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Plastic-free July Challenge.What do you think this challenge is? Discuss and come up with three ideas.If you accept the challenge, what things do you think you will have to do? Make some short notes.You are going to watch a 2-minute video on the challenge. Do the two people do the things in your notes?

Teacher's NotesThe video students will watch has authentic language. Students may not understand everything, but it is excellent practice for their listening skills. The task on this page primes them to 'attack' the text. Praise them for what they do understand. A second listening may be needed, and you can pause the video to discuss the meaning and language with students on the second viewing. Check if any of their ideas were mentioned. You can also add other ideas the speakers mentioned.This is based on the belief of 'grade the task, not the text' thus using authentic materials from low level onward.

Lead inShow the students the picture with the challenge and ask them to discuss the questions.They then watch the video on the next slide to compare their ideas.

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Teacher's NotesThis video has authentic language. Students may not understand everything, but it is excellent practice for their listening skills. The previous task has primed them to 'attack' the text. Praise them for what they do understand. A second listening may be needed, and you can pause the video to discuss the meaning and language with students on the second viewing. Check if any of their ideas were mentioned. You can also add other ideas the speakers mentioned.This is based on the belief of 'grade the task, not the text' thus using authentic materials from low level onward.

After you watch

Did they do the things in your notes?Did they do other things? What were they?Would you like to take up the challenge? Why/Why not?

After watchingThey compare their ideas with their partners and feed back to the class.

Which of the following wasn't in the video?

have a reusable cup have a reusable cloth bag have a reusable bottle reuse a plastic bag refuse to accept a plastic carrier bag not use a plastic straw

Answer: the last one!

Teacher's NotesThey discuss and compare as a class. Click on the question mark to reveal the right answer.

Look at this document and decide:What is it that you can make?How do you make it?Would you like to try making homemade toothpaste or not?

Teacher's NotesDisplay the embedded document and let students read it and then discuss the questions in pairs or groups

Discussion

Is plastic pollution a problem where you live?Who is responsible for reducing plastic waste: individuals or governments?What do you think would be the easiest ways you can reduce single-use plastic?

Teacher's NotesStudents discuss in pairs, in groups and then as a class. This explores their ideas rather than giving the 'right' answer.

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