Processing Instruction-Structured Input Activities

Grammatical form to teach: “May” form (かもしれません) and its meaning

Task 2.1: Referential structured input type

Let students listen to the statements and answer whether the speaker of each statement is “sure” for his/her action or “maybe.” Tell students to put (S) for sure, and (M) for maybe (not sure).

Task Sheet 4

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<Sentences heard by students>
1. 旅行(りょこう)()くかもしれません。 I may go for a trip.
2. 明日(あした)アルバイトに()きません。 I’m not going to a par-time tomorrow.
3. 英語(えいご)(おし)えるかもしれません。 I may teach English.
4. (あめ)()るかもしれません。 It may be raining.
5. そんな(はなし)はしりません。 I don’t know the story.

Task 2.2: Affective Structured type

Let students select the phrase which completes each statement about your classmate who is sitting next to him/her. Afterward students will find if it is true or not.

Task Sheet 5

A. 今週(こんしゅう)日曜日(にちようび)は、
1. (うみ)()くかもしれません
2. (あさ)から映画(えいが)()くかもしれません
3. (いえ)にいるかもしれません

B. 日曜日(にちようび)(ゆう)(はん)は、
1. 1人(ひとり)()べるかもしれません
2. 家族(かぞく)()べるかもしれません
3. レストランで()べるかもしれません


*Reference for the teachers:
A. On Sunday this week,
1. I may go to a beach.
2. I may go to a movie in (from) the morning.
3. I may stay home.

B. As for dinner on Sunday,
1. I may eat alone.
2. I may eta with my family.
3. I may eat at a restaurant.

(Benati & Yamashita, 2016: 34-35)