Start L11 Speaking Assignment
- Contact your speaking assignment partner and start coordinating your efforts for this week's speaking assignment.
- Check the My Grades link and make sure your assignments for Lessons 9 and 10 are submitted. If you have overdue work, make your submissions today.
- Make up any coaching sessions that need to be made up. Check out the coaching schedule below to see when you can make up a session.
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Start working on steps 1 and 2 for your Lesson 11 Speaking Assignment
Step 1: Create your letter in written and audio format
Use PowerPoint or a similar tool to create an audio visual presentation for this assignment.
- Create a cover page with your name, Assignment 11.2: Speaking, and the date in Japanese.
- Write a letter to one of your classmates in Japanese telling him or her how your break (or weekend) was and what you did.
- Use the following:
Make sure your sentences are grammatically correct.
- Adjectives in present negative form (at least 1)
- Adjectives in past negative form (at least 1)
- Use 2 or more verbs in a compound past tense sentence.
- Minimum of 7 sentences
- Lesson 11 vocabulary – at least 7 words
- Put your letter on the second slide in your Presentation.
- Make an audio recording of your letter. Be sure to listen to it and review it before finalizing the recording. You can add pictures that relate to your letter in your PowerPoint if you wish.
Step 2: Post your letter to the discussion board
- Add a new discussion thread called, Assignment 11.2, your name. Post your PowerPoint to the discussion forum.
い vs. な adjectives
Adjectives are words that are used to describe nouns like: large house, small dog, yellow car, funny book, etc.
In Japanese, adjectives are classified as い and な adjectives.
かわいい (cute, pretty) - is an い adjective, because it ends with い
げんき(な) (happy, well) - is a な adjective, because it ends with な
There are some exceptions to this rule like きれい(な) (clean/pretty) - this is a な adjective. Like verbs, sometimes you need to look adjectives up in the dictionary to determine if they are い or な adjectives.
PRONOMIAL AND PREDICATE USE OF ADJECTIVES
In Japanese we can use adjectives in the pronomial use and the predicate use.
Pronominal use places an adjective before a noun. Look at the examples:
こわい せんせい Scary teacher
げんきな せんせい Happy teacher
When な adjectives are placed before a noun, the な must be present
Predicate use places the adjective after a noun.
せんせい は こわい です。 The teacher is scary.
せんせい は げんき です。 The teacher is happy.
When な adjectives are placed after a noun, the な is not needed.