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5 minutes a day, get your Japanese or your fellow teachers' English in shape!

Whilst you should try and use as much English as possible in class, some Japanese goes a long way to making things move more smoothly and getting along with the kids. Plus of course Japanese is pretty much essential when lesson planning with the class teachers! So I've now made a CD of the most useful phrases that come up in Japanese elementary schools!

The CD was made for use by Japanese teachers to learn English, but as the Japanese is recorded as well, it's a great way for you to learn too. As the English is recorded on the left speaker and the Japanese on the right, you can choose whether to listen to both English and Japanese versions, just the Japanese, or if you want to test yourself, you can listen to just the English version and see if you remember the Japanese. It's very versitile and of course is recorded with native speaker teachers to get your accent and intonation just right!

It took me about a year to get up to this level, but using this CD for 5 minutes a day you should be up to speed even faster. Even if you haven't arrived in Japan yet it's a great way to hit the ground running and avoid most of the communication problems that ALTs have!

You also get a nice little booklet with all the phrases printed, with the Japanese in characters and roman letters for easy use.

The price of the CD is 2,940 Yen + post & packing.
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CD Contents:

Track 1: Introduction

Tr. 02+03 Greetings - 挨拶

Good Morning おはよう
Good afternoon こんにちは
kon nichi wa
How are you today? 元気?
I'm OK. 元気ですよ!
genki desu yo!
I'm good. 元気ですよ!
genki desu yo!
I'm great. 元気ですよ!
genki desu yo!
OK, let's get started! じゃあ、始めましょう!
jyaa, hajimemasyou!

Tr. 04+05 Warming Up - ウォーミングアップ

Stand up 立って
Sit down 座って
Jump ジャンプして
jyanpu shite
Spin 回って
Star Jump 星型ジャンプ
hoshigata jyanpu
Spin Jump 回転ジャンプ
kaiten jyanpu
Star spin jump 回転星型ジャンプ
kaiten hoshigata jyanpu
Play the piano ピアノを弾いて
piano wo hiite
Play basketball バスケットをして
basuketto wo shite
Come here こっち来て
kocchi kite
Hands up 手を上げて
te wo agete
Hands down 手を下げて
te wo sagete
Clap 拍手
Close your eyes 目をとじて
me wo tojite
Open your eyes 目を開けて
me wo akete
Shake hands 握手
Hold hands 手をつないで
te wo tsunaide

Tr. 06+07 Praising the kids - ほめる言葉

Good job! よくできました!
yoku dekimashita
Well done!
Perfect 完璧
Excellent すごい
Fantastic すばらしい
Great すごい
That's so good! これはすごくいい!
kore wa sugoku ii!
Very good とてもいい
totemo ii
Good いい
Cool すてき
Nice いいね
ii ne
Fine いいです
ii desu
OK 大丈夫
dai jyou bu
Not bad わるくないね
warukunai ne
Exactly ぴったり
That's right あっています
atte imasu
Good question いい質問
ii shitsumon
Nearly! 近い!
Almost! おしい
Give him a big hand! 拍手しましょう!
hakushu shimashou
Give her a round of applause 大きな拍手をしましょう
ookina hakushu wo shimashou
Congratulations おめでとう!
Keep going がんばれ!
Don't give up やめないで
You can do it! できるよ!
dekiru yo!
You're close 後もう少し
ato mou sukoshi
You're getting warmer 近いですよ
chikai desu yo
You did it! できた!

Tr. 08+09 Playing Games - ゲームをしよう!

It's game time! ゲームの時間です!
geemu no jikan desu
Clear your desks 机を片付けて
tsukue wo katazukete
Make groups グループを作って
guruupu wo tsukutte
This is group 1 これはグループ1
kore wa guruupu ichi
This is group 2 これはグループ2
kore wa guruupu ni
Make pairs 二人組みになって
futari gumi ni natte
Make 4 groups 四つのクループを作って
yottsu no guruupu wo tsukutte
Make groups of 4 四人組みを作って
yo nin gumi wo tsukutte
Make a circle 円になって
en ni natte
Make two lines. 二列を作って
ni retsu wo tsukutte
Turn around. 回って
Face each other 向かい合って
mukai atte
Face this way こっち向いて
kocchi muite
Take one and pass them back 一枚とって、後ろにまわして
ichi mai totte, ushiro ni mawashite
One each 一人ずつ
hitori zutsu
One for each group グループに一つずつ
guruupu ni hitotsu zutsu
Any questions? 質問はありますか?
shitsumon wa arimasu ka?
Who'd like to start? したい人?
shitai hito?
Come to the front please. 前に来て
mae ni kite
Are you ready? 用意できた?
youi dekita?

