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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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#BeatPlasticPollution 06 June adults age of learners B1 C1 June 5th World Environment Day reduce, reuse, recycle: cutting down waste shopping and consuming Social life solutions water

June 5th World Environment Day #CleanSeas Break-Up

Try this activity, watch a great video and learn lots of vocabulary on a surprising topic! It is for B1 learners and above, adult and teens. In it you will:

  • Practice listening comprehension
  • Learn collocations on the topic of relationships
  • Discuss questions about what to do on World Environment Day.

Just click on the picture below and enjoy the lesson. The materials open in a new tab. Note the lesson continues after the video.

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adults B1 C1 climate change Social life

What do rising sea levels have to do with gin & tonics?

Outcomes

You will watch a video for specific information and learn vocabulary on the topic of sea levels and climate change.

Preparation

  1. Imagine you have a cool drink with ice. What happens to the drink as the ice melts – does it go up, go down or stay the same?
  2. Does the same thing happen if the ice in the ocean melts?

While you watch

Watch the video. Do the results of the experiment match what you thought? Do they match what the man in the pub said?

Check your understanding