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
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.
|geography||maps, countries, cities, continents|
|history||moon landing, wars, inventions|
|art||painting, gallery, drawing|
|math||numbers, count, add, subtract|
|science||experiments, inventions, lab|
|biology||plant, animal, body parts|
|English||ABC, words, sentences|
Learn about something / Learn how to do something
- We learn about maps and countries in Geography.
- We learn about famous inventions in History.
- We learn about plants and animals in biology.
- We learn how to add and subtract numbers in math.
- We learn how to conduct experiments in science.
- We learn how to draw and paint in art.
- What is your favorite subject, Sally?
- I like art.
- Why do you like art?
- I like art because I like to draw.
- Sally likes art because she likes to draw.
- Bob dislikes math.
- Math is Bob’s least favorite subject.
- Why do we have math every day?
- We have math every day because it is a very important subject.
Bob: I hope Ms. Ann is late.
Sally: Why, Bob?
Bob: I hate math. I would rather go to geography.
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!