Do you Need a World Oceans Day Lesson?

Why World Oceans Day in Class? Young learners are fascinated by the world around them, and no doubt they have their favourite sea creatures. Therefore it makes sense to bring this topic into your language classes. A reason for this is it will help motivate them to learn the target language as well as being an enjoyable experience for them. […]

World Environment Day Lesson

Ready for a Break-Up? The background to this World Environment Day lesson is that it all seemed so good back then but now it feels a bit toxic. Maybe it’s time for a break-up. What better occasion than World Environment day, June 5th, to break up with single-use plastic? Buying bottled water when you are out and about, or coffee […]

March: What are you doing this Earth Hour?

What will you find here? You will find out about Earth Hour which takes place on 24th March. You will match up expressions of strong intention which will make your speaking very persuasive if you use them, and you will come up with ideas of things to do for Earth Hour. Teachers:  a PowerPoint version for class: What are you doing […]

Clean Air Day: I Like Clean Air

This lesson plan is based on the excellent campaign ‘I Like Clean Air’ in which London parents and kids  fight pollution. Students discuss air pollution, listen to a fantastic song created for the campaign, read and analyse a letter by a child requesting a change to improve air quality and learn how to write a letter asking for something to […]

Ordinary People who do Extraordinary Things

Find out how these people have done great things for wildlife and people. Here is a lesson plan based on ordinary people who have done extraordinary things for the world we live in. It’s based on a jigsaw listening, and is suitable for teenagers and adults from B1/intermediate upwards. Download the lesson plan:

Plastic Bags: To Ban or not to Ban

They make a mess in both town and country. Have you ever been to a beautiful place and seen rubbish everywhere? On the other hand, are they the biggest problem the environment faces? They don’t pollute the air or damage our lungs like car exhaust fumes, we can re-use them and recycle them. Whatever the truth, many places restrict their […]

The E-Bike

The E-bike A lesson plan based on a more eco-friendly and city-friendly alternative to the car: the electric bike. While looking at this exciting development, students focus on indirect questions, and do a fact-finding mingle. e-bike-lesson-plan e-bike-PowerPoint

Take action!

Take Action! In this lesson we are encouraged to take action over an important issue; the threat of oil companies like Shell moving into the Arctic to drill for oil with potentially devastating consequences. The outcome of the lesson is students write a short text persuading people to take action on the course of their choosing. They use language for […]