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From: Film English Date: 12/08/11 10:35:53 To: tatjanapana@gmail.com Subject: [New post] My Favourite Animal

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My Favourite Animal by kierandonaghy

This lesson is based on a beautiful animated short film My Favourite Animal by Lara Lee , another short promotional film for the World Wildlife Fund The World is Where we Live. The lesson practises animal vocabulary, listening and speaking. It works particularly well with younger learners, but is also suitable for older learners. Step 1 Warmer As a warmer to introduce the theme of animals, tell your students they are going to do an animal A-Z. Ask one student to name an animal which begins with the letter A, then the next student has to name an animal beginning with the letter etc. until you've done the whole alphabet. Help students with more difficult letters. Step 2 Ask your students what vocabulary they know related to different parts of animals. Elicit this vocabulary. Pre-teach vocabulary which is the same for animals and humans. For example: skin           legs          arms          head          face           ears          nose          mouth         eyes Give some vocabulary which is used just for animals. For example: fur          tail          mane          hoofs          udders          fin          trunk          beak         wings         pouch Step 3 Describe your favourite animal to your students using vocabulary in Step 2 but without naming the animal, they have to guess the animal. Put your students into pairs and tell them to describe their favourite animal without naming it. Step 4 Tell your students they are going to listen to 3 children describing their favourite animals. Ask them to listen and write down the name of the animal and any words they understand which the child uses to describe the animal. Play the video with no images, so don't turn the projector on. After listening ask your students to compare their answers.

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Get feedback from your students. Students should mention some of the following information: 1. Nadia- a horse: a long nose, different colours, hoofs, mane, tail 2. Mia - a cow: black, white, brown, thin and round udders 3. Johnny- a kangaroo: does karate, hops, big ears, nose Step 5 Now show the video to your students and ask them what they think of the children's descriptions and the artist's illustrations. Step 6 Ask your students the following question: What have humans and animals got in common? Put them in small groups and give them 5 minutes to discuss the question. After 5 minutes get feedback . Step 7 Tell your students they are going to watch a short film which illustrates the similarity between humans and animals. Ask them to notice the connections between humans, animals and their environment in each of the clips. Step 8 Get feedback, and then watch the film again, but this time pausing to show each of the 11 clips. Ask students to describe each clip and discuss its meaning. Alternatively, you could show them 8 screen captures in the PowerPoint presentation below. Get feedback and ask what the message of the film is. I hope you enjoy the films and the lesson.

kierandonaghy | December 8, 2011 at 9:35 am | Tags: animals, conservation, ecology, empathy, WWF | Categories: lesson | URL: http://wp.me/pI6dZ-u4

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