Throwaway culture lesson plan

throwaway cultureThis lesson plan focuses on the issue of combating throwaway culture by giving tax breaks to people who decide to repair their broken possessions instead of throwing them out. It is based on an actual initiative of the Swedish government and is based on the article published by The Guardian and the video issued by World Economic Forum. I would recommend it for B2/C1 students, especially adults. The lesson takes around an hour to complete and it comes with a worksheet for the students and an answer key for the teacher. Continue Reading …




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Every teacher knows that complementing our coursebooks is a must, and doing so often means hours of researching, downloading, editing and tailoring whatever we had found; the practice to which I like to refer as lesson plan digging. Having spent years rummaging through different websites, reaching a semi-pro digger status and learning a lot about devising one’s own materials, I decided to put all my observations into practice and finally I was creating more of my own resources than downloading the ready-made ones.

This blog is an attempt at not only storing and filing my own work but also sharing it with other teachers out there. If there is anything I feel strongly about is that effective teaching relies heavily on real teachers exchanging their experiences, opinions, and success and failure stories. Since we tend to work alone, the web has become the best tool and platform for all the teaching mavericks to communicate and support each other. Please, feel free to use the materials featured on this page and comment on how useful, effective or terrible you have found them.