Ekaterina Chicherina Ekaterina Chicherina

Architecture and Climate Change
B1-B2 level


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about Architecture and Climate Change: Building Sustainably in the context of Climate

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Architecture and Climate Change: Building Sustainably in the context of Climate


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

Students discuss the questions in small groups: 1. How do you feel about climate change? 2. Has climate change affected the country in which you live? 3. Do you believe everything scientists say about climate change? 4. Do you believe that sustainable architecture can preserve climate change?

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Students match the words with their definitions.

While-Reading 1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

The teacher asks to have a look at the title of the text and guess what the text is about. Then he writes 3 variants on the board. While the first fast reading, the students should say which guess is the correct one.

While-Reading #2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Students read the text and answer the questions. They compare and discuss their answers in small groups. Control as a whole class.

Post -Reading 1 (7-7 minutes) • To give them practice in new vocabulary

The students have to fill in the blank in groups.

Post-Reading 2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

The students have to create a mind map of the concept of' sustainable architecture'. They have to prove their choice.

Home task • To give them practice in writing using the new vocabulary

to write a composition concerning ‘How can we protect the climate with sustainable building?’ (use new vocabulary)

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