Climate Change TP #7
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn vocabulary and have a chance to listen and speak about climate change and global warming.


Abc Listening 1.52

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening in the context of global warming and climate change.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of vocabulary in the context of climate change and global warming.


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will show SLIDE 1 and ask sts what they see on SLIDE 1. Sts discuss for one minute between each other on what they see on the slide. FB: T will try to elicit, "Istanbul, Turkey, climate change, global warming." T will ask next question. "Have you ever heard of climate change?" FB: PW, WC

Pre-Listening Vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening and make it accessible

T will have a slide show, SLIDES 2-7. With each SLIDE, the T will try to elicit vocabulary first from the sts. T will first show pictures of the target vocabulary and let sts try and fill in the missing vowels. T models stress. FB: Sts first fill in what they think the words might spell and then the teacher shows SLIDES 2-7.

Listening for gist (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening tasks

T will show SLIDE 8. T will first direct sts attention to the movie poster. Sts will discuss what the movie might be about. Sts will have 1-2 minutes. T will then play clip of the movie in class (1-2 minutes). Sts will talk with a different partner to check with each about what they think the movie clip and poster are about. T will assign a number to each st, 1, 2, 3,..., stop halfway, and begin again, 1, 2, 3..., T then asks ones to join in a pair, then twos, then threes, etc. FB: Pick 3 or 4 sts to report what they discussed. T will distribute WS 1. T will play listening 1.52 FB: Sts discuss what they think the correct answer might be.

While Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed and inference listening task

On WS 1, Sts will answer either true or false about each speaker in the listening. The T will give Sts 1 minute to quickly read what each speaker says and then play the listening again. Sts will share their answers with their partners and the T will then distribute transcripts (WS 2) of the listening to each pair to check whether their answers are true or false. T will then go over the answers on SLIDE 9.

Post Listening, speaking activity (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to respond to the listening and expand on what they've learned.

T will change to SLIDE 10. Sts will have the opportunity to discuss if they would want to see the movie and why. Sts will also ask what could they do to fight global warming. T then changes to SLIDE 11, in groups of 3 or 4, sts have to come up with an idea on how they can change something they do. FB: PW and WC

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