Energy use is a key topic in sustainability. How wisely do we use it? For what do we use it? How can we reduce our ‘energy footprint’ – or the amount of energy we use, without reducing our quality of life? From renewable energy to switching off lights in empty rooms, or even a disco that generates electricity from the force of the dancers’ feet, the possibilities for dealing with this are endless. Find out more and practice your English language skills.
All too often, course books make students write a letter of complaint using the same old contexts every time. An unsatisfactory hotel room, a faulty product or bad service in a restaurant. This time let’s breathe some fresh air into this genre of writing. And do some good for the world we live in at the same time!
In this lesson for young learners, the class make an environmental audit for the school. Children are always being told what to do by adults, and this gives them the chance to judge how well adults and their school are doing, and make recommendations for them. This lesson is suitable for young learners from 7 to 13 years old, from A2 level upwards.