Wh words

Grammar points

What/Who/Where/When/Why

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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.

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.

Picture Sentence Matching

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

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.

"What do you ~?"

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

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.

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.

Whose ~ is it?

Students listen to the ALT and JTE's conversation using possessive grammar and write what they heard.

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.

Character's Clothes

Students see a small part of a character (a piece of clothing or body part). They guess which character the clothing/body part belongs to.

Martin Luther King Jr Crossword

Martin Luther King Jr Crossword

Who Likes Monsters

Students write third person sentences. Then play the Englipedia's Squares game, only a halloween version.

Horoscope Review

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

Which Interview Challenge

Students interview each other, asking questions using the question word 'which'. They ask three questions to each student and record the answers they receive.

Whose Is It?

A fun board game where students practice all the possessives in groups or pairs.

Preposition Partners

Basic info gap activity for basic prepositions of location.

Snakes and Ladders NEW CROWN 1 Review

This is a review game for lesson 5 New Crown 1

A bunch of Questions for Quizzes

Questions lists focused on various grammar points

Save the Ducks and Survivor Game

For practicing 'I know him' and 'I don't know them'

Birthday Present Memory Game

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

What is this? What is that? Guess the Sound

Play random sounds and have students in groups guess what they are.

Monster Dash

An Almost Mario Kart style activity for Halloween

Ichiro Activity

A short reading comprehension activity about Ichiro.

Immigration

Students pretend they are going through immigration in the U.S.

English Conversation Board Game

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

What Do You Want Trump

Students try to make pairs with a standard deck of cards by answering the question "What do you want?"

Question Word Review

This activity is a question/answer review that reviews the following question words: when, where, who, whose, what, how and which.

Neighborhood Race

Blindfolded kids are guided by their teammates through a map to find a place. This game uses the directions: right, left, up, down, back and stop.

Small Talk Board Game

A basic boardgame to practice making questions

WHERE or WHEN Activities

Three activities to practice where or when with simple verbs

His or Hers Chain Game

Chain game to practice possessive pronouns

Whose hat is this?

A powerpoint quiz to practice possessive pronouns

Where Again

Good and easy speaking practice idea for students to work together to find out the locations of the items in their school.

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.

But Not Okinawa

Students test their knowledge of Japan's prefectures, minus Okinawa, and then practice asking about the location of the prefectures they don't know.

MRI Quiz

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

Get It Wrong To Win

Students must answer the questions wrong (but grammatically correct) to win!

Where Is Oguri?

This is an information gap exercise where pairs of students ask each other the question, "Where is....?"

Better/Best ( Splatoon Splatfest )

Which do you like better? Do you like it the best of all ~?


Top 5 activities
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?'
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
  • Zoltar the Fortune Teller This is a simple and mildly amusing way to introduce 'which' questions for a first grade class. It can be edited for a second grade classes studying 'Which do you like better'
  • A bunch of Questions for Quizzes Questions lists focused on various grammar points
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
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