Beginning with the introduction of the Eigo Noto text for elementary grades 5 & 6, new contents for this site has moved to
Ready Set GO! English EIGO NOTO.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Janken Conversation Rounds ジャンケン英会話ロウンド

This is a core activity of the Ready-Set-GO! English program. It can be used for sentences, negatives, Q & A, commands/gestures, & vocabulary (english to japanese or japanese to english).
If time is short, only one pair does the activity (about 1 minute). As time allows, a half row or a whole row of students can rotate (this takes about 2-3 or 5 minutes).

The conversation pattern is posted on the blackboard, or taken from the Poster Text. The rotation pattern is also shown on the blackboard.

To play: Students, in seat pairs, play Janken (Rock-Paper-Scissors). The winner (W), or sometimes Loser (L) begins the conversation according to the posted pattern, and the 2 paired students continue until they finish the posted conversation pattern.
When the conversation is finished, the student on the rotation side moves one seat forward (or back). The new pairs play Janken and do the posted conversation, as before.

The activity continues until a student returns to his or her own seat.

For more ideas, and materials for teaching the Basic Conversation Skills, click here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bar Code Repeater

You can use a Bar Code Repeater, a kind of CD player often used in language classes, to play the Ready-Set-GO! English CDs. If you have a Bar Code Repeater, look in the instruction book that came with the machine. There you might find a list of bar codes for tracks 1 to 99. Use this page (or a copy) to choose the tracks shown on the Text Poster.

I tried to scan a copy of the bar code tracks, but the quality wasn't good enough for the bar code reader to read. If you want me to mail you a copy, email me and I can send you one.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Activity Explanations 活動の説明

Here are links to explanations for some of the activities used in Ready-Set-GO! English lessons: Hot Potato, CROSSFIRE, O-X Game, Find 3 People, Pair Slap, Liar-Liar, and others that require materials or preparation. In English and Japanese (using a web-based translater--scroll down to see the contents).

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Making the Text Poster テクストポスターの作り方

Play the video to see how to make the text poster. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ready-Set-GO! English CDs

There are 4 CDs for the Ready-Set-GO! English Unit 1 materials. One is a music CD with 13 music tracks. The other 3 are audio CDs with 217 tracks to go with the Unit 1 Poster Text.

Contact Elton by email to get the CDs.

Activity Downloads 活動ドウンロード

The links below are for extra activities. In the conversations, S1 = student 1, S2= student 2; W= janken winner, L= janken loser.

  • 'I have a/2 cats.' pair print. In pairs. Students take turns circling 1 or 2 cats (or dogs or horses) and saying 'I have a cat' or 'I have 2 cats'. The student with only 1 cat showing at the end loses the game.

Download Problems? ドウンロ―ド 問題?

If you have problems downloading from the links on this page, go to this page. You can download the files directly there.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

ポースタ テクスト RSG English Poster Text Unit 1

Click below to download the Ready-Set-GO! English Poster Text, Unit 1.

Contact Elton by email to get the 3 CDs for the text, and you're ready to go.

To make the text, you must glue the top and bottom of each page together. You'll have to cut off the top edge of the lower half of each page to do this.