A Cure for Global Warming – Active Remedy Update

One of my more popular posts here was a mini-lesson, suitable for all English learners who need to write or speak about solutions for Environmental problems, featuring the work of two inspirational friends of mine, Stella and Tara Joy in India. They have been hard at work recently creating an online exhibition featuring words and…

Daily Words 6 – Special Edition

Today’s Daily Words is a special selection to help you work with the excellent resource for studying the Environment and ESL topics based on the problems associated with it to be found at http://www.activeremedy.org.uk Climate Change Reforestation Viable alternative extinction to threaten safeguard imminent Think Globally, Act Locally sustainable Remedy habitat Read and study the…

Writing about Environmental Problems

We are often asked to talk and write about issues like Hunger and our planet’s environmental problems as part of our English studies and to offer solutions. Hah! I have been known to get very cross about this kind of composition. How can examiners expect teenagers to write solutions to problems which some of the…

Topics and Issues for ECCE – More Rubbish!

The Michigan ECCE Writing Exam (like all the other English exams) often asks students to make suggestions or offer opinions on topical or social issues like the environment or safety. Many students find it difficult to come up with good ideas. One useful idea is to suggest an advertising campaign to raise awareness of the…

A Lesson about Rubbish

Yesterday I wrote about the great resources at the BBC Learning webpages. Here’s a good example to try today. It’s a news story about problems with rubbish in Italy which has been adapted for English learners. You get a vocabulary and idiom list, an audio version so you can listen to it as well as…