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11 November Activism adults B1 Buy Nothing Day C1 Dates and Occasions Fashion reduce, reuse, recycle: cutting down waste shopping and consuming

November – Black Friday or #BuyNothingDay?

Black Friday is coming. Did you know that for many people it is international Buy Nothing Day? Why do people choose this? Find out more with this lesson Suitable for classes B1 upwards. Learners will:

  • discuss shopping habits
  • analyse an image about Buy Nothing Day
  • Persuade their friends to have a day without shopping

It contains teacher’s notes, lasts between 45 minutes and an hour and requires these slides, a projector and an internet connection. Expand below for the classroom slides.

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Activism Fashion fashion and clothes shopping and consuming

Detox Fashion

detox fashion

They say you can tell next season’s hottest trend by looking at the colour of the rivers in Mexico and China. That’s because global fashion brands like Calvin Klein and GAP are using hazardous chemicals and dyes to make our clothes.

In this lesson students watch a fantastic mock anime film trailer in which our superheros expose the dark side of fashion. They also see how a  ‘people-powered’ campaign set up by Greenpeace is changing the fashion industry for the better.

Students also learn vocabulary for clothes and use the present continuous to describe what someone is wearing.

A lesson aimed at teenage learners. B1/intermediate level upwards.

The lesson plan: Detox Fashion is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation: Detox Fashion.

Online slides here: