
4. Please say it in Japanese.
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6-2 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 93
Translate the following into Japanese using kanji where appropriate.
Emi’s older sister’s legs are a little long.

えみさんの お姉さんの 足は ちょっと 長い です。
5. My father’s hands are somewhat big.
6. Tom’s eyes are very small.
7. My aunt is a little chubby.
8. My dog is very fat. But my cat is not.
9. My friend is smart.
10. The desk is short.
Reread Kiara’s description of her father in the Dialogue in Chapter 6.2. Based on what Kiara says, draw a
picture of her father on a separate piece of paper. Then write fi ve sentences in Japanese about her father.
Finally, label as many body parts as you can using kanji.
Complete the chart below. Try to fi nish without referring to your textbook.
Non-past
b

Non-past
negative
d
™o
-form Dictionary form
(in? nitive)English
meaning
11. 12. 13. 14.
to drink
読よみます 15. 16. 17. 18.
19. 20.
待まって 21. 22.
23.
座すわ りません 24. 25. 26.
聞ききます 27. 28. 29. 30.
行きます 31. 32. 33. 34.
35.
開ききません 36. 37. 38.
食べます 39. 40. 41. 42.
43. 44. 45. 46.
to show
47. 48. 49.
来くる 50.
51.
しません 52. 53. 54.
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Two high school students discuss their family members.
1. How many family members are there?

2. Write a sentence describing at least one physical characteristic of the mother.

3. Write a sentence describing at least one physical characteristic of the father.

4. Write a sentence including at least two characteristics of the older brother.

5. Write a sentence including at least two characteristics of the younger sister.

6. What is said about the grandmother?

7. What is a characteristic of the grandfather?

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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following in Japanese.
1. My friend is sick.
2. My mother had a fever.
3. I have a cold.
4. My friend is in the hospital.
Write the following sentences in Japanese using the !て、、A3)%) pattern.
5. May I eat?
6. May I go to Japan?
7. You may open your books.
8. You may drink water.
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6-3 Activities 96 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
Write the following expressions in Japanese using the !ては いけません pattern.
9. You may NOT stand up.
10. You may NOT sleep at 9:00 p.m.
11. You may NOT drink sake.
12. You may NOT go to the bathroom.
Write the following expressions in Japanese. Be sure to include the particle で (by means of).
13. You may speak in Japanese.
14. You may come to school by bicycle (
じてんしゃ ).
15. You may write in English.
Pretend that an exchange student from Japan who speaks absolutely no English is arriving to your school.
To help her, in the space below write four sentences about things you can do in your school and four
sentences about things you may not do. Use verbs from the charts in textbook Chapter 6.2.








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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following in Japanese.
1. Western style clothes
2. to wear on the head
3. to wear above the waist
4. to wear below the waist
Draw a picture of a man and woman based on the descriptions here. Include all the details given.
Woman:  背 せが 高い です。足が 
長 なが いです。やせて います。かみが 長い 
です。目が 大きい です。ぼうしを かぶって います。シャツ
し ゃ つ を 
着ています。
スカート
す か ー と を はいて います。
靴 くつ を はいて います。
靴下を はいて います。
Man:   背が低い です。足が 短いです。太って います。かみは ありませ
ん。耳が 小さい です。ジャケット
じ ゃ け っ と を 着て います。パンツ ぱ ん つ を 
はいて います。靴下を はいて います。で I、I@X5m
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6-4 Activities 98 BEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK
Write the following expressions in Japanese using the !て います pattern.
5. My friend is wearing a kimono.
6. Kiara is sleeping.
7. Tomo is eating sushi.
8. Yuki is wearing glasses.
9. Naomi is wearing a necklace.
10. Ken is wearing a hat.
Write the following expressions in Japanese using the !て いません pattern.
11. Akio is not wearing a shirt.
12. I am not studying.
13. Kumi is not wearing a ring. (
ゆびわ )
Some of your friends and family are very predictable. In the space below, write fi ve sentences about what
you are sure they are doing right now. Use the
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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
A mother and her teenage daughter discuss what the daughter can and cannot wear to a party.
1. Does the mom give her daughter permission to wear the ? rst shirt that her daughter asks about?
Yes No

2. Does the mom give her daughter permission to wear the second shirt that her daughter asks about?
Yes No

3. Whose shoes does the daughter want to wear?
a. her sister’s shoes b. her brother’s shoes
c. her mother’s shoes d. her friend’s shoes
4. Does the mom give permission to wear those shoes?
Yes No
5. Does the mom give permission to wear her diamond necklace?
Yes No
6. Does the mom give permission to wear her gold necklace?
Yes No
7. By what means of transportation does the daughter want to go to the party?
a. her friend’s car b. taxi
c. limousine d. her own car
8. By what means of transportation does the mother plan to take her daughter to the party?
a. her friend’s car b. taxi
c. limousine d. her own car
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Write the following using kanji, kana, and particles if necessary.
1. is studying
2. is wearing pants
3. Tuesday at 4:25 p.m.
4. please read
Translate each sentence into Japanese using kanji where appropriate. Use the pattern in the example when
appropriate. Assume that today is Friday.
5. Ken’ichi wakes up and eats breakfast.

6. Ken’ichi is extremely tall. But his ears are a little small.

7. Hiroshi goes to school by bus, goes to class, and talks to friends.

8. At 12:20, Ken’ichi eats lunch at the cafeteria.

9. After school, Ken’ichi goes to the library, reads a magazine, and uses (
つかいます ) the computer.

10. At 8 p.m., Ken’ichi and Sara went to Kazuhiro’s house.

11. Kazue’s mother will make
(つくります) a cake and write a card ( カード ). Tomorrow is Kazue’s
birthday!

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6-5 ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 101
Write fi ve sentences in Japanese describing what the people below are wearing. Then label as many body
parts as you can.





Read the clues and solve these two riddles about well-known personalities. Write your answers in English.
12. 僕ぼく は とて、OB=@X3L,&、dX3髪 かみ の毛 け が 長 なが いです。
いつ、l、'@X3 bE、9)/mH子供
こ ど も に プレゼ
ントを 持って行きます。僕
ぼく は だれですか。

13.
私は 動物 どうぶつ です。耳が 長くて、耳は 二つ あります。しっぽ (tail) 、dX
す。毎日 外に います。レタス
れ た す と 人参 にんじん (carrots) を よく食べて、お水を 飲み
ます。子供
こ ど も の 家に たまごと 
チョコレート ちょこれーと を 持って行きます。四月うまれ
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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
Two teenage girls (one is Sayaka, the daughter from the previous listening practice) talk at a party.
1. What does Sayaka use to write her name on the name tag?
a. pencil b. pen
c. marker d. crayon
2. What two things does Sayaka’s friend say are over there (
あちら )?
a. presents and toys b. balloons and games
c. food and drink d. swimming and dancing

3. What does Sayaka’s friend say is delicious?
a. sushi b. ice cream
c. tenpura d. sweets
4. What are the four things that Sayaka’s friend wants to do with everyone?
a. eat, drink, chat, and play games
b. eat, drink, watch videos, and sing karaoke
c. eat, drink, swim, and open presents
d. eat, drink, play games, and watch movies
5. What time will the party end?
a. 6 p.m. b. 8 p.m.
c. 9 p.m. d. 10 p.m.
6. According to Sayaka’s friend, what is everyone NOT allowed to do until the party ends?
a. leave b. open presents
c. eat cake d. sing songs
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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
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Translate the following using kanji and kana.
1. Ken has short hair.