Tr. 10+11 Playing Games - Part Two

Ready, steady, go! ようい、はじめ!
youi, hajime!
It's your turn. 次、どうぞ
tsugi, douzu
Roll the dice サイコロを振って
saikoro wo futte
Pick a card カードを選んで
kaado wo erande
Take a card カードを取って
kaado wo totte
Point to the card カードを指して
kaado wo sashite
Pass the ball ボールをパスして
booru wo pasu shite
Pass me the ball ボールを返して
booru wo kaeshite
Here you are! どうぞ
Thank you. ありがとう
Try it again もう一回やって
mou ikkai yatte
Take turns 順番でやって
jyunban de yatte
Are you sure? 本当?
Are you 100% sure? 100%大丈夫と思う?
hyaku paasento dai jyou bu to omou?
One point for team 1! チーム1に一点!
chiimu ichi ni itten
Time's running out! 時間が少なくなってるよ!
jikan ga sukunaku natteruyo!
Hurry up! 速く!
Time's up 時間が来た!
jikan ga kita!
How many points did you get? 何点ありますか?
nan ten arimasu ka?
This team is the winner! このチームが勝ち!
kono chiimu ga kachi!
It's a draw 引き分けです
hiki wake desu
If you lose, try again! 負けたら、もう一回!
maketara, mou ikkai!
Back to your seats 席へ戻って
seki e modotte
Game over ゲームオーバー
geemu oobaa
That was fun, wasn't it! 楽しかったね!
tanoshikatta ne!

Tr. 12+13 Useful Words - 便利な表現

Thank you ありがとう
You're welcome どういたしまして
dou itashi mashite
Don't be shy 恥ずかしがらないで
hazukashi garanaide
How do you say .... in English? 。。。は英語でなんですか?
... wa eigo de nan desu ka?
How do you say .... in Japanese? 。。。は日本語でなんですか?
... wa nihongo de nan desu ka?
I'm sorry? すみません?
Oh no! あっ!
aa !
Look 見て
Listen 聞いて
Listen carefully よく聞いて
yoku kiite
Watch me こっち見て
kocchi mite
Watch the TV テレビを見て
terebi wo mite
Look at the board 黒板を見て
kokuban wo mite
Move your desks to the back 机を後ろにして
tsukue wo ushiro ni shite
Quietly! 静かに
shizuka ni
I can't hear you! 聞こえないよ!
kikoe nai yo!
A little louder. もう少し大きく
mou sukoshi ookiku
A lot louder. もっと大きく
motto ookiku
Be quiet 静かにして
shizuka ni shite

Tr. 14+15 Useful Words - Part Two

Would you like to try? やってみますか?
yatte mimasu ka?
Let's try again もう一回しましょう
mou ikkai shimashou
What's this? これは何?
kore wa nani?
In English.. 英語で
eigo de
Can you say it in English? 英語で言えますか?
eigo de iemasu ka?
It's OK if you get it wrong! 間違えてもいいよ!
machigaete mo ii yo!
Once more please もう一回おねがい
mou ikkai onegai
Is that OK? 大丈夫ですか?
dai jyou bu desu ka?
Do you have any questions? 質問はありますか?
shitsumon wa arimasu ka?
You can do it! できるよ!
dekiru yo!
A little faster もう少し速く
mou sukoshi hayaku
A little slower もう少しゆっくりで
mou sukoshi yukkuri de
Be careful 気をつけて
ki wo tsukete
Can you help me please? 手伝ってくれますか?
tetsudatte kuremasuka?
Wait a minute! ちょっと待って!
chotto matte!
Just your first name. 下の名前だけで
shita no namae dake de
What's your favourite ..... ? 一番好きな。。。は?
ichiban suki na .... wa?

Tr. 16 When is the next lesson? - 次の授業はいつ?

