This lesson is aimed at secondary school children between the ages of 12-18 years. The focus of the lesson is on oral communication and the content and theme of the class, science and cloning, attempts to link the student's knowledge and interest in science with their English class and to act as an introduction to the relationship between science and studying English.
Intermediate and above
- To improve oral communication
- To link the student's knowledge and interest in science with their English class
- To act as an introduction to the relationship between science and studying English
Lesson Plan: guide for teacher on procedure including worksheet tasks and answers to tasks.
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Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:
- Multiple-choice quiz which provides a general introduction to the topic of Science and Science in the UK
- Ranking activity which discusses the importance of scientific achievements in modern life
- Jumbled text and discussion activity which discuss cloning and its ethical implications
- Vocabulary-building exercise which highlights the importance of English as a global language of science
- Controversial science-related topics for debate
- Oral presentation and report writing follow-up activities
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For more information about this topic you can visit these BBC and British Council sites:
The British Council's site for innovation and international partnerships in science.
British Council magazine site with regular features on science and its connection to the arts and fashion.
Explore the history of science, medicine and exploration through feature articles, 3-d models and animations.
Article about Dolly the Sheep.
Children's science projects, simple science experiments & kids science.
Fiona Lawtie, Teacher, Freelance materials writer
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