Lesson 13: Do you like … animals?

Lesson Plan

Run through all the questions from the previous lessons – remember to keep it fun by varying how you elicit the answers.

Play 2.  Rock, Paper, Scissors ask 3. What’s your name? + My name is ….. & Nice to meet you, 4. How are you? + several of the answers

6. Left, right, forward & back.  Plus the Left & Right song.
7. I am, you are, he is, she is, they are, we are, everybody is …. gesture a person and a “How are you?” emotion and the kids make the appropriate sentence.
8. Jump whilst singing the numbers 1 to 12.  (This time without the music)
9. Ask “How old are you?”  and the students ask each.
10.  What’s the weather like? + a selection of answers and sing the What’s the weather like? song.

11.  Run through Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, Good night without the music.

12. Ask a few “Do you like?” questions using some of the foods and review the Do you like …. food? song.

This theme runs over the same grammar point as the previous Do you like …. food? lesson.  So if you are teaching adults or older learners you can skip it if you please.  Although it’s always fun of course.   And for kids this was always a big, big request, to have Do you like … ? with animals.

The students should be familiar with “Do you like…?” from the previous lesson, so just run through it again this time with animals.

Ninja Tip:  Notice how all these animals are in the plural form.  That way there’s never any confusion over whether there should be an extra “s” on the end or not.

Then sing the song from the Teacher’s Set as before with the kids giving honest answers.


These are the same games as the previous lesson previous lesson, just change the food vocab for the animal vocab.

First the version for big groups …

1. Split the students into two halves, and give each team a cool name.
2. Three kids from each group are nominated to be the designated runners and stand at the back.
3. Put the “Words 2” on the screen.

4. Wander round the class and say “hello” to a random student ( or point the microphone to them if you have one)
5. This student then asks you “Do you like…?” plus one of the animals on the screen.
6. You answer “No, I don’t”.
7. Wander around getting a few more people to ask you.
8. Eventually you say “Yes, I do!” to one person’s question.
9. The front runner from each group has to rush forward and pick up the matching card. The further they have to run, the more fun!
10. Continue from 4.

It’s really fun and frantic and has lots of participation from many students. One nice thing is that even weaker kids can say “Do you like dogs?” or “Do you like cats?”, and the more advanced students will ask more complicated ones.

And everyone has to listen really carefully to what each person says. As you will have quite a few “No, I don’ts” before the final “Yes, I do” it’s really good practise for everyone to listen really carefully to many people in the class. After all, the one time they don’t listen maybe the one you say “yes” to!

The other good thing is that although most of the students are sat down ( it’s great for even very large classes), they are all listening and they all go crazy shouting the words out and supporting their runners as they run past them to get the cards!

Or Small Group Karuta

Ninja Tip:  On a laptop you’ll see subtitles in English on the video.  If you’re viewing on a phone or tablet the game starts 2 minutes in.

1.  Everyone is in a circle with the picture cards in the middle.

2.  One student gets to answer.

3.  Going round the circle, one person at a time asks this student “Do you like ….”  plus one of the animals on the cards.

4.  They reply “No, I don’t!”

5.  Repeat from step 3.

6.  But …. sometimes they will say “Yes, I do!”

7.  Then everyone has to try and slap this card!

8.  The fastest person to slap this card is the winner, gets to keep the card and becomes the answering student!

9. Repeat from step 3.

Do you like? Animals

Do you like dogs?
Yes I do / No I don’t.
Do you like cats?
Yes I do / No I don’t.
Do you like birds?
Yes I do / No I don’t.
Do you like mice?
Yes I do / No I don’t.

Cute, cute, cute.
Cute, cute, cute

Do you like chickens?
Yes I do / No I don’t.
Do you like sheep?
Yes I do / No I don’t.
Do you like bears?
Yes I do / No I don’t.
Do you like bees?
Yes I do / No I don’t.

Cute, cute, cute.
Cute, cute, cute

Do you like elephants?
Yes I do / No I don’t.
Do you like monkeys?
Yes I do / No I don’t.
Do you like snakes?
Yes I do / No I don’t.
Do you like tigers?
Yes I do / No I don’t.


Bonus VIP Printables

If you have the Teacher’s Set you can also download these extra printables

A4 Flashcards
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Mini Cards
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Evaluation Workbook
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Picture Books

There are also the online “I love vegetables” and “What’s your favourite food?” picture books for this theme.

A4 Flashcards
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Mini Cards

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Imagination Wsheet
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Listening Quiz

Snakes & Ladders
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Crossword – only if you’ve done writing before.

Do you like animals crossword




One Response to “Lesson 13: Do you like … animals?”

  1. Amina Khalfi

    this is really brillaint Richard!
    Your ideas are just fantastic
    I love them thank you very much. I think my class will love that

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