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

Say the Word

A fun way to review lots of language points

Present Perfect Tense Dice Game!

A fun board game to get students using the present perfect tense.

Almost Pokemon Battle Game with Randomizer

Same as Almost Pokemon Battle, but with some small tweeks.

Hero Quest Review Game

This is a powerpoint game that can be used for quiz games, write and race or row feud quizzes.

Prefecture Quiz (Updated to 32)

A 4-hint listening quiz using famous things about different Japanese prefectures.

USA vs Japan

This is a culture activity with 10 questions designed to show students that, although the USA and Japan are very different, there are many things they have in common too.

Speed Speak

A student and their partner both hold up a card with pictures, and they have to race each other to make a sentence first.

Comparitives Interview Sheet

Sheet with twenty-four comparitives question prompts: which do you like better/best.

Sunshine 3 Review Crossword Puzzle

Crossword puzzle with clues from the Sunshine 3 textbook.

Passive Quiz and Fiat Feud Game

Three choice quiz to introduce and a feud quiz to practice passive voice

Where is it eaten?

Country food quiz!

Complete the Sentence (Passive Voice)

Questions and sentence prompts that can be used with passive voice.

Comparison Competition

Students compete to make the best sentence they can for an adjective. Grammar used includes ~er, ~est, more, most, and as ~ as.

Guess Who

Inspired by the old board game Guess Who, students try to guess who their partner is before their partner guesses who they are. Grammar point used: present progressive

Comparative/Superlative Bingo

Students play Bingo by walking around the room and asking their classmates questions. Grammar points used: ~er than, ~est, as ~ as

Family Feud

Students guess what their classmates said was the most ____ .

Comparatives / Superlatives DRILL

Recapping grammar taught in Lesson 7 (NC2)

Word Battle

Students challenge each other with their WORDS!

Teacher's Childhood

Students write many sentences to guess what various teacher's childhoods were like. This uses past tense ~ed (and irregular verbs, but not necessary).

Hogwarts Sorting Hat Interview

Students interview their partner about their junior high school experience to find out which Hogwarts House they belong in. Intended for use with third year JHS but could be adapted.


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. 15
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?' 15
  • Battle for Japan A write and race game based on the Senkoku Jidai quiz game found on the Englipedia site. 10
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 9
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 9
  • Magic Quiz A family feud style quiz game 9
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 8
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 8
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish 8
  • 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. 6