Are Schools the same in Other Countries? B1 – Activity 1

Are Schools the same in Other Countries? B1 – Activity 1

Aim of Activity

10 - 15 minutes

Follow up activity after watching Animation to check understanding.

Steps for Students

  1. Listen to the teacher and look at the images: ACTIVITY 1
  2. Are the sentences true or false?
  3. If a sentence is false, what is the correct answer?
  4. With your classmates write down 3 other facts that you remember.

Click on the link: ACTIVITY 1

Students can answer the questions by:

  • saying ‘TRUE’ or ‘FALSE’
  • standing up if it’s TRUE and sit down if it’s FALSE
  • moving left if it’s TRUE and right if it’s FALSE

For online classes the Teacher can use the emoji function to correct


  1. Violet and Kana are in the same class.
  2. Kana comes from Tokyo.
  3. Akita is in the North of Japan.
  4. Violet has never heard of Kana’s hometown.
  5. Kana gets home at 8:30pm.
  6. Japanese students do homework when school finishes.
  7. Kana is assigned 3 hours of homework daily.
  8. Kana has to wear make up and jewellery to school.
  9. Taiwan has the longest school day.
  10. The education system on South Korea is more relaxed than in other countries.

Ask the students to work together to write down three other facts they remember.


This activity could be done before the video is played and as a follow up activity to aid with understanding the story.

  1. TRUE – they are in the same social studies class.
  2. FALSE – she comes from Akita in the North of Japan.
  3. TRUE
  4. FALSE – she has heard of the famous dog of the same name.
  5. FALSE – she starts school at 8:30am.
  6. FALSE – Most of them attend afterschool clubs.
  7. FALSE – she is assigned 2 hours Mon- Fri and 3 on Sunday.
  8. FALSE – she is not allowed to or to dye her hair.
  9. TRUE
  10. FALSE – it’s stricter.

Activity attachment

Are Schools the same in Other Countries? B1 – Activity 1