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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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      Kids and homework

      'I like doing homework!' 'We get too much homework.' 'Homework is really boring.' 'The teacher doesn’t always check my homework.' What would your students say about homework? How can you make it a bit more fun?

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      Numbers

      On the LearnEnglish Kids website you will find materials for practising numbers with all levels of young learners. Activities range from simple matching and spelling exercises to stories and worksheets to practise really big numbers.

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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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      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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      Invent a Planet

      In the project students can find out more about all the planets, focus on one individual planet (Saturn) in a fun way, listen and/or read a story about a planet (The Cold Planet) and finally produce a creative and enjoyable piece of art work based on what they have learnt.

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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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      Telling the time

      Teaching the time forms part of every primary syllabus. On the LearnEnglish Kids website there is a wealth of materials for introducing and practising this concept, ranging from simple games, to songs and stories through to more difficult activities to practise daily routine. On this page you will find ideas for using and exploiting these materials.

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      The alphabet

      The alphabet is one of the fundamental teaching points at primary level and needs to be frequently recycled and practised using a variety of different activities. On the LearnEnglish Kids website you will find a wide range of activities and materials for teaching and practising the alphabet.

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      The environment

      The environment is a rich cross-curricular resource to explore and broaden our children’s knowledge of the world and heighten their awareness of environmental issues.

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      The human body

      The human body is a wide-ranging, interesting topic which can be used to teach not only language skills, but also has cross-curricular links which can be exploited in class.

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