Listen and Do

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A physical response to English may become a really motivating and engaging activity for our youngest learners. Moreover, it allows children to become aware of their bodies and identify their emotions. TPR activities are easy to carry out, as they do not requiere a lot of preparation. However, I believe this method should be combined with others, since it can become really repetitive and students can get tired of it.

The following lesson and its TPR activities might be useful if students are working on projects about the human body.

Topics: The human body
Grammar focus: Imperatives
Skills: Listening and writing
Level: Beginners
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

1. Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes (5-10 minutes)

Play this video, it will let your students hear each word in isolation. Once you think your students are ready, listen to the other version, which…

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