This lesson looks at different aspects of school life, including classroom language, rules, subjects and uniforms.

Rachael Ro

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to and play games to review school items. They will sing a song or watch a video with which they will practise either classroom language or using 'must' and 'mustn't' to talk about rules, and either role play being the teacher or write rules for their ideal school. Then they will do a survey about school subjects and look at different rooms in a school and activities which are happening there. Finally they can design their own school uniform and bring all their work together in the form of an ideal school project.


To develop and practise (depending on stages chosen):

  • vocabulary: words connected to school, school objects, rules, subjects, rooms and uniforms
  • structure: 'Have you got …?', 'Can I have …?', must(n't) for rules, be good/bad at, present continuous
  • integrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing


Primary (7–11 years)


90 minutes approximately (depending on stages chosen)

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