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Overwork In Japan: Why Does Japan Work So Hard?

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Video Length: 5:13

Updated on: 10/05/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults, students watch an informational report about overwork in Japan. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities on overworking, its impact, and some debate topics related to the issue. Students learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on vocabulary context usage, prepositions, and the usage of "it's" versus "its". The grammar activity features the usage of the past perfect. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

Japan has some of the longest working hours in the world. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi travels to Tokyo to understand its corporate culture and see explore how the government is trying to make a change.

Lesson Activities

Overwork, Effects of Overwork, Debate Topics
Short Answers, Video Quote
Adverbs, Prepositions, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Past Perfect
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Overwork, Business

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