This lesson helps learners think about the importance of looking after their teeth.

Rachael Ro

In this lesson, learners will listen to a song about taking care of teeth and complete some comprehension activities. Then they will think about good and bad ways of looking after teeth, and produce either a poster or a questionnaire related to their ideas. Finally, they will look at different types of teeth and their function.


To develop and practise:

  • vocabulary: words connected to teeth and teeth brushing
  • structure: 'should' and 'shouldn't'
  • curricular work: types of teeth, looking after teeth
  • integrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing


Primary (7–11 years)


90 minutes approximately

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Submitted by wasimkamran on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:29


This article regarding teeth and is very helpful and excellent for primary level. Well defined.

Submitted by Tamashin on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 14:18


The video shows the incorrect way to brush teeth. Children would be influenced by the cartoon character to brush their teeth in a circular motion (round and round), they see the action and hear it reinforced in the song (which my children found really irritating).

Hi Richard Thanks for your feedback and comment - sorry your children found the song irritating! I'll pass your comments onto the LearnEnglish Kids team, although the song and video are more to promote the habit of brushing teeth, as well as focusing on language surrounding teeth, rather than a dental guide as to how it should be done. Thanks, Cath

Submitted by Jason Jixun M… on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 11:28


I like the point that teachers would remind Children to keep their lost teeth somewhere - such as the gift boxes, shelves, drawers, or somewhere. This point can help them memorize the happiness and paints in the growth. After a long time, when they re-open the boxes, what happened in the past would remember them how they had passed by their childhood. Meanwhile, based on humanity, it would give them the senses of achievement in growth. I think, in the practice, we can try to develop this part by making some dialogues and stories

Submitted by joel.delgado368 on Sat, 10/15/2016 - 09:51


Very useful lesson for children, I will use this or use my own ideas for this lesson. Thank you so much

Submitted by matthewrwalker… on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 03:28


Hi the links to the quiz and game are not working. Quiz: ‘Teeth’ Game: ‘Teeth’ make the sentences

Submitted by Derek Spafford on Tue, 01/31/2017 - 02:51


Hi Mathew Many thanks for pointing this out. I've made changes and the links are working now. Cheers Del

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