Global Goal 13: Climate Action

How do you combine UN global goal 13 with multimedia literacy development in the ELT classroom? Find out here: Multimedia Literacy and Global Goal 13 Climate Action What do you think? How could you make this global goal relevant to local issues where you live? How important do you think remix literacy is to your learners? What other ways could you […]

November 20th: Universal Children’s Day

Why not bring Universal Children’s Day into your classes this November? In this lesson for teen or adult learners B1 level upwards, learners will: discuss childhood discuss their impressions of two photographs watch a video about Universal Children’s Day imagine an event to mark the occasion at their school or workplace Explore the interactive digital lesson material below

October 19th World Food Day for a #ZeroHungerWorld

Why not mark this day with this lesson on the topic of food and it’s impact on the world we live in? This lesson for teenagers and adults B1 and above includes: personalised discussion on the food we eat listening practice with a video about food and its impact on the environment discussion on what we learn from the video […]

12th August: International Youth Day

Why not celebrate youth having a voice and making demands with this lesson to mark the occasion? This works well with teens and adults at B1 level and above. Learners will: Make predictions about a picture of young people on strike Read a set of demands created by young people about action on the climate emergency Create their own set […]

September 20th: Climate Action – A Multimedia Website

On September 20th climate strikes take place across the world. Why not address the issue in your class? Find out more in this lesson for B2 and above. Learners will: look at how multimedia elements (film, image, text, and sound) combine to create a strong message. investigate how a website for an environmental action group uses multimedia to create a […]

#Fridaysforfuture Special: Lesson Plan

Did you know that school children across the world and in the UK going on strike on Fridays? Find out why with your students and: Read an authentic text with support Discuss what you feel strongly about Write a set of demands Read each others’ demands Level: B1 upwards Time: 60 – 90 minutes Preparation and materials: Lesson Plan. Internet […]

International Women’s Day March 8th #BalanceforBetter

It is international Women’s Day soon. Why not celebrate women’s achievements this March using this touching lesson about Greta Thunberg, a Swedish girl who has mobilised thousands of young people to demand action on the climate emergency? This lesson will particularly appeal to teens but can be used with higher-level adults and younger learners too. Students will: Watch a presentation […]

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 […]

October: Black History Month: I will be a hummingbird, by Wangari Maathai

October is Black History Month, in which we celebrate the history, achievements, and contributions of black people across the world in all areas of life. SustainableEnglish looks at the great Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, who founded the Greenbelt movement and won the 2004 Nobel peace prize. In this activity you will: Watch a video and practice listening. Look at expressions […]

How to survive the environment question in the IELTS exam!

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. You will: Learn exam preparation techniques […]