He/She Looks + Emoji

Students practice S+V+C "He/She looks~" with cute emoji.

This is a lesson to practice the S+V+C grammar from Lesson 6 Part 2 in New Crown. The vocabulary used comes from page 69 (happy, unhappy, excited, angry, sad, nervous, sleepy, tired) plus a few from outside the book (hot, bored, confused, cool, cold, and hungry). You can say these are “emotions” at the start, but be aware that cool doesn’t fit that pattern!


  • Print flashcards
  • Make as many sets of emoji karuta cards as you need for your class groups.
  • Print these He/She looks sheets, Sheet A and Sheet B. Draw emoji faces at 1, 3, 5, and 7 on Sheet A and 2, 4, 6, and 8 on Sheet B. Make them a little ambiguous if you want to see your students have a wild time interpreting them. Here’s what mine looked like: A and B.
  • Make copies of Sheet A and Sheet B, enough for each student to have A or B. (I have 126 kids so I made 65 of Sheet A and 65 of  Sheet B)


  1. (5 min) Do your daily greeting. I told them “You look sleepy” because it was an early lesson. You can try “You look hungry” right before lunch or “You look tired” after P.E. Tell students you’re going to practice using “He/She looks” that lesson. If they don’t know the grammar yet, it is easy to explain on the board.
  2. (5 min) Use the emoji flashcards to review the vocabulary. They should know at least a few of them from so focus on the new vocabulary. Practice saying the vocabulary and “He looks~” and “She looks~”
  3. (2 min) Make groups to play karuta. They should be easily divided into groups by classroom position.
  4. (8 min) Play Karuta! Say the full sentence for each word: “He looks sleepy” “She looks cool” “You look tired” etc. If your school allows it, reward the winners in each group.
  5. (20 min) Next activity. Move students into pairs. I had the students move the chairs back to rows as it kept them from looking at each others sheets as much. Give Student A Sheet A and and Student B Sheet B. Tell them NO PEEKING! Then have students say what faces they have on their sheet. For example, Student A says “Number 1, He looks hungry.” Student B draws a hungry face in Number 1, then they say “Number 2, She looks happy.” Based on this lesson from Englipedia. Check the link for more step-by-step instructions.
  6. (10 min) Unless you have a slower or unruly class, these activities will not take up the whole time. We listened and sang along to a Christmas song in my class for the last 5-10 minutes. Play “Buddy Holly” by Weezer if you want them to hear “Look” in a song? It’s up to you! Freedom!
Junior High