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hespa001 · June 8, 2019 at 12:25 am

Theme: Festivals
1 Christmas
– Students will be able to use five nouns in simple sentences to describe what they would like to receive/give to people for Christmas
– Students will be able to label Christmas pictures with five new nouns
– Students will be able to write a Christmas card using typical greetings in simple sentences to their family
2 Easter
– Students will learn five new animals associated with Easter
– Students will be able to recall five new foods associated with Easter
3 Summer Solstice
– Students will learn five new sports/activities and will be able to express their dislike/like for them in simple sentences
– Students will be able to describe five different weather types and put them into simple sentences
4 Halloween
– Students will learn five new clothing items using Halloween costumes to illustrate
– Students will be able to use compound sentences to describe what a character is wearing
5 New Year
– Students will be able to use common English time phrases e.g. ‘x o’clock’, ‘quarter to’, ‘quarter past’ and ‘half past’ to express the time.
– Students will be able to use the simple past tense ending ‘ed’ to express, using time phrases, what activity they completed in the past

RobynBe · June 19, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Theme: A trip to London

Lesson number Lesson Title Lesson objectives

1 Meeting friends Introducing yourself
2 Shopping Clothes words; famous shops
3 Visiting London Zoo Describing animals; introduction to London Zoo (an attraction)
4 Using the underground Telling the time; methods of transport
5 Walking through Central London Giving/taking directions

jla2g18 · June 20, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Theme – Going on Holiday

1) Family; Introduce the names of different relatives and family members using visual aids. By the end of the session students should be able to talk about their family.

2) Activities; Start lesson by reviewing previous family vocabulary. Use small passages of text and ask students to talk about any activities in the text – highlight use of “do”, “play” and other action verbs. Review session by playing a game of charades surrounding activities as a class

3) Geography; Learn the name of some popular holiday destinations. Look at sentence structure by practicing writing basic sentences about where students went on holiday, who with, and what they did whilst they were there. Use gap fill worksheets and example sentences to cater for differing abilities.

jla2g18 · June 20, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Theme – Going on Holiday

1) Family; Introduce the names of different relatives and family members using visual aids. By the end of the session students should be able to talk about their family.

2) Activities; Start lesson by reviewing previous family vocabulary. Use small passages of text and ask students to talk about any activities in the text – highlight use of “do”, “play” and other action verbs. Review session by playing a game of charades surrounding activities as a class

3) Geography; Learn the name of some popular holiday destinations. Look at sentence structure by practicing writing basic sentences about where students went on holiday, who with, and what they did whilst they were there. Use gap fill worksheets and example sentences to cater for differing abilities.

Patricia-Ioana Sfagau · June 21, 2019 at 9:42 am

Theme: superheroes

1. ‘I am a superhero’: self introduction of each superhero( roleplay) each students get a superhero they have to act out. Personal description of the superhero in short in order to find out information about the heroes. Costume descriptions. Link to color and adjectives to describe the costume.

2. ‘What is your super power?’: continuting witb costume description but focusing on how the costume matches the superpower.
Learn about Superman, Wonder Women and Spiderman.
Art and craft activity: make your superhero mask

3. ‘The Villans’: learn 3 comparison terms in order to put heroes and their enemies in opposition.
Introduce Joker, Batman and Loki.

4. ‘Superhero movies’: watch extracts from superhero movies and guess the hero in the movies.
Learn how to buy a film ticket
Describe a cinema hall.

5. ‘If I were a superhero’: say how one has become a superhero, describe past events, what one is doing and how they could save the world

Andrés López Schrader · June 24, 2019 at 8:42 am

Theme: Weather

1. Climate and Geography
-Describe 5 different regions in the US using geographical features
-Construct sentences to compare one region to the other based on temperature and precipitation (e.g. the mountains are colder than the beach. It snows in the mountains and rains in the forest.)
-Act out vocabulary (weather and geography) learnt and other students guess, split into teams.

2. Sports
-Describe pictures of people wearing different outfits referring to size and color.
-Associate which clothes would be appropriate to wear in different weather conditions and give a brief explanation.

3. Clothing
-Describe 5 common actions in sports (kick, pass, throw, etc).
-Compare sports equipment (balls, sticks, shoes, skiis, etcs) and associate with weather.

4. Travel (methods of transportation)
-Label 5 methods of transportation and describe how quick they are relative to each other.
-Talk about preferred methods of transportation for different distances
-Buy a transportation ticket at a train/bus station.

5. Ideal Holiday
-Describe location, weather, sports and travel of ideal holiday
-Draw storyboard and present to the class.

Lizzie Avery · June 25, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Topic/Theme: London.

Lesson 1, ‘Welcome to London: Key Sights.’ Students will be able to identify and name at least five of London’s key tourist attractions (e.g. Big Ben, the London Eye, the River Thames, Buckingham Palace etc.). Students will be able to label a map of London that includes these sights and possibly draw a flow chart/storyboard to describe what order they’d see these sights in if they were in London.

