Lesson plan Subject matter: Animals. At the zoo. Aims

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Subject matter: Animals. At the zoo.

Aims: to develop speaking and reading skills; describing animals, participating willingly in pair work; to revise the vocabulary; showing respect for classmates’ opinions; displaying confidence in one’s ability to communicate successfully in English;

Materials: pictures of animals, CD, posters, computer.


I Preparation

1 Greeting:

Teacher: Good morning, dear boys and girls! Glad to see you. How are you?

Pupils: We are fine.

2 Warming-up activities
Teacher: Great! So let’s start our lesson. Look at the blackboard, please. Can you tell me what we are going to speak about?

Pupils: About animals.

Teacher: Yes. Right you are. We can’t imagine our life without animals, without nature. Today we have to do many tasks. If we cope with our activities successfully we’ll go to the zoo. But first of all read this sentence, please. “Be careful what you say or do when you visit the animals at the zoo”

  • Why should people be careful?

Pupils: Some animals are dangerous.

Pupils: Some animals are wide and aggressive.

Pupils: Some animals are big, others are small.

Teacher: You are more than right. Do you know the animals well?

Pupils: Yes, we do.
Teacher: Let’s check. Revise our vocabulary. Are you ready? Can we start?

Teacher: Thank you. And now let’s sing a song about animals.

Are the monkeys climbing?

Yes, they are.

Are the zebras running?

Yes, they are.

Are the tigers walking?

Are the parrots talking?

Are the monkeys climbing?

Yes, they are.

Are the penguins swimming?

Yes, they are.

Are the parrots flying?

Yes, they are.

Are the lizards eating?

Are the lions sleeping?

Are the penguins swimming?

Yes, they are.

Teacher: The next activity is listening to the story.


My grandpa John lives on a farm in Australia with his parrot, Wizard and his dog, Etna. Grandpa tells Wizard, Etna and I great stories about his job and about animals.

  • Grandpa, tell us some new stories!

  • When I was a sportsman, I was faster than a shark! I got a medal at the Sharks’ Olympic Games!

  • Really? You were faster than a shark?

  • Yes, he was! Yes, he was!

  • When I was a fisherman, I met a bear and went fishing with it.

  • We got a fish with a tail as big as a sailing boat.

  • Really? You went fishing with a bear?

  • Yes, he did! Yes, he did!

  • When I was an explorer, I got lost in the jungle. I was hungry and thirsty. Suddenly I saw a little fly and I followed it. We went to a village and ate lots of fruit at the market.

  • Really? You followed a fly to a market?

  • Yes, he did! Yes, he did!

  • When I was a zoo keeper, I fed 20 kangaroos and a hundred rabbits three times a day, and they were always hungry!

  • Really? You fed 120 animals at the zoo?

  • Yes, he did! Yes, he did!

  • Well, let’s feed Etna and her little puppies now!

  • Good idea!

  • Off we go! Off we go!


Teacher: Are the statements true or false?

1. Grandpa John lives on a farm in Canada. (Australia)

2. When he was a sportsman, he was faster than a shark.

3. He got a medal at the Sharks’ Olympic Games.

4. He met a tiger and went fishing with it. (a bear )

5. He got a fish with a long tail.

6. In the jungle he saw a little bee. (fly)

7. He fed 40 kangaroos. (20)

8. The animals were always thirsty. (hungry)

Teacher: Well, boys and girls, try to answer my questions. Have you heard about London Zoo? Do you want to know more about it? Look trough your paper and you will find a text.

London Zoo

Welcome to London Zoo. You will see a lot of exotic animals here: giraffes and elephants, lions and polar bears, zebras and crocodiles. Also you will meet many baby animals: see the young birds stretch their wings. And watch out when "Junior Jumbo" walks. This little elephant likes to walk. And those funny little monkeys are always full of fun: swinging, jumping, chasing and chattering. We have over 5,000 insects, big and small, walking, jumping, sleeping.

Your visit will be safe, because all animals live in big comfortable cages. Zoo keepers feed animals twice a day. And when it is feeding time at the zoo, look at those sharks diving for their daily catch. They say feeding time is the most interesting in the zoo.

Many scientists work at our zoo. They learn how to treat and breed animals. Trip to our zoo will be greatly interesting for you. But don't bring your pet with you because wild animals can attack it and don't feed animals, because they eat only special food.

Teacher: And after the text you will find some questions about it. Please, answer them and underline answers in the text.

  1. Why do people keep animals in zoos?

2. Where do animals live in the zoo?

3 .Do animals have enough space for living?

4. Is zoo a good place for animals to live?

5. Do different animals meet each other in zoo?

6. Can you learn about animals at the zoo?

7. Can you feed animals in the zoo? Why?

8. Can you take your pet with you to the zoo? Why?


Teacher: Now work in groups. Your task is to make the dialogues.

