Vocabulary Teaching Targets

Nouns: elephant horse dog rabbit cat parrot turtle

hamster mouse goldfish pet

Verb: have got

Sentence : I have a pet

                   I've got a cat

Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.

Click here for the level guidelines

Carnet de Voyage

Click here to see the Carnet de Voyage for this lesson plan.

The parents have access to the Carnet de Voyage from the beginning of term so that they can accompany their children to discover, progress and enjoy English. Teachers are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.

Lesson Plan

Pets A (LPM)

5 min Hello Song (recommended for younger groups)

Click here for "Hello Song" suggestions.

5 min Review Last Week

Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases

10 min Story:  Our Pets  (Book Link)

concentrate on encouraging repetition of your target words and or phrases. Give time for the children to see all of the details in the pictures. There is a lot of repetition with this - students really love reading this kind of book with the teacher. You can even practice the vocabulary with motions, have them stand up during the reading and while everyone reads they also do the motions for the animals. Ensure repetition of the key words. Have students read out loud and focus on the adjectives with the older groups.

15 min: Game

Having read through the story, introduce the flashcards one by one, displaying each one on the wall as it is introduced. Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are introduced. Play games with FCs to reinforce new vocabulary. Examples here.(link to Games) Act out an animal and ask the students, "What do you see?' The correctly responding student acts out the next animal, etc.

10 min: Song/ Extra Game

Sing the lesson song with younger / play another game with older

10 min Individual Activity

Each handout is age-specific, please ensure you use the handout that corresponds to your group. You may decide to use a handout aimed at a different age if your group is of a high level.

Activity sheet - 3-7 years

Activity sheet - 8-9 years

Activity sheet - 9-12 years

Explain the activity and do part or all of it as a group/class. Play "Listen and Point" - read the names of the seasons out loud and ask the children to point at the item that is relevant. Walk around room to see how the children are doing, help those that are struggling. Spend time with each child. Ask a question about the lesson or what they might be colouring. Encourage each child to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.

*Click here for more information on levels.

5 min Goodbye Time ( song link)

Tidy up - Recap lesson - Goodbye song if needed.