Lesson 2, ‘The Royal Family.’ Students will learn 5 new nouns to describe composition of the Royal Family (Queen, Prince etc). Students will be able to communicate that the Queen lives in Buckingham Palace (links to previous lesson.) Students will be able to describe members of the Royal Family from pictures (for example, their eye colour, hair colour, what they are wearing etc.).

Lesson 3, ‘British Food: Afternoon Tea.’ Students will be able to write an invitation to a friend, inviting them over for afternoon tea using the appropriate language and structure.

Lesson 4, ‘Getting around London: Public Transport.’ This lesson will focus on grammar. Students will be able to describe the speed of each type of transport (fast, slow etc). More advanced students will be able to do so comparatively (e.g. x is faster than y). Substitution tables can be used as a scaffold for this in an attempt to get all students able to do this task. Students should also be able to use basic adverbs of frequency (always, sometimes, never) to describe how often they take certain types of transport.

Lesson 5, ‘British Weather.’ Students will be able to present a weather forecast/broadcast (role play, speaking activity) having watched one at the beginning of class.

louisajc · June 26, 2019 at 11:35 pm

Theme: Literature and Film

Lesson 1) Life in Hogwarts
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to use five adjectives in simple sentences to describe the physical appearance Harry Potter characters
– Students will be able to draw and create their own magical creatures, labelling the parts of animals
– Students will be able to identify the colours of the Hogwarts houses

Lesson 2) Roald Dahl: The BFG
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to name the clothing of the characters of Sophie and the BFG
– Students will be able to use five adjectives to describe the personality traits of the BFG

Lesson 3) Roald Dahl: Matilda
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to name different members of the family
– Students will be able to use adjectives to compare the characters of Miss Honey and Miss Trunchball
– Students will be able to recognise a limerick, using the example in the book

Lesson 4) The Chronicles of Narnia
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to use words relating to being a king or queen, like Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter
– Students will be able to name 5 animals that feature in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
– Students will be able to use the simple past tense to explain key parts of the plot

Lesson 5) Life in Wonderland
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to draw a make believe world and use 5 adjectives to describe what their wonderland would look like
– Students will be able to use words related to colour to describe Alice’s wonderland
– Students will be able to create their own invitation letters to their own ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’

serenalhayes · June 27, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Theme: Wales

Lesson One: Students will be able to describe the Welsh flag and identify the three colours (white, red, green).
Lesson Two: Students will be able to identify the three main cities in Wales and identify them on a map (Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor).
Lesson Three: Students will be able to name the three national parks in Wales and identify them on a map (Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire, Snowdonia).
Lesson Four: Students will be able to identify the three geographical features of the national parks (e.g. mountains, lakes, forests). Students will draw a scene and label the components.
Lesson Five: Students will be able to say which area of Wales they’d like to visit and what they’d like to do there (e.g. go shopping or climb a mountain).

Leandra Thomson · June 27, 2019 at 6:46 pm

Theme: Olympics
1.) Opening Ceremony; After students each pick a country they would like to represent throughout the duration of the lessons, they will learn to introduce themselves to the other “teams” and ask questions about where they are from, how old they are, etc. If this comes easy to students, they will learn to recognize at least five symbols and use them to create their own flag for their country.
2.) Sports/Events; Students will be able to recall at least five sporting events held at the Olympics and be able to express which ones they like/dislike to play/watch.
3.) Equipment; Students will be able to recognize at least five pieces of equipment and know which event they are used for.
4.) Health; Students will learn at least five ways to keep their body healthy. If this comes easy, students can learn to recall at least five words for common injuries in the medical tent such as broken arm, concussion, etc. and after being presented with a few situations, be able to decide which injury the given athlete has.
5.) Medaling Ceremony; Students will learn the appropriate words for different placements such as first, second, third, etc. and the corresponding medals. They will also learn how to tell which placements athletes will receive based off their finishing times.

jsm89 · June 28, 2019 at 12:47 pm

Overall sports theme
1. People
– Students will be able to describe simple physical characteristics and use these to identify players in a particular sports team
2. Key sports terms
– Students will be introduced to common sporting terms in the context of multiple sports, to show the variety in the equipment and techniques across sport
3. Rules
– Students will be introduced to the concept of rules within a sporting context. An example (higher level) exercise would be to discuss which rules are essential in all sports and to suggest reasons why certain rules have been put in place.
4. History
– The history of one sport will be investigated. Research will be into the development of the game over time and the social and cultural impact of key sporting moments.
5. Creating a new sport
– Students will be given the opportunity to create a new sport. It can be based on a current-day sport, with the rules slightly adapted, if this helps the students’ confidence. They will produce a small ‘rulebook’ style report of their new sport.

