This lesson introduces learners to a popular song about actions with a series of structured activities.

Rachael Ro

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to the popular song 'I can run'. They will listen to the song, complete comprehension activities, practise the vocabulary and structure in the song, and sing the song. Finally learners can do some extension work based on the song, surveying their classmates and creating new verses for the song.




To develop and practise:

  • vocabulary: simple actions
  • structure: can/can't for ability
  • integrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing


Younger primary (7-9 years)


90 minutes approximately

Lesson plan301.4 KB


Submitted by loukr on Thu, 11/26/2015 - 13:15


How do you get the songs to play? I clicked on them to hear what they were like, and it wouldn't work...

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 11/26/2015 - 14:42

In reply to by loukr


Hi - to access the song, you need to click the link in the lesson plan - here it is: You will also need to log on to the LearnEnglish Kids website to access the song there. Hope that helps, Cath

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