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

Omikuji Fortune Telling

Students draw fortunes (omikuji) from different categories to determine their futures!

Memory (Card Game)

Like the classic game memory, but with pictures and words. Pattern practice for -er comparatives.

100 Yen Shop

Students guess which items are 100 yen or antiques.

3 Cats

Students practice (or are introduced to) plural nouns by finding easy words in a word search, then reporting how many of each word they have found.

Paper Janken

Students practice asking and answering "Which is your favorite, A or B?" (or which do you like?) and play a modified version of janken.

Magical Cards

This is a mathematical card trick that is good for introducing numbers and mystifying your students.

Christmas Points Game

Simple powerpoint to review material with a christmas theme

Introducing Characters

Students mingle and exchange character cards whilst introducing the characters to their friends. The aim is to try to find out the relationship of as many characters as possible within 8 minutes.

Household Chores

Students do a survey in class to see how often they help their mother around the house.

Bus Directions

Students work at a hotel front desk giving "customers" written directions to various sites around the city using a bus route map. (Review of New Crown 2 & 3 We're Talking 1)

Preposition Pictionary

This game is played like you would Pictionary, except all the cards are in the form of prepositions.

Doink

In this fast-paced gesture game, students throw a Doink ball around the room acting out various adjectives.

May I Take Your Order?

Students act as waiters, playing janken and taking orders to see who can make the most money in this quick and easy to set up game!

Remember

Students aim to remember multiple "May/Could I ~" sentences.

Dumb Jokes

A worksheet for practicing indirect questions

Best Sentence

A judge will decide after hearing each slip of concluding sentences which one is the funniest or most interesting.

Fruit Basket "Have You Ever...?"

A fun game played with a circle of students in chairs.

Flash Card Telepathy Game

I usually use this to practice school subjects and week days

Would You Like To Interview

Students try to ask 16 other students "Would you like to..." questions.

Dice Station

A group game where students take turns calling out stations and giving directions while trying to win points.

Textbooks

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
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 6
  • 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
  • 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
  • Battle for Japan A write and race game based on the Senkoku Jidai quiz game found on the Englipedia site. 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