Students learn about China by forming sentences from a wordle, matching pictures with definitions, doing a word search, filling gaps to read the legend, by writing a creative short article and more.
▲▲▲ THE CHINESE LEGEND OF NIAN ( SKILLS: READING AND WRITING) ▲▲▲
: Students will learn plenty of new vocabulary words through engaging and challenging activities. They will work individually, in pairs or in small groups to include variety in lesson dynamics.
: Before getting to read the texts, students can work in pairs to match words with pictures. The story about the legend of Nian is split into two parts. All the reading activities can be done in pairs or small groups. During the pre-reading activity students will be faced with a wordle containing all the words from the story and they will be asked to form three complete sentences by using as many words as possible from the wordle. After that, they will engage in a gap filling activity to get to know the first part of the story. They will, then, engage in a writing activity to propose an alternative part 2 to the legend. The second part of the story is presented through two activities. During the first students work on a wordsearch and only then they will fill the blanks with the words from the previous exercise. The unit will be concluded with a revision crossword which will bring them back to the very first activity to review the vocabulary words learned in it.
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►TABLE OF CONTENTS◄
1. Cover page
3. Table of content
5. Match words with pictures
6. Form sentences from a wordle
7. Reading Comprehension, Part 1 (The legend of Nian)
⇒ Activity A. Find the meaning of words
⇒ Activity B. Fill the blanks
8. Writing prompt: "You have just finished reading part one. Before going any further, try to think of a possible continuation by writing a short article.”
9. Reading Comprehension, Part 2 (The legend of Nian): Activity A. Wordsearch
10. Reading Comprehension, Part 2 (The legend of Nian): Activity B. Fill the blanks
11. Full text (for teacher's reference)
12. Crossword to review vocabulary learned with the matching exercise.
13-20. Black&White version of all the worksheets
21-25. Detailed answers
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