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Ali and the magic carpet
Submitted by Anonymous on 7 June, 2012 - 15:11
IWB or computer+projector, internet, computer room and video camera if desired
- “Ali and the magic carpet” story, activity sheet and text from:
- Weather flashcards: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/worksheets/weather-flashcards
- Weather map worksheet: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/w...
- a map of the Ss own country (one or two per student)
- various maps of any other countries (one per group or 3-4 students)
Optional extra practice (step 5):
- Weather worksheet 1:
- Weather worksheet 2:
- Weather game 1:
- Weather game 2: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-games/weather-maze
- Weather game 3:
- Weather game 4:
- Weather game 5:
- Weather game 6:
- Draw/show a carpet/rug on the board and elicit what it is. Ask Ss if they know of any stories with a special carpet, and what the carpet can do (fly).
- Play the Ali and the magic carpet story. Ss complete part 1 of the activity sheet. Play the story again – Ss can check/complete their answers.
- Ask Ss if they remember what the weather is like in the story. Drill the weather language (It’s sunny, etc). You might like to use these flashcards. Ss complete part 2 of the activity sheet.
- Give Ss the text of the story. They read the story and complete part 3 of the activity sheet. Check answers. Finally, Ss complete part 4 of the worksheet.
- If you feel the Ss need extra practice, they could try this worksheet or this worksheet, or play any of these games: game 1, game 2, game 3, game 4, game 5, game 6
- Ss complete the weather map worksheet. If the language is too difficult, it could be simplified to a map of the UK describing the weather in different cities. Then provide Ss with a map of their own country. They draw their own weather map, with different weather in different cities or regions.
- Either: play a memory game – Ss in pairs swap weather maps, and test each other: “What’s the weather like in Paris/the north-east?” Or: do a drawing dictation – give Ss a blank copy of the map, and in pairs they ask and dictate to each other the weather from their own map to draw. While demonstrating either of these activities, be sure to drill the question form.
- TV weather forecast project! Ss work in groups of 3 or 4. Find simple maps showing 10-15 major cities of any countries, one country per group, on A3 paper. Ss then decide what the weather’s like in each city and make weather symbols on card for those cities, which can be attached using Blu-tack or similar. While still in their groups, help Ss plan and rehearse their weather forecast presentation. Depending on the Ss, you might like to demonstrate with a map and presentation of your own before getting the Ss to start the project. When the groups are ready, introduce each group as if the news has just finished, and each group presents the weather for that country, sticking on the weather symbols as they go. This might be a nice project to film.
- Finally, Ss can re-imagine the story. Either individually or in pairs, they imagine where they would go if they found a magic carpet. This would be great story-boarded, Ss draw a picture and write a caption for each place they go, and where they start and finish. The original story text could be used to help Ss write captions. Then the stories could be displayed for the other Ss to read, or some pairs might like to act their stories out.
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