In Japan, Junior High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 12 and 15 years old. English is a full, required subject and consists of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Much of the curriculum is designed around the grammar points and vocabulary used for school entrance exams.
A quiz review game and then a writing activity.
A fun Christmas activity for listening, reading, and writing. San-nensei.
This activity practices the present progressive verb tense (verb + ing) and then plays a fun charades game.
Students get into groups and try to come up with past tense sentences that will give them the most points.
Students listen to the teacher read Present Tense verb sentences and circle the correct picture.
Students look through the textbook for people doing different activities and practice using the reduced relative clause.
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.
The students play a baseball-themed game where they describe themselves.
This is a quick and easy vocab review 'game' for 1st grade past tense verbs. Ideal for a quick review before doing a writing exercise.
A simple speaking and listening Janken-focused sugoroku that has students say, "What's this?" "This is a ..." many times.
A shiritori type game where students race to write sentences about famous people.
Students discover their friends' future by reading the palm lines on their hands.
Students pass around cards while saying "I'll give you ~." Those left holding the cards when the music stops are out!
This game teaches the students to hear prepositions of place: on, above, below, in front of, etc. The students listen and try to draw an image of a room that is described by the ALT.
Students pound on their desks and while practicing various English target vocabulary.
Students make their own country while practicing possessives.
A row race where students attempt to fill in as many body parts on a stick figure, within five minutes, as possible.
Sentences are auctioned off to students and they must say if the sentence is grammatically correct.
This activity is based on the doctor visit dialog in New Horizon's English textbook, but this one is more entertaining and it teaches various names of illnesses.
This is a group Jeopardy game mixed with a flavor of Bingo.