2. Reiko is tall. (height)
3. I like to read. (use
事 )
4. Mom likes to drink water. (use
事 )
Translate each !ます verb into the dictionary form + 事こと . Then write the English defi nition.
b form dictionary (in? nitive)
form +
Äこと
ó 
食べます
食べる 事こと eating
寝ねます
おどります
(to dance)
書きます
読みます
飲みます
歌います
勉強
べんきょう します
練習
れんしゅう します
Make sentences about hobbies using the cues. Use as many 漢字 as possible. Refer to the example below
when making your sentences.
Hanako singing 花子さんの 趣味は 歌を 歌う事 です。
5. Emi hiking
6. Taro reading books
7. Kousuke dancing
8. Kazumi video games
9. Hiro not piano
10. Keisuke not football
11. Chizuko studying English.
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Write a short (5-6 sentence) paragraph about your family or close friends and their hobbies. Remember to
use the words for your own family members (
父 , 母 , etc.). Use as many 漢字 as possible.













Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the second
box, etc. In the last rows, write other kanji from a previous chapter that you feel you need to practice.





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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following in Japanese using kanji and kana. Be sure to use the noun forms of what would be
verbs where necessary.
1. That dog is fat.


2. My grandmother was born on August 15, 1949.

3. Jun likes to write e-mails.

4. Mrs. Kimura likes to wear her big hats.

5. My friend doesn’t like eating sushi.

Imagine that your friend often does not always tell the whole truth. She made all of the statements below,
but you suspect she is lying. Restate each in Japanese and then change each statement into the negative.
Model your sentences on the example here.
I love sushi. おすしが 大好き です。 おすしが 大きらいです。
6. I love big dogs.

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7. I dislike my ears.

8. I hate pizza (
ぴざ ).

9. I dislike ? owers.

10. I like school.

11. I dislike my math teacher.

12. I hate to eat sushi.

13. I like to eat banana ice cream. (
バナナアイスクリーム )

The statements below are answers. Determine what the question would have been and write it on the space
provided in
日本語 . Begin your question with the question word どんな . Model your sentences on the
example here.
犬が 好きです。 どんな どうぶつが 好き ですか。
14. ハンバーガーが 好き です。

15. コーラ
が 好き です。

16. レモン 
ケーキが 好きです。

17. やきゅうが 好きです。

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Write a short (5-6 sentence) paragraph about what you and your family members like to do on a hot
summer day. Remember to use the words for your own family members (
父、母、 etc.). Use as many
漢字 and transition words ( それから , そして , and それに ) as possible. For example, if your younger
brother loves to drink lemonade in the summer, you might write:
弟は レモネードを 飲む事
がだい好き です。






Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
18. 食べる事 こと  好き 弟 です は が  (My little brother likes eating.)

19.
が は きらい です 
友達 と::  旅行 りょこう   (My friend dislikes traveling.)

20.
好き 音楽 です どんな が か  (What kind of music do you like?)


21.
犬 ねこ です 好き と が  (I like dogs and cats.)

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Fill in the remaining boxes in the row with the full kanji. In the last two rows, write other
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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
Mary, a high school student, has just arrived at her new home stay in Japan, where her host sister
Miho discusses the hobbies and likes and dislikes of her family members.
1. What does Mary really like (love)?
a. sports b. eating
c. sleeping d. anime
2. What are Miho’s hobbies?
a. English, reading, and music
b. reading, sleeping, and singing
c. cooking, movies, and anime
d. baseball, ? ower arranging, and anime
3. What are the two hobbies of Miho’s younger brother?
a. movies and reading b. video games and sleeping
c. eating and sports d. video games and playing cards
4. What hobby does Mary say she does NOT like?
a. video games b. sleeping
c. cooking d. shopping
5. What activity do both Miho and Mary say they love?
a. playing sports b. eating
c. sleeping d. dancing
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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji. Use the last rows to practice other kanji you have learned.
Write the following sentences in
日本語 . Use as many 漢字 as you can.
1. My big brother likes milk ( ミルク ).

2. My mother is good at baseball.

3. My friend is good at karate.

4. Dad is not good at kendo.

5. Mrs. Yamada is really good at judo.

6. My mother is good at singing, but my father is not.


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Refer to the textbook’s New Words list in section 7.1. Categorize at least twelve of these hobbies in the
circles below based on whether you like, dislike, or feel neutral about them. Then, write two sentences
about hobbies that you like, and two sentences about hobbies you dislike.
好き きらい
好きな

こと :
7.
8.
きらいな事 こと :
9.
10.
Read the sentences below and use が to combine each pair into one sentence in 日本語 . Model your
sentences on the example here.
I like pizza. I don’t like steak.
ピザは 好きですが、ステーキは 好きではありません。
11. I hate swimming. I love skateboarding.

12. I am skilled at playing the guitar. I am not skilled at playing the trumpet (
トランペット ).

13. I am good at math. I am terrible at English.

14. My friend likes to play cards. I don’t like to play cards.

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15. My father is excellent at jogging. He is very poor at basketball.

16. My little sister loves cooking. My little brother hates cooking.

17. Atsuko is very skilled at calligraphy (
書道しょどう ). Kenji is not very skilled at calligraphy.

18. My older brother is great at soccer. My older sister is not.

Read the following paragraph about Tomoko. Then draw a picture showing Tomoko surrounded by all the
things that she is good at and all the things she likes.
友子 と !- さんは 私の 友達です。16さいで、高校一年生です。友子さん
には たくさん 好きなことが あります。テニス部
ぶ に いますから、
毎日 テニスを します。友子さんは 漢字
かんじ を書く事 こと  'A3 H
科目
か !) では数学 すう と 国語が 好きです。で餅I、Xd?'、AI
ありません。時々 生
いけ花 ばな 、1X3A ちょっと 
苦手 にがて です。音楽
?'A3&
得意
とくい です。歌うことが 上手 です。毎週 
カラオケ
へ 行きます。友子さんんは、ご家族とよく映画
えいが を 見に 行き
ます。それから、友子さんは ねこが 大好きです。で vI、;a=

苦手
にがて です。
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Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji. °





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Write the following phrases using kanji and kana.
1. The hat is blue.
2. Motoko is good at yoga. (
ヨガ )
3. I wake up at 5:28 a.m.
4. Emiko likes black.
Think of visual ways (graphic organizers) you can use to categorize/organize ALL color words from the
Chapter 7 New Words list. One possibility might be to list color words that do include the kanji
色 in one
column, and those that don’t in another. Another might be to separate them into groups of warm colors,
cool colors, and neutrals. Try to use more than one method to organize the words in the space below.
Color this picture according to the key below.
5. 白
6. 黒
7. 青
8. 紫むらさき 9. オレンジ
10. 黄色
11. 赤
12. 緑みどり
13. ピンク
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Translate each sentence into Japanese using as many kanji as possible.
14. I am pretty good at singing, but my older sister is just so-so.

15. I love (the color) green, but I hate (the color) yellow.

16. My grandfather is very skilled at golf, but my father is not.

17. My mother is tall. But my father is short.

18. That dog is not very brown. But that cat is yellow, white, and brown.

19. I never eat mochi.

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Fill in the full kanji in the remaining boxes in each row. In the last row, write another kanji
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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
Mary is telling her host sister Miho about Mary’s family’s likes, dislikes, and hobbies.
1. What activity does Mary’s family love?
a. sports b. eating
c. sleeping d. anime
2. What is Mary’s mother good at?
a. playing cards and dancing b. playing cards and singing
c. skiing and mountain climbing d. skiing and horseback riding
3. How does Miho describe her karate ability?
a. terrible b. so so
c. she is really good d. she has never done karate
4. Mary says her father
a. doesn’t like to cook but is good at it.
b. likes to cook but is bad at it.
c. never cooks.
d. loves to cook and is good at it.

5. Miho and Mary decide to
a. write a report about their family members’ hobbies for school.
b. make a video of each family member doing their hobby.
c. teach what they are good at to each other.
d. stop doing their hobbies for awhile.
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名前: 日付: 月 日 
Practice the kanji below tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.