Tomorrow 明日
Today 今日
Yesterday 昨日
Next week 来週
This week 今週
Last week 先週
Next month 来月
This month 今月
Last month 先月
Next year 来年
This year 今年
Last year 去年
Monday 月曜日
getsu youbi
Tuesday 火曜日
ka youbi
Wednesday 水曜日
sui youbi
Thursday 木曜日
moku youbi
Friday 金曜日
kin youbi
Saturday 土曜日
do youbi
Sunday 日曜日
nichi youbi
January 1月
ichi gatsu
February 2月
ni gatsu
March 3月
san gatsu
April 4月
shi gatsu
May 5月
go gatsu
June 6月
roku gatsu
July 7月
shichi gatsu
August 8月
hachi gatsu
September 9月
ku gatsu
October 10月
jyu gatsu
November 11月
jyu ichi gatsu
December 12月
jyu ni gatsu

Tr. 17+18 Lesson planning - ALTとレッスン・プランニング

( C)
Lesson planning time 打ち合わせ
uchi awase
You have 3 classes today 今日は三つの授業があります
kyou wa mittsu no jyugyou ga arimasu
1st period 1時間目
ichi jikan me
2nd period 2時間目
ni jikan me
3rd period 3時間目
san jikan me
4th period 4時間目
yo jikan me
Lunchtime 昼休み
hiru yasumi
Cleaning time 掃除の時間
souji no jikan
5th period 5時間目
go jikan me
6th period 6時間目
roku jikan me
1st Grade ( Year 1) 一年生
ichi nen sei
2nd Grade ( Year 2) 二年生
ni nen sei
3rd Grade ( Year 3) 三年生
san nen sei
4th Grade ( Year 4) 四年生
yo nen sei
5th Grade ( Year 5 ) 五年生
go nen sei
6th Grade ( Year 6) 六年生
roku nen sei
This is today's lesson plan. 今日の予定です
kyou no yotei desu
The target English is .... 目的英語は。。。
mokuteki eigo wa ...
We'll start with a warm up ウォームアップで始めて
woomu appu de hajimete
Then a song 次は歌
tsugi wa uta
Then a game to practice the English. そしてゲームで英語を練習します
soshite geemu de eigo wo renshuu shimasu
Is this OK? 大丈夫ですか?
dai jyou bu desu ka?
What do you think? どう思いますか?
dou omoimasu ka?

Tr. 19+20 Lesson Planning - Part Two

What does this mean? これはどういう意味ですか?
kore ha dou iu imi desu ka?
I'm sorry? すみません?
Do you have any ideas? アイデアはありますか?
aidea wa arimasu ka?
Do you have any other ideas? 他のアイデアはありますか?
hoka no aidea wa arimasu ka?
Do you have any questions? 質問はありますか?
shitsumon wa arimasu ka?
I have a question. 質問があります!
shitsumon ga arimasu!
Can we make copies of this worksheet? このワークシートをプリントしていいですか?
kono waakushiito wo purinto shite ii desu ka?
I'm not sure ちょっと分かりません
chotto wakarimasen
Maybe 多分
No problem. 大丈夫ですよ
dai jyou bu desu yo
I see なるほど
naru hodo

That’s a good idea.  Let’s try it.

ii aidea desu ne. shimashou
Do you need to prepare anything? 準備はありますか?
jyunbi wa arimasu ka?
The kids are a little quiet. 子供はちょっと静かです
kodomo wa chotto shizuka desu
The kids are very lively. 子供は元気です
kodomo wa genki desu
The kids are looking forward to your lesson. 子供は楽しみにしています!
kodomo wa tanoshimi ni shite imasu!
The students will come and collect you. 子供が向かえに来ます
kodomo ga mukae ni kimasu
Are you OK to eat lunch with the students? 生徒と一緒に給食を食べても大丈夫ですか?
seito to issho ni kyuushoku wo tabete mo dai jyou bu desu ka?
Is there anything you can't eat? 食べられないものはありますか?
taberarenai mono wa arimasu ka?
I can't eat .... .... は食べられません
.... wa tabe rare masen
Was today's class OK? 今日のクラスは大丈夫でしたか?
kyou no kurasu wa dai jyou bu deshita ka?
What would you like to do next time? 次は何をしたいですか?
tsugi wa nani wo shitai desu ka?
Thank you for coming today! 今日は来て下さって、ありがとうございました
kyou wa kite kudasatte, arigatou gozaimashita
See you next time また今度!
mata kondo!

