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      Teaching kids

      This part of the site is for teachers working with children. It offers a range of activities and lesson ideas which are based around online materials from the British Council's LearnEnglish Kids website. Most of the materials can be used either online or can be downloaded and used in the classroom.

      Lesson plans

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      Christmas for very young learners

      In this lesson, children practise Christmas words with flashcard activities and games. They listen to and sing a Christmas song, then they make a Christmas card.

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      Christmas presents and decorations

      In this lesson children practise Christmas words with flashcards and online games. They make a Christmas craft, and enjoy a Christmas song or story.

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      The princess and the dragon

      A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the story 'The princess and the dragon' from LearnEnglish Kids.

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      An old lady who swallowed a fly

      A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the song 'An old lady who swallowed a fly' from LearnEnglish Kids.

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      Superhero High

      A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the story 'Superhero High' from LearnEnglish Kids.

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      People work

      A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the song 'People work' from LearnEnglish Kids.

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      Dinosaur dig

      A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the short story 'Dinosaur dig' from LearnEnglish Kids.

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      Ali and the magic carpet

      A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the short story 'Ali and the magic carpet' from LearnEnglish Kids.

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      Superhero High

      A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the story 'Superhero High' from LearnEnglish Kids.

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      Kids and stories

      On the British Council’s site for young learners - LearnEnglishKids - there are lots of stories which you can use to motivate your students. These stories have been specially written for children learning English and include traditional fairy tales as well as original stories.

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      Halloween

      Happy Halloween from the team at LearnEnglish Kids! There are lots of activities for Halloween on our site and you will find most of the content here: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/halloween

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      Kids and listening

      Why not use the activities on LearnEnglish Kids for listening practice with your young learners?

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      Kids and Learning

      As well as teaching English to our young learners, we can help them reach their full potential as language learners. Here are some tips and ideas on how to use materials on the LearnEnglish Kids website to help your pupils learn more effectively.

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      What's Your News?

      What news do your students have today? Watch and listen to British children explaining their latest news, having fun and talking about their interests on the What's Your News? series of short videos on LearnEnglish Kids.

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      Kids and poetry

      Poetry is a great tool to use with your students as it helps practise not only listening, speaking, reading and writing skills all together, but stretches students’ imaginations too.

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      Kids and speaking

      Here are some ideas for practising speaking in class with young learners.

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      Real books

      In this comprehensive series of newsletters available to download, Opal Dunn introduced readers to real books to use in the classroom and elsewhere, with recommendations and related features.

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      Homes and furniture

      On the LearnEnglish Kids website you will find a whole range of activities for teaching the topic ‘Homes and Furniture’. These range from simple vocabulary games useful to introduce the topic through to activities for developing reading and writing skills at different levels with many suggestions for writing tasks to exploit the topic.

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      Magic Pencil

      The Magic Pencil exhibition and website celebrated children's book illustration and brought together the work of 13 illustrators who offered familiar as well as new and varied ways of approaching book illustration.

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      Kids and writing

      There are many activities which you can use with your learners to help them develop their writing skills. For example, writing stories, book or film reviews, postcards or greetings cards, emails, leaflets, computer game instructions, and so on, as well as, of course, writing on the LearnEnglish Kids website

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      School

      School is a topic which has a lot of potential for young learner teachers: it can be easily extended and should be revised frequently as students need the right language for work in the classroom.

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      Clothes

      On the Learn English Kids website you can find a wealth of resources and activities to help children develop their English skills. Here are tips for using and exploiting materials about the topic of clothes, including vocabulary work, skills work to practise reading and listening, and suggestions for further development and creative work.

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      Family and friends

      On the LearnEnglish Kids website you can find a variety of materials for teaching about Family and Friends. The topic covers personal descriptions, family relationships, daily routines and what makes a good friend.

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      Food

      On the LearnEnglish Kids website you will find many activities to practise the topic of food. The topic covers the vocabulary areas of basic foods, fruit and vegetables as well as cooking, recipes and healthy eating.

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      Goldilocks and the Three Bears

      Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a traditional story - children have listened to this story for many years. Goldilocks is a young girl who lives in a forest. One day she goes into a house - but she doesn't know that three bears live there!

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      Halloween

      Happy Halloween from the team at LearnEnglish Kids! There are lots of activities for Halloween on our site and you will find most of the content here: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/halloween

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