All Arts & Crafts articles – Page 2

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Newspapers

    In this two-part lesson, students look at and discuss different newspaper websites, learn about newspaper vocabulary, and write their own newspaper story.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Television

    In this two-part lesson, students discover if they are TV addicts, and learn about adverbs of frequency, TV vocabulary and types of TV programmes.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Graffiti

    In this lesson, students read about famous walls and graffiti, create their own graffiti artwork, describe a bedroom wall and learn wall idioms.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Artists

    In this lesson, students give opinions about art, draw a picture, pretend to be art critics, describe a picture of a room and talk about their own room.

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    Macmillan Life Skills: Communicate / Cooperate – A class or company newsletter

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students work together as a whole class to create a one-page newsletter developing the following life skills: cooperation, communication and time management.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Art

    In this lesson, students take an art survey, talk about art galleries and paintings, learn about Leonardo Da Vinci, explore the mysteries of the Mona Lisa and write a story.

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    Macmillan Life Skills: Get Thinking – Museums

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students read and listen to reviews about museums and discuss their own preferences developing the following life skills: learner autonomy, giving feedback and social responsibility.

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    Beyond: Arts and Media: Literary lives

    In this lesson, students read biographies, interview their partner and create questions to get information from their teacher.

  • Photo of baby animals, e.g.:   lion cubs, puppies, etc.

    Top Trumps: Baby animals

    Baby animals is a cute, fun Top Trumps game for primary and lower secondary children learning English. Download the full pack of cards in our special cut-out-and-keep format now and take a look at FOUR accompanying lesson plans.

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    Buying and selling

    In this role-playing exercise, students practise their reading, listening and speaking skills.

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    Art gallery

    Through this ’spot the difference’ exercise, students will learn key art history terms.

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    Art and Drawing: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    This fascinating lesson focuses on perspective: students read an illustrated text on perspective in drawing, followed by true/false and vocabulary exercises. A listening exercise focuses on Claude Monet and Impressionism; a writing exercise gets students to recreate a text on the Parthenon. A pairwork collaborative project gets students to describe ...

  • Photo of Diwali celebrations.


    This lesson introduces the Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’ through arts and crafts. Pupils draw and colour rangolis and create a Diwali lantern.

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    Chinese New Year

    In this lesson plan, pupils create a Chinese New Year dragon and ‘good luck’ banners to decorate the classroom while learning about this festival and its traditions. Afterwards, your class can have a playground procession to simulate the vibrant parades held in Chinese communities to mark the holiday.

  • Photo of musicians playing different musical instruments in an orchestra.

    Musical instruments and parts of the body

    In this lesson plan, pupils match instruments to the part of the body used to play them, and complete sentences to describe pictures of musicians playing. The worksheet features fun illustrations and helps reinforce vocabulary for musical instruments and parts of the body, as well as the present continuous.

  • Photo of children playing different musical instruments .

    Musical medley

    The first of these worksheets looks at a number of instruments and questions which would make the highest and lowest sounds? The second worksheet provides answers to this question.

  • If possible, a photo of Joaquín Rodrigo. If too hard to find, a photo of different musical instruments.

    Musical instruments: Joaquin Rodrigo

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the different types of musical instruments and one of Spain’s most famous composers, Joaquín Rodrigo.

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    Where is it?

    In this lesson plan, pupils create a mini-book while practising prepositions of place, including ’on’ and ’under’.

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    What shops are there in your town?

    This lesson plan teaches the names of shops as well as ‘there is’ and ‘there are’.

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    What are you doing?

    This lesson plan reviews the present continuous tense and key verbs expressing day-to-day activities.