In this tree-themed lesson from the British Council Teaching English website, the students will find out about each other’s likes and make a tree display for the classroom.

Students write about their likes on a paper leaf and draw the same likes on an apple. They stick these to a tree, then read about each other to complete a matching activity.

The plan suggests the teacher uses this lesson at the start of a course for the students to get to know each other. However, this lesson could be used at any time during a course to re-cycle whatever topic language the class have been studying. In fact, the lesson can be adapted in many ways. If apples aren’t a common fruit in your region, why not have the learners draw on a different fruit?

Listen to two teachers talking about how they would adapt this lesson:

You can download additional resources such as the worksheet or a template of an apple and a leaf.

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