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Green is Great

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This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students level B1 is about sustainability and the environment. Students will participate in a jigsaw reading task.

Introduction

This lesson is about sustainability and how the UK is planning to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The lesson involves checking what vocabulary students already know in this topic area and teaching typical collocations relating to reducing emissions and alternative energy sources. The lesson involves a jigsaw reading task, where students read texts on different energy sources and report on these to each other. Extension activities involve students using an online tool to predict the energy future of the UK (or their own country).

Topic

Sustainability and the Environment 

Level

CEFR B1 and above

Time

60 - 80 minutes

Aims

  • To discuss sustainability and alternative energy (like nuclear, wind and solar power)
  • To practise reading for gist and detail
  •  To practise paraphrasing a written text orally and in writing

Materials 

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format below
 

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Language level
Language Level: 
Intermediate: B1