Antonia · June 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Overarching Theme: Environment and the Earth

1. “The 4 seasons”
– Introductions. Teachers and students will introduce themselves to the classroom.
– Students will be able to describe where they are from, how old they are and their favourite hobby.
– Students will learn the four seasons and will become part of one (cf. houses/ colleges). These teams will be used for subsequent team activities and games.
– Students will produce name tags and a badge for their season.

2. “Weather Phenomena”
– Students will learn vocabulary describing the weather.
– Students will become familiar with past, present and future tenses by describing the weather at different times.

3. “Clothing”
-Students will learn the basic items of clothing and link them to weather conditions.
-Students will describe each other’s clothes and their colour.

4. “What is outside the classroom”
-Students will describe nature (trees, clouds, flowers..) through a walk outside the classroom.
-Students will give directions and describe the position of objects relative to other ones.

5. “Protecting our Earth”
-Students will become familiar with sources of pollution and contamination (e.g. cars, plastic).
-Students will produce posters to encourage recycling.

Evie Burrows · June 28, 2019 at 7:46 pm

Theme: art / pictures
(This may be rather ambitious, I’m not sure)
1. Shapes and colours
– Students will be able to use 5 new words for basic shapes to describe objects
– Students will be able to use 5 new colour words in conversations and games
– Students will be able to describe various elements of pictures using these shape and colour words
2. Describing pictures
– Students will be able to apply the shape and colour words to more complex descriptions
– Students will learn around 5 basic location words (to the left, at the front etc.)
– Students will be able to describe simple pictures / paintings using these location words, shape / colour vocabulary, and previously learnt words for concrete things
3. Giving instructions
– Students will be introduced to the imperative
– Students will be able to give each other instructions in drawing simple pictures
– Students will be introduced to some polite/formal ways of giving instructions (please… / would you…) and to situations where use of these is appropriate
4. Preferences
– Students will learn basic constructions for expressing like and dislike
– Students will be introduced to regular comparatives
– Students will be able to use these constructions to discuss preferences, e.g. favourite colours
– Students will be able to describe a picture, including simple comments on why they like or dislike it
5. Art in China and the West (important to not make this technical of course!)
– Students will be able to apply the comparative to a discussion on similarities and differences between traditional/classical European and Chinese art
– Students will be reminded of / taught some useful words and constructions including terms like ‘probably’ as they guess what kind of a painting they are looking at
– Students will be able to describe a painting, as well as explain why it is more likely to be European or Asian

SammyLappage · June 28, 2019 at 9:12 pm

Theme: Animals

Lesson One: Animals Around the World
Focus= Vocabulary
Main Activity= Sentence writing
– Students will learn the names of a variety of animals from every continent
– Students will learn the names of where the animals live e.g. ocean, rainforest, desert etc
– Students will use pictures to write sentences which include the animal’s name and where it lives

Lesson Two: Pets
Focus= Description
Main activity= Presentation
– Students will learn the names of common pets
– Students will be able to name the pets they have or wish they have
– Students will present to a small group a description of their pets including their species, name, age, colour, size

Lesson Three: My Favourite Animal
Focus= Opinions
Main Activity= Partner persuasion
– Students will learn the name of their favourite animal
– Students will be able to explain why they like that animal
– Students will be able to explain to their partner why they should like that animal too

Lesson Four: A Trip to the Zoo
Focus= Planning a Trip
Main Activity= Storyboard
– Students will describe who they want to go to the zoo with and why
– Students will use a zoo map to decide the route which they want to take through the zoo
– Students will complete a storyboard of their trip to the zoo with pictures and short captions to describe each activity/exhibit

Lesson Five: Animals in Danger
Focus= Real-World Issues
Main Activity= Writing about emotions
– Students will learn some of the dangers faced by animals e.g. habitat destruction, hunting, climate change etc
– Students will learn the names of some of the animals most affected by these issues
– Students will be able to write how these issues make them feel

Ross Moncrieff · June 29, 2019 at 10:27 am

Theme: Sport

Lesson 1: Sports Across the World
Lesson Objectives:
– Learn about different sports around the world
– Learn basic vocabulary and sentence structures related to sports that will be used in the next lessons

Lesson 2: A History of Sport
Lesson Objectives:
– Learn about how sports change and adapt
– Be confident using multiple tenses when talking about sport

Lesson 3: My Favourite Sport
Lesson Objectives:
– To be confident in expressing an opinion in English
– To use descriptive and persuasive language

Lesson 4: The Benefits of Sport
– Think about why we play sport and what are its uses
– To be able to use analytical language to describe the advantages of sport and exercise

Lesson 5: Create your Own Sport
– Use previous lessons to create your own sport, with its own clear rules, equipment needs etc.
– Learn how to write instructions and apply this in a creative manner

Stephen Grech · June 29, 2019 at 12:32 pm

Theme: Malta

1) Welcome to the Islands: Introductory lesson introducing ourselves.
2) Maltese weather: Students will be shown pictures of different weather conditions and be taught how to describe them (sunny, rainy, cloudy).
3) Maltese Food: Students will be shown different general food and then later traditional Maltese food.
4) Maltese Nature: Students will be shown pictures of the landscape in Malta and will learn to describe them (trees, bushes, rocks, fields, farms, beaches, sand, sea etc).
5) Maltese towns: Students will learn about the capital city and 3 other main towns.

caisealbeardow · June 29, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Overall theme: Music around the world

Lesson 1: Musical instruments
Aims: – Students will be able to use 5 new names for musical instruments.
– Students will be able to use 5 new names of world regions.
– Students will be able to link the 5 instruments to 5 world regions in games and conversation, using simple sentences.

