Junior High School

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.

All activities
Can/Fail Sentence Race

This activity has students making can/can't sentences using funny pictures that really emphasize the ability meaning of the can verb.

Can/Does Mastermind

Students play a simplified mastermind using 'can' and 'does'.

Can Animals

Students practice an array of activities to help them learn the proper way of using the CAN helping verb.

Which is taller? Comparatives quiz

A quiz using comparatives. Warm up activity.

Can & Can't

CAN helping verb. Students are given a card with a name highlighted on it. They must make two sentences using can or can't and their partner must work out who they are to win the card.

Gestures and Janken Sign Game

A short sign game that works as a warm up when practicing present progressive questions.

Animals Doing Stuff

This is a write and race group activity. The students will see images of animals doing things then race to write sentences about those actions.

Battle for Japan

A write and race game based on the Senkoku Jidai quiz game found on the Englipedia site.

As Good as it Gets Point Get Game

This is a short activity for practicing the 'As ~ As' grammar point.

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'

Big Top Circus Game

This is another write and race type activity. The groups compete to answer the questions the ALT or teacher gives them.


The students work together as a team to answer the teachers question in fun class race. I added one for Passive Voice.

Once Around Board Game

Practice third year grammar point 'we want you to do something' with an exciting board game.

Are You Anpanman?

Students practice the grammar "Are you... / Yes, I am / No, I'm not" whilst trying to find who their colleagues are.

Are You Bingo

This is an interview game, with a Bingo twist. This is super easy to edit to fit your style.

Am Signature Bingo

Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures.

The Best and Worst of Winter Vacation

Students practice the superlatives "best" and "worst" by giving their opinions on winter vacation.

I + plural verb/be verb

This is a listening and writing activity intended for a JHS first grade lesson focusing on the use of the subject "I" + plural verbs / be verb.

New Year's Resolutions

Students write goals for the new year and ask their friends about their goals.

"Can you ~ ?" Pokemon "Guess Who?" style game

Students choose a Pokemon and keep it a secret. Their partner must ask "Can you ~ ?" questions to find out which Pokemon their partner has.