All Pre-Intermediate articles – Page 24

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    Experiments: Keeping an ice cube alive

    In this experiment, pupils try to prevent an ice cube from melting by insulating it. Students predict the outcome of the experiments and then record their results in a table. Gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and question words. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Amazing world of food: Lesson 3: Fruit and vegetables

    In the third lesson of Carol Read’s Amazing world of food , children learn to identify and describe different types of fruit based on climate and parts of plants where vegetables are from. They then design a leaflet to promote eating fruit and vegetables. Step-by-step teacher’s notes and student worksheets ...

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    The Secret Garden: Chapter 6

    The audio and activities for the sixth chapter of this pre-intermediate-level Macmillan Reader are now available for all Staff Room members. Mary hears crying in the house again and discovers the source …

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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.

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    Sports

    A lesson plan with colouring and cut-out activities to teach the names of different sports.

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    The clothes line

    In this lesson plan, pupils practise clothing vocabulary by creating a model clothes line.

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    Shapes and colours

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn to distinguish between two- and three- dimensional shapes, and recognise these shapes in their immediate surroundings by matching and counting. Includes project ideas.

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    Picasso

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about influential artist Pablo Picasso while consolidating key art vocabulary.

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    Meal times and bedtime

    Pupils match activities to the appropriate time of day in this fun arts and craft exercise.

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    Colour

    In this lesson plan, pupils add primary colours to determine the resulting secondary and tertiary colours and use a numbered key to colour a picture. Teacher’s notes include suggested warm up activities to relate the lesson to students’ own experiences with colour, as well as additional project ideas.

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    An obstacle course

    In this lesson plan, pupils create an obstacle course using cut-outs to practise ‘over’, ‘through’ and other prepositions of movement.

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    A shape exhibition

    A great lesson plan that uses coloured pencils and cut-outs to introduce or review shapes.

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    Wild animals: Mammals, reptiles and birds

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn the characteristics of our furry, scaled and feathered friends.

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    Wild animals: Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

    In this lesson plan, pupils study the different groups of animals according to what they eat.

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    Vertebrates

    A lesson plan to introduce the different types of vertebrates, including amphibians and mammals, and their properties.

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    Invertebrates: Tarantulas

    A lesson plan with some excellent activities to teach students the key characteristics of these carnivorous creatures.

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    Extreme animals

    In this lesson plan, pupils study fascinating animals, from the world’s biggest to the most intelligent.

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    Wild animals: Parts of their bodies

    In this lesson plan, pupils assemble a cut-out to learn the names of wild animals and label the parts of their bodies.