Cartoons Poems
Cinema Proverbs, phrases and idioms
Cliparts Songs
Exercises to print Stories
Facts Superstitions
Games to print Symbols
Interactive exercises Tongue twisters
Interactive games Videos / Flash movies
Lesson plans Vocabulary
Listening Webquests


(Updated on 16/12/2012)


Related pages :

Animals - Teaching
Animals - Themes
Sea / Seaside




Cliparts and Flashcards :





  • In the Sea with pictures (




Vocabulary :






Facts :

  • Satellites See Fishing Industry’s Effects on the High Seas - Text + Audio - 3 March 2018
    "Five countries do 85 percent of high seas fishing. The five are China, Spain, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea."


  • How lasers and robo-feeders are transforming fish farming - 20 February 2018
    "Fish farming is big business - the industry now produces about 100 million tonnes a year - and with salmon prices soaring,
    producers are turning to lasers, automation and artificial intelligence to boost production and cut costs."


  • Anger as Japanese skating rink freezes thousands of fish into ice as gimmick - Article + Video - 28 November 2016
    "The rink, which was supposed to have stayed open until the spring, featured about 5,000 dead sprats, mackerel and other fish that had been bought from a local market embedded in the ice, some with their mouths still open in apparent suspended animation, according to local media reports."


  • 4 reasons to tackle destructive fishing this World Tuna Day - 2 May 2016
    "On World Tuna Day, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is at sea stopping the destructive fishing practices of the largest tuna company
    on the planet – Thai Union – which owns popular tuna brands like John West, Petit Navire, Mareblu and Chicken of the Sea,
    and supplies huge companies like Walmart...
    Here are four of the biggest reasons to stand up against Thai Union’s destructive practices:
    1) Bycatch – marine life that is caught but that isn’t tuna – is killed as collateral damage.
    2) Social injustice. Industrial fishing fleets are literally stealing sustainable fishers’ livelihoods out from under them.
     3) Overfishing. Plenty of fish in the sea, there are not.
    4) Pollution. Seriously, do we really need more of it in our oceans?"

  • Thai seafood industry crackdown sparks arrests - 2 February 2016
    "More than 100 people have been arrested in a crackdown on abuses in Thailand's multi-billion dollar seafood industry, officials say."


  • Forced to fish: Slavery on Thailand's trawlers - 23 January 2014
    "Thailand is the third largest exporter of seafood in the world, supplying supermarkets in Europe and America, but it's accused of crewing fishing boats
    with Burmese and Cambodian men who've been sold and forced to work as slaves."


  • Great white shark dies after three days in captivity in Japan - 8 January 2015
    "Cause of death at aquarium under investigation as animal rights campaigners criticise shark’s captivity as cruel and wrong...
    Keeping a great white shark in captivity is extremely difficult as it needs to keep swimming constantly to get oxygen and maintain its body temperature."




Listening :

  • Satellites See Fishing Industry’s Effects on the High Seas - Text + Audio - 3 March 2018
    "Five countries do 85 percent of high seas fishing. The five are China, Spain, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea."


  • Overfishing Opponent Wins Environment Prize - Text + Audio
    "A leading American supporter of a method to prevent overfishing, Jane Lubchenco, has won a major environmental prize.
    Jane Lubchenco served as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009 to 2013.
    She won this year's Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement."



Tongue twisters :



INTERACTIVE exercises :




Exercises TO PRINT :



Lesson plans :

  • Worries about microplastics in our seafood (26th January, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "People who eat seafood may be also eating tiny pieces of plastic. The small pieces of plastic are called microplastics."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Microplastics - Level 0Microplastics - Level 1   or  Microplastics - Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

  • Blobfish are the ugliest animals (September 17, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Most people do not know what a blobfish is. It is the world's ugliest animal. It is also the new mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society."


Blobfish voted world's ugliest animal
"Deep-sea creature crowned winner of a competition to raise awareness of endangered and aesthetically challenged animals...
"Some would describe it as a bit ugly, but I think the sad face of the blobfish belies a kind and very wise little brain in there," said Paul Foot (of Never Mind the Buzzcocks)."


Blobfish named world's ugliest animal - Ugly animal vote (YouTube)


  • Climate change threatens fish populations - a lesson plan
    with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
    (Breaking News English)


Webquests :



  • Fish Tanks (
    " Fill a tank with tropical fish using your knowledge of plurals."


Games TO PRINT :


Cartoons :



Eat beef!



Fish piercing
Lien modifié

Holiday Vacation


A hard winter

It sounds fishy


The world is just.


