Bike-sharing

It’s got to be one of the best infrastructure developments in cities. Turn up, pay for a bike, ride it to the next drop off point and your there! In terms of reducing pollution, getting fit, and making cities more pleasant places to live, it’s a win win win situation! So next time you do a lesson on travel, or […]

School Environment Audit

In this lesson for young learners, the class make an environmental audit for the school. Children are always being told what to do by adults, and this gives them the chance to judge how well adults and their school are doing, and make recommendations for them. This lesson is suitable for young learners from 7 to 13 years old, from […]

Creating energy sustainably

Here is a jigsaw reading on the topic of interesting ways to generate energy, whether it is to power a ship or a disco or charge up your mobile phone! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzb3VFi3Sew?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360] This lesson plan can be used with B1 level students and above, and the video of the disco that generates electricity from people dancing is a great way […]

Climate Change Overview

Climate Change It’s a complex and politically controversial topic, and one people might shy away from dealing with in class. This lesson simplifies the basic science in a lesson rich in the language items around the topic of climate change. Follow the link to download the lesson plan from the British Council’s teachingenglish website: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/lesson-plans/climate-change-overview

Reducing your Carbon Footprint

A lesson based around the British organisation, 10:10, which aims to help people, businesses and organisations reduce their carbon emissions; by 10% a year! This lesson looks at what helps us reduce our carbon emissions (and what doesn’t)! reducing your carbon footprint

Eco-tourism: Travel by Train

Did you know that taking the train instead of flying is much more environmentally friendly? Travelling by Eurostar creates ten times fewer carbon emissions than flying the same route! Not to mention it’s more fun and you get to see more – it’s the journey, not just the destination, after all! Language teaching course-books rarely focus on this great way […]