Simple Present

Grammar points

I study English.

Recent activities
Let's Try One Lesson Five Vocabulary Practice

This is a powerpoint to help practice the vocabulary for this lesson. Useful for keyword game and teacher three choice quiz.


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


This is another version of the 'Magic Quiz' Game using Doraemon characters.

3 Cats

Students practice (or are introduced to) plural nouns by finding easy words in a word search, then reporting how many of each word they have found.

Household Chores

Students do a survey in class to see how often they help their mother around the house.

Listening Race

Students listen to the teacher read Present Tense verb sentences and circle the correct picture.

Famous Intros

Students match a famous person with the thing the famous person likes.

Whose Introduction

Students fill out a worksheet about themselves. The class has to match the worksheet (likes/dislikes/activities) to the student.

Kantan Interview

Kantan means easy. Students interview two boys, girls and teachers to complete their questionnaire worksheet.

HAWD - How Are What Do

'HAWD' stands for "How Are What Do". Students take turns asking each other a variety of questions to get four-in-a-row on the blackboard grid, and score points for their team.

Horoscope Review

Students review first year grammar points by playing Janken and finding their horoscopes.

Popularity Contest

Students choose between various popular characters to slowly whittle down which is the most popular.


Just like the Sequence board game, teams battle to line up four cards in a row to win.

Do You Like Bingo

An ice-breaking bingo game for 1st year JHS students that practices the 'do' helping verb.

I Study English

Students will use trading cards to give their classmates three hint quizzes using "I study ~." Students who guess correctly get the card from their classmate.

A bunch of Questions for Quizzes

Questions lists focused on various grammar points

S/he (verb)s karuta

Practice verbs with an "s" at the end by playing karuta.

Birthday Present Memory Game

"What do you want for your birthday?" Memory Game

Vocabulary Builder Point Game

1st year Junior High Activity aimed at the New Crown 1 textbook.

What's In My Pockets?

This game isn't rocket science. Students try to guess the objects in your pockets.

What Janken

Students rotate partners, play janken, interview each other and embrace their artistic skills.

Time Q&A

Students ask each other questions relating to what time they do something (get up, eat breakfast, go to school, etc). Chopsticks are used to keep score.

English Conversation Board Game

A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.

Do you _____? Board game.

Very exciting board game for 1st grade JHS.

What Do You Like - Guess Who

Students practice asking and answering "What ___ do you like?" while testing how well they know their classmates in this "guess who" acitivity.

Do you like baseball?

Students ask questions to each other; they don't want 'Yes' answers.

Guess Who

Use prints of the fun board game "Guess Who" to practice the expressions, "Do you have ~?" and "Are you ~?"

Who am I? Quiz

A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."

Summer Festival Quiz / Under the Sea Race

Almost Mario Style Race and Summer Festival Quiz


Students become zombies to practice "I like ___.", "I like ___ too" and/or "I don't like ___.

Simple Present Self-Introduction

Students write their own self-introduction after learning "I (verb)".

Odd One Out 'Is' and 'Are' basic practice

Practice for 1st year junior high studying 'He is' and 'They are'

Be Race

Fill in the blanks with the correct 'Be' form and race to the finish.

Doraemon Is My Brother

Students take a character card and roll a dice and say a sentence based on the outcome, e.g. "This is Godzilla, he is my dad."

You Have

Get students predicting and practicing "you have" in this rhythmical one-on-one game.

Baba Vader

This is your basic Baba Nuki or Old Maid game with a Darth Vader twist.

Are you SIGN Game

Simple mingler activity

Basic Janken Race

Simple and adaptable pair activity

Daily Activities and Time Materials

A collection of material to practice daily activities and time

Top 5 activities
  • Battle for Japan A write and race game based on the Senkoku Jidai quiz game found on the Englipedia site.
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
  • Class Paparazzi A very basic interviewing game in which students chase each other and ask basic "Are you~?" questions with "I am" answers while sporting tiny printed cameras.
  • He is a... / She is a... matching game. A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..."

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