Farm Animals Vocabulary is the the theme of Episode 40. We start with the children’s song “Old McDonald” performed by Jenn Uwin. Later, we look at what it takes to care for farm animals.
Episode 40 of Ramping Up your English was produced
in 2016 at the Digital Media Center on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.
Ramping Up your English is for Intermediate level English learners of all ages and from all language backgrounds. Welcome to the program!
The meat produced by cows is called beef.
Some cows also produce milk.
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We have this episode in segments.
Video Clips used in this Episode
I couldn’t find the link to the kitten video I featured on the show. Here’s a link to a similar video of kittens playing. Click here.
Here’s a link to the puppies playing in the leaves. Click here.
Language Objectives: Identify common farm animals in English. Use verbs to list the things farmers need to do to care for Farm Animals.
Academic Content Objectives: Economics: List and describe the means of production on a farm with animals. Explain the work that’s necessary to raise animals for the functioning of a farm. Science: Describe the habitat needs of farm animals and how those needs are met when animals are domesticated.
We’re really stressing learning the vocabulary associated with farm animals, especially the name of the farm animals. We’ll need that foundation of knowledge when we work with wild animals, which will be the majority of episodes in this unit.
A good way to learn the names of farm animals is to cut out pictures of them in old magazines and write the English name with the picture, then just look at the pictures and names frequently. Then cover up the name and quiz yourself.
Another method – as demonstrated on the program – is to write the names of farm animals in your native language, and write the English name beside it. When you see a farm animal, review that list until you don’t need it. Feel free to make flash cards and use them with games. Get a farm set, and sing “Old McDonald” as you set up the animals.
In this episode, we demonstrated how to communicate the issues of running a farm.
Learning Materials: These are the materials we used visually in Episode 40: Click the slide to make it larger. Use the back arrow to return to the page.
I want to acknowledge and thank Jenn U Win for her performance of “Old McDonald Had a Farm.”
Next Episode: Click on Episode 41 to see what an amazing organization is doing to care for neglected, abused, and unwanted animals.