Introducing the topic
On the board, write I'm eco-guilty of .... . Ask students in pairs to discuss their environmental dirty secret and then come up to the white board and write it down. Help with vocabulary and then, discuss some of their eco-sins.
Listening: How environmentally friendly are you?
Lead-in: Ask students, in pairs, to write their best tips on how to be environmentally friendly. Write their suggestions on the board
Listening: How to be environmentally friendly. Students listen to some more tips. Correct using subtitles
Speaking Activity using Posters
Display posters on the walls containing some predictions about the future. See my posters below
Ask students, in pairs, to write on a post-it (a scrap of paper+ sellotape would do) a list of 5 words or expressions they have learned related to the topic. Take their lists and put them on the walls next to the posters. There should be at least one list per poster.
Gallery Walk: ask students, in pairs or small groups, to stand up and discuss the sentences written on the posters making sure they use some of the words on the list.
Listening: Environmental Issues our Planet is Facing.
Warm up: Ask students, in pairs, to brainstorm environmental issues our planet is facing. Write their suggestions on the board
The listening task: Play the video below ( only from 0:00 to 1:35)and ask the following questions:
1. How old is the earth?
2. How old is the human race?
List 4 general problems mentioned in the video related to the sea, the animals, the ocean and climate change.
Check their answers. Play the video with the subtitles on.
In this part, students will work in pairs. Encourage the use of the vocabulary they have learned in previous exercises. Use the lists of vocabulary students wrote for the posters activity, giving each pair of students one of these lists. Ask them to swap lists as we move through the questions.