Lesson 2: Musical genres in English-speaking cultures
Aims: – Students will be able to use 5 new words for describing sounds in the context of music (e.g. loud, quiet, fast, slow, etc.).
– Students will be able to use 5 new words for describing genres of music common in English-speaking cultures (e.g. pop, rock, classical,
jazz, country).
– Students will be able to describe a song to each other, using compound sentences that refer to sounds and genre (e.g. “This song is
loud because it is a rock song.”)

Lesson 3: My favourite instrument
Aims: – Students will be able to describe the characteristics of their favourite musical instrument.
– Students will be able to draw and label this instrument, using appropriate adjectives and nouns.
– Students will be able to use simple comparative language to persuade another student to learn their favourite musical instrument.

Lesson 4: Concert posters
Aims: – Students will be able to write simple details, such as times, dates and locations, on a poster advertising an imaginary concert.
– In pairs, students will be able to answer questions about a concert to each other using one of these posters.
– Students will be able to have a short role-playing conversation in pairs about planning a trip to a concert.

Lesson 5: Music reviews
Aims: – Students will be able to express their opinion simply on a piece of music (“I like it”, “I don’t like it”, etc.).
– Students will be able to write short compound sentences, using vocabulary previously learnt to describe why they do or don’t like a
song.
– Students will be able to compose a short paragraph that reviews a song played in class, and will be able to explain this review to
another student when asked related questions (e.g. “Why do you like this song?”).

Gayatri · July 1, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Theme: Food

Lesson 1: Food around the world
Aims:
– To describe foods in different cultures
– To design their own food item
– To be able to use time and measurement phrases when writing/following a baking tutorial

Lesson 2 – Likes and dislikes
– To be able to describe what the food looks like
– To be able to describe what the food tastes like
– To be able to express opinions about what they like/dislike about the food
– To write a food review

Lesson 3 – Where our food comes from
Aims:
– To describe a simple food chain
– To describe the journey our food takes from farms to markets
– To use phrases associated with buying/selling food, and negotiating prices

Lesson 4 – Giving directions
Aims:
– Give directions to the restaurant
– Describing the restaurant
– To give directions once inside the restaurant

Lesson 5 – Masterchef
Aims:
– In groups, perform a skit, containing vocabulary that has been learned
– Role-play of manager, waiter, chef, diners and food critic
– Create a menu in groups

GeorgiaHarris · July 2, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Exchange trip to the UK
1. Arriving in the UK
– All students will be able to introduce themselves and provide basic information (name, age, where they’re from)
– Some students will be able to describe others, for example their family (I have a sister. Her name is Hannah and she is 7 years old.)
2. Afternoon tea
– Students will learn 5 adjectives for describing food
– Some students will be able to order food from a menu
– Students will explore the cultural differences between tea drinking in the UK and China
3. Meeting the Queen
– Students will be able to name five types of animals kept as pets
– Some students will be able to describe an outfit (colours, pattern, material)
– Students will gain a cultural understanding of The British Monarchy
4. Big Ben
– Students will be able to ask what the time is
– Students will know the different times of day (morning, afternoon, evening, night)
– Students will be able to tell the times ( o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past)
5. Day out in London
– Students will be able to name at least 5 famous landmarks in London
– Students will be able to give and ask for directions
– Some students will be able to describe their day out

ioanadiac · July 2, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Theme: International Travel

Lesson number Lesson Title Lesson objectives

1 Picking up at the airport Students should learn 10 new key words about travelling and be able to use them in sentences in the present tense.
2 shopping Students learn key vocab about shopping and be able to create a poster summarising a customer’s journey through a shop or market.
3 bargaining Students learn five key bargaining phrases and are able to identify determiners in sentences.
4 sightseeing Students learn how to use five different adjectives to describe different sightseeing attractions.
5 Hotel check-in Students are able to act out a role play of a hotel check-in using all the key vocabulary that was learnt in the present tense.

Sneha Lala · July 2, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Theme: Harry Potter

Lesson 1: Sorting Ceremony
– All students will learn to introduce themselves (name, age and where they are from)
– Some students will learn how to describe their personality (brave, smart, loyal, cunning)
– All students will pick a house.
-The lesson will end with a sorting ceremony where students each introduce themselves in front of the class.