Write the following using kanji and kana.
1. Ken likes soba noodles.
2. Michiko was born on July 4, 1990.
3. The ? ower is red.
4. Hiro is wearing a large kimono.
Fill in the blanks with the correct particles と、は、が、の、へ、で、E . Use × if no particle
is required.
5. たけし
君 くん けんたろう君 いい 友達です。
6. で
性格 せいかく (personality)  とて違 ちが います。
7. たけし君 趣味 バスケで、けんたろう君 趣味 チェス です。
8. たけし君 せい 高い ですが、けんたろう君 せい とて
です。
9. たけし君 毎日 早 はや く 起 お きます。けんたろう君 遅 おそ く 起 お きて、
遅く 学校 行きます。



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10. たけし君 赤 大好き ですが、けんたろう君 黒 好きです。
11. たけし君 ご家族 かぞく 八人です。けんたろう君 ご家族 ぞく 三人です。
12. たけし君 よく Ā僕 スーパーマン です。ā 言いますが、けんたろう
君  Ā僕 大学 行って、
*世界 せ かい で 一番 いちばん 強い (world’s best) チェスăプレ
ーヤーに なります。ā 言います。
13. 違いは たくさん あります 、今で 1 いい 友だちです。
*
世界 せかい – the world/earth
Read each sentence carefully, then choose と言いました (...said...) if it is a direct quote, or と思います (I
think...) if it is a thought. Next, translate each sentence into English. Model your sentences on the example
here.
幹子み き こ さんは、Āはい、赤が 好きです。ā
a) と言いました
b) と思います Mikiko said, “Yes, I like red.”

14.
私は その 靴 くつ が とて、'f:
a) と言いました
b) と思います
15.
僕は  *ベガルタ仙台 べ が る た せん だい は いいサッカーのチームだ、
a) と言いました
b)
と思います
16.
じゅん君は、Ā
空手 からて が 好きですが、全然 ぜんぜん  上手 じょうず では ありません。ā
a) と言いました
b) と思います
17.
アマンダさんは、Āその漫画 まんが は 長いですね。 全部 ぜんぶ  読みましたね。」
a) と言いました
b) と思います
18.
高子た か こ さんは、Āここに 
鉛筆 えんぴつ と ペン ぺ ん と 
紙 かみ が あります。どうぞ、
使 つか って下さ
い。」
a) と言いました
b) と思います
* べガルタ仙台 – Begaruta Sendai (soccer team)
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Translate each sentence into Japanese using as many kanji as possible.
19. Bob does not like tofu very much.

20. Sara is not skilled at skiing at all.

21. Mark said, “I’m am not skilled at skateboarding, and I don’t like it at all.”

22. I think that this book is very interesting. Please read it.

Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
23. ハンバーガー 思います 美味 お い しい と は  (I think hamburgers are delicious.)

24.
あの 思います 人 だ は 日本人 と  (I think that person over there is Japanese.)

25.
は と だ 思います 一年生 静 しず か  (I think that ? rst year students are quiet.)

26.
思います ピザ まずい は と  (I think pizza is terrible.)



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Writing vertically, write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second
stroke in the second box, etc. In the last 2 columns, write other kanji that you feel you need to practice.
花池趣味事好上色白黒赤青歌思

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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following in Japanese using kanji and kana.
1. June 26, 2009
2. My hobby is ? ower arranging.
3. What color do you like?
4. Please look at this photograph.
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Translate each phrase into Japanese, making sure the ending for each adjective ( い or な ) is correct. Use
as many
漢字 as possible. Model your sentences on the examples here.
a beautiful hat 美しい ぼうし
a quiet student 静しず かな 
生徒 せいと
5. a big dog 6. a strange box

7. a short pencil 8. a long beard
9. a clean ocean 10. dirty hands
11. a noisy cat
Comment on the photos below. Write at least two sentences for each photo below, including an adjective
in each sentence.
きれいなしゃしんです。
女の子はかわいいです。


12.
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16.
17.
Translate these sentences into Japanese using as many kanji as possible.
18. Today is Friday, January 20.

19. It is vacation. I will not go to school.

20. Christy will come to my house by bus. At lunch, we will eat delicious pizza.

21. Christy is wearing a long skirt. It is very pretty.

22. In the evening, we will watch a movie. It will be interesting, I suppose.

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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
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Write the following using kanji and kana.
1. Mr. Suzuki’s ? ngers are short.
2. The dog is standing.
3. The girl is very beautiful.
4. The class is Monday at 2:35 p.m.
Fill in the blanks below. The left column is the present tense, and the right column is the past tense. Pay
special attention to the diff erences between
い and な adjectives.
Present Past
5.
良かったです。
6. 面白いです。
7.
悪かったです。
8. 元寒A19
9. 安かったです。
10. つまらなかったです。
11. きれいです。
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友さん wrote down what he did yesterday, but he forgot to use the past tense. Change each sentence
into the past tense for him, making sure to use the correct past tense ending for
い adjectives (!かった
です)
, な adjectives (!でした) , and for verbs (!ました or !でした) .
おなかが ぺこぺこ でした
です 。 おなかが ぺこぺこ でした。
13. すしを たくさん 食べます。
14.
おなかが 大きい です。
15.
デパートへ 行きます。
16. あたらしい パンツが ほしいです。
17. あのデパートの パンツが 好きです。
18. で7HI!A3
19. ぼくは お金が ありません。
20. 新しいパンツは 買いません。
Translate these sentences into Japanese using as many 漢字 as possible.
21. On Monday, I went to judo club.
22. We practiced from 3:30 until 5:30.
23. It was very interesting.
24. But, later, my legs and arms hurt.
25. At home, I ate dinner and then I took (drank) medicine.

26. At 10:30 p.m., I watched TV. It was boring.

27. Then, at 11:45 p.m., I went to sleep.

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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following using kanji and kana.
1. Emiko is drinking juice.


2. My room was clean.

3. My little sister’s birthday is March 23.

4. Please read that book.

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Circle the correct negative tense for each sentence below, according to the English cues. Pay special
attention to the
い and な adjectives.

5.
テレビゲームは Video games are not interesting.
(a)
お1g)DA3 (b) お1gAIdX5m
6. 昨日き の う の 小テストは Yesterday’s quiz was not dif? cult.
(a)
難しくなかったです。 (b) 難しいではありませんでした。
7. 琵琶湖 び わ こ は Lake Biwa is not wide.
(a)
広くないです。 (b) 広いではないです。
8. トム・ハンクスは Tom Hanks is not famous.
(a)
有名くないです。 (b) 有名ではありません。
9. この アップルパイは This apple pie is not delicious.
(a)
おいしくないです。 (b) おいしいではないです。
10. 体育た い い く の 授 業 じゅぎょう は P.E. class is not dif? cult.
(a)
難しくありません。 (b) 難しいではないです。
11. その男の人は That man is not handsome.
(a)
ハンサムではありません。 (b) ハンサムくないです。
12. あのライオンは That lion over there is not bad.
(a)
悪わる くないです (b) 悪わる いではありません。
Rewrite each of the statements below in the negative and then write the English translation of the new
sentence. Model your sentences on the example here.
今日は 火曜日です。
今日は 火曜日ではありません。
Today is not Tuesday.
13.
今日の 天寒I、A3G

14.
英語の クラスが あります。

15.
日本語の クラス、dX3

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16. 日本語の 先生は 怖 こわ い です。

17.
有名ゆうめい  です。

18.
宿 題しゅくだい は つまらない です。

19.
漢字は 
難 むずか しいです。

20.
私の 父は 日本語を 話します。

21.
父と いっしょに 
散歩 さ ん ぽ を します。

Translate each of these sentences into Japanese. Use as many 漢字 as possible.
22. That boy’s hair is not very long.

