Why and Because

Why do you like strawberries? Because they're delicious.

  • School Changes Voting Activity

    Voting and writing worksheet based on NH3 p. 69. Students can vote to keep/change school rules and add their own ideas.

  • English Conversation Practice Questions

    This is a long list of English questions you can use for any reason! I use them to begin my classes and sometimes when I want to wander the hallways and ambush students with English conversation!

  • Summer Festivals & State Fairs Presentation/Warmup

    A powerpoint with speaking exercises about summer festivals and America's monstrosity state fair foods.

  • Kahoot Second Year Unit 1 - Unit 3 Review (p.37まで)


  • Having a Discussion: What do you think? - JHS

    A PowerPoint and worksheet for students to lead and participate in discussions about their opinions on four topics. I did this with my 二年生 students and they had a lively time agreeing and disagreeing!

  • Agree and Disagree - New Crown 2: Talk 6

    This PowerPoint covers the textbook lesson for New Crown 2: Talk 6 and provides speaking activity printouts with which students practice agreeing and disagreeing with various opinions.

  • Conjunctions Activities - NH2 pg 32

    Students search for and match phrases containing "when" "if" "that" and "because." Bonus Karuta!

  • I want to go to... Typhoon Game

    this file consist in a the presentation of countries food, activities, culture, nature and monuments and a Typhoon Game that is played in Groups. preferably 2 or 3.

  • So, what do you think?

    Get groups of students to work together to make sentences expressing opinions on popular topics - good for large class sizes

  • Jungle Survivors - Because/Why Activity

    My take on the tried and true airplane crash lesson format where students must choose items in order to survive and give a reason why.

  • American School Lunch

    Are your kids curious about school lunch in America? For all the American ALTs out there, this one is for you!

  • Airplane Crash

    A simple story-based activity that engages students' creativity. It focuses on the use of "because" as a conjunction.

  • This or That gifts

    students use comparatives to discuss gifts

  • Folded Stories

    Students use who what where and why to write a story.

  • Thanksgiving Culture & Sail to the New World Quiz

    The origin and food of Thanksgiving is shortly introduced before a quiz game (similar to Monster Dash & Mario Kart games on this website).

  • Which is different?

    Short PowerPoint for the why/because 2nd grade grammar point.

  • Why's the Odd One Out?

    Students work together in teams to identify the thing that's different and give their reasons why.

  • Salesmen

    Students sell random products to one buyer. If their product gets bought, they get a point and become the next buyer.

  • Why Why Why ALT Talk Time

    An introduction to 'why' and 'because' followed by one on one interviews with the ALT. Social Distance Styled Plan.

  • Why Chicks Why?

    A sign game and a write and race game for practicing Why and Because

  • Memory

    Match the cards with the 'Why' question to the 'Because' answer, followed by a short interview game.

  • Why-because Memory Game

    Play memory as a class using "why" and "because".

  • "I think" game and writing

    Students practice expressing their honest opinions with "I think" while playing a game and then writing about what they said during the game.

  • Do you _____? Board game.

    Very exciting board game for 1st grade JHS.

  • Agree Writing Practice

    Students practice writing why or why not they agree with certain controversial statements.

  • Spontaneous Interviews

    Students aim to complete the interview task using the grammar point.

  • Want to go to Saizeria

    Students think of reasons to complete the sentences.

  • Let's Agree To Disagree

    Students practice sentences to debate for/against a motion.

  • Hawaiian Plane Crash

    The students are given a plane crash scenario and they must choose objects from the crash to carry with them to survive.

  • ZOMBIE ATTACK powerpoint Game

    This is a colorful powerpoint game along with a sign game and some follow up writing I often use with it.

  • My Kanji of the Year

    Students think of which kanji represents their experience in this calendar year and explain their choice in English.

  • Odd One Out

    Students practice explaining reasons by quizzing each other with lists of four items - which one of them is the odd one out?

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