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.

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Passive Beginnings

This information gap game is pretty self-explanatory.

10 Questions

By asking yes/no questions, students must guess the target word or Japanese celebrity.

Martin Luther King Jr Crossword

Martin Luther King Jr Crossword


Students race to rebuild their rockets by correctly answering the AET's questions.

What's An Animal Found in Japan?

Practice the "reduced relative clause" (ex: "an animal found in Japan") by quizzing your students.

Who Likes Monsters

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


This is an activity for advanced 2nd years or 3rd year students. The handout teaches them about Sweden.

Lets Janken

This is a simple game that has students make "let's" sentences and enjoy playing janken.

Nought And Crosses

Students play noughts and crosses (Tic-Tac-Toe) and command their partner to do an action.

Why Dont We Interview

Activity sheet for groups of 3

Student Examples

Students answer questions about what other students are doing.

I Am From

Students introduce which country they are from based upon the flag they are holding.

Make A Newspaper

Make a front page to a newspaper.

Have They Finished Yet?

Students read and answer questions about Baymax and Mikasa's schedule using the present prefect to answer the questions.

Infinitive Poster Quiz

Paired students answer a quiz by listening to hints and competing for points. Following this, they write long answers.

Move The Baton

Students race in groups to figure out the gesture the teachers perform.

Give Away

Students scramble to try and give their tickets to friends based on the teacher's directions.

How Many Pencils Do You Have?

Students write "I have ~ pencils/erasers/etc" sentences. Then they ask each other "How many ~ do you have?" questions.

Doctor Patient Interview

Students take turns being doctor and patient, and interview each other following the dialogue on the worksheet.

Translation Relay

Students compete in small groups to translate Japanese sentences into English, relay style.


Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 8
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 7
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 4
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 4
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 3
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish 3
  • ALMOST MARIO KART Powerpoint Game The students work together as a team to answer the teachers question in fun class race. I added one for Passive Voice. 3
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 3
  • Twisted Pictionary Students have ten seconds to draw a picture and have their teammates guess it. 3