Environmental problems

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level B1 and above is based on the theme of climate change. Students will develop their dictionary skills pronunciation of weak syllables in long words.

Introduction

This lesson introduces learners to some of the main issues related to climate change. Learners focus on dictionary skills and the pronunciation of strong and weak syllables in long words. Focusing on the lexis in detail will help them recognise and use these terms outside the classroom.

Topic

Environmental problems

Level

B1+

Timing

60-90 minutes

Aims

By the end of the lesson learners will be able to:

  • understand important causes of environmental problems and some
    solutions
  • extend their understanding of lexis connected to climate change and
    environmental issues
  • improve understanding of pronunciation information given in a dictionary
  • take notes and retell information to others
  • use expressions of certainty when discussing events likely to happen in
    the future

Materials 

Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.

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Worksheets: materials which can be printed out for use in class. These worksheets contain:

  • Vocabulary and word stress
  • Jigsaw reading cards
  • Environment
  • Discussion

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Comments

Submitted by agayeva shefeq7394 on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:12

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Thank you so much for your great, creative, manifold tasks!I have tried this lesson with my seventh form.This lesson was  actually usefull, and interesting for my students.

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