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The magic cat: 5 – Colours

A song video and related lesson resources that introduces colour vocabulary, for beginner-level young learners.

Learn how to talk about different colours, with Tom, Jess and Puzzleberry, the magic cat.

This lesson, which is based around the short song video available to watch or download below, focuses on learning vocabulary for colours and colour preferences, e.g. My favourite colour is green; and an awareness of corresponding questions, e.g. What colour is it? Along with the video, below are all the materials necessary for a full 45–60 minute lesson: teacher’s notes, student worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation. We hope you enjoy them!

Note: If your device isn’t Flash compatible, then click on the link under ‘Related files’ at the bottom of the page to download the video. You can then play it through the media player on your device (e.g. iTunes).

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  • I believe there's something wrong with this video, it's impossible to download it. Could you look into it, please?

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for your comment, we are sorry you are having difficulty accessing this video. We have looked at this and it appears to be working OK at our end. Here are a couple of suggestions which may help.

    If you are trying to play the video on a mac or an iPad: Unfortunately, our site is currently not completely tablet-compatible. To play it on an iPad, we suggest downloading it to iTunes on your computer and then playing it through that on your iPad.To download it on your computer, right click on the video link at the bottom of the page, select 'Save with...', and save the file to your iTunes. Then when you open it on your iPad you should be able to play the video.

    If you are trying to play the video using the latest Chrome update: If the video isn’t appearing on the screen, click on the circled 'i' on the top right side of the screen, by the address bar. A drop-down menu will appear. Click on ‘site setting’ choose ‘flash’ then click on ‘allow’. You will then be prompted to refresh the page and the video should now appear. You may need to do this every time the page is opened.

    If you still experience problems, please do contact our customer services team at who will be happy to assist you further.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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