Saturday, 17 May 2008

Osakan Lies

One final thing. Well, two actually.

Firstly, I wanted to mention one of the games that we played. Dan had us each write three questions on a slip of paper. We were asked to write two true statements and one lie about ourselves, then read all three to a person. If they guessed the lie, they got a point. If they guessed wrong, you got a point. If you guessed their lie you got a point, but if you guessed wrong, they got the point. Each person did this with five different people, meaning a maximum of ten points. I think I did pretty well with seven points ^^

These were my questions:
  • I like ice cream
  • I have three brothers
  • I am 25 years old
I was surprised at how many people thought that the middle one was my lie ><

It seems that once students understand how this game works, it can be a lot of fun. Especially if some were to choose rather outrageous lies :o

The second thing I wanted to mention was a book that people mentioned this weekend. I'm actually quite interested in getting my hands on a copy of it. Whether I will before going or not, I can't say; but I would like to try and read it before going, as it sounds pretty cool. It's called Under the Osakan Sun. It is a novel written by a Kiwi bloke, Hamish Beaton, who spent three years (that magic number again) teaching English in Japan through JET, and covers his experiences while there. As I said, it sounds pretty cool, and I'd really like to read it so I can recommend it to people firsthand.

Timotheos

2 comments:

Raewyn said...

I go Under the Osakan Sun out of the library as soon as I found out I was going. It's a great read. I couldn't put it down. Definitely recommendable.

Timotheos said...

Ya, I haven't started reading it yet. I guess when I do I'll read it in a couple of days ^^

Tim