Listening

Parts of Learning

Students listen in the activity.

Recent activities
Keyword Game - Social Distancing

This is a variation of the eraser grabbing keyword game commonly played throughout Japanese schools! Its a simple variation with no prep!

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.

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.

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.

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.

You Make the Rules! (have to/must)

Students pretend they're the leader of the school and can change any school rules they want!

Have you.......yet? Jeopardy

Students practice using verbs to make " Have you..........yet?" questions

My bucket list

talk about what you have done and what you want to do. 3rd grade activity. TEXTBOOK: Columbus 21 year 3

Pokemon Evolution Was Were

Use different pokemon evolutions to have the students practice "was" and "were."

Gimme Gimme

An activity that has students running around to give you the item you ask for while practicing "This is / That is" and "Here you are."

Kyoto Directions

Year 3 JHS Directions New Horizon

Stereo Game/ Shotoku Taishi

Group of kids speak/yell their target vocabulary while the rest of the class listens to them. The rest of the class must individually pick out who said what.

Yo Yes

A story about two people becoming friends.

Goodnight Gorilla

A story about a Gorilla freeing animals in the zoo.

Crumpled Up Fun

This works very well for reviewing WH-questions. The students have a chance to talk to everyone in the classroom by asking and answering questions.

Time Maze

This activity combines the directions lesson with the time lesson, using a maze. Students have to try and acquire as many clocks as they can in a limited period of time.

Safe Zone

Players try to escape to the safe areas before they are tagged.

Norm's Shopping

This activity is dialog practice, repeating the patterns in the textbook but allowing students to modify the given sentences.

Pronunciation Tree

Put your students to the test with a minimal-pair pronunciation activity.

Passive Voice Country Quiz

A listening and writing activity for 3rd year JHS students using facts about different countries.

Cha Cha Slide

Fun class to practice various action words

Salesmen

Students sell random products to one buyer. If their product gets bought, they get a point and become the next buyer.

I'll Ask Peach

Students construct four "I'll ask ~ to ~." sentences. Includes interview and writing.

Movie Star

Students pretend they are movie directors and choose their classmates for different roles. Then they interview each other to find out what they want to do in the movie.

Boring 4 Taro

This is an interview activity where the students ask each other questions in this style and write them down to create somewhat odd and random sentences.

Call Me Up

Students aim to communicate with each other without actually seeing each other, as they would on a telephone.

Touch Command

Students play Janken and touch the body part listed on the card.

Janken Points

Students read an English sentence and either win or lose the corresponding points over a game of janken.

Daytona

Students race to see how fast they can introduce themselves to each other.

How Long Bingo

Students play Bingo but instead of a teacher reading out numbers, the students ask each other, "How long have you...?" The answer is the number they must circle.

Dictation Race

Students race to dictate a passage to their partners.

My Breakfast

Adapted from Roger Parker's "My Breakfast" on Englipedia, this is a simple worksheet to review simple past tense using what the student ate for breakfast today.


Top 5 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.
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word.
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.
  • Hi, Friends 2! Review Board Game A bright and colorful boardgame that reviews the entirety of the Hi, Friends 2 textbook.
  • 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.
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