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.

Newest activities

Plural nouns. e.g. I have four pens.

An activity that practices "How many notebooks do you have?" "I have three notebooks."


A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.

Karuta: Alternative

Different ways of playing karuta games

Karuta: Can Convo

Different ways of playing karuta games

Karuta: Uno Scramble

Different ways of playing karuta games

Simple Karuta

A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.

Liar Liar

Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students guess if they are lying or not.

Job Fair Janken

Students carry around cards with various jobs on them and try to create a full set using Janken and, of course, English.

Is there a _______ in your house?

Students practice "There is" questions by asking each other what they have in their houses.

Hot Potato

Students pass an object around while listening to music. When the music stops, the student holding the object says a target vocabulary.

He is a... / She is a... matching game.

A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..."

He is teacher. She is is a doctor.

Practice He is a ... She is a... based on New Horizons 1, page 34.

Hello, this is Yun-ho. Talking on the phone.

Used with New Horizon 1 page 72. Practices phone conversations.

Comparatives - taller, tallest etc worksheet

Student can finish sentences by using the information supplied in the worksheet.

This is That is card game

"This is a - That is a" review using a fun card game.

Which do you like, apples or oranges?

A fairly simple activity where students ask the question: "Which do you like,.....? to their partner

Where's Wally Present Continuous

A fun activity where students (usually in pairs to encourage discussion) find the characters as described in the questions.

If - First Conditional Worksheet

A basic worksheet that the students go through to practice first conditional.

to - Infinitives

to - Infinitives I want to go to the library to read books. A task based activity allowing students to practice to - infinitives. Based on the New Horizons 2 book, page 64, Daily scene 4.

Do you like cake?

Students can practice "Do you like" sentences with their partners.


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