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Postman Pat and the Surprise Present


Dear colleagues,

It´s time for another adventure with Postman Pat and his black and white cat. The new episode is called “Postman Pat and the Surprise Present”.

As a warm-up activity you could ask the students to come up with ideas about how they could surprise someone special for their birthday. Then tell them that in the new episode Postman Pat and the other villagers surprise the local doctor Gilbertson for her birthday party. Ask the pupils to work in pairs and think which of their ideas could be shown in the video.

Hand out the worksheet with the exercise. Explain that the students have to fill in the blanks with an appropriate word while watching the video. You may need to play it twice. Don´t forget to go through the sentences and clarify any unfamiliar words.


  1. Pat decides to give the doctor a……………. ..

  2. Dogs make Sarah´s mum……………….. .

  3. Roller-skates are not good for going…………….. .

  4. The mechanic needs the right tools, some ………… parts and lots of tea and biscuits to fix the car.

  5. The song needs something at the end of to finish it…………. .

  6. Pass me the ………….box, please.

  7. The car would not ………….. properly because there was an old mouse nest in it.

  8. Arthur made the doctor……….. .

Key: 1- lift, 2- sneeze, 3- uphill, 4- spare, 5- off, 6- tool, 7- run, 8- jump

Here´s a link to the video :

After checking the students´ answers, you could do one of the following activities:

  1. Compose a song for someone special ( group work)

  2. Write an invitation for a birthday party addressed to a student in the class.

Then one of the students could pretend to be Postman Pat. Put all the invitations in a bag. Play the theme song and the student can go around delivering the mail.

Here´s a link to the theme song:

And here´s the lyrics:

Postman Pat. Postman Pat. Postman Pat and his black and white cat.

Early in the morning, just as day is dawning, he picks up all the post bags in his van.

Postman Pat. Postman Pat. Postman Pat and his black and white cat.

All the birds are singing, and the day is just beginning. Pat feels he's a really happy man.

Everybody knows his bright red van, all his friends will smile as he waves to greet them,

Maybe, you can never be sure, there'll be knock (knock knock) Ring (ring ring).

Letters through your door. (Hee Hee).

Postman Pat. Postman Pat. Postman Pat and his black and white cat.

All the birds are singing, and the day is just beginning. Pat feels he's a really happy man.

Everybody knows his bright red van, all his friends will smile as he waves to greet them,

Maybe, you can never be sure, there'll be knock (knock knock) Ring (ring ring).

Letters through your door. Letters through your door (Hee Hee).

Postman Pat. Postman Pat. Postman Pat and his black and white cat.

Early in the morning, just as day is dawning, he picks up all the post bags in his van.

Postman Pat. Postman Pat. Postman Pat and his black and white cat.

All the birds are singing, and the day is just beginning. Pat feels he's a really happy man.

Enjoy the lesson plan!

Thank you!

Teacher Russie


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