This is a fun little lesson for any age. I like to use it relatively early in the school year, because I find it to be a good way to gauge my new students’ abilities. I begin the class with some chit-chat about whether they like animals, what is their favorite animal, etc. Then I have them take out a pencil and paper and tell them they are going to watch a short video that has many animals. Their job is to write down the name of any animal they see, and there will be a prize for the winner. After the video is over, find out which student was able to identify the most animals and reward them accordingly. After that, I bring up the PPT and begin to go over the animals one by one. I like to take 20 or 30 seconds to say a little something about each animal when I write it on the board (Do you know what we call an elephant’s nose? A trunk!), but there are about 35 animals to get through, so don’t dawdle. Some fun little things to point out is that the dragons and unicorns were messing around and they missed the boat, so that’s why they are not here now, and two rabbits went on the boat and a whole lot more got off! If you found this lesson useful, be sure to check out some of the others at ESL In Asia
. Good luck!