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Magazine Magic Gold

Primary 5 – Primary 6

12 (Suggested)

1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Course Name: Magazine Magic Gold

Level: Primary 5 – Primary 6

No. of Lessons: 12 (Suggested)

Lesson Duration: 1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Instructors: Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.


This workshop aims at training senior primary student’s writing skills in the form of creating a magazine. Each student will create a magazine about a place in Hong Kong. During the process, they will learn about different kinds of writing (informal letters, descriptive, narrative and imperative writing, etc) in a fun and innovative way. At the end of the workshop, the students are expected to create a magazine the knowledge acquired.


  • Provide a wide range of reading and writing activities to increase understanding of the topics
  • Analyse and write different kinds of text types including a restaurant review, an advertisement and a fashion column
  • Enhance students use of grammar in their work
  • Strengthen research skills through student’s writing
  • Develop editing skills through editing student’s own work
  • Produce an individual magazine to showcase student’s writings (professional printing can be provided at an additional cost)


Unit 1: Getting Started

    • Warm-up: Geing to know one another
    • Course introduction: Creating a magazine
    • Magazine realia
    • Magazine vocabulary
    • Brainstorming: Theme of the magazine
    • Writing: Catchy names

Unit 2: A Place in Hong Kong

    • Hong Kong itinerary
    • Descriptive writing: Similes and metaphors
    • Descriptive writing practice
    • Writing: Acrostics
    • Game: Mad libs

Unit 3: Transport

    • Matching activity: Modes of transport
    • Vocabulary gap-fill exercise
    • All about transport
    • The MTR map
    • Giving directions using imperatives
    • Writing: Directions

Unit 4: Food

    • Warm-up: Food pyramid
    • Activity: Food card game
    • Pre-writing: Sequencing
    • Writing: My recipe
    • Writing: Restaurant review

Unit 5: Shopping

    • Warm-up: Oral marathon
    • Activity: At the shops
    • Consolidation: Shops
    • Reading: The Hong Kong shopping festival
    • Post-reading activity: Special products of Hong Kong
    • Puzzle: Let’s go shopping
    • Activity: Writing an advertisement

Unit 6: Magazine Workshop 1

    • Warm-up: Guess the country
    • Holiday memories
    • Writing: A memorable holiday
    • Activity: Designing and creating my magazine

Unit 7: Fashion

    • Warm-up: National dress
    • Grammar: Adjectives
    • Grammar exercise
    • Activity: Alphabet adjectives
    • Writing: Colour poem
    • Activity: Designing clothing

Unit 8: Postcards

    • Warm-up: Stretch a sentence
    • Reading: Holiday postcards
    • Grammar: The present perfect
    • Activity: What did you do on your holiday?
    • Activity: Designing a postcard
    • Writing a Postcard
    • Writing: A postcard to my friend

Unit 9: Accommodation and Advice

    • Accommodation types
    • Accommodation wanted
    • Writing: Giving advice
    • Writing: Accommodation adverts

Unit 10: Reference and Encyclopaedia Entry

    • Overview: Reference writing
    • Activity: Searching for relevant information
    • Writing: My reference page
    • Online reference page
    • Writing: An encyclopaedia entry

Unit 11: Magazine Workshop 2

    • Warm-up: List-a-holic
    • Activity: Magazine work
    • Writing: Organising the magazine content
    • Magazine front cover
    • Activity: Completing the magazine

Unit 12: Magazine Showcase

    • Individual presentations
    • Peer review: Writing comments
    • Vote: Best magazine