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Module: The World Around Us

Unit: Amazing Animals

Level: KS1

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6. Guessing Animals

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Source: BCA, EDB
Media: Powerpoint 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Food that animals eat, e.g. bones
    • Adjectives to describe animals, e.g. big, grey
  • Use nouns to identify objects, e.g. It is a dog.

Listening:

  • Identify key words in short utterances by recognizing the stress
  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts with the help of cues

 

Brief Description:
A task for students to guess the animals through listening to the descriptions

User Tips:

  • It is a simple listening exercise for less able students.
  • Before listening, revise the special features of some animals, e.g. It likes bones.

7. Dream English Animal Chant

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Source: www.dreamenglish.com
Media: Web page Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary: Names of animals, e.g. bear, turtle, lion

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

Speaking:

  • Imitate appropriate stress, rhythm and intonation

http://www.dreamenglish.com/animals

Brief Description:
A web-site for chants, flashcards and other materials for the topic

User Tips:

  • Click on 'Download' to get the sound track. Let students listen to the chant and draw their attention to the stress, rhythm and intonation.
  • Click on 'MES English Free Flashcard' to download the flashcards which can be used to show the names of animals in class or put them in the class to make print-rich environment.

8. Animal Riddles

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Source: www.meddybemps.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary: Names of animals, e.g. tiger, sea-lion, elephant
  • Use simple present tense to express simple truth, e.g. I live in a bowl. I have a tail.  

Reading:

  • Identify key words for the main idea in a sentence
  • Recognise the format and language features of common text types, e.g. riddles

Writing:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

Speaking

  • Produce simple phrases and sentences
  • Maintain an interaction by providing information in response to factual or yes/no questions

http://www.meddybemps.com/riddles/index.html

Brief Description:
A riddle game that provides answers instantly

User Tips:

  • This activity requires students to apply prior knowledge about animals to get the answers to the riddles.
  • For more able students, they can write their own riddles about animals and present them to the class as a guessing game.
  • For less able students, they can do 'Stories of Animals' before solving the riddles.

9. Animal listening tests

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Source: www.123listening.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Audio 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Question Banks 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • (set 1) Names of animals, e.g. panda, fish, penguin
    • (set 2) Names of animals, e.g. giraffe, panda, whale koala

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in response to simple instructions or questions 

Brief Description:
A listening exercise with downloadable MP3 audio and printable matching worksheets

User Tips:

  • The different audio downloads and worksheets can be combined in various ways to cater for learner differences.

10. Smithsonian National Zoological Park

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Source: nationalzoo.si.edu
Media: Image Video 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Teaching Materials Generators 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary: Names of animals, e.g. panda, tiger, lion

Speaking:

  • Produce simple phrases and sentences

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/

Brief Description:
A website with lots of pictures and videos of animals

User Tips:

  • Download pictures of animals to make flash cards and make the classroom a print-rich environment.
  • Students can talk about their favourite animals based on the pictures.
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