Can you hear the land?




Stories :

  • ANGEL! LOOK OUT! - Animated short story
    + "an activity to practise the names of the different animals in the story." 
    (British Council)

  • An Australian grandmother has survived a shark attack by repeatedly punching and kicking the animal.
    "She was snorkelling near the Whitsunday Islands off the coast
    of Queensland in eastern Australia when the attack happened."

    + a VIDEO
    Vocabulary :
    attack / punch / kick / bite / rip off / maul



  • Swimming Is Fun For Fish - interactive - animated with sound (
    - permet de fixer les prépositions : "over - through - under - inside"


Poems :

  • To a Fish - a poem (avec adjectifs composés) - ( :
    "You strange, astonished-looking, angle-faced,
    Dreary-mouthed, gaping wretches of the sea..."



Proverbs, phrases and idioms :

  • 40 Fish Idioms
    "The ubiquity of fish in culinary traditions and the popularity of fishing as both a recreational pastime and a food-gathering activity has led to the development of many fish-based idioms..."

  • English in a Minute: Clam Up - Video - 15 August 2015
    "A clam is a type of shellfish that lives in water. But what does it mean if a person "clams up?" Find out in this week's English in a Minute!"

  • Fishy Expressions - "The English language abounds in expressions related to fish and fishing. Here are just a few."
  • Chinese Proverb (
    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."



Superstitions :

  • Common superstitions ( :
    • Eating fish makes you smart
    • Goldfish in the pond bring good luck
    • Goldfish in the house bring bad luck


Symbols :



Flash movies / Videos :

  • Should we eat more fish? - VIDEO - 10 April 2016
    "Across Asia people eat more fish than anywhere else in the world, but there is a potential danger as mercury and other chemicals are found in fish."




  • Australians protest against shark cull
    "Thousands of people have joined protests on beaches in Australia against a new policy which allows fishermen to catch and kill any large sharks they find..."




  • PUB Ariston Aqualtis
    Introduire ou réviser le vocabulaire des vêtements et celui des poissons



Cinema :

  • ORCAS (Cruelty) + "Blackfish"



Songs :

  • One pound fish song an internet smash
    ""Come on ladies, come on ladies, one pound fish... Have a have a look, one pound fish!
    The words to a catchy tune pulling in customers to a fish stall in Queen's Market in East London, not far from the Olympic Stadium.
    The man behind the song is Muhammad Shahid Nazir who decided to sing about his wares rather than shout like the other market traders..."



  • A WORKSHEET to go with the video : Deadly Animals (Come to Australia)
    Sent by Virginie Henriet (Ac. Grenoble)

  • Deadly Animals (Come to Australia) by "The Scared Weird Little Guys"
    + LYRICS ( :

    "Redback, Funnel-Web, Blue-ringed octopus
    Taipan, Tigersnake and a Box jellyfish
    Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shell
    That spikes you when you pick it up

    Come to Australia 
    You might accidentally get killed..."


  • Fish Heads by Barnes and Barnes - for beginners! or KARAOKE (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS :
    "Fish heads, fish heads,
    Rolly-polly fish heads,
    Fish heads, fish heads,
    Eat them up, yum!...
    They can't play baseball,
    They don't wear sweaters,
    They're not good dancers,
    They don't play drums!"


    "The song is about fish heads and all the things they can (or, more often, cannot) do, such as playing baseball, wearing sweaters, dancing, playing drums, or being seen drinking cappuccino in Italian restaurants with Oriental women. It is accompanied by a high-pitched chorus, achieved by speeding up the tape, which repeats the original's chorus."


  • Barracuda Lyrics sung by Heart
    "The real thing don't do the trick, no?
    You better make up something quick
    You gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn it to the wick
    Ahh, barra- barracuda!"

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

    Rock band Heart
    "have called in lawyers after US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin used their track Barracuda at a Republican Party rally."



  • Molly Malone - a song found in "New Wings 5eme"
    "Click on the video then click on the lyrics to stop them until the song starts."
    - with an Activity created by: Renée Maufroid


  • I'm a Sea Star (lyrics & audio)
    "Listen and sing along to this fun song about hungry sea stars and what they eat."
    (Monterey Bay Aquarium)


  • Fish Out Of Water By: Dolly Parton :
    "I feel like a minnow in a sea of Moby Dicks
    A small fry in a big pan
    They're caviar -- I'm fish sticks
    Fish out of water
    I know I don't belong
  • Desperate Andy by The Cranberries :
    "The world is your oyster now
    You can do as you want to do"