Unit 1 – School Subjects Kids English Lesson


Unit 1: School Subjects


  • Teach ESL/EFL young learners the names of school subjects and expressions used when talking about preference for different subjects.
  • Build vocabulary by associating related words with related school subjects.
  • This kids English lesson also teaches students the difference between ‘learn about something’ and ‘learn how to do something’.
  • Learn to give reasons for preferring something using the conjunction ‘because’.
  • By the end of the lesson students should be able to ask and answer questions about school subjects.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

school-subjects video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

school-subjects game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

school-subjects test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'School Subjects'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Bob simply does not like math and is hoping Miss Ann comes late to class today. While waiting for the teacher to arrive, the students engage in a conversation about their favorite subjects. They also learn to give reasons for liking different subjects. Miss Ann arrives and Bob gets to learn why math is a very important subject. He develops a liking for math after today’s lesson.


School Subjects


Word Association

geographymaps, countries, cities, continents
historymoon landing, wars, inventions
artpainting, gallery, drawing
mathnumbers, count, add, subtract
scienceexperiments, inventions, lab
P.Esports, exercise
biologyplant, animal, body parts
EnglishABC, words, sentences

Key Sentences:

Learn about something / Learn how to do something

  1. We learn about maps and countries in Geography.
  2. We learn about famous inventions in History.
  3. We learn about plants and animals in biology.
  4. We learn how to add and subtract numbers in math.
  5. We learn how to conduct experiments in science.
  6. We learn how to draw and paint in art.

Favorite Subjects

  1. What is your favorite subject, Sally?
  2. I like art.
  3. Why do you like art?
  4. I like art because I like to draw.
  5. Sally likes art because she likes to draw.
  6. Bob dislikes math.
  7. Math is Bob’s least favorite subject.
  8. Why do we have math every day?
  9. We have math every day because it is a very important subject.

Dialogue Script

Bob: I hope Ms. Ann is late.

Sally: Why, Bob?

Bob: I hate math. I would rather go to geography.

Sally: Why?

Bob: Geography is my favorite subject. I like looking at maps.

Sally: Well, I don’t like geography. I like art.

Freddie: Why do you like art, Sally?

Sally: I like to draw and color.

Stephanie: Hi everyone.

Bob: Hi Stephanie!

Stephanie: Is everyone ready for math class?

Freddie: We are, but Bob isn’t!

Stephanie: What’s wrong, Bob?

Sally: He doesn’t like math. He wants to go to geography.

Stephanie: Oh, I don’t like geography at all!

Bob: What’s your favorite subject, Stephanie?

Stephanie: I like P.E. I like to do the jumping and running.

Sally: I wish we had P.E. more often.

Bob: Me too! We only have it every Wednesday. I want to have it every day.

Sally: Good morning, Ms. Ann.

Ms. Ann: Good morning students, I’m sorry I’m late.

Bob: Ms. Ann, why do we have math every day?

Stephanie: Yeah, but we only have P.E. on Wednesdays?

Ms. Ann: Math is a very important subject. It is the basis for many other things.

Ms. Ann: When you learn how to add and subtract, you can do many things.

Bob: Like what, Ms. Ann?

Ms. Ann: Well, you can count change so you know how much to pay for the toy you want.

Bob: What do you mean?

Ms. Ann: If you can’t do math, they could charge you more than it’s worth and you wouldn’t know.

Bob: Okay, maybe I do like Math!

This lesson is part of the Level 4 English course.

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