23. But his younger sister’s hair is long.

24. His younger sister is a little chubby.

25. Tomokazu likes to play soccer.

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27. Tomokazu’s younger sister is not strong.

28. But she is good at tennis.

29. The boy and the girl both like sports.

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Fill in the remaining boxes with the complete kanji.












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Listen to the prompts and answer the following questions.
Listen as Mike, an American high school student, and Masa, a Japanese student, discuss American
and Japanese high schools in a telephone conference call.
Write the letter for the appropriate answer on the blank.
1. Which high school(s) are big?
2. Which school(s) are small?
3. Which school(s) are famous for sports?
4. Which school(s) have a long history?
5. Which school(s) have quiet classes?
6. Which school(s) have delicious lunches?
7. Whose teacher is pretty?
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a. Masa’s only
b. Mike’s only
c. BOTH Masa’s and Mike’s
d. NEITHER Masa’s nor Mike’s
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Write the following words using kanji and kana.
1. Math is not dif? cult.
2. Mariko is studying Japanese.
3. English class is at 1:26 p.m. every day.
4. All together it is $25. ($ =
ドル )
For each short dialogue below, answer each question in the negative. Then translate each ANSWER into
English.
Student A: 先
週 しゅう は 忙 いそが しかった ですか。
Student B: いいえ、忙 いそが しくなかった です ( or 忙いそが しくありませんで
した)。

English: No, last week was not busy.
5. Student A:
夕べの お
寿司 す し は 
美味 お い しかった ですか。
Student B:

英語 :
6. Student A:
前まえ の 学校は 大きかった ですか。
Student B:

英語 :
7. Student A:
去年き ょ ね ん 、あなたの かみの 毛 けは 長かった ですか。

Student B:


英語 :
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8. Student A: 去年き ょ ね ん の 
誕生日 たんじょうび パーティーは 楽しかった ですか。
Student B:

英語 :
9. Student A:
日曜日は ひま でしたか。
Student B:

英語 :
10. Student A:
月曜日の 小テストの せいせきは 悪かった ですか。
Student B:

英語 :
11. Student A:
あの 絵 え は 美しかった ですか。
Student B:

英語 :
12. Student A:
水泳すいえい の 後 あと 、足と 手は 痛 いた かった ですか。
Student B:

英語 :
13. Student A:
その本は 面白かった ですか。
Student B:

英語 :
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Write the following in Japanese using kanji and kana.
1. Our high school baseball team was not strong.
2. That cat is not beautiful.
3. Kentarou is swimming.
4. I studied at home yesterday.
Complete the chart below. Make sure you know whether you are working with an い adjective or a な
adjective. Try to fi nish without looking at your textbook.
Adjective
(non-past
tense) M adj. or

s adj. Past tense Tlhpb
or
p`h
Negative
XsMpb~
XK  d  
or aŒK“‡
dœ~pxK
‡dœ
Negative past
XsTlhp
bXK
dp`h
or
pxKd
p`hó 
いそがしい
5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
10. 11.
おいしかっ
たです。 12. 13. 14.
15. 16. 17. 18.
うるさくなか
ったです。 19.
20. 21. 22. 23. 24.
cute
25. 26. 27.
きれいでは
ありません 28. 29.
こわい 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.
35. 36. 37. 38. 39.
famous
40. 41.
つまらなか
ったです。 42. 43. 44.

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Complete the writing below according to the English cues.
  きのう、 (45) (kindergarten) の 友達に 会いました。ひさしぶり 
でした。友だちの 
(46) (name) は あやこちゃんです。六さいの 
とき、あやこちゃんは せいが 
(47) (a little)   (48)
(was short) です。で
1I5& (49) (is tall) です。それに、
六さいの とき、あやこちゃんの 髪の 毛は
(50) (was long) です。
で
1IcHI
(51) (is not long) です。六さいのとき、
あやこちゃんと いっしょに 良く けんか
*を しました。で
1I
(52) (good) 友達です。それと、六さいの とき、あやこちゃんは 

あたま が  (53) (was good) です。そして、今& (54) (very)
いいです!
*けんかをする:to argue
Use the cues below to make complete sentences in Japanese. Add additional words and particles as
needed. Then translate your sentence into English.
きれい 人 たくさん af? rmative present
この教室に たくさんの きれいな 人が います。
There are a lot of pretty people in this classroom.
55.
忙いそが しい 弟 いつも af? rmative present


The younger brother is always busy.
56.
着き 物 安い あきこさん negative past

Akiko’s kimono was not cheap.
57.
有名ゆうめい 先生 ちょっと af? rmative past

The teacher was a little famous.
58.
花 高い ベンさん negative past

Ben’s ? owers were not expensive.
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59. 広い 海 af? rmative present


The ocean is wide.
60.
手 小さい 妹 af? rmative past

My younger sister’s hands are small.
61. (free choice sentence using the past negative of an adjective)


英語:
Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. In any remaining boxes, write the full kanji.










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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
Junko and Masayo, two teachers, discuss what they did over their winter vacation. Junko went to
Hawaii and Masayo went to Hokkaidō.
Write the letter of the appropriate answer on the blank.
1. Which of the two said the ocean was very beautiful?
2. Which of the two talked about eating ramen and potatoes?
3. Which of the two said the beach was long?
4. Which of the two said that everyone was kind?
5. Which of the two said the food was delicious?
6. Which of the two said the shopping was very fun?
7. Which of the two said they were a little busy?

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a. only Junko
b. only Masayo
c. BOTH Junko and
Masayo
d. NEITHER Junko nor
Masayo
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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following words using kanji and kana. (Yen [¥] =
円えん )
1. Masumi loves (the color) blue.
2. The party is from 7:54 p.m.
3. We went shopping in Shibuya.
4. The shoes were ¥12,000.
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12 345
67
8
9
10
1112

12
3
4
5
67

1
2
34
5
67
8

1
2 3
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9-1A ActivitiesBEGINNING JAPANESE WORKBOOK 139
Read each of these numbers out loud, in Japanese, and then write each out in kanji and kana. Remember,

万 まん = 10,000. Model your sentences on the example here.
¥13,500 一万三千五百円いちまんさんぜんごひゃくえん
5. ¥21,200
6. ¥8,900
7. ¥55,600
8. ¥47,100
9. ¥18,350
10. ¥6,225
11. ¥94,431
Write each phrase in Japanese, using the appropriate noun plus dictionary form verb. Use as many 漢字
as possible. Model your sentences on the example here.
to ? ght けんかを する
12. to study
13. to go shopping
14. to take a walk
15. to take a trip
Jumble: The words in the sentences below are out of order. Re-order them to make grammatically-correct
sentences in Japanese.
16. 食事 しました 友さん を は に 八時  (Tomo had a meal at 8:00.)

17.
レポート タイプ を 昨日 き の う  私 しました は  (I typed the report yesterday.)

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18. 数学すうがく  
良和 よしかず さん しました 勉強 は を  (Yoshikazu studied math.)

19.
下さい に お母さん 電話 を して  (Please telephone your mother.)

20.
は 兄 を 見ました 
映画 えいが  に 土曜日 

(My older brother watched a movie on Saturday.)


Translate each of the following into Japanese using the appropriate noun plus dictionary form verb, and
as many
漢字 as possible.
to play basketball バスケを する
21. to go on a date
22. to (sing) karaoke
23. to shower
24. to do homework

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Write a short (at least 4 lines) paragraph about your activities last week. Remember to use the PAST tense
of the verb. Use transition words like
それから、そして、 or それに to connect your sentences. For
instance, if you went on a date on Saturday, you might say:
土曜日の晩、友達と デートを しました。それから・・・・







Insert quotation marks where appropriate in the paragraphs below.
先生は、えんぴつで 書いて下さいと 言いました。すると、じゅん君は、
先生、

ぼく は えんぴつが ありませんと 言いました。すると、明子さんは、
じゅん君、このえんぴつを どうぞと 言いました。

Translate these sentences into Japanese using as many 漢字 as possible.
1. Yesterday was Saturday, March 24.

