Lesson plan overview
This intermediate video-based lesson is about winter sports. Students will discuss different aspects of winter sports and their experience with winter sports, and how climate change is affecting winter sports. You can combine this lesson with the following video-based lessons: “A workout for very busy people”, and “Cold exposure and resilience: the Wim Hof method”, “Winter festivals“, as well as the worksheets: “Phrasal verbs: sport” and “Idioms: winter and winter-inspired“.
The lesson starts with 2 speaking activities. Students take a look at 8 photos and are asked to name the sports they see. Then, they discuss 5 conversion questions. After that they complete a mind map with words related to winter sports.
Vocabulary: Students complete 11 sentences with different words and expressions related to winter sports (e.g. ice rink, cable car. Winter resort, a fleece jacket, ski slope). There are photos given to help students choose the correct word. After completing the activity, students discuss a few questions aiming to elicit the target vocabulary.
Pre-listening discussion and listening: Students discuss the relationship between climate change and winter sports. Then they watch a video called “Winter sports and climate change”, and complete 2 listening comprehension activities. After that they engage in a post-listening discussion.
Vocabulary review: The next 2 activities are focused on vocabulary review. First, students look at 4 groups of words from this lesson and decide which one is the odd one, and why. Then, students complete 6 conversation questions with words from this lesson, and discuss the questions in pairs or small groups. Finally (this task can be done as homework as well), students are asked to research and prepare a presentation about a winter sport of their choice.
The conversation cards provide opportunities for more speaking practice, as well as vocabulary review.
Teacher’s lesson plan
Student’s interactive PDF
Conversation cards PDF
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Conversation cards PDF
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