environmental issues

Video-based lesson plans

Whether your lessons are online or in-person, The English Flows’ lesson plans are the ultimate time-saver for ESL teachers working with adult and Business English students. Cut down on prep work and free up your time for what truly matters – guiding, coaching, and meeting your students' unique needs. Our current and highly relatable topics will keep your students engaged before, during, and after the class. We add 7-8 new video-based ESL lesson plans each month. Ignite their curiosity and inspire them to explore the English language further!

the chernobyl power plant and a slogan "what happened at chernobyl?"

Vocabulary: nuclear power and radiation
Video: Chernobyl disaster 1986: what really happened
Speaking: Chernobyl, nuclear power

4:20

people skiing and a slogan "how is climate change affecting winter sports"

Vocabulary: winter sports, protective gear, clothes and footwear, equipment, facilities
Video: Winter sports and climate change
Speaking: discussing winter sports, climate change, and winter

2:12

customer making return of parcel and worker in protective gloves and a slogan "the environmental impact of online returns"

Vocabulary: returning a product, online shopping
Speaking: discussing reasons for returning products, holiday shopping, online shopping, return policies
Video: Returns day: How does it impact the environment?

3:00

devastation and collapsed buildings n an aftermath after an earthquake

Vocabulary: earthquakes (tremor aftershock, collapse, warning signs, to be prone to, magnitude, death toll, devastating)
Video: Why Morocco’s earthquake was so deadly
Speaking: conversation questions, brainstorming

6:07

an electric car charging with a slogan - are electric cards really greener?

Vocabulary: electric vehicles and sustainability (life cycle analysis, a silver bullet, emission-free at the tailpipe, greenwashing, power grid)
Grammar: linking contrasting ideas (although, despite, in spite of, while, yet)
Speaking: conversation questions, debates, evaluating advantages and disadvantages

5:00

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thermometer showing high temperature and a slogan - are heatwaves getting worse?

Vocabulary: other ways to say “It’s very hot”
Functional language: talking about negative consequences
Speaking: conversation questions, brainstorming, creating an awareness campaign

5:52

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