Number one for English language teachers

Young learners: Design a zoo

Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary Type: General lesson plan

In this enjoyable lesson plan by Fari Greenway, children think about the perfect zoo and decide which animals should go in it.

1 hour


  • Copies of the worksheets for each group.
  • Maps and information on a number of zoos (if possible). This can be downloaded from the Internet.
  • Paper for drawing the plans and making the leaflets.

Comments on this lesson from a onestopenglish user:

I`d like to thank Fari Greenway for her wonderful lesson plan 'Design a zoo'. This project kept 25 11 year-olds in a Berlin primary school busy for two weeks. They worked in groups of three to four students for about one hour per day and enthusiastically chose their animals, had original names for their zoo, drew their maps and produced their own leaflets and radio adverts. Those were actually recorded, supported with animal sounds and music in the background.

There was not one who disliked the topic, and they were arguing about who could be the first to present their zoo to the class. Thank you!

Regina, from Berlin, Germany

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Readers' comments (2)

  • Hi there,

    Thanks for your feedback. To download the worksheet, click on the 'Young Learners: Design a zoo: Lesson plan' link under Related resources.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • HI !!! It seems to be a wonderful activity do you download worksheets? Thanks for your prompt answer...

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