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Green Issues
Upper- Intermediate level


The main focus of this lesson is improving reading skill through a text about environment and learning new vocabularies through fill in the gaps and matching activities.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan, detailed and deduction reading practice using a text about Green Issues in the context of ecochat, a webpage about news and views for a greener World

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of Green issues in the context of ecochat, a webpage about environmental issues


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will tell a story about how my friend doesn't turn the central heater on and ask the learners "what about you?why?" and how she never separates recyclable and non- recyclable wastes and ask the students "is it important?"

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

i will divide the board in two, write "Car pollution" on the left and "Solar panels" on the right, elicit that the item on the left is environmental problem and on the left is the solution to an environmental problem. I will give some students board markers and ask them to write one more example on the board and pass the marker to someone else as soon as they wrote(BrainStorm). if the board doesn't fill quickly or students didn't know the words; I'll give the students "Straightforward upper- intermediate, p. 66, ex 1" and ask them to fill the gaps with right words and check in pairs, in both cases i'll give the students the words in ex1 and the definition of them on paper.

While-Reading (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

I will give the learners P67 of straightforward, upper- intermediate student's book and ask them to match the pictures A-F to stories 1-6 individually and then check in pairs and write/show the answers on the board.

While-Reading (18-20 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

i will explain the meaning of "An ill wind" and give learners Handout 1, i'll ask them to read the text again and complete the stories 1-6 with the sentences a-f individually, check in pairs and show/write the answers on the board. after that i'll give the learners Handout 2 and ask the learners to match the 5 highlighted words on the text (page 67) to the 5 phrases in the handout, for feedback learners will stand up and check their answers (and the words they don't know) with each other.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

i will ask the learners to work in pairs and discuss that what would they comment on the each story? and ask the to share their ideas with the classroom. if time, give the learners handout 3 and ask them to walk round the classroom and take note on how many of the things written on the handout do their classmate do regularly.

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