Tr. 21+22 Lesson Themes - レッスンのテーマ

What's your name? お名前はなんですか?
o namae wa nan desu ka?
How are you? お元気ですか?
o genki desu ka?
Feelings 気持ち
Directions 指示
How much? いくらですか?
ikura desu ka?
Shopping 買い物
kai mono
What's the weather like? ( UK) お天気はどうですか?
otenki wa dou desu ka?
How's the weather? (US) お天気はどうですか?
o tenki wa dou desu ka?
Weather 天気
Where are you from? どこから来ましたか?
doko kara kimashita ka?
Countries 国の名前
kuni no namae
Greetings 挨拶
How old are you? 何歳ですか?
nan sai desu ka?
What's this? これは何ですか?
kore wa nan desu ka?
Fruits 果物
kuda mono
What time is it? 今何時ですか?
ima nan ji desu ka?
Time 時間
What's your favourite colour? 好きな色は何ですか?
suki na iro wa nan desu ka?
Where are you going? どこへ行きますか?
doko e ikimasu ka?
What are you doing? 何をしていますか?
nani wo shiteimasu ka?
Verbs 動詞
Family 家族
Big numbers 大きな数字
ookina suuji

Tr. 23+24 Lesson Themes - Part Two

What sports do you play? 何のスポーツをしますか?
nan no supootsu wo shimasu ka?
Do you like...? 。。。が好きですか?
.... ga suki desu ka?
When is your birthday? 誕生日はいつですか?
tan jyou bi wa itsu desu ka?
Months 月の名前
tsuki no namae
How did you get here? どうやって来ましたか?
dou yatte kimashita ka?
Transport 乗り物
Adjectives 形容詞
kei you shi
I'm thirsty のどが渇いた
nodo ga kawaita
Can I have a drink please? 飲み物を頂けませんか?
nomi mono wo itadakemasen ka?
Drinks 飲み物
Rock, Paper, Scissors じゃんけん
My ....... hurts 。。。が痛い
... ga itai
Body parts 体の部分
karada no bubun
Animals 動物
What do you do? お仕事は?
o shigoto wa?
Jobs 職業
shoku gyou
Where's the...? 。。。はどこですか?
.... wa doko desu ka?
Where do you live? どこに住んでいますか?
doko ni sunde imasu ka?
Musical Instruments 楽器
Things from the sea 海にあるもの
umi ni aru mono
Food 食べ物
Christmas クリスマス
New Year お正月
o syou gatsu
Halloween ハロウィーン

Tr. 25+26 School Events - 学校行事

Parents Day 参観日
san kan bi
Sports Day 運動会
un dou kai
Sports Day practice 運動会の練習
undou kai no renshuu
Culture Festival 文化祭
bunka sai
Graduation Ceremony 卒業式
sotsu gyou shiki
Entrance Ceremony 入学式
nyuu gaku shiki
Spring Holidays 春休み
haru yasumi
Summer Holidays 夏休み
natsu yasumi
Winter Holidays 冬休み
fuyu yasumi

Tr. 27+28 School Subjects - 教科 

English 英語
Japanese 国語
Maths ( UK) 算数
Math ( US ) 算数
Science 理科
Home economics 家庭科
Moral Education 道徳
Art 美術
Music 音楽
P.E. 体育
tai iku
I.T. 情報教育
jyouhou kyouiku
Social Studies 社会
International Understanding 国際理解
kokusai rikai

Tr. 29+30 Around the School - 学校の部屋 

Entrance hall 玄関
Teacher's room 職員室
shokuin shitsu
Staff room 職員室
shokuin shitsu
School office 事務室
jimu shitsu
Principal's office ( US) 校長室
kouchou shitsu
Headteacher's office ( UK ) 校長室
kouchou shitsu
Gym 体育館
tai iku kan
Classroom 教室
kyou shitsu
Library 図書室
tosho shitsu
Computer room パソコン室
pasokon shitsu
Music room 音楽室
ongaku shitsu
Science lab 理科室
rika shitsu
Nurse's room 保健室
hoken shitsu
Pool プール

Tr. 31. Ending

That's all for today 今日はこれで終わります
kyou wa kore de owarimasu
We've run out of time 時間が来ました
jikan ga kimashita
See you next time また今度
mata kondo
See you later さよなら

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