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05 May adults Animals biodiversity C1 World Bee Day

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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Activism C1 Climate Change climate change Solutions

Climate Strikes

With the Extinction Rebellion strikes and School strike 4 climate in the headlines, why not use this lesson in class? Find out why Greta Thunberg, a Swedish girl who has mobilised thousands of young people to demand action on climate change decided to go on strike. This lesson will particularly appeal to teens but can be used with higher level adults and younger learners too.

Students will:

  • Watch a presentation to pick out the main message
  • Listen for detail to find specific information
  • Reflect on the message in a class discussion
  • Plan and deliver their own speech to the class

Slides containing teachers notes are here:

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03 March B1 C1 climate change Earth Hour, 24th March

28th March. Earth Hour

Bring the environmental consciousness of #EarthHour into class while listening to spoken word artist Prince Ea with this lesson for young learners, teens and adults B2 and above.

Students will:

  • Discuss the good and less good things humanity has done.
  • Watch a video by a spoken word artist to check predictions.
  • Watch the video again within the excellent resource vizia.co and answer questions to check detailed comprehension
  • Create a survey and ask their classmates
  • Discuss the topic.

Use these interactive slides. It requires internet and a projector:

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