Safe playgrounds aren’t great for kids

Safe playgrounds aren’t great for kids

Lesson overview

In this Upper-Intermediate lesson plan, students will practice the grammar of make vs. let somebody do something. They will develop an understanding of adventure playgrounds and what makes them better for kids. Students will also learn about controlled risk and become more familiar with terminology related to play structures.



The lesson starts with a warm-up discussion about playgrounds.


Video: Why safe playgrounds aren’t great for kids

The student watches the video Why safe playgrounds aren’t great for kids, and answers questions based on the video. Then, they read statements based on the video and decide if they are true or false

New words are extracted from the video for the student to match with the meanings and practice using them in sentences (risk, philosophy, hazard, etc.).


Grammar: make vs. let

The student learns the contexts in which they should use make and let. They practice using these two verbs by completing sentences and rephrasing them.

The lesson ends with a discussion about adventure playgrounds.



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