Lesson 2: Friends at Hogwarts
-All students will learn 5 descriptor words (how to describe, hair colour, eye colour etc.)
– Some students will also learn additional adjectives (messy, pretty etc.)
-Students will learn descriptor vocabulary.
-Students will be given pictures of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger to colour in.
-In groups students will then label the pictures (black hair, glasses, brown hair etc.)
-Students who finish early will be encouraged to add adjectives to their labels (e.g. black messy hair)
-At the end of the lesson students will be asked to present their work to encourage them to say the vocabulary out loud.

Lesson 3: My room at Hogwarts
– All students will learn five objects commonly found in rooms (e.g. wardrobe, desk, bed etc.)
– Some students will learn to state their opinion on items (e.g. I like my bed).
– Lesson begins with introduction to vocabulary.
– Students are then told to draw their ideal room at Hogwarts.
– Students are then told to label the objects in the room.
– Lesson finishes of by students getting in to pairs and presenting their dorm room to each other.

Lesson 4: Magical Spells
-All students will learn five new verbs.
– Some students will the elements
– Students will be introduced to the vocabulary in a presentation. Each word will be accompanied by a hand movement, the spell that goes with it. (e.g. push, pull, stop, jump, sit)
– Students will get into pairs. They will ‘cast spells’ on each other. If someone casts a push spell on you, the partner must then act as if they have been pushed. If someone casts pull they must act as if they have been pulled. If someone casts stop the partner must stay completely still, if someone casts jump the partner must jump and if someone casts sit the partner must sit. The team gets a point for each successful spell cast (the caster pronounces the word correctly and the partner reacts correctly).
-More advanced pairs will be taught new spells: fire, earth, water and wind. They will then compete against each other: water beats fire, fire beats earth, earth beats wind and wind beats water.

Lesson 5: My Hogwarts Journey
Students will put together all the information they have learnt to describe their Hogwarts journey. They will create short individual presentations describing their journey. They will introduce themselves, tell us their house, describe their personality, describe their appearance, describe their dorm room and tell us their favourite spells. To make this more creative students are encouraged to create visual aids to go alongside their presentation. They will present to each other in pairs before presenting in front of the class.

Emma Walsh · July 3, 2019 at 3:07 am

Theme: British fantasy literature

1. Welcome: The sorting hat
– To introduce and engage students in the topic of British fantasy literature
Introductions
-To introduce themselves
Adjectives
-To learn and use simple adjectives to describe their own and other people’s characteristics

2. Magical creatures
Fantasy
– To learn about fantasy creatures
Animals
– To design and describe their own magical creature combining real animals through learning vocabulary on animals

3. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Fantasy
-Learn about Alice in Wonderland
-Learn about common British tea party foods and drink
Foods
-To name foods and drink, ask what food and drink someone would like, say which foods and drink they like/dislike, and which foods they prefer to others

4. Adventure quest
Fantasy
-To introduce Lord of the Rings and the idea of a ‘quest’
Directions and landscapes
-Learn and describe the British landscapes / landforms present in Lord of the Rings: forest, mountains, beach, river and lake
-Learn and be able to give directions: Go straight, go past__, turn left, turn right
-Learn and use prepositions of place: next to, opposite, between

5. Create your own fantasy story
Fantasy
-To plan and write their own fantasy story based on the key components of fantasy literature: something magic that doesn’t exist in real life, magical creatures, landscapes, a quest/challenge

juliazlot · July 3, 2019 at 5:43 pm

Theme: Holidays

1. Types of holiday – students will be able to describe holiday locations (e.g. the beach or the mountains) and use the past simple tense to describe where they went.

2. What’s in my suitcase? – students will be able to name and describe basic items of clothing based on the requirements of different holiday locations.

3. Friends and family – students will be able to name family members and describe who they went on holiday with, their personality and their preferences.

4. Transport – students will be able to name modes of transport and match these to holiday locations.

5. Design a hotel – students will be able to name hotel facilities/activities and describe hotel locations.

lun3rzhu · July 4, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Theme: Earth Day

1. Different of countries around the world- Students will be able to describe the continents of the world (with a few examples) and types of landscapes within them (mountains/beaches)

2. Travelling the world- Students will learn how to introduce themselves to new people appropriately, and talk about their hobbies

3. The importance of preserving the environment: Students will be able to identify things that threaten the environmental balance, and how they can help conserve resources (within the classroom also)

4. Different types of weather: Students will be able to identify different types of weather, as well as describe the environment e.g. hot, dry, cold, wet

5. Different types of seasons: Students will be able to identify and describe the types of seasons, as well as how resouces e.g. types of fruit and vegetables are able to result from changing seasons.

ciaran duncan · July 5, 2019 at 3:23 pm

Theme: Sports

1. Which verb, where and with what: Students will be able to identify which verb is used for certain sports, what equipment is used for those sports and where those sports are played.

2. Favourite Sports Person: Students will be able to deliver a presentation on their favourite sportsperson with the aid of research time and scaffolding sentences.

