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.

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
  • 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
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 4
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 3
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 3
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 3
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • He is a... / She is a... matching game. A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..." 2
  • Class Paparazzi A very basic interviewing game in which students chase each other and ask basic "Are you~?" questions with "I am" answers while sporting tiny printed cameras. 2
Top warm-ups
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Shop Till You Drop

Students practice shopping dialogue and use a shopping catalogue to make a shopping list. They then buy items.

Pronunciation Pyramid Mummys

This activity is to help the students with difficult minimal pairs. It is a good warm

Directions Race

Students race to find all the places on the map. This is a first year friendly take on World Rally.

Mario Wants Luigi To

A translation exercise, listening exercise, and charades game practicing infinitives.

Visiting A Doctor

Students learn various doctor vocabulary and expressions by completing a crossword and creating a dialogue with their partner.

Money Flip

Students practice the 'have to' grammar point while playing a board game and flipping fake money.

Do you _____? Board game.

Very exciting board game for 1st grade JHS.

Agree Writing Practice

Students practice writing why or why not they agree with certain controversial statements.

Question Word Review

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

Shopping Yesterday

Students read a short passage and answer the Past Tense questions.

Guess How Many

Students go to different stations in the classroom and try and guess how many items are in a bag/container at each station.

At The Restaurant

Students play the role of waiter or customer in a restaurant.

Blind Man's Drawing

This is a fun game that consolidates 'feelings' vocabulary and provides the opportunity to practice Object Complements in that context.

Is There Sumo In America?

Students play a true or false guessing game about America while using "there is/are."

Good Witness

Students test their memory by looking at a picture and in prepositional phrase form, writing what they saw.


This activity focuses on students ability to create a consequence when given a condition.

Fountain Of Youth

In teams, students try to piece a story together.

Horizontally Challenged

Students race their teams’ animals horizontally across the chalkboard by answering questions asked by you. However, the added excitement comes from the mysterious bonus and pitfall cards.

Hungry Hungry Hippo

Students play a fun card game while practicing "Would you like some ~?".

What Is Yoda Doing?

An information gap activity which can be played in pairs or a class where students find out what various characters are doing.