All Pre-Intermediate articles – Page 23

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    Pirates I

    In this lesson plan, pupils explore the history of piracy, from its advent 3,000 years ago to the 18th century.

  • Photo of explorer Silvia Alice Earle. If not found, photo of someone doing explorations underwater.
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    Biography and facts about Silvia Alice Earle

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about a living, female explorer – Silvia Alice Earle, famous for her underwater travels. While learning about her life, pupils practise superlatives and the past tense of such verbs as invent, experience and discover.

  • Photo of either one of these famous explorers: Captain James Cook, Valentina Tereshkova, Roald Amundsen
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    Famous explorers

    In this lesson plan, students 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). 

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    Water

    A worksheet and lesson plan on the rain cycle and main properties of water.

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    Recognising symbols and abbreviations used in IT

    This worksheet includes three matching and labelling activities to teach useful verbs and nouns often used when talking about computers e.g. ’cut’, ’copy’, ’paste’, ’screen’, ’printer’, ’keyboard’, etc. as well as the symbols that represent them.

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    Spain: Vegetation

    A lesson plan with reading and writing activities on the many types of trees that grow in Spain and their impact on the environment and economy.

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    Spain: Rivers

    In this lesson plan, students read texts and practise forming sentences while learning about river ecosystems and geography.

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    Spain: Endangered species

    This lesson plan teaches students about wolves, lynxes and other endangered animals, and highlights the importance of protecting the environment.

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    Spain: Climate and mountains

    A lesson plan with information-gap and mapping exercises on Spain’s different climate types and principal mountain ranges.

  • Photo of a river.
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    People and their environment: Rivers

    A lesson plan with matching and true/false exercises to teach about the course of a river and review the present simple tense.

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    People and their environment: Mountains

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn the main features of mountains and key vocabulary words such as ‘climate’ and ‘vegetation’.

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    Comparing calendars: Spain and Australia

    In this lesson plan, pupils examine school calendars for Spain and Australia in order to understand the consequences of seasonal differences on the yearly school timetable. Includes true/false exercise and comprehension-check questions.

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    Time zones around the world

    This lesson plan has a challenging activity in which pupils label pictures of the Earth according to which parts are in sunlight at midday. They then examine a map and answer questions about different time zones in different parts of the USA. Includes step-by-step teacher guidance and project ideas.

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    Properties of materials

    In this lesson plan, pupils match adjectives such as ’strong’, ’flammable’, ’transparent’ and ’waterproof ’ to their definitions. A chart activity asks them to tick the characteristics of common materials. Gap fill exercises consolidate vocabulary and concepts learnt. Includes project ideas.

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    Marine food chains

    This lesson plan is suitable for pupils already familiar with ecosystems and food chains. Pupils label pictures of sea creatures, compare land food chains with sea food chains and colour a picture of sea creatures according to whether they are producers, primary consumers or secondary consumers. Includes project ideas.

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    Landscape transformation

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the effect of the wind and the sea on the landscape. They see how a cliff is formed by the pounding of waves and how stones and rocks are broken down to make the sand on a beach.

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    Human intervention on landscapes

    A lesson plan for colouring-in and classifying activities, introducing the notion that humans can change the landscape by building houses, bridges and roads. Encourages pupils to distinguish between what is natural in their environment and what has been shaped by human intervention.

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    Houses, materials and environments

    In this lesson plan, pupils match pictures of materials to the correct labels, complete describing sentences with the correct materials and match houses to the correct weather conditions.

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    Deserts and rainforests

    A lesson plan with information-gap and word-ordering exercises on the Amazon rainforest and Sahara desert ecosystems.

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    Nutrition: Comparing food

    Students practise comparatives in this information gap activity.