Japanese background

Cultural Background

Activity assumes students are of a Japanese cultural background.

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February is Black History Month! (in the US)

English board materials to celebrate Black History!

"Can" sentences matching powerpoint

A matching game where students try to make correct sentences. Template is for JHS 1st grade.

School life in the UK


A comprehensive introduction into INDIA

Learn about India's languages, nature, food, sport, movies and inventions in this fun and interactive presentation!

Who are you? Quiz game

A review of the grammar points and vocabulary from New Crown 1, Lesson 1 (Are you ___? Are you from ___? and Yes, I am/ No, I`m not)

General Knowledge (Amazing Review)

This general knowledge quiz reviews Grade 2 grammar points learnt thus far and some of these questions, just wow.

New Year, New Me

Teach the students about different new year traditions

General knowledge quizzes!!

Fun warm up! Get the juices flowing! ENJOY!

What's this Japanese culture?

3-hint what's this quiz!

Which is BETTER, (A) or (B) ?

Which is better, ramen or Altopedia?

Are you a SUSHI expert?

Japan's most beloved, but do your students really know about sushi?

New Crown 3 - Grammar Review USE English

Get the students engaged and actively using English! Great for reviewing taught grammar!

I Went to Japan to Use an Infinitive

This is a team challenge of creativity, geographic knowledge, tactics, and chance. It revises infinitives (e.g. Sunshine 2, Prog 6).

Australian Content Ideas

Links to resources that can be used to introduce Australia to your students.

Travel Agents Use Gerunds

Students become 'travel agents' and use gerunds to promote a prefecture.

Let's Interview Our Friends (Sunshine 3, Prog 8)

Interviewing students and teachers while using the relative pronoun.

Hayabusa 2 English/Science Poster

Simple poster explaining JAXA's Hayabusa 2 project and its relationship to Australia.

Let's Go to Italy - Small Talk

Simple 'small talk' template to help you and your JTE/HRT in New Horizon 6 Unit 3

The UK - an introduction

Introducing the UK to the students

Name 5 (who, which, that)

'Name 5'-style trivia game that uses relative pronouns (who, which, that e.g. Sunshine 3 Program 7)

What's in the park?

Group activity where students practice asking "Is there/Are there?" questions with locations (in, on, under, by). Made with New Horizons 2 Unit 6.2 in mind.

Sunshine Year 3 Project 8 Writing Rubric

A rubric for writing an essay about a Japanese event or festival.

International Friends! Who? / What Time?

Short PowerPoint quiz to practice "Who?" and "What Time?". Intended for New Horizons 1 Unit 6

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.

CROSSWORD Past Participle

This is a good 3rd Grade JHS warm up activity without the pressure of learning the grammar target of 3rd Grade Lesson 1 English lesson.

Passive Voice Country Quiz

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

Guess the Doraemon character

Students read descriptions of Doraemon characters (who have different names in English) and try to guess what their original Japanese names are.

Explain the Culture

Use either as a poster for 'say the word' or as cards for 'taboo' and 'karuta'

Sengoku Jidai PPT

A version of Sengoku Jidai made in Powerpoint. Instead of answers starting with the same letter as the prefecture, it has questions relating to the prefecture itself.

Omikuji Fortune Telling

Students draw fortunes (omikuji) from different categories to determine their futures!

100 Yen Shop

Students guess which items are 100 yen or antiques.

Paper Janken

Students practice asking and answering "Which is your favorite, A or B?" (or which do you like?) and play a modified version of janken.

Dice Station

A group game where students take turns calling out stations and giving directions while trying to win points.

Band Guess

Students try to guess the name of the band from pictograms.

Schedule Tic-Tac-Toe

Using the classic game, kids practice school subjects, days of the week, and using both in the context of a sentence.

This Is A Game I Played

A simple speaking and listening Janken-focused sugoroku that has students say, "What's this?" "This is a ..." many times.

Yamanote Line

Students pound on their desks and while practicing various English target vocabulary.

Passive Beginnings

This information gap game is pretty self-explanatory.

Doctor Patient Interview

Students take turns being doctor and patient, and interview each other following the dialogue on the worksheet.

Translation Relay

Students compete in small groups to translate Japanese sentences into English, relay style.

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