Shrunk To The Size Of

What would you do if you were shrunk to the size of an ant, a bird or a mouse?

This week, English Teacher Online takes a look at some amazing sci-fi stories where people were shrunk to the size of different animals.

Honey I Shrunk The Kids

A scientist and father builds a machine that shrinks his children to the size of insects. The movie gives a fascinating insight into the world of bugs as the kids try to find a way to return to normal size.


Arabian Knights

This magician has the power to change into any animal when he speaks the magic words, “Size of a …..”


Ant Man

Based on the Marvel Comic character of the same name, this 2015 blockbuster employs a high-tech body suit to operate in the land of the miniature.


Write Your Own Story

Imagine that you and a friend have been shrunk very small. What amazing adventure could you have?

What would insects and other things look like in your miniature world?

Look at the writing plan in the Grade 5 Macmillan book on page 124 – or make your own plan.

Write a few paragraphs to illustrate your ideas.

Share your best descriptions in the comment section.

Author: Teacher Steve

Teacher Steve is 52 years old, happily married but has no children of his own. He's a fully qualified teacher who has been teaching English in sunny Thailand for over 15 years. Teacher Steve loves to write and decided to start English Teacher Online, in December 2016, to help students study English for free. He works tirelessly so that students can become fluent in English, empowering them to work and travel the world. You can also watch him teaching live at

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