Explore the issues surrounding fast fashion learners aged 13-17

5 young people chatting

The Climate Action in Language Education series

This lesson is part of our series of 'Climate Action in Language Education' teaching materials. There are twelve lesson plans in the series, available for teachers of primary, secondary and adult learners of English. See the full list of lesson plans in this series.

About this lesson plan

This lesson focuses on fast fashion, presenting key data in the form of an infographic. The lesson helps learners to develop the vocabulary they need to talk about sustainability and helps them understand that there are alternatives to fast fashion.The lesson begins with a warmer to introduce the topic. This is followed by a vocabulary task, using keywords from  the infographic. Learners practise saying big numbers and statistics before they complete the infographic and discuss the ways they can change their habits in the future. The lesson finishes with a brainstorming activity in which learners find and present ideas for upcycling a T-shirt.

The lesson plan and student materials have been designed to be used in either face-to-face classrooms or remote teaching contexts.

Learning outcomes:

  • Become aware of sustainability issues
  • Review and learn vocabulary related to fast fashion
  • Practise saying big numbers and statistics
  • Promote communication and collaborative skills
  • Develop reading, speaking and visual literacy skills

Age and level:

Aged 13-17 (CEFR A2)


85 minutes. This can be done over two lessons. 


The materials can be downloaded below in PDF  and PPTX format.

  • Lesson plan for remote teaching contexts
  • Lesson plan for face-to-face classroom teaching
  • Presentation
  • Student worksheets 


Submitted by VeronikaSinitskaia on Wed, 09/27/2023 - 09:57

Thank you so much for the materials! It will be very helpfull for my online speaking club!

Submitted by AngieGri on Sun, 11/13/2022 - 06:16

Hi! On the slides I see "listen and reperat" but it's not clickable and I cannot understand where to find the audio.
Could you please kindly assist.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 11/14/2022 - 15:20

In reply to by AngieGri

Hi AngieGri

The idea is that the teacher simply reads out these numbers, and then students repeat, as a way of checking and practicing how we say them, so there is no audio file. 

Hope that helps and that you students enjoy the lesson.


TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/12/2022 - 20:09

Hi Rohitha,

Can you try again or perhaps see if your server has a block on downloads from the site? I have tried on two devices and can download. Hope that you can find a way to download the lesson plan and materials.


Teaching English team

Submitted by szkh on Thu, 04/21/2022 - 15:33

The teaching materials for organizing lesson plans for remote teaching contexts; face-to-face classroom teaching; remote teaching class presentation; student worksheets; answers etc. are very pragmatically presented though in the UK & USA contexts & perspectives. For the perspective of leaning English as a 2nd Language especially in a South Asian country, a former British Colony i.e. Bangladesh, a few language teaching context should be revised and teaching technics to be evolved under our socio-cultural context to make the teaching more realistic.

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