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Predator and prey (Basic Ecology)

Subject taught
- Biology

Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wShaj7IUO5g

Type of Product
- Videos

Language Skills Developed
- Interaction
- Listening
- Speaking
- Writing

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Students will develop note-taking, critical thinking skills and team work.

Description
General aims Students will be able to present and explain the predator and prey relationship. They will acquire the basic English vocabulary connected with the topic (the predator and prey relationship). Students will develop positive learning habits such as organisational and problem-solving skills.
Linguistic aims
Students will be able to:
-listen English video with ease
-reflect on their listening experience and share it with their peers
-get the main ideas
-comprehend the topic correctly
-translate words connected with the topic (the predator and prey relationship) from English into their mother tongue.
Subject specific aims
Students will be able to:
present and explain the predator and prey relationship
Target groups age:
Students from high school 15 -18+ years old.
Level of competence in English (CEFR)
B1+/B2
Time required to use the resource with the students: 1 hour

•How to use it
The teacher introduces the topic and elicits from students what words they associate with the topic. The teacher divides the class into groups of three or four and asks them to complete the following template: What is a prey an predator interaction?/ Examples of predators/ Examples of predators/ Can be a cow both a predator and prey? Why? Why not? Students write down everything they know or have learned about the topic and then watch the video to check their answers. The teacher wraps up the session by having a discussion about the topic, answer students’ questions and invites them to research the topic on the internet.
Possible difficulties for the students

Students who have poor knowledge of English can have problems with understanding the content.

Comments
•Strengths: It is easy to use and follow. The video is well structured with suggestive illustrations and subtitles in English; it provides students with structured information related to the topic. •Scientific reliability: The source is reliable. •The activity can be done individually or in pairs. It encourages collaborative learning and self–directed learning.

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Predator and Prey