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  • Aims To make colouring an integral part of an English lesson and not simply a time filler To learn about mixing colours To recognize colours by words, pictures and sounds To reproduce colours To practise asking and answering simple questions  ...
  • The first article focuses on days of the week, months of the year and dates:https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/my-favourite-day-1Age: 6-10 years oldAims:Practise saying months of the yearPractise saying the dateLearning simple instructions...
  • You’ll find that insects are a great basis for teaching several language areas such as colours, numbers, food and body parts. Below I take insect by insect and give suggestions of activities you can develop around each one.CaterpillarsThe Very...
  • AimsLearning farm vocabulary: pig, sheep, cow, horse, chicken, hen, dogs, cat, goat, duck, rabbit, farmer, farm, stable, hay, grass, milk, eggsLearning animal noises: quack, moo, miaow, woof, neigh, squawk, baa, etcLearning greetings language: ‘How...
  • This lesson focuses on reviewing vocabulary for parts of the body with the well-known song, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, and then goes on to introduce the characters from and tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood.Learners are encouraged to...
  • It includes an introductory song, a focus on clothes words, review and practice of ‘has got’, and a labelling and colouring activity. There are suggestions for some other follow-up Christmas activities. AimsTo teach or review ‘has got’To review...
  • The weatherHow do you make a snowflake? This web page is great for teaching instructions: http://www.highhopes.com/snowflakes.htmlMake a snowflake finger puppet. Here you have a rhyme and a puppet to use at the same time: http://www.bry-backmanor....
  • AimsTo integrate cultural awareness into the courseTo introduce / practise Halloween related vocabulary – cat, hat, bat, witch, ghost, pumpkin, black, etc.To work on pronunciation and rhyming soundsTo get children used to following simple...
  • Here we take a wider look at how the year is split up into distinct parts. With younger learners you may touch upon the ever-decreasing dividing line between the seasons and how around the world seasons differ. Primarily though stick to the classic...
  • The second article will focus on special days and birthdays in particular:https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/my-favourite-day-2Age: 8-10 years oldAims:Review days of the weekIntroduce/review numbers 1-31Introduce a traditional rhymeWrite a...
  • Aims:To revise the words for days and months.To teach pupils the ordinal numbers we use for the date.To identify dates on an English calendar.To practise listening comprehension of days/dates.Materials:
  • First, learners will do a drawing-on-the-back activity to review clothes vocabulary. Then they do a simple drawing dictation to practise using the present continuous with clothes, and play a game to describe what their classmates are wearing....
  • The beach is always a popular destination and young children can generally, depending on where you are, relate to the excitement and freedom associated with playing on the beach. Why not dress a teddy in shorts, t-shirt, sunglasses, cap, and give...
  • AimsTo provide cross-curricula links with nutrition.To practise pair interaction with a short dialogueSome of these activities encourage support at home which will help the parents to become involved in the English their child is learning. In turn...
  • Learners will learn or review vocabulary for a variety of classroom objects, as well as prepositions of place, in order to be able to describe where things are in the classroom. They will draw, play games and sing a song to practise the language and...
  • Age10 years old +MaterialsPhotos of members of the British Royal FamilyCard and pens for postersAccess to computers with your classThe British MonarchyBefore you begin you can ask the class to brainstorm any words they already know to do with the...
  • AimsTo raise awareness of the benefits of helping peopleTo integrate cultural references (traditional poems, popular cartoons/storybooks)To introduce vocabulary; a dentist, a firefighter, a doctor, a police officer, a postal worker, a nurse, a...
  • Normally you should introduce vocabulary within a context to make remembering easier but having a whole lesson based around one letter can also be a means of grouping words together. Just remember that every word introduced should still have a...
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