2. I went shopping with my friend. I bought two blue T-shirts.

3. In the afternoon, I walked the dog. And then, I did some science homework.

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4. The homework was very dif? cult. I studied from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

5. For dinner, we had a meal at a Chinese restaurant. The food was delicious. I love to eat Chinese
food.

Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Fill in the remaining boxes in that row with the same kanji. Use the last row to write kanji
that you feel you need to practice.




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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following words using kanji and kana.
1. Mr. Yamazaki sells books.
2. Mom went to Japan in 2008.
3. Tonight I will do homework.
4. Please take a shower before dinner.
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1
2
34
5
6
7
89
10 11

1
2
3
54
6

12
3
4
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Write the correct number of objects/things with the most appropriate counter.
5. 6. 7.
8. 9. 10.
11. 12. 13.
Translate these sentences into
日本語 . Be careful to use the correct counter.
14. Please give me 10 ballpoint pens.

15. At my house, I have three dogs and two cats.

16. For breakfast, I drank two cups of green tea.

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17. Yesterday I bought four books at the bookstore.

Jenny is going shopping for school supplies with her friend Kenji. Help her by fi lling in the blanks with
useful shopping expressions. Then answer questions 23-25 in English.
18. けんじ : 。 (Excuse me!)
19.
店員 : 。 (Welcome!)

けんじ :このノートは (how much) ですか。
20. 店員 :それですか。 (? ve) で  (900 yen) です。
21. ジェニー : ちょっと (expensive) ですね。その (eraser)

は  (how much) ですか。
店員 :

けしゴム ご む ですか。
消 けしゴム ご む は 一つ、50円です。
22. ジェニー: いいですね。
消 け しゴム ご む を 三つと えんぴつを  (six)

下さい。じゃ、1000円から、お
願 ねが いします。
店員 :1000円
えん  おあずかりします。はい、250円の おかえしでございま
す。ありがとうございました。また、どうぞ。
23. What sort of store are Kenji and Jenny visiting?

24. What does Jenny want to buy? What does she end up buying?

25. How much did Jenny pay, all together, for her purchases?

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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Write the following using kanji and kana.
1. That movie is not interesting.
2. Please give me a taller one.
3. The total is 500 yen.
4. That jacket is 56,792 yen.
Translate each sentence below into 日本語 . Model your sentences on the example below.
Do you have a larger size? =B
e'|I、dX3%
5. Do you have smaller computer?
6. Do you have a cuter T-shirt?
7. Do you have a more delicious cake?
8. Do you have a more expensive bag?
9. Do you have a more interesting class?
10. Do you have a brighter room?
11. Do you have a scarier movie?
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12
3
456
7
8


12
3
45
6
78
9
10 11
12
13
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You and your Japanese friend さわこ are spending the day in an upscale residential and shopping area of
東京 . You thought the two of you were just going window shopping, but さわこ has other ideas. Fill in
the blanks in the dialogue below with the correct
日本語、 using the English cues. For the last two lines
of dialogue, add your own ending. Then answer in English the questions that follow.
(on the street)
You
: あの高いビルは (12) (what) ですか。
さわこ : あれは 
六本木 ろっぽんぎ ヒルズです。 (13) (taller one) 、dX
すよ。あそこを見てください。さあ、
(14) 。 (let’s go)
(inside the shopping center)

さわこ : あの店、いいですね。私は  (15) (new) くつを 
買います。
(to the clerk) =B
e'HI、dX3%
店員 : はい、ちょっと待って下さい。

You : さわこさん、この ハイヒールは 好き ですか。
さわこ : ええ、
(16) (love) です。で (17) (cheaper ones)

が いい です。
店員 : これは どうですか。こちらは 一万円です。
さわこ : ええと、この
(18) (color) は あまり 好きじゃない です。

(19) (a blue one) は ありますか。
20. You :
21.
さわこ :
22. What part of Tokyo are the two girls visiting?

23. What does Sawako want to buy?

24. What is the yen cost of the object the clerk brings?

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25. What was wrong with the ? rst object Sawako looked at? What was wrong with the second object?


26. Do you have any friends like Sawako? If so, what personality traits do you think your friend and
Sawako have in common?


Translate these sentences into English.
27. 私は 今日、ペットを 買います。あなた、zR!'X5m
か。


28.
私は、かめが 好き です。かわいいのを 見せて下さい。

29.
そのかめは 色が ちょっと
暗 くら い ですね。=B明 あか るい 色の かめは いま
すか。

30.
ああ、この亀 かめ は 美しい です。 これを 下さい。いくら ですか。

31.
一万三千円 です。はい、一万五千円 お
預 あず かりします (to gather, receive) 。

32.
いいですね。この亀 かめ の 名前は、「亀 かめ 」です。静 しず かな 友達 です。

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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
Tom is Canadian. Soon after moving in with his home-stay family in Japan, he realizes he has
neglected to bring a gift for his host mother. He goes to an import store in Tokyo called National
Azabu, to try to buy something from his home country to give her.
1. Tom asks for a .
a. cheaper one b. better brand
c. smaller one d. larger one
2. What is Tom doing in Japan?
a. working b. sightseeing
c. studying d. missionary work
3. How much does a small bottle cost?

4. How much money does Tom give to the store clerk?

5. How much change does he get back?

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Write the following using kanji and kana.
1. Welcome! (to a store customer)
2. At 5 p.m., the art classroom was dark.
3. My dog does not like tofu very much.
4. Takako bought ? ve new pencils.
It’s Hanako’s birthday, and Mari has come to give her a present. Later, their friend Tomohiro joins them.
Read the dialogue below and fi ll in the blanks with the correct word or particle.
まり: 花子さん、
誕生日 たんじょうび おめでとう。この プレゼントを どうぞ。
花子: あ、どうd&B 
(5. I receive) 。

まり: それは 何 ですか。プレゼント です
(6. question particle) ?
花子: はい、
家族
かぞく (7. from) の プレゼント です。母 (8. from) こ
の ステキな ネックレスを 
(9. received) 。そして、私は
漫画を 三
(10. volumes, books)   (11. received) 。
まり: いいですね。私の プレゼントを 
(12. please open) 。
花子: わあ、
美味
お い しそうですね。これは どこの おせんべいですか。
まり: 京都の おせんべい です。食べて見て下さい。
友弘:  花子さん、
誕生
たんじょう 日おめでとう。
花子:  あ、友弘さん、ありがとう。このおせんべいを いっしょに 食べません
か。まりさん
(13. from) (14. received) 。
友弘: 
(15. I humbly receive) 。美味しいですねえ。で
インの せんべいは
(16. more) 美味しいですよ!

花子とまり: へええ!
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It is the day after your mother’s birthday. You are talking on the phone to your friend and telling him about
the presents your mother received from you, and other family members. Make up and write a short story
(at least 6 lines) about the gifts your mother received, using the appropriate verbs of giving and receiving.
For instance, if your father gave your mother a watch, you might write:
父は 母に すばらしい
時計 と けい を あげました。







Translate each sentence into Japanese using the appropriate verb tense and as many 漢字 as possible.
Model your sentences on the example below.
Yesterday, I argued with my friend Mayumi.

昨日 きのう 、友達の まゆみさんと けんかを しました。
17. Today, we made up.

18. This morning, Mayumi gave me a new notebook.

19. This afternoon, I received ? ve ? owers from Mayumi. I don’t like ? owers very much.

20. So then, I gave the ? owers back to Mayumi. And I gave her a lucky charm (
おまd ).

21. This evening, we went shopping together, and bought two large-size red T-shirts.

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22. Tomorrow, I will wear one red T-shirt. Mayumi will also wear one red T-shirt.

