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Using I nformation Technology in Teaching

and Learning of English



Level : P.1
Module : Connecting with the natural world
Unit : Animals
Task : Writing animal riddles
Teacher : Lai Fung Ying

Using I nformation Technology in Teaching
and Learning of English
Level : P.1
Module : Connecting with the natural world
Unit : Animals
Task : Writing animal riddles
Language Functions and Focus :
Use nouns to identify animals A panda has a short tail.
Use the simple present tense to express simple truths An elephant has big ears.
Use adjectives to describe animals An elephant has big ears.
Use nouns to identify body parts An elephant has big ears.
Use pronouns to identify animals It has a long nose.
Use modals to talk about ability It can fly.
Ask simple questions to obtain yes/no responses Is it a panda?
Language Skills
1. Listening : Identify main ideas
2. Speaking : Use modelled phrases and sentences to communicate
with teachers or other pupils
3. Reading : Recognise common abbreviations and contracted forms
4. Writing : Develop written texts by adding personal ideas and
information when a model or framework is provided



Teaching Procedures :
A. Motivation :
Ask pupils to bring in some toy animals. Revise the names of the animals using the wall
picture, flash cards or the toys. ( a panda, a tiger, a bird, a hippo, a monkey, an elephant)
B. Revision :
Revise the words tail, ears, nose, legs, beak, wings by pointing to the toys or pictures.
Revise the adjectives big, small, long and short by talking about the body parts of
different animals.
Revise can by demonstrating that the teacher can run, swim and climb. Write on the
blackboard I can run. I cant swim. Etc. Then talk about the animals abilities e.g. A
tiger can run.
Demonstrate that the teacher cannot fly. Write on the blackboard I cant fly. A bird can
fly. Practise can and cant using the toys or pictures.

C. Powerpoint Presentation :
Set up Powerpoint to Animal Riddles.
For each Powerpoint, the sentences describing the animal will be appeared one
by one. Encourage pupils to guess what the animal is.
Pupil: Is it a/an __________?
Teacher: Yes, it is. / No, it isnt.
The picture of the animal will be appeared at the end ie when all the sentences
have already shown. Hence pupils know the answer.
Pupils read aloud the animal riddle.
Four Powerpoint will be shown in the same way so as to make pupils
familiarize how to write an animal riddle.
D. Task (Writing animal riddles)
Ask pupils to write an animal riddle.
They ask and answer in pairs using the structure Is it a _________? Yes, it is. /
No, it isnt.
Remind pupils not to let their friends see the answer.

E. Post-task Activity
Pupils draw pictures of the toy animal they have brought to class or some
pictures have been printed out in advance. On a separate piece of paper, they
write a riddle about the animal.
They put the picture on the notice board.
The riddle they wrote is read out. If someone guesses the animal correctly, the
riddle is pinned up under the picture.

An Animal Riddle
It is small.
It has a long beak.
It has two wings.
It can fly.
It cant swim.
An Animal Riddle
It is small.
It is green.
It has four long legs.
It has a big mouth.
It can jump.
It can live on land and
in water.

An Animal Riddle
It is big.
It is brown.
It has a big mouth.
It has a big nose.
It can run.
It is the King of
Animals.
An Animal Riddle
It is big.
It is thin.
It has two small ears.
It has four legs.
It has a long tail.
It can run very fast.