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This lesson makes for a fun way of working with language to do with accommodation and living spaces, as the students work together to build a large model house. The model is then referred to throughout subsequent lessons and forms a focus for discussion. There are a number of instructions you can find on the internet for making LEGO houses. Personally, I love this Apple Tree House http://creator.lego.com/en-us/buildinginstructions/default.aspx. Don’t feel you have to stick rigorously to the instructions, colours and brick choices. Work with what you have. In this activity the class build a LEGO house – each group could build a section (such as the roof, garden etc) and then it all gets put together in the centre of the room.
- This can then lead on to discussions of rooms, contents and the layouts of students’ own homes. You could also try practising model verbs to talk about home safety. (more…)