This lesson plan for teachers of secondary school children between the ages of 12-18 years at intermediate level and above explores the theme of Science. Students will have an opportunity to practice their speaking skills.

Science and cloning

Introduction

This lesson is aimed at secondary school children between the ages of 12-18 years. The focus of the lesson is on oral communication and the content and theme of the class, science and cloning, attempts to link the student's knowledge and interest in science with their English class and to act as an introduction to the relationship between science and studying English.

Topic

Science vocabulary

Level

Intermediate and above

Time

60-90 mins

Aims

  • To improve oral communication
  • To link the student's knowledge and interest in science with their English class
  • To act as an introduction to the relationship between science and studying English

Materials 

Lesson Plan: guide for teacher on procedure including worksheet tasks and answers to tasks.

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Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

  • Multiple-choice quiz which provides a general introduction to the topic of Science and Science in the UK
  • Ranking activity which discusses the importance of scientific achievements in modern life
  • Jumbled text and discussion activity which discuss cloning and its ethical implications
  • Vocabulary-building exercise which highlights the importance of English as a global language of science
  • Controversial science-related topics for debate
  • Oral presentation and report writing follow-up activities

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Fiona Lawtie, Teacher, Freelance materials writer

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