Halloween: Green is the New Orange

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 […]

Adbusters: Raising Remix Literacy Skills

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 […]

Why your old phones collect in a junk draw of sadness (level B2+)

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 […]

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 […]

Detox Fashion

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 […]