Lesson "Animals that can be dangerous for humans", 7th grade

Тарасова Н. В., учитель английского языка29 Октября, 2015 11:11

Theme: Animals that can be dangerous for humans

Aims and objectives:

  • To enrich the lexical them, to identify dangerous animals and how they can hurt and kill people, to speak about how people can protect themselves from attack of aggressive animals
  • To develop and improve listening, speaking and reading skills.
  • To widen the pupils` outlook at the lesson

Type of the lesson: lesson of fixation of knowledge and of developing skills and abilities

Equipment:  pictures of animals, PPP, video, texts, sheets of paper (A3), markers, cards

Plan

   I. Preliminaries and Warm up

   A). Division into groups according to the pictures of mammals, reptiles, insects

   B). Making a Spider (working in groups)

Each group should make a spider, choosing the appropriate words:

The 1st group –only adjectives

The 2nd group –only verbs

The 3rd group –only nouns (habitats of the animals)

The speaker of each group shows their spider and read the words.

  C). Discussing the theme of the lesson and its aims

Pupils are shown the pictures of aggressive animals, they try to guess the theme of the lesson.

   II. Presentation

   A). Writing a top of 10 most dangerous animals in the world (working in groups)

Pupils exchange their sheets of paper

Check their work, looking at the slide, if they can the same animals they should circle them

    B). Watching a video and working with a table.

Pupils watch the video, choosing the weapons of animals and sticking them.

Then they exchange their tables and check them looking at the slide

     C). Speaking

Pupils answer the questions about these animals

     III. Practice

   A). Division into three groups according to the pictures of hippos, jellyfish and mosquitoes.

    B). Watching a video

    C). Reading a text

Pupils read an individual text, then discuss in groups  what they understand about it.

The 1st group –about the hippos

The 2nd group –about the jellyfish

The 3rd group- about the mosquitoes

      IV. Production

   A). Designing a poster about their animals (A3) -4-5 minutes

Pupils draw and paint, using the information from their texts

   B). Presenting a poster and speaking about their dangerous animal

Pupils come up to the board and present their poster

   C). Playing a game

Pupils choose a space and listen to the question, they answer the question and if they are right they get a point.

   V. Conclusion and home task: write an essay “What you think about the quote “Let sleeping dogs lie”

 Outline

I. Preliminaries and Warm up

A). Division into groups according to the pictures of mammals, reptiles, insects.

 Children take pictures and find their groups, then find their place according to the definitions of their animals putting on the desks.

B). Making a Spider (working in groups)

Each group should make a spider, choosing the appropriate words:

The 1st group –only adjectives: cute, cunning, friendly, aggressive, rare, clever, predatory, venomous.

The 2nd group –only verbs: protect, provoke, hunt, ignore, feed, take care of, tease

The 3rd group –only nouns (habitats of the animals): rivers, deserts, oceans, national parks, forests, jungle.

The speaker of each group shows their spider and read the words.

C).  Discussing the theme of the lesson and its aims

Pupils are shown the pictures of aggressive animals, they try to guess the theme of the lesson.

Teacher asks, “What ideas come to your mind looking at these pictures?”

                        “Can you guess the theme of our lesson today?”

Pupils say their ideas.

Teacher says, “The theme is “Animals that can be dangerous for humans”

Teacher asks, “What information do you want to learn at the lesson?”

Pupils say their ideas

II. Presentation

A). Writing a top of 10 most dangerous animals in the world (working in groups)

Pupils exchange their sheets of paper

Check their work, looking at the slide, if they can the same animals they should circle them

Then pupils are asked to name three the most dangerous animals from that list. Each group says their ideas, then they check their predictions looking at the slide

 Teacher asks, “What ideas do you have about how these animals hurt or kill people?”

   B). Watching a video and working with a table.

Pupils watch the video, choosing the weapons of animals and sticking them.

Then they exchange their tables and check them looking at the slide

C). Speaking

Pupils answer the questions about these animals:

ü  What is the least dangerous animal according to the scientific research?

ü  What is the most dangerous? Why?

ü  What animals can kill with the help of poison and weapon?

ü  What animals can kill with the help of sharp teeth and tails?

ü  What animals kill from 200 till 300 people a year?

III. Practice

A). Division into three groups according to the pictures of hippos, jellyfish and mosquitoes.

B). Watching a video

Each group watches an individual video:

C). Reading a text

Pupils read an individual text, then they discuss what they understand about it.

The 1st group –about the hippos

The 2nd group –about the jellyfish

The 3rd group- about the mosquitoes 

Hippos

In cartoons hippos are usually slow, happy and funny. But real hippos are evil and aggressive and are certainly more dangerous than lions and tigers. Hippos are very heavy –some are about 3,000 kilograms. But they can run very fast and swim well, and they don`t like people. Hippos kill more people in Africa than any other animal.

 

Box jellyfish

When people think of dangerous animals in the sea, they usually think of sharks. But the most dangerous sea animal isn`t very big. It is a small jellyfish. The body of it is about20 centimetres long. But it has got about 60 tentacles – and they are about three metres long. One of these tentacles can kill a human very quickly. Box jellyfish swim in the seas around Australia from October to April. When the jellyfish are there, nobody goes swimming.

 

Mosquitoes

The animal with the most dangerous bite isn`t a snake or a lion. It`s an insect and you can find it all over the world. Mosquitoes give very dangerous disease (malaria) to over 300 million people every year and about two million people die. Forty per cent of the world`s population are always  in danger of malaria from mosquitoes. The mosquito is the world`s most dangerous animal – and it is also one of the smallest.

IV. Production

A). Designing a poster about their animals (A3) -4-5 minutes

Pupils draw and paint, using the information from their texts

B).  Presenting a poster and speaking about their dangerous animal

Pupils come up to the board and present their poster

C). Playing a game

Pupils choose a space and listen to the question, they answer the question and if they are right they get a point.

V. Conclusion and home task: write an essay “What you think about the quote “Let sleeping dogs lie”