Junior High School

In Japan, Junior High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 12 and 15 years old. English is a full, required subject and consists of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Much of the curriculum is designed around the grammar points and vocabulary used for school entrance exams.

Newest activities

Boston T Map

A modified map, and powerpoint of the Boston T (train system in Boston) to practice New Horizon Daily Scene 4 - giving directions.

Where's the basketball?

A spin-off of the classic game "Guess Who". There are 16 different rooms. The students have to figure out which room their partner chose by asking "where is/are" questions.

Could you tell me how to get to Fukuoka Airport?

This Ppt/worksheet is for the Year 3 Sunshine textbook for giving directions, although it could probably be modified for other textbooks.

Guess the teacher adjectives

Students choose one teacher at their school, apply adjectives to them, and play guess-who with their classmates.

Save the Patient

A short repetition activity to practice "Do I have to ~" and "Have to~." This activity might not work with classes larger than 25 students.

Emotion Dialogue

A dialogue making activity to practice the "emotion + to infinitive" grammar (ex. "I was happy to hear that.")

Election USA

A variation on Battle for Japan

Stuff on a Desk

A picture for practicing 'how many' and stationery.

Picture Sentence Matching

A game to practice the "Question words + to-infinitive" grammar (for ex. "how to" or "where to").

Staff Room English

This is for students to use when they come to the staff room and you're the only teacher in there.

Paint Battle for Japan

A quiz activity in the vein of Risk, with a Splatoon-like theme to it.

Traffic Signs in the USA - Must/May

A short powerpoint with a quiz to introduce Must/Must not/May by comparing driving laws in Japan vs the US.

School Sheriff

Activity based on the Sheriff of Nottingham board game to practice "How many?" and plurals. Also uses "Show me" and "What's this?" Very complicated, but very fun.

Bomb

Bomb activity to practice any Yes / No question type grammar points.

Story

Students piece together a story while practicing grammar from the semester / year. Students read, write, listen, and speak in this activity.

Will you dance?

This is a janken-style game where students ask each other "will you" questions and get points for completing the action (social distancing). This could also work for Can you, Could you, etc.

Candy Jar Quiz (how many)

(social-distancing-friendly) Students compete to correctly guess how many pieces of candy are in a jar using a PowerPoint.

How many times have you...?

students have to guess how many times i completed an activity

Who is he/who is she?

Students have to guess who the person is based on hints given .

"What do you ~?"

A speaking and writing review worksheet for practicing "What do you usually ~?" with prepostional phrases.

Textbooks

Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 10
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 9
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?' 8
  • Battle for Japan A write and race game based on the Senkoku Jidai quiz game found on the Englipedia site. 7
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 6
  • Magic Quiz A family feud style quiz game 6
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish 6
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 5
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 4