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Teacher: Date: Form: 8th Level: Intermediate (4th year of study) Number of students: Textbook: Snapshot Intermediate Unit: Struggle for survival (Unit 16) Lesson: Protecting the natural environment. (Earth Day) Time: 50 min Skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing Lesson aims: - to highlight the importance of environmental protection and to raise awareness of the many ways people can help save our planet; - to encourage Ss to take action in response to environmental degradation; - to encourage Ss to perceive the overall meaning of the text and to develop knowledge in relation to it; - to develop Ss’ speaking and writing competences. Objectives: - SWBAT identify and classify global environmental problems; - SWBAT identify learned words and phrases in authentic texts on the topic of environmental protection; - SWBAT exchange opinions on the topic, argue their point of view and give examples to support their ideas; - SWBAT practise vocabulary related to the topic in sentences of their own; - SWBAT describe ways to help save the planet. Assumptions: - Ss must be familiar with environmental issues; - Ss must be eager to participate. Anticipated problems and possible solutions: - If Ss do not understand the oral commands or the tasks, they will be translated into Romanian. Materials: Textbook, Handouts, Pictures, Flashcards, Blackboard. Methods: brainstorming, word webs, conversation, reading, explanation, elicitation, description. Interactions: Whole Class, Individual Work, Pair work, Group work.

T asks Ss to compare and contrast the pictures orally and elicits a series of global environmental problems. where necessary. Ss exchange opinions on the topic. T asks Ss to answer a short set of questions to see if they are eco-friendly. argue their point of view and give examples to support their ideas. Their goal is to have the maximum positive impact for the environment. individually. Ss must try to find pictures or make drawings to illustrate their ideas. an unhappy. T highlights the best ideas and makes a general appreciation of Ss’ work during class. word matching. Ss plan to do something green every day. if any. T writes the word Environment on the blackboard and has Ss complete a word web listing environmental problems. healthy non-polluted Earth vs. T checks Ss’ grasp of the overall meaning of the text. answer Yes or No to the questions. Ss then work on a set of exercises to check comprehension (multiple choice. Activity 5 – Follow-Up (10 minutes) T has Ss work in groups and draw up a graphic organiser entitled Go Green Week in order to raise awareness of the many ways people can help save our planet. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT (2 minutes): Ss must devise a green poster entitled Help save the planet and write about some ways they can help save the planet by reducing.Activity 1 – Warm-Up (7 minutes) T asks Ss questions about their Easter holidays and then checks homework and makes error corrections. Activity 3 – While-Reading (15 minutes) T has Ss practise chain reading by looking over a text and read about environmental protection and Earth Day. Activity 2 – Pre-Reading (8 minutes) T highlights the importance of environmental protection and points out the fact that Earth Day is a day celebrated each year and is marked by events held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. T then gets into the topic by asking Ss to look at some pictures describing a happy. and gap-filling exercises). Activity 4 – After-Reading (8 minutes) Ss draw tickets to identify up to 50 ways to save the planet and must choose 10 ways they consider to be the most important. T helps Ss draw conclusions on the topic discussed and assigns homework. . reusing and recycling. Ss. writes any new words on the blackboard and provides additional explanations. Ss report their answers to the class and briefly discuss about the steps that should be taken towards becoming eco-friendly (what it means and what it takes to be eco-friendly). sick and polluted Earth.