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.

All activities
Country Matching Card Game and Quiz

This is a powerpoint quiz meant as a lead in for a concentration style card game.

Channel Surfing Vocabulary Practice

A memory challenge. It was made for pages 8-11 of the 1st year New Crown Text Book.


Students review recent vocabulary by quizzing each other.

What are they doing?

Students practice Present Progressive grammar by drawing two people and asking their classmates what they're doing.


The horse race activity played on the board. I often do it as a review before tests.


Another territorial battle game. Like Robots attacking the world it is meant for longer or more advanced questions.


Simple 'YES' or 'NO' interview activity.

BATTLESHIP (template only)

This is a short powerpoint version of battleship. It can used as an introduction to a pair battleship game or maybe an activity with a smaller class.

Present continuous - I'm playing tennis.

An activity worksheet that practices presesent continuous, for example, "I'm eating ramen."


A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes.


A battle power point game similiar to the Battle for Japan activity or Invasion USA. The groups work at their own speed though.

Information Gathering

Very short mingler interviews.

Speed Circling

A karuta styled activity to be played in pairs.

I watched TV past simple

A "Who Dunnit" game that has students asking other students what they were doing recently.

It's too expensive (2nd grade Let's Talk Seven)

New Crown Let's Talk Seven. This is a short powerpoint quiz and a worksheet for practicing the shopping dialogue.

Say the Word

Review activity. Students work in pairs or groups to get the teacher to say the words on the worksheet.

There is... There are

An activity (set in Tokyo, Japan) for practicing "There is" and "there are"

Comparative student search

Students practice comparative grammar by stacking themselves up against their classmates.

Comparatives "Totoro is bigger than Mei"

Pair activity to practice comparatives.

Our Town is Loved by Us

Basic 'write and race' activity about the student's town.