Comparing Japanese Characters

toast 2012-02-02 06:52:51

This activity requires you to make a die or cards to select from the following attributes;
weight: heavy/light
size: small/big
age: young/old
strenght: strong/weak
speed: fast/slow
height: tall/short

The character cards also need to be cut up.

The idea is to separate students into two teams or put them in a competition bracket. One person selects the attribute, for example, heavy, and the competing students select blindly from the character cards. The non-participating students ask the question selected, "Who is heavier, A or B?" The two participating students reply, "A is heavier than B."

Note: The characters are mostly recognizable to about 3rd grade elementary students and up

EDIT: Please note that I use the font, "Print Clearly" which can be downloaded at

This downloadable printable is a great resource for high school, elementary school and adults at Beginner (pre-A1), Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1) and Upper-intermediate (B2) level. It is great for teaching Comparison (comparative and superlative) in English, and is a valuable material for working on your class' Listening, Speaking and Reading skills.
Copyright License: This file is licensed by toast under the Creative Commons Attribution License

Upload date: 2012-02-02 06:52:51

Author: toast

from Japan

toast is from/lives in Japan and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2012-01-18 05:41:11. toast last logged in on 2019-01-12 01:00:31, and has shared 1 resources on iSLCollective so far.

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