This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Language Skills Developed
Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Students will be tasked with verifying an existing theory, they will be asked to analyse, summarise the material and present it shortly. They will develop the following skills:
-intellectual skills including organization and planning;
-personal skills: time management, responsibility, discipline, self-confidence.
• General aim for this lesson is to deepen students’ knowledge in chemical properties of metals.
• Linguistic aims:
to express understanding and experiences
to introduce key vocabulary: electronegativity, oxidation, reactive metals, reactions of metals, oxygen, acids, chemical properties, electrons, etc.;
to use key vocabulary to explain what metals chemical properties are and present them;
to understand the content.
• Subject specific aims:
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to understand chemical properties of metals and present them, as well as to use the present simple and present simple passive better. Besides, this lesson aims at helping students to develop listening and writing skills as well as the ability to comment the topic and express their opinion.
• Target group age
This task is aimed at students of 15-16 years old.
• Level of competence in English (CEFR)
Time required to complete the task is 1-2 lessons.
First step, a teacher needs to select key vocabulary items that learners need to know and understand in order to be able to process the input in the videos and tasks. After that students watch video lesson Properties of Metals 2: Chemical Properties
and write down key information, as well as focus on the vocabulary and the information shown. Later the video could be discussed with students in English or mother tongue.
Once video is watched and notes are made every student will write the summary of the presented information and tell to the class.
Teacher may help students with grammar or vocabulary issues.
As homework a teacher can ask students to watch the videos 1 and 2 from Teaching Resources (reviewed) and add some more information to the summary written in class.
Possible difficulties for the students
Students do not usually have any difficulties because the topic is really interesting. But some of them whose level of English is poor may have difficulties understanding the content, as well as writing the summary and presenting the topic.
Teaching Resources (created)
Teaching Resources (reviewed)
Related Video Lessons