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Motto:

We dont inherit the world from our parents,


we borrow it from our children
Amerindian saying

LESSON PLAN


DATE:
CLASS: 11
th


grade
LEVEL: upper intermediate
TIMING: 50 10 10:50
NO OF STUDENTS: ~ 20
TYPE OF LESSON: introductory
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Ecology and Geography textbooks and studies
WEBOGRAPHY:
TITLE OF LESSON: PLANET ISSUES

TOPIC: talking about planet issues, effect of human activities on environment
VOCABULARY: words related to environmental issues, eco - tips (see the annex)
STRUCTURES: conditional clause
FUNCTIONS:
expressing positive and negative opinions regarding planet issue;
expressing recommendation, suggestion, obligation;
expressing condition
SOCIAL IMPACT:
cooperative learning,
motivational environment,
develop necessary skills that students must have to work effectively in groups

AIMS: during the lesson, the students will:
Learn new thematic vocabulary related to planet / environment issues
Speak about planet issues, expressing their own opinions
Use the conditional clause correctly
Learn how to get the main idea from a listening text, but also how to look for details
(skimming and scanning)
Learn how to design a poster with ecological message
Learn how to protect environment

OBJECTIVES: at the end of the lesson, the students will be able to:
List environmental issues
Describe the environmental impact of humans
Understand that wrong human behavior that generates planet/ environmental issues is
harmful to all living things
Give examples of ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle waste
Ask for opinion and give positive or negative opinion
Express necessity, obligation, recommendation, suggestion
Use conditional correctly
Listen - extensively and intensively - to a text for detailed and general
understanding of the text

ANTICIPATED PROBLEMS: I anticipated the following problems:
Students may find difficult to identify planet/ environmental issues
Students could be unfamiliar with the topic
Students may find difficult to understand the video clips related to the topic
Students may find difficult to design a poster
Students might be shy at the first interaction with a new teacher

TEACHING TECHNIQUES: brainstorming, personalized questions, project-work
elicitation, comprehension questions, skimming, scanning, presentation

INTERACTION: pair work, individual work, team work, peer-correction

SKILLS: speaking, listening, writing, vocabulary

MATERIALS: video projector, video clips, blackboard, posters, markers, tent cards,
crayons, worksheets

NOTES:





NO

STAGES OF THE
LESSON

ACTIVITIES
TEACHER & STUDENTS

REASON FOR THE
ACTIVITY
FOCUS ON

INTERACTION

MATERIAL

TIMING

NOTES
1.
WARM-UP
- teacher introduces herself
- students write down their names and their
favourite nature element on tent cards -
something they cant imagine life without
and sit the cards on their desks. Students
display the title of their favourite nature
element to the others and some of them
will explain their choices
-make students feel
comfortable
-teacher gets familiarized
with students names
-teacher introduces the topic
T S
S S

-tent cards 5
2.
LEAD IN
- Teacher ask Ss to crumple the tent
card made of paper. After that, T ask Ss
to bring it back to the original form, fact
that it is almost impossible. T also brings a
rope and also demonstrates the above idea
- T presents the topic of the lesson. The
same thing happens to anything we destroy
or damage. Even if we can recover part of
that thing , it will never be the same..
-to get students involved into
the topic

T-S
S- S-S-S-S
-video clip
-rope
-tent card
5
.
- Ss watch a short video clip that
introduces the topic, with strong impact of
the pictures and music
3.
PRESENTATION
- students are shown video clips with
environmental issues.
-T draws a word-web diagram on the
blackboard
- teacher asks students to list as many
planet issues as possible. Ss work in pairs
(deskmate) For each correct answer, a
student gains 10 pounds (virtually, of
course). At the end of the presentation,
several students say what they would have
done with that sum of money if it had been
real.
-to familiarize students with
planet issues
-students expand
environmental awareness by
brainstorming list of the
environmental issues in the
world nowadays
T-S
S- S-S-S-S
Video clip 10
4.
SEMI -
CONTROLLED
PRACTICE
-students are given the first part of
conditional clauses. They have to finish
them using ecological ideas.
-to consolidate thematic
vocabulary using definitions
-to introduce the next activity
of the lesson
-consolidate knowledge
T-S
S- S-S-S-S
worksheet 5
concerning conditionals and
environmental telated
vocabulary
5. FREE PRACTICE
SPEAKING
-teacher asks students to describe times
they, or others, littered, created pollution,
damaged the environment in some way
-encourage students to talk
about themselves
-get more confident in using
English in conversations
S-S-S
T-S
3
6. LISTENING - Ss watch short video clips with tips : How
to be environmental friendly and think
green
- skimming and scanning the
text. Students have to get the
main idea the essence of the
text but also to get some
details.
Video clip 5
7. FREE PRACTICE
PROJECT WORK
-T divides class in 3 groups . each group
has to design a poster, including ways we
can reduce, reuse, recycle waste, be
environment friendly.
-each poster should be creative, colourful,
and to present 10 tips to be eco at school, at
home, as a tourist.
- the groups names are: ECO - STUDENT,
ECO - HOME, ECO TOURIST

- learn how to be cooperative
-interiorize how they can
conserve our natural resources
and protect environment
-learn group work rules
-group work 15
-display the finished posters in visible
areas
8. HAVE FUN! -Ss are presented a motivational story
-at the end, they elicit priorities for keeping
our planet healthy
-have fun
-the story inspires Ss to make
good choices in life
-encourage students to
express themselves.
Jar
Ping pong
balls
Rice
tea
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