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10 October Activism adults age of learners B1 Black History Month history

October: Black History Month: I will be a hummingbird, by Wangari Maathai

this activity you will

  • Watch a video and practice listening
  • look at expressions for motivation, or lack of motivation
  • learn about an environmentalist who has achieved a lot

October is Black History Month, in which we celebrate the history, achievements and contributions of black people across the world in all areas of life. SustainableEnglish looks at the great Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, who founded the Greenbelt movement and won the 2004 Nobel peace prize.

For more, open the presentation on sway.com below and scroll down:

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09 September adults age of learners C1 family

September 8th – International Literacy Day. Reading Skills: Rewild the Child

Do children spend enough time in nature. Are we making them ecologically literate? Investigate this with a reading lesson for world literacy day for adults and teens B1 and above.

Lesson Plan and materials here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DFAVBrunaa3MfIhodS9bcLvU9v2ilgx8?usp=sharing

Click below for the presentation:

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How to ace the dreaded IELTS ‘matching headings’ reading task, even when the environment’s the topic!

Did you also think that the IELTS reading section was easy until you attempted a task in which you match headings to the paragraphs? Now you might be feeling demotivated but fear not, help is at hand. Just follow the steps shown in this activity so that from this point onward, you’ll be saying ‘IELTS reading: bring it on!’

In this activity you will

  • Look at the importance of prediction followed by gist reading the whole text.
  • Learn about the ‘traffic light’ rule for unknown vocabulary in a text.
  • Practice an IELTS type text in which you match headings to paragraphs.
  • investigate an important issue of our times.

Enlarge the Sway presentation below and click on the buttons to do the activity.

https://sway.com/s/SCWkaPXx98Z5baYe/embed