Parents: If you are a parent and would like your child to learn English and learn about being sustainable, sit them down here and they will gain the following:
- Learners find out about Earth day and how it is relevant to them.
- Learn vocabulary related to being green.
- Practice listening with a great song about being green.
Teachers: here is a slideshow for classroom use, a lesson plan here, and worksheets here!
Children: If you want to dance and sing along to this song while you do the exercises, please do! 🙂
Before the Song:
April 22nd is Earth Day. On this day people do things that are good for the Earth, such as plant trees or recycle plastic. What other things do you think they do? Make a list of 4 or 5 things.
While you listen to the song:
Are any of the things on your list in the song? Listen, and find out (by all means sing along and dance too!)
Read these phrases. Listen to the song again. Which phrases are in the song and which are not? Put a tick or a cross.
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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!
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:
- Earth Hour happens in countries all across the world.
- Earth Hour is about governments and businesses doing things to protect the world.
- According to Leonardo DiCaprio, we cannot reverse climate change.
- In many cities, the lights are switched off from famous buildings.
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