3. Major Sporting events around the world: Students will be able to use time phrases (four years ago, next year etc) and use some travel vocabulary to plan a trip to see a sporting event.

4.Sport and Health: Students will be able to describe what they do to stay healthy, including sport and participate in a class debate.

5. Commentating: Students will first refresh some key vocab in a fun way using the description of quidditch Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Then they will try and commentate over a clip from a football match.

Alec · July 6, 2019 at 8:45 am

Theme: Superheroes and villains
1) Learning how to introduce (themselves as) a superhero/ villain. Learn how to say their name, where they’re from and what powers they might have. This can be done through a roleplay.
2) Learn parts of a superhero/ villain outfit. A potential activity could be to draw and label a hero/ villain of their choice, students can turn this into a poster presentation (maybe work in groups)
3) Learn how to describe a simple daily routine of a hero/villain from waking up and eating breakfast to fighting/committing crime.
4) Learn some onomatopoeia and some basic vocabulary for settings (cities, caves, weather words, etc)
5) Produce a comic strip for a superhero/ villain of the students’ choice. Work in groups and provide multiple templates where they can fill in the vocabulary they have learned.

laiq.nagi · July 6, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Theme: Disney
1) Learning how to introduce the characters, say and spell their names and which characters characters are related to each other and in what way
2) Clothes: learning to describe what they’re wearing in terms of colours and nouns. Finish off with a drawing and colouring in task where the students have to draw a character with clothes and describe what theyre wearing.
3) Animals: using the different animals in Disney films to learn how to say the nouns in English (Lion King, Mickey Mouse etc)
4) Opinions: we would talk about the different characters, perhaps heroes vs villains (eg Simba and Scar), and then students could be asked to give their opinions on different Disney characters, which they like and dislike and why
5) Using what we’ve learned in the last few lessons to put full sentences together; we could watch short clips from some of the films and then the students could be asked about what the characters in those particular scenes are doing (they could give a commentary of sorts)

Laura Fantuzzi · July 8, 2019 at 9:37 am

Theme: tour of Europe
1) We Start in China / self-introduction (gender, age, self-description)
2) Delicious food in Belgium / food
3) A Concert in Germany / music instruments, Bach and Beethoven
4) Fashion Lesson in Italy / clothing
5) At the Beach in Spain / sports and hobbies to do on the sea or beach

cbourne · July 8, 2019 at 9:17 pm

Theme: Lord of the Rings

Lesson number 1
Lesson Title: Characters in LOTR
Lesson objectives: Students will learn how to describe the physical characteristics of the different types of people in Middle-Earth (e.g. The hobbits have big feet)

Lesson number 2
Lesson Title: Locations in LOTR
Lesson objectives: Students will learn how to give directions using a map of LOTR. If time, students will also learn how to identify the real-life filming locations in New Zealand on a map.

Lesson number 3
Lesson Title: Tolkien’s Story
Lesson objectives: Students will learn how to use a range of new verbs and adjectives to describe action taking place on the screen.

Lesson number 4
Lesson Title: Your Story
Lesson objectives: Students will learn how to write a piece of fan fiction, writing themselves into the LOTR world.

Lesson number 5
Lesson Title: Our Story
Lesson objectives: Students will learn how to turn their story into a piece of drama, collaborating with other students in small groups.

AhmedImam · July 8, 2019 at 11:56 pm

Theme: At the beach:
1) Who are you with: (self-description, introducing yourself, describing yourself)
2) Describing the beach (what you see, feel, smell hear, do)
3) Communicating with people around you (playing a game, buying some ice cream, asking directions)
4) Activities at the beach (what can you do, what are people doing around at the beach)
5) Letters and Postcards: Practicing writing and reading of messages after a day out in the beach.

dkatsanos · July 9, 2019 at 3:42 am

Theme: Music

Lesson 1: Describing Freddie Mercury
-Students should be able to describe a number of iconic outfits of the singer. Through this exercise, students will learn the different colors and a variety of clothes.
-Students should be able to describe the appearance of Freddie through the years i.e. in the 70s, Freddie had long hair and no mustache, in the 80s he had short hair and a mustache, in the 90s he was a lot thinner, had short hair and no mustache.

Lesson 2: Instruments
-Students should be able to identify the different instruments that were used by the members of Queen and Pink Floyd i.e. guitar, bass, drums, piano, saxophone. In this case, a pictures of the band playing live could be used to facilitate the exercise and make it more interesting.

Lesson 3: Weather and seasons
-By watching a number of different live performances, students should be able to describe the weather in each case and identify the season. Outdoor concerts take place all year so it should be easy to find plenty of examples!

Lesson 4: Touring the world
-Students should be able to book hotel tickets in order to attend a number of concerts.