23. I like Mayumi a lot!


Review your kanji charts for the lessons you have completed so far. In the space below, practice writing
previously learned kanji that you feel you need to practice. Try to write each of those kanji at least 5 times,
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Write the following words using kanji and kana.
1. Kentaro has long hair.
2. His father’s shoes were ¥17,100.
3. The Japanese room is a bright (light) room.
4. My friend is doing his homework.
Fill in the blanks with the correct particle. Use × if no particle is needed.
きのう (5) 兄 (6) 19
才 さい (7)
誕生日 たんじょうび でした。
おじいさん (8) 兄 (9) お金 (10) あげました。
僕ぼく (11) 兄 (12)  面白い DVD (13) あげました。
兄 (14) 父 (15) 母 (16) 黒いくつ (17)

cX19


兄 (18) 犬 (19) ねこ (20)
鳥 とり (21) あまり 好

きではありません。
で%[ (22) 大好きです。毎日 (23) かめ (24) お水

(25) やります。
きのう (26) 、おじいさん (27) 僕 (28) 二万円

(29) くれました。僕 (30) 誕生日ではありませんでした

(31) 、僕 (32) うれしかったです。おじいさん、ありがとう!
Translate each sentence on the following page into Japanese using the appropriate verb tense. Use as
many
漢字 as possible. Model your sentences on the example below.
Last week, my friend gave my little sister two CDs.
先週、私の 友達は 妹に CDを 二枚 まい  くれました。
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33. My uncle gave my mother seven beautiful ? owers and two books.

34. My mother gave one ? ower to my little sister.

35. Tom and Mike played video games on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

36. Tom is very good at playing video games. He received a good prize
(賞しょう ).

37. Mike gave me a fun video game. I like playing video games, but I am not very skilled at them.

38. The teacher also loves playing video games. He often plays games after school.

39. Next weekend, we will all play video games together. I think we will all receive prizes!

Draw a picture of yourself, or someone in your family, receiving at least three presents. Then write a
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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
Akiko is going to give her friend Nanami a birthday present and talk about what else Nanami got for
her birthday.
1. Nanami thought her present from Akiko was:
a. big b. expensive
c. interesting d. cute
2. Akiko gave Nanami .
a. chocolate b. money
c. a necklace d. a stuffed animal
3. Nanami received money and from her father.
4. What did Nanami get from her mother?
5. Who gave Nanami three roses?
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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
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2
34
5
678
9

1 2
34
5
6
7
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10

1
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4
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9

1
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Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. My friend’s house is very bright.

2. These white shoes are a little dirty.

3. The hotel in Nara is ¥37,500.

4. I will go to Miyajima with my Japanese teacher for summer vacation.


Read these clues to determine which season is being described and write the answer (in Japanese) on the
blank at the right. Then answer the question at the bottom of this section in Japanese.
5. スキーを します。
クリスマスの プレゼントを cX3

ゆき だるまを 作ります。


あたた かい 飲み物が おいしい です。
どの 季節
き せ つ ですか。
6. 泳およ ぎます。
外で よく ピクニックを します。
スイカが 
美味
お い しいです。
アイスクリームを 時々 食べます。
どの 季節
き せ つ ですか。
7. アメリカで 学校が はじまります。
りんごが 美味
お い しいです。
あまり 暑
あつ くないです。
セーターを 時々 着ます。
どの 季節
き せ つ ですか。
8. 桜さくら が きれいです。

小鳥
こ と り 、9)/m、X3


かぜ が 強いです。
野球
やきゅう を します。
日本で 学校が はじまります
どの 季節
き せ つ ですか。
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9. あなたは どの 季節が 
一番 いちばん  好き ですか。 なぜ ですか。



Put each weather-related phrase into Japanese using as many 漢字 as possible. The fi rst one is done for
you.
明日あ し た は、雨 あめ が 
降 ふるでしょう。 Tomorrow it will probably rain.
10. It is raining now.
11. Today is very hot.
12. Tomorrow will be cooler (more cool).
13. It will be windy (the wind is strong).
14. Yesterday there was a lot of rain (big rain).
15. There will probably be snow tomorrow.
16. Friday will be clear (nice).
17. There will be a typhoon in August.
Use a newspaper, TV, or online report to fi nd a weather report for your city. Write out a short (at least 5
lines) weather report for today and a weather forecast for tomorrow in Japanese.







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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. It is 32 degrees in Aomori now.
2. Tomorrow it will probably snow.
3. My little brother received ¥10,000.
4. How much does this manga cost?
Use the English cues to politely invite your Japanese friend to do each activity with you.
go camping during summer vacation in Colorado
夏休みに コロラドで キャンプを しませんか。
5. play football on Saturday at 11 a.m.

6. go skiing in Switzerland during winter break

7. study Japanese at my house on Sunday

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3
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5
6
7
使
使
1
2
3
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8. come to my birthday party next month

9. go to a rock concert next week

10. see a movie Friday night

11. go swimming Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

12. dine with my family at a Chinese restaurant

Fill in the blanks with the correct Japanese word according to the English cue. Be careful to use the correct
form of the verb. Then answer the comprehension questions at the end of the dialogue.

慶子 け い こ : ねえ、
隆 君 たかしくん 、ケーキを  (13. shall we make) ?
隆たかし : ええと、 (14. cooking) は
(15. a little) ・・・・

慶子
け い こ : そう ですか。実 じつ は、きのう、卵 たまご を (16. a lot) も
らいましたが、家族は 
(17. nobody) 卵を 食べま
せん。
(18. it’s too bad) 。じゃあ、オムレツはどう 
ですか。卵
たまご を たくさん  (19. use) 。


たかし : ええと、僕 ぼく は オムレツ、;a=B

慶子
け い こ : 卵 たまご を 
使 つか う 
料理 りょうり は、 (20. nothing) 食べませんね。
じゃ、
映画
え い が は どう ですか。


たかし : いいですね。
映画 え い が を  (21. let’s see) !
22. What two things does Takashi NOT like?
23. What does Keiko have a lot of?
24. What do the two of them ? nally decide to do?
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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
1. What is the weather forecast for Saturday?
a. sunny b. rainy
c. cloudy d. hot
2. What will the weather probably be on Sunday?
a. sunny b. rainy
c. cloudy d. cold
3. Sunday’s weather will be .
a. cold b. hot
c. windy d. rainy
4. Where will they go?
a. dancing b. bowling
c. to sing karaoke d. to see a movie
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Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. Use a computer to type your essay.
2. Shall we see a movie?
3. Would you like to make yakisoba with me?
4. Kenji will not go anywhere this summer.
Keiko and Takashi are going on a date, but they each seem to have their own ideas about what to do.
Translate each of their ideas into
日本語 , using the !たい form of the verb.
すてきな レストランへ 行きたい です。 (I want to go to a nice restaurant.)


5.

6.

7.


8.
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9.

10.

11.


12.
Pick ten verbs from the word bank on the following page to make complete sentences, using one of the
verbs you have chosen in the designated tense and time phrase. You may need to add other details to
create a good sentence.
あした !ましょう → あした、友達と あそびましょう。
13. きのう !ませんでした
14.
来週 !でしょう
15.
今日 !ませんか
16.
今朝 け   さ  !ました
17.
今晩こ ん ば ん  !でしょうか
18.
おととい !ませんでした
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19. 十二月 !ます
20.
金曜日 !たい
21.
来年 !たい
22.
先月 !ました
作ります 使います 遊 あそ びます 晴 はれます

ふ ります します 買います 売ります
いただきます 上げます cX3 くれます
やります

さが します
旅行 りょこう します 書きます
Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. In the last row, write another kanji from a previous chapter that you feel you need to
practice.





