Ali and the magic carpet

This lesson introduces learners to a popular story about weather and habitats with a series of structured activities.

Rachael Ro

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to the popular story 'Ali and the magic carpet'. They will watch the story, complete comprehension activities, look at some lexis for weather and habitats, and review the story. Finally learners can do some extension work based on the story, producing their own TV weather forecast and re-imagining the story.




To develop and practise:

  • vocabulary: weather and habitats

  • structure: What's the weather like?

  • integrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing


Primary (7–11 years)


90 minutes approximately

Lesson plan200.25 KB


Submitted by rina.58 on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 18:59


teaching children to write is the most difficult thing in teaching English. Of course, they write, what you ask them to, but they use their homeland structures, not English ones. This lesson is good. I will use it. Thanks a lot

Submitted by Amal Elyamany on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 00:00


very nice lesson.. simple and informative . it will help the children to comprehend the text and describe the weather in their country .. improving reading skill


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