The amount of background you give and the depth of discussion depends on the level of your students. It could be useful to have dictionaries available (English-English) so you can check definitions and look at the language used to describe devices. An important point to make is that the British have a history of invention and work in engineering and research but their ideas are then better exploited by Japan and America.
In this lesson, students will talk about important past innovations, describe inventions and their impact on their lives, and come up with a new invention to present to the class.
Topic: Inventions and their impact on society
• To review vocabulary related to inventions
• To practise speaking skills, giving opinons and presenting an invention
• To review comparatives
• To practise describing inventions
Age group: 12 - adult
Level: B1 / B2
Time: 60 – 90 minutes
Materials: Innovation Nation student worksheet
By: Clare Lavery.
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