Are you getting ready for your Halloween-themed classes? You probably want to focus on the fun element, yet may also wish to look at reducing the environmental impact of the festivals we celebrate. In this lesson your students can: Talk about Halloween Study an infographic about the waste created by Halloween Investigate ways to enjoy festivals while minimising the environmental […]
How do we engage students to learn English while using their ‘remix literacy’ skills? By ‘remix literacy’ we mean the ability to take existing content and make something totally new. Memes are an example of this as people write their own text over a famous picture. Try this lesson and students will: analyse some remixed images discuss the role of […]
I’m delighted to post a lesson by Tabea Heimbach, a teacher in Portugal with a passion for environmental issues. Over the last years, Christmas has changed from a peaceful holiday to a stressful period involving high consumerism and social pressure. As the end of the year arises it is time to reflect on our good and bad habits considering this […]
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 […]
This month is #PlasticFreeJuly Learn about it and improve your English with this activity. You will: 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 Are you ready? Enlarge the presentation below and scroll through to do the activity.
Outcomes You will practice understanding advanced texts, vocabulary on the topic of climate change and increase understanding of an important issue. Preparation What do you think the ‘sadness’ in the title refers to? the waste from throwing away old mobile phones the memories associated with your old mobile phone the environmental damage caused by mobile phones in their production, use […]
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 […]
They say you can tell next season’s hottest trend by looking at the colour of the rivers in Mexico and China. That’s because global fashion brands like Calvin Klein and GAP are using hazardous chemicals and dyes to make our clothes. In this lesson students watch a fantastic mock anime film trailer in which our superheros expose the dark side […]