Wild Animals
Grade 8 level


In this lesson, students learn about wild animals by learning new vocabulary, and eliciting information about newly learnt vocabulary. The next part of the lesson is a guided reflection about the newly learnt vocabulary. The lesson is concluded with an audio component, followed by a creative presentation activity


Abc Script - Word fill
Abc Animal Design Page
Abc Animal Alphabet Race sheets
Abc Listening Activity / Worksheet
Abc PowerPoint Presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Wild Animals in the context of Lions, Penguins, dolphins, monkeys, snakes etc.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in the context of Lions, Penguins, dolphins, monkeys, snakes etc.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Listening Activity - Playing sounds of various animals and have the students try to guess which animal it is. Award points in groups

Match the words to the photos (10-15 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Elicit Vocabulary from pictures using an activity to match the words to the picture - PowerPoint Presentation Activity. Assign students into groups and answer questions about the pictures and animals as a class. Activity - Stop the bus (Animal Race) - Group activity to name an animal from every letter of the alphabet.

About You (10-15 minutes) • To help reflect and expand upon the controlled practice/

Students work in pairs to answer reflective questions, and then are asked to present their answers using a printed script to answer and fill in the questions. I will have a slide that demonstrates target language and models the desired presentation (Explaining adjectives used to explain why I like certain animals).

Listening (8-10 minutes) • Check students' understanding of the target language using listening skills

Re-iterate the vocabulary (Animals) and introduce the different countries before playing the audio. Play the audio clip to demonstrate an example of the activity. Play the rest of the audio and encourage students to tick the correct answers. If necessary, play the audio again

Free practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Create our own animal - Use the website to create our own wild animal - Team splits into groups to create their own wild animals. They then have to present their animal (using the questions we have answered previously- Assign roles, Drawing, writing presenting

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