English Conversation

These activities are for English Conversation classes. They generally apply to adults, but could be used for younger learners if they're advanced enough. The idea is to spark longer conversations entirely in English.

Top 10 Activities
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 1
  • 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." 1
  • Karuta Collection A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards. 1
  • My Kanji of the Year Students think of which kanji represents their experience in this calendar year and explain their choice in English. 0
  • Halloween Jeopardy Jeopardy game to help your students learn about the ancient Halloween mysteries. 0
  • Follow the instructions This is a warmup exercise to get the students moving and thinking about English. 0
  • Flashcards Collection 16 word files separated by categories with many flashcards ready to be printed. 0
  • Unusual Interview Questions Students ask each other unusual questions to spur conversation. Aimed at adult students. 0
  • Can you job hunt? A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?" 0
  • Say the Word Review activity. Students work in pairs or groups to get the teacher to say the words on the worksheet. 0
Top warm-ups
  • 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." 1
  • Simple Karuta A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card. 0
  • True Or False Students listen and decide whether various sentences are true. 0
  • ODD ONE OUT A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes. 0
  • Karuta: Alternative Different ways of playing karuta games 0
  • Printable playing cards If you don't want to spend money on a bunch of card decks, print these out instead! 0
  • MINGLER QUESTIONS A simple activity useful for communicating and reviewing target language. 0
  • Say the Word Review activity. Students work in pairs or groups to get the teacher to say the words on the worksheet. 0
  • Can you job hunt? A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?" 0
  • Karuta: Can Convo Different ways of playing karuta games 0

Textbooks

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Printable playing cards

If you don't want to spend money on a bunch of card decks, print these out instead!

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."

Foods from Around the World

A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world.

True Or False

Students listen and decide whether various sentences are true.

MINGLER QUESTIONS

A simple activity useful for communicating and reviewing target language.

Where should Naomi Osaka choose?

Students discuss whether Naomi Osaka should choose to become a Japanese or American citizen.

Media Diet

Students read an article and talk about their media consumption habits.

Pitch your business

Students come up with a business idea and compete to see who will get funding.

ODD ONE OUT

A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes.

Say the Word

Review activity. Students work in pairs or groups to get the teacher to say the words on the worksheet.

Can you job hunt?

A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?"

Unusual Interview Questions

Students ask each other unusual questions to spur conversation. Aimed at adult students.

Karuta Collection

A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards.

Flashcards Collection

16 word files separated by categories with many flashcards ready to be printed.

Follow the instructions

This is a warmup exercise to get the students moving and thinking about English.

Halloween Jeopardy

Jeopardy game to help your students learn about the ancient Halloween mysteries.

My Kanji of the Year

Students think of which kanji represents their experience in this calendar year and explain their choice in English.

Karuta: Alternative

Different ways of playing karuta games

Karuta: Can Convo

Different ways of playing karuta games

Simple Karuta

A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.