Lesson 5: Emotions
-Students should be able to describe how a song makes them feel in simple terms. Songs written in a major key will most likely make them feel happy and enthusiastic whereas songs written in a minor key will most likely make them feel sad and anxious. However, there are some songs that use a variety of keys and in this case, students will get mixed feelings.

keyasajip · July 9, 2019 at 10:55 am

Theme: Matilda by Roald Dahl

Lesson 1: Introduce the story line of Matilda by Roald Dahl.
– Introduce describing words: students will be able to use 5 adjectives to describe the different characters in Matilda in terms of appearance and personality.
– Students will be able to describe the story line of the book using a story board.

Lesson 2: Matilda loves to read
– Introduce hobbies and books: students will be able to describe 5 genres of book. Students will be able to express 3 different opinions on the various genres of books. Students will be able to express their preference for other hobbies apart from reading.

Lesson 3: Matilda’s family
– Students will learn 5 different words to describe family and relationships. Students will learn how to describe Matilda’s family (in the third person) and also their own family (in first person). Students will learn 3 new verbs in describing relationships (e.g I get on with my brother/ I sometimes fight with my sister)

Lesson 4: Matilda loves school
– Students will learn the names of 5 new subjects in school (eg Biology). They will be able to read a school timetable and express their preference for their favourite subject. Teach students a complex sentence structure so they can express why they prefer certain subjects.
– Students can use describing words to contrast teachers such as Miss Honey and Miss Trunchball.

Lesson 5: Matilda has superpowers
– Students will be able to learn 5 names of different superpowers and superheroes which have them.
– Have a fun activity at the end where students can design their own superhero and the powers they would want to have and make a comic strip.

RebeccaRM · July 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Fashion
1. What am I wearing?
Students learn 5 basic items of clothing and 5 colours to describe what they are wearing. Activity to design their own outfit.
2. Clothes for different seasons.
Students learn different weather conditions and what clothes/accessories go with them.
3. Physical appearance
Students learn body parts and how to describe someone’s appearance using adjectives and the comparitive.
4. Clothes in Britain
Students learn about key figures in Britain (queen, police etc) and then create a poster on one in groups to present to the class
5. Going shopping
Students are put in a role play situation where they must learn greetings, express opinions and ask how much something is.

Issy · July 10, 2019 at 1:20 am

Animals
1. Animals: students learn 5 animals, the basic colour wheel and 10 animal features. Activity is to design their own animal.
2. Habitat: Students learn different habitat names, different types of weather. Students adapt their animals for a chosen environment.
3. Nest: Students learn verbs for building/making and descriptive words for size- students design nest/homes for their animals. Examples given at start with real animals and their nests. Can build mini models or draw the nest.
4. symbiosis (friend): Students are in pairs and describe how their animals would benefit from each other. Examples of symbiosis given at the start.
5. animal schedule. Students learn telling the time through explaining what their animal does through the day, e.g. nocturnal or early riser ettc.
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ld557 · July 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Theme: festivals
1. Christmas – students will learn 5 words associated with household objects, which might be received as Christmas presents, and will be introduced to a simple sentence structure for writing Christmas cards.
2. Halloween – students will learn the words for 5 different words related to the topic of direction and locations (e.g. left, right, street), which ties in to the idea of trick or treating.
3. Easter – students will learn 5 colours and 5 shapes, which will help them to design and annotate their own easter egg.
4. Valentine’s day – students will learn the words for 5 different emotions, with a focus being on the emotion of love.
5. Mothers day – students will learn five words related to the topic of family e.g. mother, father, son, daughter, which they will use to write card for different family members.

philippakirby · July 10, 2019 at 9:17 pm

Theme: food

1. Welcome to the kitchen: Children will be able to label different cooking utensils and recall 3 rules about staying safe in the kitchen
2. Pancake day! Learning about this UK cultural tradition will teach students basic ingredient vocabulary- they will be able to list the materials required to make a pancake
3. Around the World: Students will be able to talk in the future tense about what cuisine they would be interested in trying and why it appears to them
4. At the restaurant: Students will be able to order food at a restaurant and talk about good etiquette at the British table
5. You’re the chef: students will be able to create a made-up recipe for a cultural holiday of their choice using the language of ingredients and imperatives

gskaza · July 10, 2019 at 10:17 pm

Theme: Family

1. Members of immediate family – the children will learn the following vocabulary: mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, parents, siblings. This will initially be shown to them in a short video and then they will be asked to draw the members of their own family, labelling them with the new vocabulary. They can discuss this with their peers and help each other out if necessary.

2. Members of extended family – The words: uncle, aunt, cousin, niece, nephew, grandmother, grandfather, grandparents, will be learnt and the children who are more confident could be given the concept of step-siblings/parents or half-siblings to try to get to grips with. The whole class will then come together to make a family tree, which will be kept up as a display to refer to in future classes.

3. Clothing – the children will learn 5 pieces of clothing and 5 colours to describe them, with more advanced students learning a few extra items of clothing or colours if they wish to be challenged. The students will then take turns to be hot seated and have their classmates describe what they are wearing.