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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. My mother is very smart.

2. There will probably be heavy rain in Sendai tomorrow.

3. There is a very big stone in the garden.

4. Shun likes to eat sushi.

You are feeling contrary. Your friend is talking about things that you don’t want to do or that didn’t happen
to you. Use the negative form of the verbs he uses to tell him that you don’t want to do these things, or that
they didn’t happen to you. Then translate your negative sentence into English. Be careful to distinguish
verb tenses. Model your sentences on the example below.
友達 : 私は 煎餅 せんべい が 食べたい です。
You : 私は、煎餅 せんべい は 食べたくありません。

or 私は、煎餅 せんべい は 食べたくない です。
I do not want to eat senbei.
5.
私は、テニスラケットを 父に cX19


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6. 私は、
昨日 きのう 、ピクニックに 行きました。


7.
私は、
映画 え い が を 見たかった です。


8.
私は、テニスが 大好き です。


9.
昨日 は 
晴 は れ でした。


10.
私は、プロの テニスプレイヤーに 
会 あ いたい です。


11.
私は、毎日、テニスを したい です。


12.
明日あした 学校へ 行きたいです。


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You are still feeling contrary. Draw a picture of yourself receiving at least four presents from your friends
and family. None of them are presents that you want. Then write a paragraph, in Japanese, describing what
you received, from whom, and what you want to receive.







Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. (You might have leftover boxes after you have completely written the kanji but go ahead
and fi ll in the remaining boxes in that row with the same kanji.) Then fi ll in the remaining rows with other
kanji that you feel you need to practice.


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Practice the kanji below, tracing the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second in the second box, etc.
Fill in the other boxes with the complete kanji.
Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. I want to drink water.
2. It was windy in Sapporo.
3. My hobby is drawing pictures.
4. August was hot in Kansai.
Translate these sentences into Japanese using the verb pattern in parentheses and as many kanji as
possible.
5. I like to travel.

(すること)
6. I want to go to Japan in June.

(〜たい)
7. My favorite season is summer.

(いちばん)
8. I want to see Kyoto in the spring.


(!たい)
9. In October the trees will probably be beautiful.

(でしょう)


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10. There are many temples in Kyoto.

(あります)
11. I want to eat green tea ice cream.

(!たい)
12. In fall, it probably rains sometimes.

(でしょう)
13. I will take an umbrella.

(=@)*
14. I want to buy presents, and give them to my family.


(!て/!たい)
15. Japan should be fun!

(でしょう)
You have been invited to both of the events below. You really want to attend both, but you are not quite
sure whether they confl ict or not since you probably are not able to read all of the information. To help you
solve your dilemma, answer the questions below, in English or in Japanese after reviewing both invitations.
Then, once you have determined whether you can attend or not, write out your schedule for that day (use
Japanese) to show your Japanese friends.
A.
SV_`dT{
日時:四月五日 土曜日
午後一時から 午後九時半まで
場所:
上野公園
うえのこうえん  しのばずの池
その他:食べ物を 持って来て下さい。
連絡先:四月一日までに キアラの携帯
(023-32-0998)に 連絡を して下さい。
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B.
G·”ç ¤
木村デパート銀座店
住所:東京都中央区日本橋2-4-1
電話:023-32-1111
出口:地下鉄銀座線、日本橋駅
B1
D iZ
朝八時半から夜九時まで
16. What are the two events you are invited to attend?

17. What time does each begin? What time does each end?

18. Where does each event take place?

19. Will you be able to attend both? If yes, describe how. If no, tell why not.




20. What do you think you will do at each event?

21. Which event are you looking forward to more? Why?




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Use 日本語 to write out your schedule for tomorrow based upon the above invitation. Be as detailed
as you can (include times, places, and people) and use as many kanji as you can. Write a minimum of 5
sentences.










Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
second box, etc. Fill in the remaining boxes with the full kanji. Use the remaining rows to practice other
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Listen to the prompts and choose the best responses for the following questions.
1-4. Number these in order, to indicate the order in which they occur in the listening selection.
Karaoke
Dance

See a movie
Swim
5. What does the girl want to do?
a. shop b. travel
c. homework d. read a book
6. What else does the girl say she wants to do?
a. know the boy better b. say goodbye
c. call the police d. meet a friend
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Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. Please lend me one thousand yen.
2. Masumi is eating tenpura with (by means of) chopsticks.

3. The movie is from 8:20 until 10:35.
4. I want to drink coffee and green tea.
Fill in each blank with the correct particle. Use × if no particle is required.
5. 私 名前 アマンダです。
6. 毎日 六時四十五分 おきて、それから、
朝 あさ ご
飯 はん 食べて、
学校 行きます。
7. 学校 カフェテリア 友達
昼 ひる ご
飯 はん 食べます。
8. 三時 四時半 図書館 としょかん レポート 書きます。
9. レポート コンピューター タイプ します。
10. 土曜日 よく 買い物
します。
11. 友達
いっしょ デパート 行きます。
12. 私 T-シャツ たくさん =@X3&っと
買いたいです。
13. 私 先週 土曜日 赤い T-シャツ 二枚 まい  
買いました。
14. それから、パン
屋 や ドーナツ パン カップケーキを 買っ
て、家 帰りました。先週の土曜日は たのしい 一日でした!
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Fill in each blank with the correct counter. In cases where you can write the kanji, also put in the furigana.
Then put each sentence into English. Model your sentences on the example below.

机 つくえ に 水が三本 ありました。
There were three bottles of water on the desk.
15.
あの庭 にわ の 中に 花が 二十 あります。きれいですね。


16.
紙かみ を 三   下さい。


17.
それから、ボールペン 七 と 消 けしゴム 一 下さい。


18.
この
教 室 きょうしつ の 中に 生徒 せいと が 三十六 います。先生は 一 です。


19.
今、雨 あめ が 
降 ふっています。
傘 かさ を 二 持って来て下さい。


20.
今、何時ですか。今、二 四十九 です。


21.
誕生日たんじょうび は いつですか。八 十六 です。


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Writing: Title your story “My Perfect Day” (私のパーフェクトな日). The particles you have learned
so far are listed here. Write a paragraph (at least 6 sentences) about your ideal day, using each of the
particles below at least once each. Number each particle as you use it the fi rst time to make sure you
include all 12 particles. Be creative, but don’t be too crazy! Use as many
漢字 as possible. Include
information about:
− the perfect weather
(天気 て ん き )
– the perfect amount of sleep (寝 ねる事)
– the perfect meals (食べ物
と飲み物

– the perfect activities (趣味、する事)
– the perfect person to spend your ideal day with (一番 ばん いい友達といっしょに)
Particles: は、が、に、と、か、から (from) 、でXAl、の、で

















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Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. My hobby is singing. (use 事 )
2. The bookstore is in front of the bank.
3. I haven’t yet eaten lunch.
4. Tomorrow it will probably rain.
Translate each sentence into Japanese. Helpful hints are in parentheses. Pay special attention to the verb
tense.
5. Yesterday my head hurt. ( !かった )

6. I love skiing, but I hate playing basketball. (
する事 )

7. Do you have a larger one? (
=B )

8. Next month it will probably be hot. (
でしょう )

9. I am skilled at dancing. (
とくい )

10. My little brother is not yet a middle school student. (
まだ )

11. My mother has been living in Beijing, but now she is in Tokyo. (
!が、 )

12. My high school’s baseball team is really strong this year. (
強い )

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Read Billy’s self introduction and answer the questions below in English.
僕 ぼく の 名前は ビリーです。高校二年生で、十七歳 さい です。スケボーを する事

