You are here

Green is Great

Average: 5 (2 votes)

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.



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).


Sustainability and the Environment 




60 - 80 minutes


AimsGreen is Great

  • 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


Lesson plan: download

Worksheets: download worksheet 01/ download worksheet 02

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment and save it on your computer.

Copyright - please read
All the materials on these pages are free for you to download and copy for educational use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission from the BBC and British Council. If you have any questions about the use of these materials please email us at:

Language level
Language Level: 
Intermediate: B1

Add new comment

Log in or register to post comments