This page is about the New Horizon Text books.

The first year New Horizon textbook

The New Horizon Text books are the most popular Text book for teaching English in Junior high school.



Year 1[]

Year 1, Unit 5[]

Hamburger shop[]

Use the Hamburger shop flashcards. The flashcards can be used for a hamburger shop skit.

Example Sentences[]

Interesting words to use
  • Books
  • Shoes
  • DVDs
  • Comics
  • Video Games
  • TVs (in your house)
  • Rooms (in your house)
  • 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 6[]

Like and Likes[]

Year 1, Unit 7[]

What time is it in Toronto now?[]

Sample Worksheet.

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:

  1. Find a new partner.
  2. Janken.
  3. Winner asks loser "What is the time in ________ now?" (A city they don't know the time of)
  4. Winner replies with either:
    • "I don't know", or
    • "It is 9am am/pm on Tuesday" (or whatever the time/day is)
  5. If the winner gets the information they can write it down on their piece of paper.
  6. Repeat from step 1.

You can find the time differences here: world clock.

How's the weather in Toronto?[]

Sample Worksheet.

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 9[]

Year 1, Unit 10[]

Year 1, Unit 11[]

Past tense verbs are introduced in this chapter (using the vocab list):

  • Part 1 (-ed verbs)
    • played
    • watched
    • used
    • wanted
    • walked
    • studied
  • Part 2
    • went
    • got
    • saw
  • Part 3
    • did
    • came
    • had
    • studied
  • Let's read
    • sat
    • ran

Year 2[]

Year 2, Unit 4[]

Starting out - "have to" and "do not have to"[]

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 5[]

Year 2, Unit 7[]

Year 3[]

Unit 1 - Let's learn braille[]

  • Team Sentence Scramble - the third year is a good time to introduce this level of activity.

Unit 2 - The Shamisen Concert[]

Unit 3 - Our sister in Nepal[]

Unit 6 - 20th Century Greats[]

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