- Hello!

- Hello!

- How are you?

- Good.

- What animal do you like?

- A tiger.

- Tell me about tiger.

- Tiger. It's the biggest cat. They have striped skin. Tiger is a beautiful and noble animal. In their world there are few. When I grow up, I will protect these.

- And what animal do you like?

- I like panda. Because it's black-white, funny, clever. It likes to eat bamboo.

- Bye.

- Bye.

  • Do you like the zoo?

  • Yes, I do. It’s great! What’s the animal over there?

  • Which one? What does it look like?

  • It has got four short legs, a long tail and yellow fur with black stripes.

  • That’s a tiger. Tigers are so beautiful.

  • Yes, they are. Look, what’s that behind the tree?

  • It’s a bear.

  • Oh, I don’t like bears.

  • Why not?

  • They are angry and dangerous.

  • I find them clever and handsome. Let’s go and see zebras.

  • OK.

Teacher: Congratulations. Your dialogues are very good. Let’s have a rest. Let’s sing a song.

Bye-bye, bye-bye

This is a dolphin, my very good friend.

It lives in the sea, isn’t it great?

Look at its body, look at its smile.

Hello, dear dolphin! Hello and goodbye.
Bye-bye, bye-bye

This is a panda, my very good friend.

It lives in the bushes, isn’t it great?

Look at its body, look at its smile.

Hello, dear panda! Hello and goodbye!
Bye-bye, bye-bye

This is a lion, my very good friend.

It lives in the jungle, isn’t it great?

Look at its body, look at its smile.

Hello, dear lion! Hello and goodbye!

Bye-bye, bye-bye

This is a bat, my very good friend.

It lives in a cave, isn’t it great?

Look at its body, look at its smile.

Hello, dear bat! Hello and goodbye!


Teacher: There are many folk tales about animals. And now listen to one of them.

One day, a lion is sleeping. A mouse runs over the lion’s nose and the lion wakes up. The lion is angry. The mouse is scared. “I’m very sorry,” says the mouse. “Don’t eat me! I can help you one day.”

The lion laughs. “That’s funny!” it says. “You are little! How can you help me?” But the lion is not angry now. The mouse runs away.

One year later, the lion is walking in the jungle. A big net falls over the lion. The lion opens its mouse and roars. The mouse hears the lion and it runs to help.

“Don’t move,” says the mouse. “I can help you”.

The mouse chews the net and makes a big hole. The lion is free.

“Thank you,” says the lion. “You are little, but you are kind.”


Teacher: Ok, thank you. Now work on groups. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct Present Simple form.

"Animal facts" Did you know?

1 group.

A cheetah :(run)very fast.

Frogs:(live) on all continents expect Antarctica.

Hippos:(give) birth underwater.

The blue whale :(weigh) 50 tons at birth.

Dolphins :(sleep) with one eye open.

2 group.

The black and white rhino :(have) two horns.

Butterflies : (taste) with their feet.

A crocodile : (move) fast with its tail.

A deer : (eat) grass.

Leopards : (keep) moving. They never stay in the same place.

Teacher: Children, do you like to guess the riddles? Be attentive.
I’m green. I’m small.

I live in the pond.

I can jump. I can croak.

What I am?

(A frog)

I’m green. I’m long.

I live in water. I live in Africa.

I can swim, I can’t run. I can’t fly.

What am I?

(A crocodile)

I’m yellow.

I can run, jump, walk, climb.

I live in Africa.

What am I?

(A lion)
Who was the longest neck?

( A giraffe)

It lives in Australia
It has got a pouch on its stomach.
It carries its baby in the porch,
Its tail is very strong
It can jump up to 26 feet, who is it?

(A kangaroo)

In winter it sleeps, who is it?

(A bear)

Teacher: Thank you. Good work. You have already coped with your tasks and you may go to the zoo. By the way, have you ever been to London? And now imagine that you are in London. You are at London zoo. Our zoo keeper has tickets. And your task is to describe any of the animals you want. After that you’ll get the ticket to the zoo.

Teacher: Now, I will finish our lesson with poem "My dream" by Billian Brown.

"My dream"

I love all kinds of animals

Dogs and cats and rabbits
I love all kinds of animals,
Despite their little habits.
If I had tons of money,
Do you know what I would do?
I would buy lots of animals
And have my own zoo.
But they wouldn't begin cages,
They would, be free to run around.
And there's one thing they could feel
And that is safe and sound.
T: I think, that our today's lesson was useful for you, you will save, help, care of about animals. Thank you for the lesson. Your marks:

Teacher: Open your diaries and write down your homework - learn by heart the poem.

The lesson is over. Good bye, my dears.

P: Thank you, goodbye our teacher.

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