This lesson plan for teachers of older teenagers and adults at level B2 explores the theme of senses. Students will focus on reading and speaking skills.

Introduction

What’s your favourite smell? Did you know that flies can taste with their feet? In this lesson, students read and talk about the five senses - sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell - in relation to humans and animals. They practise informal language for introducing and responding to surprising news. Learners examine senses vocabulary and finish with a discussion.

Topic

The senses

Level 

Intermediate B1

Timing

60-90 mins

Aims:

  • To help students talk about the senses in relation to humans and animals
  • To develop students’ reading skills
  • To expand students’ vocabulary
  • To develop students’ speaking and listening skills

Materials 

Lesson plan: download

Worksheets: download

By Sally Trowbridge

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Adapted this slightly to use with adult beginner students.  Made picture and word flashcards and used a variety of authentic materials.  Worked really well.  Thank you

Great to hear that you were able to adapt this lesson to use with your adult beginners. What kind of authentic materials did you use?Sally

Great lesson plan and fun, too! But please note the small typo on the A/B pairwork handout - 'in two direction' should be 'in two directions'. Hope this helps. 

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