English Lesson Plan – the World around Us
The English Lesson plan – the World around us – starts with a warm-up based on visual aids. Students are given pictures with simple and basic concepts such as 'sun', 'moon', 'sky', 'forest' and 'mountains'. Having identified all the objects in the pictures, students move on to more specific vocabulary such as ‘hurricane’, ‘flood’ etc. They should try to match these natural disasters with their descriptions.
The next activity combines simple words from the warmer and the advanced vocabulary from the second task. Again, students are asked to look at the pictures and say where the natural disasters might take place and who may be affected as a result. For example, ‘A volcanic eruption can happen in the mountains. It can affect both humans and animals.’
This is followed by a text reading and gap filling activity. Students read the text ‘Global Warming’ and try to fill in the missing words. The words such as 'atmosphere', 'greenhouse', and 'species' are given before the text.
After reading the text, students move on to the reading comprehension consisting of 10 true/false questions to the text. Students should refer to the text to find information; otherwise it is just a ‘guess’ work. Once the students are done with the text, they are refered to the discussion section.
At this point, it is assumed that students have learnt enough vocabulary to freely speak on the topic. The teacher asks the class: ‘Have you ever witness a natural disaster?’ Some students might have witnessed a flood or a hurricane, so they are encouraged to share their experience with the class. However, if none of the students have, then they can talk about the disasters they’ve seen on TV or read on the Internet.
The last task in this lesson is a crossword puzzle which covers the vocabulary of both natural disasters and the text Global warming. This one is given as a revision exercise.