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B1 C1 Climate Change climate change reduce, reuse, recycle: cutting down waste Solutions

What is the Paris Agreement? Turning Aspirations into Actions

What do you know about Paris? And what do you and your students know about the Paris agreement? Find out with this fun lesson, in which students B1 upwards will:

  • Compare what they know on these topics
  • Watch a video to find out about the Paris agreement
  • improve their ‘multimedia literacy’ focusing on combinations of image, video, voice, music and text
  • Discuss what can be done to stop climate change
  • Make a presentation on ‘turning aspiration into action’

Click below for the lesson. The teacher’s notes are included!

 

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02 February adults B1 C1 Social life solutions transport Winter Cycling Day

February 14th: Winter Bike to School and Work Day

Is it a cold February with you? Perhaps you are thinking about Valentine’s Day. Or maybe you are lucky enough to live in a hot country where it is warm and sunny. Did you know that February 14th is Winter Bike to Work Day? Perhaps you still walk or cycle to school or work, or maybe you opt for a car or the bus. If you are lucky enough to live somewhere hot, then hopefully your bicycle is ready to go! In recognition of everyone who keeps cycling or walking to work or school this winter, why not teach this lesson based around a video from Sustrans, a UK organisation that promotes non-motorised eco-friendly transport?

In this lesson learners will:

  • Discuss how they travel and the benefits of certain kinds of transport
  • watch a video and do comprehension tasks
  • explore collocations from the video
  • do a roleplay based on a situation related to the video.

Level: B1 upwards

Materials: a projector and these slides. You can download them before class if connection is an issue.

Just click on the slides below at the bottom right and follow the steps.

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01 January B1 C1 health New Year's Eve

Fireworks – did you welcome the new year with a bang?

A lesson by Tabea Heimbach.

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? How about being more environmental friendly? Help your students to create more awareness about the past New Year’s Eve (NYE) celebrations. This lesson focuses on the environmental impact of fireworks. Use the materials to find out about your students’ NYE traditions. Use the first class in the New Year as an opportunity to reflect on this past NYE and think about alternative ways to have fun next year without fireworks.

With this lesson your students will:

  • Find out more about the environmental impact of fireworks
  • Practice listening comprehension with a short video
  • Learn vocabulary on the topic of sustainability and environmental pollution
  • Discuss how they could celebrate NYE in the following year without using firecrackers

Material: Projector, an internet connection and the slides below

Level B1 upwards, young learners.

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