Did you also think that the IELTS reading section was easy until you attempted a task in which you match headings to the paragraphs? Now you might be feeling demotivated but fear not, help is at hand. Just follow the steps shown in this activity so that from this point onward, you’ll be saying ‘IELTS reading: bring it on!’
In this activity you will
Look at the importance of prediction followed by gist reading the whole text.
Learn about the ‘traffic light’ rule for unknown vocabulary in a text.
Practice an IELTS type text in which you match headings to paragraphs.
investigate an important issue of our times.
Is the environment a topic you would feel confident dealing with in the IELTS exam. If the answer is ‘No!’ you are not alone.
Don’t worry, help is at hand. Try this activity and you’ll find the environment topic is far less scary than… well than some of the environmental problems we currently face.
Learn exam preparation techniques
learn environment vocabulary
watch an inspiring video with 2017 winners of the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change by http://biomovies.tve.org/
Are you ready? Click on the Sway below.
This month is
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Learn about it and improve your English with this activity.
watch a video
look at vocabulary from the video
read the ingredients for plastic free products you can make
Create and share an advertising poster
A lesson on this important issue for children. Here you will
Learn about our oceans and how to protect them
Learn the names of sea creatures
Watch 2 short videos on the topic and answer questions.
Are you ready? Click on the presentation below and press > to go from page to page. Have fun!
Try this activity, watch a great video and learn lots of vocabulary on a surprising topic! Just click through the Sway presentation (< and > symbols, bottom right) and enjoy the lesson, whether you are in your living room, a café or the classroom – just remember your re-usable cup! Note the lesson continues after the video.
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.
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.
Continue reading “If you’re a kid… What are you doing for Earth Day?”
Ideal for exam classes and teacher-training. This lesson practices skills common in exams like FCE, IELTs, and Aptis; deducing meaning from context, and choosing the best heading for each paragraph.
Based around George Monbiot’s article ‘Rewild the Child’, which argues for a radical rethink in how we educate children by getting them out of the classroom and taking them outdoors.
The lesson consists of a lesson plan, the text, and a PowerPoint presentation.
Rewild the child
Rewild the child