- Introduce the vocabulary used on the worksheet. Write the following three categories on the board: Weather, Sports and Animals. Write a letter and encourage the children to call out words beginning with that letter for each category. Help them with mime or pictures. Use the following letters and words (you can then continue with others if you wish):
Completing People and their environment: Mountains Worksheet
- On the board, draw a mountain and write the six headings from Activity 1. Use L1 or L2 to explain what they mean. Go through the headings and elicit information from the children, eg Vegetation? Are there trees on mountains? And flowers? And grass? Climate. What about the weather? Is it hot or cold? Teach the children the keywords: population = people; climate = weather; vegetation = plants; forest = trees; fields = grass; bears, wolves, sheep, goats, rabbits = animals; hiking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, rafting, fishing = sports.
- Read the sentences with the class and elicit the headings.
- The children read the paragraphs again and write the headings. Then they compare their answers in pairs or small groups.
Answers: 1-What are mountains?; 2-Climate; 3-Vegetation; 4-Animals; 5-Population; 6-Sports
- Look at the table in Activity 2 with the children. Go through each category orally with the class and elicit the keywords for each box.
- Tell the children to write the important words for each category in the table.
Answers: 1-high, natural places; 2-cold, wet, rains, snows; 3-forests, fields; 4-bears, wolves, sheep, goats, rabbits; 5-10% of the world’s population, villages;6-hiking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, rafting, fishing
Ask the children to compare their lives to life in the mountains, eg I go to the cinema. In the mountains people go fishing.