This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level A2 and above is based on the theme of climate change. Students will develop questionnaires and conduct interviews.


This lesson looks at ways the learners can take to reduce their impact on climate change. Learners will carry out two surveys and summarise their findings as a report.


Being green




60-90 minutes


  • To interview others to complete a survey and summarise findings in a report
  • To develop questionnaires on current behaviour using present perfect forms
  • To understand the actions learners can take to reduce their impact on climate

Plan components

Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.

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Worksheets: materials which can be printed out for use in class. These worksheets contain:

  • Group Survey
  • Survey Report
  • Language Focus

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Submitted by Julio J. Geronimo on Sat, 01/08/2022 - 09:35

Hello! Thank you for being a member of this family, I am content.

Speaking about how green are you consider me to deep in students mind and to take out interesting ideas.

Here in Angola, teaching english in secondary school is very complicated, because english is their second language aquisition, and they don't understand when the teacher speaks only english, you have to achieve with portugues lgs. 

Then, which methods we have to use in teaching green you are?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you!

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 12:23

In reply to by Julio J. Geronimo


All of the lesson plans on our website are designed to be taught in English, and they are written for learners with different language levels - this lesson is designed for learners with a pre-intermediate (A2) level. Of course, sometimes teachers will need to use the students' L1, particularly with lower levels. 

There are some articles and resources about the use of L1 on the site - for example:

I hope these help.

TE Team

Submitted by sodawasser on Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:56

The requested page "/sites/teacheng/files/How%20green%20are%20you_%20student%20worksheet.pdf" could not be found.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:18

In reply to by sodawasser

Hi sodawasser Sorry to see you are having problems accessing the worksheet. I've just check the link here and it is working. Can you try again? If you have problems, try using a different browser (Chrome or Firefox etc.) and that should work. Please let us know if you are still having problems. Thanks Cath TE Team

Submitted by Sophiezhang on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 09:59

I am going to teach English in 3 yrs,I  found many materials useful。I am learning to make a plan for the class,and it help me a lot

Submitted by Francisca Rodríguez on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 18:11

I find this lesson specially useful for the development of a green consciousness in our students. I will try to carry it out with them next week and will tell you about its fulfilment. Thank you for such a good teaching material.

Submitted by Veranic on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 13:40

This lesson made us a bit friendlier to the environment. We looked aroud and realized that lots of improvements could be done by everyone.

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