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25th June World Wasp Day Animals

Why not World Wasp Day?

World Bee Day is May the 20th as anyone who has used the lesson on this will know. And why wouldn’t there be a day for these wonderful honey-producing, fruit tree-pollinating, civilization-supporting yet threatened insects? 

But why isn’t there a world wasp day? Is it their fearsome appearance? Is it the way they bully you as you try to enjoy a picnic? Is it that many of us don’t know that wasps, just like bees, are vital pollinators, as well as being a natural garden pest control? 

How could you encourage appreciation of wasps in the language class and even debate the idea (mad as it might sound to some) of World Wasp Day with your students without creating the furore usually associated with, well, a wasp flying into the classroom through an open window? This is what I would do.

So, I declare 25th of June World Wasp Day! Just remember, if you ever see this day on the UN calendar of international days, you saw it here first! 

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20th May: World Bee Day

To Bee or not to Bee? That is the question for class on 20th May. Learn more about these fascinating and vital insects in your English class. This fantastic lesson for B2 and above by Tabea Heimbach and Stan Townsend will give your learners the opportunity to:

  • share their knowledge while discussing the topic of bees
  • read an infographic to add to what they know about the subject
  • challenge their listening skills watching a video while adding to their understanding of the issue
  • share ideas on what can solve the problems bees and people face

Click on the link below for lesson slides and teachers’ notes

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June 8th, World Oceans Day

What have you got planned for June 8th, World Oceans Day? How about a lesson on this important occasion for children B1 level and above. In it learners will:

  • Learn about our oceans and how to protect them
  • Learn the names of sea creatures
  • Watch two short videos on the topic and answer questions.

Are you ready? Click on the presentation below and press > to go from page to page. Have fun!

World Oceans Day
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