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10 Environmental Issues Vocabulary and Language Exercises

1 Environmental issues vocabulary & speaking exercise

The exercise below is for introducing and exploring language for environmental issues in the classroom. A teacher may ask students to work in pairs, groups, or as a class. First, students can match the vocabulary to the pictures. Then they can use the conversation cues at the bottom of the worksheet to discuss environmental issues. If they are weak, they should try and write a conversation before they practice with a partner.

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Environmental issues vocabulary and speaking activity (PDF)

2 Elements of the contemporary environment vocabulary exercise ( with answers)

The exercise below is for introducing and exploring academic vocabulary for environmental issues in the classroom. Students match the vocabulary to the pictures. This can serve as an introduction to a discussion of environmental issues. Click on the image below or the link to download the printable PDF file.

Contemporary environment vocabulary exercise

Elements of the contemporary environment (PDF)

3 Environmental issues  cause/effect worksheet (with suggested answers)

 
       The exercise below is for discussing environmental issues in the classroom. Students have to try and describe the problem depicted in each picture and suggest  causes. effects and possible solutions to each problem.

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Environmental issues  cause/effect worksheet)

4 Describing  environmental issues ( with suggested answers)

 
       The exercise below is for discussing and describing environmental issues in the classroom. First, students identify  the environmental issues in the pictures. Then they can fill out the worksheet. This  exercise helps familiarize the students with the vocabulary of environmental issues in English.

Describing environmental issues vocabulary

Describing environmental issues (PDF)

5 Brainstorming Environmental Issues

The exercise below is for exploring the language of environmental issues in the classroom. It is a good way to guage the level of knowledge about environmental issues. This activity works really well as  an individual orclass activity. While students work independently the teacher can walk around and choose some of the best ideas and write them on the the brainstorming diagram (which they have already drawn) on the board. This activity should be casual and collaborative.

Brainstorming environmental issues worksheet

Brainstorming  environmental issues (PDF)

6 Endangered Species Vocabulary & Speaking Exercise

 
The exercise below is for introducing and exploring language for endangered species in the classroom.  A  teacher  may ask students to work in pairs, groups, or as a class. First, students can match the vocabulary to the pictures. Then they can use the conversation cues at the bottom of the worksheet to discuss endangered animals. If they are weak, they should try and write a conversation before they practice with a partner. 

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Endangered species speaking activity (PDF)

7 Dictation exercise for endangered species

This worksheet introduces English language learners to commonly used language for endangered species. For instructions download and read the PDF.

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Endangered species vocabulary activity (PDF)

8 Natural disasters vocabulary & speaking exercise

The exercise below is for introducing and exploring language for natural disasters in the classroom. A teacher may ask students to work in pairs, groups, or as a class. First, students can identify the natural disasters depicted in the pictures. Then they can use the conversation cues at the bottom of the worksheet to discuss natural disasters. If they are weak, they should try and write a conversation before they practice with a partner. This exercise helps familiarize the students with the vocabulary of natural disasters in English.

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Natural disasters vocabulary and speaking activity (PDF)

9 Vocabulary  for the  weather

 
           This is a   worksheet to introduce English language learners to  commonly used language for the weather. 

weather vocabulary exercise

Weather vocabulary exercise (PDF)

10 “Environmental Island” teaching idea

This is a creative and fun lesson designed to help students learn and use the vocabulary and language of environmental issues. Read the instructions about this activity on the PDF.

Environmental island teaching idea

Environmental Island (PDF)

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