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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 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
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • He is a... / She is a... matching game. A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..." 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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Crazy Diary Entry

A writing activity that lets students make a crazy diary entry. Student then read their diary entry to the class for lots of fun.

The Guests

Students listen to a scary story and reach for an eraser when they hear the target word.

But Not Okinawa

Students test their knowledge of Japan's prefectures, minus Okinawa, and then practice asking about the location of the prefectures they don't know.

MRI Quiz

A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?'

Rescue 119

Students help rescue plane crash victims by locating them in a classroom and then writing a report to submit to the rescue authorities.

Simple But Great Bingo

Students listen to a story and write down words they recognize in bingo squares.

May I / Could you: activity worksheet

2 part worksheet for p28-29 of New Horizon 2.


This activity practices Past Progressive Pair work (was/were + verb'ing').

When Do You Have Plans?

Students invite each other to do things and write about their friends' plans in this speaking, listening, and writing activity.

Are You? Guessing Game

Guessing game where students will ask the questions and try to discover which character their partner has chosen.

Do You Have A Larger One?

Simple pair worksheet for shopping and using comparatives.

Printable playing cards

If you don't want to spend money on a bunch of card decks, print these out instead!

Sunshine 3rd year Program 2-3 Writing

Writing worksheets for students to write about a place they've either been to or want to go to.

This/That Animal

This is a speaking activity for the introduction and/or practice of the target sentence: "This/That is..."

Guess Who

Use prints of the fun board game "Guess Who" to practice the expressions, "Do you have ~?" and "Are you ~?"

Have you ____ today? Present Perfect guessing

Students practice the present perfect with words like "already," "just," and "not yet" through a character guessing game.

Summer Festival Quiz / Under the Sea Race

Almost Mario Style Race and Summer Festival Quiz

Crazy Story

Students fill in a form then insert the info into a template to create a crazy story, then have a go at writing their own.

Calendar Tic-Tac-Toe

This game gets students to practice "It will be (sunny) on (July eighth).

Oh No! 100!

A worksheet to go with a simple counting game