Darren Aydin Darren Aydin

A+ level


In theis lesson students will learn about animals. They will be looking at wild animals and making sure they know the common ones. They will learn to write descriptions of there own animals. They will learn to understand information about animals and work out which animal it is by only reading parts of the information. They will learn at the end to do a presentation about there animals to the class.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Animal Lexis in the context of Wild Animals
  • To provide product writing practice of a First person in the context of describing wildAnimals
  • To provide product writing practice of a Description in the context of a Wild Animal

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about Describing animals in the context of Animals
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Describing in the context of Animals


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Game name: Flashcard touch and missing flash card game Teacher will give an example first 1) Keep Flashcards on the table 2) Students sit or stand around the flash cards around the table 3) Teacher asks al students to put there hands up in the air. 4) Teacher wil say a flash card (e.g. Monkey) and the students have to quickly touch the correct card.- A few rounds will be played tell flash cards are covered 5) Teacher puts all the cards next to each other and turn one other 6) After this, Teacher will tell students to close and cover there eyes. 7) Teacher will turn one card over 8) Teacher will say "Open your eyes" 9) Students have to shout out the missing animal flash card.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

1) Teacher will put Big photos of wild animals across the room 2) Teacher will put students in pairs 3) Teacher will give a piece of description about the animal to each pair with the animal type missing. 4) Pairs have to read the description and decide which animal it is from the pictures which the teacher put around the room - First example will be done by teacher modeling it with the class- open class activity - Asking questions to see f they understood;

Productive Task(s) (14-18 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1) Teacher will assign new pairs for everyone. 2) Animal names will be given as group names 3) From the animal group names or from one of the animal in the group, children will choose one name but will not tell anyone. 4) Students will write a description, one like they had read. 5) A template will be given 6) They will write a short description about the animal similar to the descriptions they read earlier on. - At this point teacher will Model one example with the class " on the W/b teacher will write "I live in the river. I sleep a lot, i have sharp teeth and a long and big mouth"What am i ? Answer is crocodile. - Teacher will get children to show from the flashcards around the room which animal is being described on the w/b. Teacher will check to see the students understood. - Will we write which animal on our description? no we won't

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

After students write down there descriptions. 1) Teacher will say write your names on the paper 2) Teacher will swap the descriptions between student 3) Teacher - "Now can you read your friends description and decide/ find which animal they are describing/ talking about 4) They will write the animal name 5) When everyone has found the animal the teacher will tell the students to go stand next to the animal picture which are around the room

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

After choosing the animal and writing the descriptions. 1) Students will look at who's writing they have and give it back to them. 2) Students then will be asked by the teacher to com to the front and read out there description 3)Students will read them to the whole of the classroom - Error corrections will be made with the presentations

Web site designed by: Nikue