All Writing articles – Page 9

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    Introducing the planets

    These comprehensive resources introduce students to the wonders of the planets and include a fun information gap-fill game, a class activity about the planets and building a scale model of the solar system.

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    Electricity: An introduction

    A comprehensive set of resources looking at electricity. The first reading text, ‘Electricity and magnetism’, introduces the various pieces of the electromagnetism jigsaw. The second reading text tells of the indomitable spirit of Michael Faraday whose love of science helped him overcome all the adversity of being poor and downtrodden ...

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    Physics: An introduction

    ‘People have always wondered why things behave the way they do’ … this lesson plan looks at how our stories about how the world works have changed with the development of physics. ‘Physics - the new science fiction’ is the second reading text in the form of a report on ...

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    Chemistry: An introduction

    Students are introduced to this central science via a reading text and learn about three developments that give us the definition of chemistry: fire, the nature of matter itself, and Mendeleev’s all important table. A second reading text looks at the type of careers available to a chemistry student. Listening ...

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    How we see

    In this lesson plan, groups of students construct a pin-hole camera and conduct a classroom experiment in order to understand how images appear on the retina. They write their results and conclusions before completing a gap-fill with key vocabulary such as ‘reflect’, ‘cornea’ ‘lens’ and ‘vitreous’.

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    Colour

    In this lesson plan, students reorder sentences that present the principles of colour vision. Includes key vocabulary such as ‘retina’, ‘receptors’, perceive’, ‘rods’, ‘sensitive’ and ‘pigments’. A writing exercise introduces the notion of colour blindness/Daltonism, getting students to engage with a scientific text by punctuating it. A full key is ...

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    Ecosystems web activities

    These teacher’s notes contain two activities ideal for students who have been learning about food chains. In the first activity students research a website on food chains, watch a presentation and answer comprehension questions. In the second activity students watch separate parts of a presentation on woodland ecosystems before quizzing ...

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    Diet and disease

    A lesson plan containing two worksheets for students working in pairs that include readings and error correction exercises on diabetes, rickets and influenza. An information-gap activity gets students to share information about the dangers of obesity and hypertension and what happens if we do not get enough Vitamin B1 and ...

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    Introducing ecosystems

    A comprehensive set of resources about ecosystems, introducing habitats and environments, as well as examining the food chains and food webs within an ecosystem. Each reading text is followed by a variety of vocabulary and speaking activities that build students’ knowledge of the subject and confidence with ecosystems terminology. Extra ...

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    A Field Trip to Examine an Ecosystem

    This lesson plan focuses on a class project to examine a local ecosystem e.g. a park. It includes detailed teacher’s notes, an observation grid for students to complete when in the park and a useful language sheet to help them write a report based on their findings.

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    Biology: An introduction

    A short history of biology tracks the study of life through the ages, showing our fascination with the living world around us, from the ancient Egyptians to Charles Darwin’s theories and the study of DNA. The second reading text is a letter from a professor of biology, spelling out the ...

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    Mayans and Incas

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to read about two ancient civilizations and identify differences between the two.

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    The Terror of Blue John Gap: Part 2

    Part 2 of this horror story continues with Hardcastle deciding to explore the caves at Blue John Gap. In this lesson, the students will: remember and retell the first part of the story; listen to the second part of the story and predict what might happen next; listen in detail ...

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    Sports

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the history of the Olympic games and the origin of popular sports.

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    Whether the weather is good ...

    Whether the weather is good … or bad, this worksheet and sentence making challenge will keep students interested. Topics covered are weather, temperature, and climate, with a focus on the four seasons.

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    Environment: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson plan

    In this lesson plan, students learn about important environmental issues: recycling in the UK, saving water in the garden and pollution. A collaborative project asks students to prepare a presentation on pollution. Useful phrases, tips for effective reading and writing and vocabulary builder activities are also included. The listening exercise ...

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    See the world

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to discuss the potential problems associated with tourism while learning new business vocabulary.

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    In the city

    In this group activity, students learn about India’s capital city and then write a web page to promote the city of their choice.

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    Business: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    This lesson plan deals with different aspects of business: travel, negotiations, buying and selling, advertising, slogans and currency. Role-play dialogue is included, as is a fun collaborative project for the whole ’business class’. Includes tips for effective writing and listening, consolidation and vocabulary builder activities, useful phrases and a listening ...

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    Sports: Two sides of a sport

    What are the positive and negative aspects of sport? In this lesson plan, students listen to an overview of the good and bad aspects of practising a sport. A true/false exercise and gap-fill teaches words such as ‘fan’, ‘train’, ‘cheat’, ‘team’ and ‘winner’. A follow-up debate activity gets students to ...