Geography and the Environment

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    Leisure and Tourism

    Activities to encourage students to think critically about the impact of tourism: its benefits and disadvantages for countries, and its promises and pitfalls for travellers.

  • Photo of a farm or of an agricultural crop.
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    Economic Activities

    These worksheets aim to give students an understanding of the types of world economic activities, various types of agriculture and recent issues affecting farming in More Economically Developed Countries (MEDCs) such as the UK.

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    Farming in Britain

    Students match agricultural terms with their definitions before reading about or listening to a British farmer and his son talk about the differences between farming now and in 1950.

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    Recent trends and patterns in Western European tourism

    Through listening to or reading an interview, students learn about some of the reasons behind the recent changes in the way Western Europeans travel.

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    Tourism in Thailand: Upper intermediate

    Students are given the chance to critically assess the difference between advertising and reality in the tourist industry.

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    Tourism in Thailand: Intermediate

    Students are given the chance to critically assess the difference between advertising and reality in the tourist industry.

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    Whether the weather is good ...

    Whether the weather is good … or bad, this worksheet and sentence making challenge will keep students interested. Topics covered are weather, temperature, and climate, with a focus on the four seasons.

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    Three Capital Cities

    In this lesson plan, students explore three European capital cities – Copenhagen, Lisbon and Prague – to learn about their history and famous landmarks. Working in groups, students match photographs and descriptions to the correct city, and read texts to match meanings to the appropriate word. Students can extend their ...

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    The Weather

    In this lesson plan, students match basic weather adjectives with their pictorial depictions, before categorising more subject-specific terminology such as ‘cumulus’, ‘vapour’ and ‘gale’. Students identify these terms in a series of short reading texts and complete a true/false quiz. An extra activity in the teacher’s notes focuses on weather ...

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    Spider's fear for the future

    In this lesson plan, students ask a partner questions to complete a text about an environmentalist’s concerns. This helps students to practise several verb tenses and question forms.

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    Rivers

    What is the longest river in Europe? Which river contains the most water? What are tributaries? In this lesson plan, students work in groups and pairs to read and answer questions, as well as to label a diagram and learn about the course of a river. They also use recommended ...

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    Renewable Energy Technologies

    In this lesson plan, students read about four sources of renewable energy and discuss which they would invest in.

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    Once visited, never forgotten

    This reading quiz about Ireland helps students practise their reading skills and learn new vocabulary.

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    Hotter and hotter

    In this group activity, students discuss the climate and brainstorm ways to prevent global warming.

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    Countries of Africa

    In this activity, students use the comparative and superlative forms to help their partner guess the appropriate African countries.

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    Comparing capitals

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to compare capital cities London, England and Tallinn, Estonia.

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    Spot the Ecological Difference

    In this ecological information exchange activity, students ask and answer questions about their pictures of a busy street scene. Vocabulary provided includes: traffic , trees , pure water , solar power and clean air . Includes focused practice of there is / there are and many / much ...

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    Environment: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson plan

    In this lesson plan, students learn about important environmental issues: recycling in the UK, saving water in the garden and pollution. A collaborative project asks students to prepare a presentation on pollution. Useful phrases, tips for effective reading and writing and vocabulary builder activities are also included. The listening exercise ...

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    Whales

    What type of animals are whales? What are the characteristics of the Blue whale, the Sperm whale and the Bowhead whale? Do whales have teeth? Your students will find out all about these magnificent creatures via a reading text with quiz, comprehension-check questions and a role-play exercise. Teacher’s notes provide ...

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    Mount Teide

    A worksheet with reading and discussion activities about the volcano on the Spanish island of Tenerife.