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03 March Activism adults B1 climate change Dates and Occasions Earth Hour, 24th March solutions

March: What are you doing this Earth Hour?

What will you find here?

You will find out about Earth Hour which takes place on 24th March. You will match up expressions of strong intention which will make your speaking very persuasive if you use them, and you will come up with ideas of things to do for Earth Hour. Teachers:  a PowerPoint version for class: What are you doing this Earth Hour!

Preparation 

Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature. What do you think people will do for Earth Hour and why? 

 

While you watch 

Watch the video. Are people doing the things you thought of in Preparation? Are some of them doing different things? Why are they doing them? 

Check your understanding 

After you’ve watched the video, decide if the following are true or false: 

  1. Earth Hour happens in countries all across the world. 
  2. Earth Hour is about governments and businesses doing things to protect the world. 
  3. According to Leonardo DiCaprio, we cannot reverse climate change. 
  4. In many cities, the lights are switched off from famous buildings. 
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03 March Dates and Occasions water World Water Day

22nd March: World water day

This cartoon camel rapping will get children thinking about saving water. Add to that questions to focus them on routines involving water (brushing your teeth, having a shower) using present continuous, and this is ready to go with A1 level young learners. The video is posted on the excellent islcollective website, a mine of treasure.

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03 March Activism adults B1 C1 Prizewiners solutions Success world wildlife day

Ordinary People who do Extraordinary Things


Find out how these people have done great things for wildlife and people.

Here is a lesson plan based on ordinary people who have done extraordinary things for the world we live in. It’s based on a jigsaw listening, and is suitable for teenagers and adults from B1/intermediate upwards.

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