All Pre-Intermediate articles – Page 20

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    The solar system

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the eight planets and other bodies of the solar system through information gap, true/false and card game activities.

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    The Earth: Rotation and revolution

    A lesson plan to explore the Earth’s movements and explain why we have day, night and different seasons.

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    Comparing the planets

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the planets while practising vocabulary words such as ‘galaxy’ and ‘satellite’ and using commas and decimal points to write numbers as English speakers do. The worksheet also reinforces comparative adjective such as ‘longer’ and ‘hotter’.

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    Space wordsearch

    Can you find the 20 space words and phrases in the grid?

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    Nutrients

    In this lesson plan, pupils study the main nutrients that fuel the body and learn which foods contain those nutrients.

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    Food and diet: A healthy diet

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about a balanced diet, while practising ‘should’ and expressions of frequency.

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    A healthy diet

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about a healthy diet and the origin of different foods while practicing the present tense, expressions of frequency, food vocabulary, time and days of the week.

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    Where food comes from

    In this lesson plan, pupils complete a chart deciding which food we get from animals and which we get from plants. A matching and sentence-completion activity consolidates food vocabulary and the key phrase ‘come(s) from’.

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    Food preservation and recipes

    What foods should go in the fridge, freezer and cupboard? What do we need to make salad, sandwiches, ice cream and cake? (Yum.) Get your pupils to show off their culinary knowledge in these fun group activities.

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    Food nutrition

    What are the six main categories of vitamins? Which foods contain them and what do they do for our bodies? Find out by looking at vitamin posters and completing a food diary in this lesson plan.

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    Food groups

    In this lesson plan, 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.

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    Food classification

    Which foods do we get our carbohydrates, proteins and fats from? Through sentence completion and labelling activities, pupils learn that a healthy diet consists of a balance of these nutritional elements in this lesson plan.

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    Diet and health

    This lesson plan will help to teach pupils about the building blocks of a healthy diet. Pupils group foods by their food group and practise using ‘there is’ and ‘there are’. The teacher’s notes include suggestions for a fun food game and other follow-up activities to teach about nutrition.

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    Trees

    What is the world’s tallest tree? Which tree has the biggest leaf? What are the different types of forests? This worksheet teaches young learners about the world’s oldest living beings, including the useful products we obtain from them. Matching, word search and picture labelling exercises also provide practice reading aloud ...

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    Seasons and trees

    In this lesson plan, pupils study how trees change throughout the year.

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    Plants and plant life

    What do plants need to survive? Do all plants have seeds? The worksheet uses fun illustrations and sentence completion, true/false and other exercises to teach young learners about plants, including the nutrients they need and their role in the food chain.

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    Plants

    In this lesson plan, pupils study the main components of plants and learn which part of the plant their favourite fruits and vegetables come from.

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    Parts of a tree

    This lesson plan contains sentence completion exercises, true/false statements and other activities to teach the parts of a tree.

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    Grammar focus: Plants

    In this lesson plan, young learners match phrases to items in a fun illustration, read a text and circle the correct verb form to complete sentences. The activities consolidate superlatives and subject-verb agreement, while reinforcing pupils’ understanding of the life cycle of plants.

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    Which internal organ is which?

    A lesson plan with engaging matching exercise created in partnership with London’s Science Museum.