4. Body descriptions – The children will learn how to specify if their family members are tall or short, old or young, what eye colour they have, and their hair colour. In pairs they will describe their partner’s appearance.

5. Describing the family – The students will be given a choice as to whether they would like to learn more clothing items, more body parts, or personality descriptions such as funny, grumpy, smart, pretty, etc. This choice will be made as they complete a simple comprehension exercise on a description of a family and each student can select one of the areas to work on. The students who choose the same area will be put together in a group and will describe their families to one another. The final exercise will involve writing a short description, following on from their conversation, to accompany the picture they had drawn of their family in the first lesson.

christianmadla · July 11, 2019 at 12:58 am

Theme – Cities (e.g. London)

1. Transportation – the students will learn vocabulary related to transportation in London, e.g. train (underground and overground), planes, boats etc. A game can be utilised to help memorise the words. Then students at an intermediate level will be asked to describe the transport, e.g. fast, slow, dirty etc.

2. Tourist Attractions – the students will learn vocabulary related to London attractions, e.g. the London Eye, Big Ben etc. The students will then be shown a video to help consolidate their knowledge.

3. Food – the students will learn relevant vocabulary, e.g. Fish and Chips, Afternoon Tea, etc. Then an activity will be used to consolidate this knowledge. Afterwards, the students will be asked to write a review of a restaurant, in regards to a particular British food.

4. Holidays – the students will utilise their knowledge from the previous three lessons. The students will be placed into small groups, and they must perform a play about their holiday to London. e.g. they can talk about the sights they saw, how they went around London and what they ate during different days.

5. Environmental Sustainability – the students will learn about environmental problems in London and will learn relevant vocabulary. With their new knowledge, the students must each individually write/draw a poster, aimed at secondary schools in London, recommending teachers and students how to live more sustainable lifestyles in London.

AliceKennedy · July 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm

Adventures in Wonderland

1. In the garden
a. Plants and animals – students will be able to identify and briefly describe the different plants and animals in Alice in Wonderland
2. An ocean of tears
a. Emotions – students will learn about different emotions felt by Alice and other characters in the book, and provide examples of when different charac ters are feeling different ways. They will also be able to provide examples of what/when they feel these emotions
3. I’m Late!
a. Telling time – use the rabbit’s pocket watch scene to discuss telling time. Students should be able to refer to time in colloquial English (eg. Quarter to, half past, o’clock) and learn time-related terms such as late, early, long, short
4. Bigger or Smaller?
a. Comparisons – Alice’s growing and shrinking will be used as an introduction to comparative words. Students will learn terms such as bigger/smaller, taller/shorter, darker/lighter to compare physical traits and of the characters and each other
5. Make your own Wonderland
a. Students will draw maps of their own ideal world, labelling different objects/plants/animals and learning locational and directional words (left/right, north/south, up/down, close/far) to describe a journey through their world

Hayley Hilson · July 12, 2019 at 12:46 am

Holidays
1. Transportation – students will be able to understand and use vocabulary relating to types of transportation (eg. plane, bus, train)
2. Weather – students will learn relevant vocabulary (eg. sun, to rain, cold) be able to describe the climate in different locations around the world, and will be able to produce in groups their own weather reports
3. Holiday activities – students will learn vocabulary relating to holiday activities (eg. swimming, kayaking, hiking) and they will be able to use this to describe what they like and dislike
4. Friends and family – students will learn the names of family members (eg. mother, brother, aunt) and describe their favourite people to travel with and why
5. Dream holidays – students will revise all the vocabulary learnt in the topic so far, and use their knowledge to write an blog post or make a poster about their dream holiday

SDH · July 12, 2019 at 2:12 am

Theme London
1. vocab for English foods and saying whether they like/dislike it
2. My town, the difference between where they live in Beijing and London
3. Londons history and tourist attractions
4. Getting around London, and its public transportation system
5. Planning a holiday to London

Adilah Hameed · October 2, 2019 at 9:17 pm

Theme: Disney
Lesson 1) The Lion King
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to identify lions, cubs, hyenas, giraffes and elephant
– Students will be able to identify the hero and villain in the lion king
– Students will be able to identify the colours in the movie and the impact that this has.
Lesson 2) Moana
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to name the clothing of the characters on the characters
– Students will be able to understand items in the sea including boats, waves, sea and island.
Lesson 3) Frozen
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to name different seasons
– Students will be able to use adjectives to compare the characters of Elsa and Anna
– Students will be able to identify various colours within frozen
Lesson 4) Finding Nemo
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to identify 5 sea creatures in Finding nemo
– Students will be able to describe family relations such as mother, father, brother, sister and friend.
– Students will be able to describe 2 adjectives to describe sea creatures
Lesson 5) Wreck it Ralph
Learning objectives:
– Students will be able to identify different words for technology
– Students will be able to identify words for emotions
– Students will be able to create their own text message in English

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