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Use this lesson in face-to-face or online teaching to help students learn and practise clothes vocabulary.

Sally Trowbridge

Support for teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic

To support teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic, there are two versions of this lesson plan – the original lesson plan for face-to-face teaching and an adapted lesson plan for teachers providing online classes.

Face-to-face classroom lesson

In this lesson children practise clothes vocabulary with flashcards and online games. They listen to and watch a story about a boy and his favourite clothes, and then join in with a song about clothes. They play an action game, then write about their favourite clothes for homework.


  • To practise and extend learners' clothes vocabulary
  • To develop learners' listening and speaking skills
  • To develop learners' writing skills

Online classroom lesson

In this lesson learners talk about clothes and accessories. They initially meet vocabulary through a pre-lesson task, then they practise the vocabulary in the lesson with realia and guessing games. Next they use different forms of the present continuous to describe what people are wearing with speaking and writing activities. Finally, they expand their vocabulary and dress an online class teddy or hero in preparation for their homework to create their own teddy or hero.


  • To practise clothes and accessories vocabulary
  • To practise talking about what people are wearing (I'm wearing, you're wearing, he's wearing, she's wearing)
  • To think about the contexts when clothes and accessories might be worn
  • To expand learners' vocabulary and encourage creativity


Primary (7–11 years)


CEFR level A1–A2


60 minutes


The lesson plans and materials can be downloaded below. In addition, for the face-to-face classroom lesson, you will need some flashcards, worksheets and links from the LearnEnglish Kids website (see the materials section on the lesson plan for more details). For the online classroom lesson, you will also need a bag of clothes and accessories to use as realia.

Important: Please read

Included in the teachers' notes for the online classroom lesson, you will find guidance and advice for what teachers need to know and do before and at the beginning of an online class. Please read the lesson instructions carefully before using them. They are for guidance only, and designed to be used with the most common online platforms. You may need to adapt the lesson to the format and online platform you are working with.

A combination of the lesson plan for online teaching and the lesson plan for face-to-face teaching can be used in 'hybrid' situations, where some students in the class are studying from home and others are physically in the classroom. Classroom material for the online lesson is provided as a PDF.

Language level
Language Level: 
Primary level 1