(p.110) LET'S TALK 8 - How can we go to ~?

How can I get to...?

This is a variation of a worksheet I found on Englipedia.


Students are divided into groups of 3, and each group has a variation of a map they must complete. They are given three landmarks on their map, but the rest are blank. The goal is to fill in each blank space with a landmark and to draw a path leading to the closest train station.

Here's the catch: every group's map has different landmarks given, so they need to find out the locations from other groups.

HOW did you do it?

Create a handout for each student with a ‘you’ section and a ‘your friends’ section. Each section will have the same 5 question topics (the ‘you’ section using ‘How did you~?’ and the other using ‘How did he/she~?’
Example questions:
How did you come to school?
How did you spend last weekend?
How did you eat your breakfast?
How did you wake up?
How did you spend last night?

How to destroy angels

This is a lesson I did for “how” with my 1年s. My OTE wanted to do both “How can I [verb]?” and “How [adjective] is [whatever]” in the same lesson, so it may be a bit much. If you have more time it would help to split those up.

1) We opened with conversation and asked the kids to interpret it, after which my OTE went over the complicated stuff in Japanese.

We can go by bike

This is a game to play using the “We’re Talking 8″ lesson.

Split the room into teams (I usually make each column a team).  Put pictures of transport on the board (i.e. bike, bus, car, plane, etc).  The first student from each team stands up but stays back behind the podium. 

Directions Around Town

This pair of worksheets is intended to be used for 1st Grade, Junior High School in the study of asking and giving directions around a town. Though it builds upon what students will have learned in the 6th Grade of Elementary school,  several new phrases and concepts are introduced.


Students are given one of either worksheet A or B, and ask their partners the directions to a place they don’t know the location of.