- まりこは おばあちゃんと やまに いきます。Mariko goes to a mountain with her grandma.
- コップのなかに おばあちゃんとまりこが みえます。Mariko can see her grandma and herself in the glasses
- 「しんかんせんは はやいね。」“The bullet train is fast, isn’t it?”
In alignment with the Australian Curriculum (Years 9 to 10 band plan achievement standards) and Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
- use kanji to read and write verbs, for example, 行きます、見ます、飲みます
- use the て form and plain form verbs
- predict the meaning of unfamiliar words and expressions from context, grammatical knowledge, and familiar kanji, and by drawing on their knowledge of textual characteristics and features.
- ます form verbs, including past tense (JLPT N5)
- Plain form verbs, including past tense (JLPT N5)
- Nがすきです likes (JLPT N5)
- みえますto be seen, you can see (JLPT N4）
- Vてみる（JLPT N4）
Cultural note from the author:
The importance of the extended family, particularly grandparents, has traditionally been of great significance in Japanese society. Although this importance may be declining slightly, it still exists today. Since the day I was born, my grandma has lived with us, and she was always a significant part of my life. When I was a child, I used to say that my grandma was the most important person in the world, as I believed that my mother’s time would come naturally after my grandma’s.