大好きです。でX: 4AIdX5mC-A、いつで
が したいです。で A、l1@I、+X5m H

あと 、スケボーを 持って、
公園 こうえん まで行って、三人の 友だちと 練習 れんしゅう をします。
公園は 学校から 近
ちか いです。今は スケボーは まだ ちょっと下手 へ た ですが、
来年は スケボーの 国際大会
こくさいたいかい へ 行ってみたいです。がんばります!
13. How old is Billy? What grade is he in?
14. What is his hobby?
15. Where does he practice his hobby?
16. How far is this practice site from his school?
17. Does he practice his hobby at school?
18. With whom does he practice his hobby?
Short writing: Respond to Jun’s text message in Japanese. Use as many kanji as you can, and be sure to
answer all his questions.
こんにちは。お元寒A3%僕 ぼく は 毎日 いそがしいです。あなた、7&
しいですか。それと

ひま ですか。来週は 大事な 入学試験 にゅうがく し けん が あります。
今、
一生懸命
いっしょうけんめい  
勉 強 べんきょう しています。来年は 大学に 行きたいです。あなたの
学校は 
学期末
がっき ま つ
*に しけんが ありますか。むずかしいですか。あなたは 
来年、何をしたいですか。
        じゃあね。
     じゅん
* 学期末 – end of the semester




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Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. Please give me three sheets of paper.

2. There are 2 dogs in the car.

3. Open your textbook to page 173.

4. Ben will be a 10
th grader next year.

Write the correct form of the adjective according to the English cue.
5. あの 本は だれのですか。
To whom does that blue book belong?
6.
先週の天気 て ん き は  ですね。
The weather last week was hot, wasn’t it?
7.
私の家は  。
My house is not quiet.
8.
明日あした は  。
Tomorrow will probably be cool.
9.
前まえ は、あの水泳 すいえい の チームは が、今は 。
That swimming team was strong before, but now they aren’t strong.
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Use this list of adjectives to write sentences as directed below. Do not use any adjective more than once.
Write the English translation under your Japanese sentence.
10. (non-past af? rmative)

い adjective sentence :

English translation :


な adjective sentence :

English translation :
11. (past af? rmative)

い adjective sentence :

English translation :


な adjective sentence :

English translation :
12. (non-past negative)

い adjective sentence :

English translation :


な adjective sentence :

English translation :
13. (past negative)

い adjective sentence :
English translation :

な adjective sentence :
English translation :
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い adjectives
忙いそが しい
遠 とお い
大きい 長い
低い 赤い

むずか しい
弱 よわ い
高い
美味
お   い しい
な adjectives
きれい 静 しず か
有名
ゆうめい 元気
不思議
 ふ し ぎ じゃま
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Write the kanji stroke order below with the fi rst stroke in the fi rst box, the fi rst and second stroke in the
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1.
4.
5.2.
9.7.6.
8.
11.10. 3.
Write the English translations in the crossword puzzle (you do not need to leave a space between words).
Across ( 横 よこ ) Down ( 縦 たて )
4.
小さかったです。 1. きいろ
5. 長くなかったです。 2. うれしくないです。
8. 静しず かです。 3. 青かったです。
9. 紫むらさき 6. きらい
11. 美しい 7. きたない
10. つまらなくない
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Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. Please listen to this song.
2. May I go to my locker?
3. My younger sister is studying math.
4. The ? owers will be (cost) 2,500 yen.
Fill in the correct verb tense according to the English translation. The dictionary form of the verb you need
to conjugate is provided in the parentheses.
5. 私は、天 てん ぷらと、巻 まき寿司 ず   し に  。 (する)
I’ll have the tenpura and the makizushi.
6.
明日あした 、五ドル を  。 (=@pe)
Please bring $5 tomorrow.
7.
僕ぼく は 太郎君 たろうくん を 家から 学校に  。 (連 つれて行く)
I will take Taro from my house to school.
8.
私は、
校 長 こうちょう 先生に  。 (会 あう)
I want to meet with the school principal.
9.
で
図書館 と しょ かん には、 。 (行く)
But, I don’t want to go to the library.
10.
金曜日の ごご四時に テニスを か。 (する)
Won’t you play tennis with me on Friday at 4 p.m.?
11.
父は 犬に 水を  。 (やる)
My father gave some water to the dog.
12.
私は、おばさんから 大きい プレゼントを 。 (c )
I received a large present from my aunt.
13.
トム君は 私の 兄に 風船 ふうせん と 誕生日 たんじょうび カードを 。 (くれる)
Tom gave balloons and a birthday card to my older brother.
14.
私は、先生から 美しい字の 手紙 がみ を  。(いただく)
I received a beautifully written letter from my teacher.
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Yooko invited Sam to a party at a restaurant last weekend. He was excited about attending, but he did
not have as much fun as he anticipated. Here are several things Sam wrote in his journal before the
party. Change the statements he wrote before the party into “after-the-party” (past negative tense)
statements.
ようこさんの パーティーへ 行きたいです。→
ようこさんの パーティーへ 行きたくなかったです。
15. レストランの 食べ物は 美味 お い しいです。→

16.
ようこさんの 友達と 会います。→

17.
ゲームを します。→

18.
風船ふうせん と 花火 は な び が あります。→

19.
アイスクリームと ケーキを いただきます。→

20.
レストランは 近 ちか いです。→

21.
パーティーは 楽しいです。→




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Translate the following sentences using kanji and kana.
1. The party was July 29, 2009.

2. My mother and my father are in Shikoku.

3. Last week I took my friend to Yokohama.

4. Mr. Yamamoto (teacher) took his class to Nagasaki.

Write each sentence in Japanese. Use as many kanji as you can.
5. My father speaks Japanese and Chinese.

6. I was born in February 1986 in Tokyo.

7. Every day I wake up, eat, and go to school.

8. What is your favorite drink?

9. Please look with (by means of) your eyes and listen with (by means of) your ears.

10. How will the weather be tomorrow? It will probably rain.

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11. I said, “What is your name?”

12. In front of my house are a pond, white ? owers, and 3 trees.

Your friend Rie sent you an e-mail invitation to a party. Unfortunately, she forgot to change the hiragana
into kanji, and you are having a hard time understanding the invitation. Write the correct kanji just above
the underlined hiragana below. Then refer to the invitation to answer the questions below in English.
Ÿ 4 Ý
たかだ こうこう にねんせいの なつの プール・パーテイー
日付 : にせんじゅうねん しちがつ にじゅうごにち

じかん : ごご いちじはん から ごご はちじ まで
場所 : たかだ こうこうの プール
=@)eの: みずぎ
(bathing suit) ;タオル;すきな のみH

プールの ゲーム ひとつ;がっこうの せんせいた

ちは たべHl、ってきてくれます。BBQで
す。はなび1X3

RSVP : やまB、d"
でんわ : 027-53-0111
13. What sort of party will this be?

14. Who will be attending?

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15. What do you need to bring?

16. Do you need to bring food?

17. Why or why not?




18. Name two activities that will be going on at the party.

19. Will you attend?

20. Why or why not?




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Listen to the prompts and choose the best response for the following questions.

Two high school students, one from the U.S.A. and one from Great Britain, are just about to return
to their countries after a year as exchange students in Japan. They are talking about all the various
things they did while in Japan.
1. What sport did Paul mention seeing in Japan?
a. soccer b. sumo
c. judo d. baseball
2. What did Linda like best about Japan?
a. the food b. her school
c. her home stay d. the mountains
3. Does Linda want to return?
a. yes, but not right away b. yes
c. no, she wants to go to China ? rst d. no
4. Linda wants to become a/an:
a. Japanese teacher in Britain b. English teacher in Britain
c. Japanese teacher in Japan d. English teacher in Japan
5. What does Paul think about Linda’s idea?
a. he says it sounds crazy b. he says it sounds interesting
c. he says it sounds dif? cult d. he says it sounds great
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