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Hello everybody !!

This afternoon I want to show you this printable about the Taj Mahal that I have used with my 13-year-old students from my CLIL Geography class (English level, pre-intermediate CEFR A2+). It consists of a warming up activity to motivate them to learn about the topic and to check their prior knowledge on the topic, a reading text, some reading comprehension questions, a couple of vocabulary activities, a collaborative exercise and some final discussion points to deal with in a heads-together activity. You will also find the answer key and a printer-friendly versión of the text.

I have done this activity when we were studying Manmade Wonders in Asia. My students have learnt a lot about this building, the history and the legend behind it. 

During this activity we were also watching  a video from YouTube called Taj Mahal in India  in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_zFvktrfRY which deals with the origin of India, which many centuries ago was not a country but diffrent kingdoms, with the difference between the north and the south of India and with Shah Janan's amazing construction(level of the video A2, pre-intermediate). 

Hope you find it useful... Let me know your feedback and remember,... always have fun !!

Sophia

taj-mahal.pdf

 

 

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Hello everybody !!

I would like to share this printable about Everest that I have used with my 12-year-old students from my CLIL Geography class (English level, pre-intermediate CEFR A2+). It consists of a warming up activity to motivate them to learn about the topic and to ckeck their prior knowledge on the topic, a reading text, some reading comprehension questions, a couple of vocabulary activities, a collaborative exercise and some final discussion points to deal with in a heads-together activity. You will also find the answer key and a printer-friendly versión of the text.

I have done this activity when we were studying the continent of Asia. My students have loved it, and although some of them couldn't understand 100%, most of them grasped the general ideas, since a characteristic of this printable is that it is based on their prior knowledge of Everest. During this activity we were also watching some videos from YouTube

Hope you find it useful... Let me know your feedback and remember,... always have fun !!

Sophia

everest.pdf

 

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WONDERS OF THE WORLD 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wonders-of-the-World-1848687 

 

Wonders of the World would never be so clear and close to you after working with this unit especially designed to cover the following wonders:



Part 1: Ancient Wonders of the World

Part 2: The New 7 Wonders of the World

Part 3: the New 7 Wonders of Nature

Four end-of-unit activities.

Glossary with key words.

Answer keys.

Following Bloom's Taxonomy and the relevance of high-order thinking in developing our students' critical thinking, there are four extra activities along the unit (which is clearly marked with a "thinking head symbol")

You can watch some short videos on this topic on the following links:

Egyptian Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU1icQ-Cr4Q

Mayan Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4LYrU_rDOU

Great Wall of China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvKtIbO5W0g

Hope you enjoy it and find it useful !!

 

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Seven manmade wonders of the world

 

This printable deals with seven manmade wonders of the world: Chichan Itza in Mexico, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Taj Mahal in India, Machu Pichu in Peru, Petra in Jordan, the Great Wall of China and the Colosseum in Italy.

Find the downloadable printable in the following link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Seven-manmade-wonders-of-the-world-1247056

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Geishas in Japan

 

Geisha (芸者?) or geigi (芸妓?) are traditional female Japanese entertainers. They are skilled at different Japanese arts, like playing classical Japanese music, dancing and poetry. The term "geisha" is made of two Japanese words, (gei) meaning "art" and 者 (sha) meaning "person who does" or "to be employed in". The most literal translation of geisha to English is "artist". Geisha are very respected and it is hard to become one. This video clip talks about this old tradition of the Japanese culture.

To learn more, you can find the free printable with the worksheet and the answer key in the following link:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geishas-in-Japan-httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvdXOfEWFOSN4-1643719


Or just click on the following link: TPT-Geishas-in-Japan-merger.pdf

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