All CLIL articles – Page 6

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    Gregor Mendel: The Father of Modern Genetics

    This lesson plan has a pairwork activity in which students complete a text about Gregor Mendel and how his experiments with pea plants established our understanding of how genetic inheritance works. Students learn key vocabulary and practise using passive structures.

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    Bioethics

    In this lesson plan, students read a text and then discuss the difficult ethical questions surrounding genetic engineering and cloning.

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    Charles Darwin

    Did you know that Charles Darwin was the grandson of the prestigious china maker Josiah Wedgwood, or that he planned to become a doctor but instead chose to study theology? In this lesson plan, students learn about this famed naturalist, his voyages around the globe, and his theory that shook ...

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    Nutrition: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    You are what you eat. In this lesson, students are encouraged to talk about the kinds of food they eat, and the nutritional value of their diets. The food pyramid is given as a guide for healthy eating. Contains reading, speaking, listening and writing exercises as well as a collaborative ...

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    Introduction to Science: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    This illustrated lesson introduces students to the study of science in English. The first part asks what ’things’ are made of? In the second part, students carry out experiments. Includes vocabulary and listening activities.

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    The right thing

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to discuss some of the problems in the developing world and identify possible solutions.

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    Inventions

    Who invented the teabag? When was the paperclip invented? Which invention might you find in a kitchen and a church? This series of activities gets students in teams to find out the answers to these questions while learning all sorts of fascinating facts! A follow-up activity focuses on past tenses ...

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    Computers: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    In this lesson plan, a reading text introduces students to the components of a computer and includes a computer diagram to label and a listening exercise narrates the history of computing. Useful phrases for when talking about computers, effective reading and writing tips, vocabulary builder exercises and three project ideas ...

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    The History of Money

    Did you know that historians believe the Chinese were the first to use paper money, or that cocoa beans served as currency in ancient Mexico? In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to learn about money, from its earliest forms to the bank cards we use today, including the ...

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    Natural Materials

    In this lesson plan, students learn about the properties of silk, cotton, wool and leather, how these materials are produced and how they are used. A matching exercise helps students to learn new vocabulary such as ‘cocoon’, ‘crop’, ‘synthetic’ and ‘unravel’. Includes teacher’s notes with a list of useful websites ...

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    Angkor, Cambodia

    In this lesson plan, students read the article about the historic and sacred site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The exercises focus on comprehension checking and word definition.

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    Winter wonderland

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs and discuss Harbin, China’s ice lantern festival. Through the activity, students practise their speaking skills and the present perfect continuous tense.

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    Unusual laws from around the world

    In this lesson plan, students pose questions about unusual laws and discuss which ones they think are true. The exercise focuses on reading and speaking skills.

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    The History of the UK Parliament

    In this lesson plan, students read about the history of the Houses of Parliament and find out more about the two assemblies at the heart of the UK political system: the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Includes vocabulary exercises, true/false questions and related websites to explore.

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    The History of Basketball

    When a Canadian teacher was trying to think of a way to keep his students fit during the winter months little did he know that he was about to invent the most popular indoor sport in the world: basketball, now played in over 150 countries. In this worksheet students learn ...

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    Great Composers

    This lesson plan will help to encourage an appreciation for classical music by introducing students to three great composers: Mozart, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Working together in pairs or in small groups, students learn about the composers’ lives and legacy through information gap, reading and matching exercises and also have an ...

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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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    Your CLIL

    Keith Kelly provides a comprehensive lesson plan focusing on both content and language, accompanied by a useful word list highlighting language used in core function areas of different subjects. These lesson plans and word lists are the result of analysis into the language of the content subjects: geography, biology, chemistry ...

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    Cause and effect: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of cause and effect from the area of geography, covering verb phrases, noun phrases and connectors, such as adverbs and conjunctions.