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Free Young Learners worksheets and teacher's notes
Free Secondary worksheets and teacher's notes
Free wordlist
Free methodology articles
Free CLIL fact sheet
Free colour images
Free animation on the Greenhouse Effect

Free Young Learners worksheets and teacher's notes

Experiments: Gone with A Bang

This comprehensive lesson by Adrian Tennant pupils make a banger and use this to learn how energy can be released and turned into sound waves. There are teacher's notes, a student worksheet and a set of instructions for you to download.

Question Loop Speaking Activity - Human Skeleton and Muscles

A fun speaking, reading and listening activity that really gets pupils talking! Contains twenty-five 'question loops' that focus on the definition of anatomical terms including types of bones (femur, tibia, fibula etc.) and types of muscles (biceps, triceps, pectorals, etc.)

Arts and crafts - A shape exhibition

Uses coloured pencils and cut-outs to introduce or review shapes.

Science - Food groups

A useful food pyramid clearly shows young learners the major food groups. Learners colour different areas of the pyramid, underline food vocabulary and answer true/false questions on what is and isn’t good for us.

Science - The Human Body - Muscles and bones
Matching and information gap activities to introduce the human muscle and bone system.

Science - Colours of the rainbow
Learn how rain splits light into colours by colouring in the rainbow with the colours in the right order. worksheets, as well as learning how to dress for  conditions outside the classroom!

Geography - Symbols on maps

A labelling activity familiarises pupils with the common icons and geographical symbols found on maps, while consolidating vocabulary such as: church, museum, monument and bus stop. Pupils then describe their route to school using prepositions of movement.

Geography – Deserts and rainforests
Information gap and word ordering exercises on the Amazon rainforest and Sahara desert ecosystems.

History - Famous explorers

Find out about the lives and amazing achievements of Captain James Cook (world famous explorer), Valentina Tereshkova (first woman in space) and Roald Amundsen (first explorer to reach the South Pole). Includes timeline labelling activity.

History – Christopher Columbus

Teaches pupils about this famous explorer and his discovery of America.

Free Secondary worksheets and teacher’s notes

Science - Ecosystems: Types of rainforests
Information-gap activity in which pairs of students ask and answer questions to complete a short text on the two main types of rainforest. A very effective way for students to learn about the various locations of the world's temperate and tropical rainforests. More on Ecosystems

Science – Bioethics
Reading and speaking activities on the science and ethics of genetic engineering and cloning.

Geography - Leisure and Tourism: Changes in tourism in Western Europe
Through listening to an interview, students are introduced to how money, mobility and air travel have affected tourism in Western Europe. Teacher’s notes accompany the listening and writing exercises and include the interview script. More on Leisure and Tourism

Geography - Urbanization and World Population
Speaking, map-labelling and classification exercises introduce students to world population growth. Using key phrases and sentence starters students write up what they have learnt. More on Urbanization

Geography – Renewable Energy Technologies
Students read and about four sources of renewable energy and discuss which they would invest in.

History – The American Revolution: The Life of George Washington
Information-gap activity in which students ask and answer questions to complete a text about the life of George Washington. More on The American Revolution 


History: The Cold War: Cold Conflict
Students complete a higher level reading text on the Cold War with key topic-specific vocabulary in a cloze exercise. They then listen to or read a lecture on the conflict and complete the transcript with all the verbs used by the lecturer. More on The Cold War

Free wordlist

Science – Biology Wordlist
Nearly 100 biology vocabulary words, from anatomical terms to cell vocabulary, with definitions and contextual sentences.

Free methodology articles

Interview: Kay Bentley on the TKT CLIL Module
Teacher and teacher trainer Kay Bentley talks to Keith Kelly about the new CLIL Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) module, including the impetus behind its development and its benefits for CLIL teachers.

Planning Effective CLIL Lessons
To overcome the language barrier students may face CLIL teachers need to plan their lessons to include language support as well as content teaching. John Clegg explores the strategies that can be applied.

Free CLIL fact sheet

The Many Faces of CLIL
This free factsheet from Uncovering CLIL provides a quick overview of the different educational approaches that come under this umbrella term. Includes background information on language showers and suggested activities.

Free colour images

Plants and flowers
Three very useful labelled diagrams: a cross-section of a flower, a cross-section of a leaf and a diagram showing how plant roots absorb water. Ideal to supplement a lesson on nature or plants.

Free animation on the Greenhouse Effect

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

Ideal for display on an interactive whiteboard this PowerPoint presentation contains an educational animation from the Science Museum showing exactly how excess carbon dioxide makes the planet overheat. Perfect for any CLIL lesson on science and the environment. This animation is accompanied by a free worksheetthat gives students full support with the language used in the animation.

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