- This page is about the New Horizon Text books.
The New Horizon Text books are the most popular Text book for teaching English in Junior high school.
- Adjectives (third year JHS)
- Can you read this?
- New Horizon 3 - a speech and a game
- Sentence Uno/Resources/JHS/1/Nouns
- Sentence Uno/Resources/JHS/1/Verbs
- Sentence Uno/Resources/JHS/2/Verbs
- Verbs (third year JHS)
- Vocabulary (first year JHS)
- Vocabulary (second year JHS)
- Vocabulary (third year JHS)
- altastic utilities made for New Horizon, including;
- Vocabulary and sentences are available for flashcard study via Anki (you need to run the program and browse the shared decks).
New Horizon 1 - Vocabulary in Smart.fm New Horizon 2 - Vocabulary in Smart.fm New Horizon 3 - Vocabulary in Smart.fm- Note, smart.fm has been replaced by iKnow, which is subscription based.
Year 1, Unit 5Edit
Use the Hamburger shop flashcards. The flashcards can be used for a hamburger shop skit.
|Interesting words to use|
- Two hamburgers and two colas, please.
- Do you have five CDs?
- How many CDs do you have?
- I have five CDs.
- Do you often listen to music?
- Yes. I like music.
- Let's have lunch.
- Use this handkerchief.
Year 1, Unit 6Edit
Like and LikesEdit
- Doraemon likes Nobita-kun information gap - Review Activity
Year 1, Unit 7Edit
What time is it in Toronto now?Edit
Create a worksheet with the names of about a dozen major cities around the world. Each student's sheet has a different piece of information (for example, student one initially knows the time of Toronto and student two knows the time of Paris). Students go around the room and fill out their sheet. here are the steps:
- Find a new partner.
- Winner asks loser "What is the time in ________ now?" (A city they don't know the time of)
- Winner replies with either:
- "I don't know", or
- "It is 9am am/pm on Tuesday" (or whatever the time/day is)
- If the winner gets the information they can write it down on their piece of paper.
- Repeat from step 1.
You can find the time differences here: world clock.
How's the weather in Toronto?Edit
You can use the same type of worksheet as above, but this time replace the day and time with weather options (Sunny, rainy, cloudy).
Year 1, Unit 9Edit
- Doing (ing) flashcards - can be used all through this unit.
Year 1, Unit 10Edit
- Can you? flashcards for musical instruments (including voice). These can be used all through the unit.
- Can you read this?; kanji reading and speaking activity for page 85, including flashcards.
Year 1, Unit 11Edit
Past tense verbs are introduced in this chapter (using the vocab list):
- Part 1 (-ed verbs)
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Let's read
- Vocabulary (second year JHS)
- A speech and a game (warm up) - two activities for reading and speaking.
Year 2, Unit 4Edit
Starting out - "have to" and "do not have to"Edit
Use these example sentences to play a true/false quiz:
- I have to go home by train today.
- I do not have to cook dinner tonight.
- I have to catch the train home next Monday.
- I have to study 200 Kanji today.
- X has to go to bed before 7:30pm.
- X does not have to do her homework.
- All students have to be at school before 9am
- X has to help with the housework
- X has to play baseball this weekend.
- X does not have to study for English.
- X does not have to go to juku next week.
- JTE has to go to a baseball game in two weeks.
- X does not have to catch the bus home.
- X has to wear glasses when she reads a book.
- X does not have to clean her room everyday.
- Everyone has to study English today.
- X has to help with the cooking.
- X does not have to wake up early this Sunday.
- JET has to go to Tokyo this year.
Year 2, Unit 5Edit
- Sentence Uno / Apples to apples - great for practicing "I think naninani is naninani".
Year 2, Unit 7Edit
- Gambling game for comparative sentences
- See also the Gambling game question sheet of comparative sentences. (this is an interesting source of questions and can work in any quiz-style activity.
- A speech and a game (warm up)- two activities for reading and speaking.
Unit 1 - Let's learn brailleEdit
- Team Sentence Scramble - the third year is a good time to introduce this level of activity.
- basic sign language - learn a little bit of sign language (with video) and explain to the students in English.
- See also, Japanese sign language
Unit 2 - The Shamisen ConcertEdit
- "I have lived" grammar examples - good for true false quizz
Unit 3 - Our sister in NepalEdit
- Multi Plus 3. Poem examples (more examples on the Official JET Forum):
Here he comes...
Hope he's not hungry,
Unit 6 - 20th Century GreatsEdit
See more information about how to get started at the Central Wikia tutorial.