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
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 6
  • 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. 6
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 3
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • Corrections Help your students avoid and learn from common mistakes by having them correct sentences. 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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Under the Sea

A poster with lots of fish to practice 'how many do you see?'

Farmers Market Chain Game

Practice shopping dialogues

7 Eleven Quiz Game

Practice numbers and prices with this powerpoint guessing game

Memory Book

A powerpoint activity for practicing 'how many' and plural forms.


A very basic 'me too' mingler.

Canadian School Life

Practice 'have to' 'don't have to' and 'must not' with a powerpoint quiz about school life in Canada.

My Town Lesson Plan

Practice 'there is' and 'there are' with three linked activities.

Monster Market

Students shop for monsters in this take of the classic shopping dialogue.

Be Race

Fill in the blanks with the correct 'Be' form and race to the finish.

Hidden Numbers Challenge

Find the hidden numbers and practice speaking them.

I Want To Be

Students exchange in a simple English question/answer conversation in a bid to gain or lose points.

"Is This?" Gap

An information gap activity where students ask their partner to work out the pictures on the worksheet.

How long have you Bingo

Students try and get bingo by asking students what they have and haven't done.

If Game

Students listen to conditional sentences from the ALT/JTE (or group members) and if they qualify, do the consequential action.

Emotion Basket

This is an activity for brand new students. It should make them more confident with their speaking.

Day At The Zoo

This is a classic logic puzzle. The students must read and understand the relative pronoun sentences in order to solve the puzzle.

You Have

Get students predicting and practicing "you have" in this rhythmical one-on-one game.

English Diary

This diary gives students an opportunity to write in English freely.

Adjective Name Game

A fun game to learn the names of your students while having students learn new adjectives!

Get It Wrong To Win

Students must answer the questions wrong (but grammatically correct) to win!