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 


CEFR B1 and above


60 - 80 minutes


  • 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


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Submitted by Derek Spafford on Sat, 02/20/2016 - 08:44


Hi Dangarbe could you let me know your specific problem as I can access all files fine. Could you try a different browser and see if that works. Cheers Del

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I cannot find where it was downloaded on my computer and I suspect it has not been! +Is it possible to download videos from TeachingEnglish site,so that I could use them with my small group of adult-students when disconnected ? Where can I find the link to do so when viewing the videos ? Thanks a lot for helping.

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