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


Students create simple conversations, focusing on the helping verb 'can'.

Can you read Kanji?

Students ask other classmates if they can read unknown kanji characters.

Can I use your Battleship?

Can I use your battleship? Let students practice many "Can I use your..." sentences and have fun playing the classic Battleship game.

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 and Curse of the Mummy

These are write and race type activities. 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.


Top 10 Activities
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 9
  • 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
  • Magic Quiz A family feud style quiz game 6
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?' 6
  • Battle for Japan A write and race game based on the Senkoku Jidai quiz game found on the Englipedia site. 5
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 5
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 5
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 5
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish 5
  • 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