This-That

Grammar points

This is a fox. That is a hawk.

Recent activities
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."

WRITING ACTIVITY What's this/that?

Writing activity to reinforce the target language being learned by the students. This is best used as a final activity if you have listening, speaking and reading activity prior to this activity.

This/That Relay

Students race to make sentences using visual clues.

What's That Doodle

Get the students to practice asking 'What is that?' by drawing some wild art.

Gap It

This is a pair work, information gap activity to practice "What is this?" and the difference between "It's a..." and "It's..."

Who's This Woman?

Students create names for characters on the worksheet and then ask classmates, 'Who's this ~?' Then, students practice writing questions and answers.

MRI Quiz

A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?'

This/That Animal

This is a speaking activity for the introduction and/or practice of the target sentence: "This/That is..."

Summer Festival Quiz / Under the Sea Race

Almost Mario Style Race and Summer Festival Quiz

"Is This?" Gap

An information gap activity where students ask their partner to work out the pictures on the worksheet.

This/That Memory

Students use a memory card game to practice Demonstrative Pronouns (this/that).

Hidden Picture

This is a review activity, using questions learned in Eigo Noto prior to the "What's this?" lesson, in conjunction with the "What's this?" question.

Blind Man's Bluff

Students wear "crowns" with picture/word flash cards on them and walk around trying to figure out what they are wearing.

Small Talk

A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students

SUPER FAN

A two choice quiz game about famous people. Practices the third person 'be verb'

Cross it Out

A quick activity useful for practicing simple questions and answers. I usually use it for 'What's this?'

Silhouette Quiz

Three variations. One quiz with three hints and random points, a second quiz with just silhouettes and a third quiz with people

Drawing Challenge

A short activity for practicing simple be verb sentences

Fun Fruits

A group based point getting game. It works well as a write and race type activitiy.

I Spy

Children play a simplified version of "I Spy" while reviewing colours.

That's My Bag

The ALT and JTE "steal" items from the students' desks and the students must claim them using demonstrative pronouns.

This is That is card game

"This is a - That is a" review using a fun card game.


Top 5 activities
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?'
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
  • SUPER FAN A two choice quiz game about famous people. Practices the third person 'be verb'
  • "Is This?" Gap An information gap activity where students ask their partner to work out the pictures on the worksheet.
  • 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."
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