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Lesson plan

Free time
Free time activites

• To help students extend their vocabulary
• To develop students’ speaking and listening skills
• To develop students’ writing skills

Age group


About 60 minutes


Flash cards http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/worksheets/playground-flashcards
Song http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/playing-the-playground
Story http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/no-dogs
Game (easy) http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/word-games/label-the-picture/playground
Game (more difficult) http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/word-games/make-thesentences/playground-rules
Writing http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/your-turn/free-time-activities

In this lesson children practise playground vocabulary, sing a song about the playground, listen to a story about a dog in the park, and play an online game. They also practise speaking and writing about their free time activities. The song and the story have activity sheets and answer sheets to download and print.

1. Flash cards
(10 mins)

• Print the playground flashcards. Hold up the ‘swings’ picture card and say ‘I like playing on the swings. Do you like the swings?’ Tell the students to put up their hand

Lesson plan if they like playing on the swings.’ Do the same with the other picture cards. Now ask the students to listen and repeat the playground words after you as you show them the cards. Spread out the picture and word cards face up on the floor. Ask for volunteers to match the pictures with the correct words. Now put all the picture and word cards face down on the floor. Invite students to choose two cards. Can they find matching pairs?
2. Song
(10 - 15 mins)

• Ask the children to tell you playground activities in English (playing on the swings, playing football…etc) and write

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