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Year 9 Japanese

This term the students in 9 Japanese have been learning about Japanese games and hobbies. As part of this, they have learned the rules and practiced playing a number of traditional Japanese children’s games including a card game, Karuta.  While the students have learned a simple variation of the game, they have studied the rules for the more complex form of the game as it is played in competition in Japan. The object of the game is to memorise the location of the cards spread on the floor and then to listen to the Japanese sentence or phrase being read and to be the first to snap the corresponding card. The game is a lot of fun and can get quite competitive. It also teaches the students to listen to Japanese and to read the script quickly.