Crazy animals and other activities for teaching young learners

Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika Davis, this is a book for primary school teachers of English.

This book is written by the primary school teachers of English. It brings together the experience and expertise of teachers from around the world to provide a range of stimulating and exciting classroom activities for the primary classroom.  There are 50 tried and trusted activities which have been refined and improved over the years by teachers working in diverse contexts and environments. Children will enjoy practising their English through these stimulating and motivating activities. 

Over 1000 teachers were contacted and asked to send their favourite activities for teaching English to young learners. The most original and creative activities received were selected for this book. This book grew out of an Aston University - British Council research project called ‘Investigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners’.

This publication is free to download or you can order a paperback copy from Bournemouth English Book Centre.


Submitted by coplanfm on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 14:35


As the editors of Crazy Animals, Sue Garton and I would really like to get some feedback on the activities in the book.  If you have used it, could you let us know what you think?

Many thanks

Fiona and Sue

Submitted by nairasargsyan on Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:29


Dear Fiona and Sue, are you going to publish a new edition of this book?

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