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Classroom ideas: TRASH

 

EVERYDAY THINGS

A look at six everyday things:
Do they damage the environment?
What can WE do about it?

Overview

 

Do you use...? - warm-up

Are they harmful? - using existing knowledge

Getting the facts - reading on the Web

Note: This will be a challenging reading task for some learners, as there is unfamiliar vocabulary and some content may also be unfamiliar. Learners do not need to know all the vocabulary (e.g. the names of all the chemicals) or all the details of the content (e.g. each step in a process); they need to make generalisations, pick out the most important information, and give some examples.

Suggestion: Learners who are researching the same item work together before reporting back to their separate groups.

 

What we found out - reporting back

 

What can we do? - action options


© Chris Doye 1999


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