Theme: child prodigies, education, home schooling
Lexical area: school subjects, university 

This lesson offers a variety of activities based on child maths prodigies. Firstly, there is a warm up activity that reviews the names of school subjects and introduces the topic of education. Then the students prepare questions to ask the teacher about their education and life. There are two reading texts about two well known maths prodigies, which students will read and compare, and then check comprehension by completing time lines. Students will then write their own time lines to talk about their lives and practise past tenses. Finally students will discuss opinions about young children studying at university.


Aims:
• To review vocabulary related to school subjects
• To practise speaking skills
• To practise reading skills
• To review past tenses

Age group: 12- adult


Level: B1 / B2


Time: 60 – 90 minutes


Materials: Maths prodigies student worksheet and lesson plan


By: Sally Trowbridge

 

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