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The Greenhouse Effect

Subject taught
- Biology

Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39p_6Io6y84

Type of Product
- Videos

Language Skills Developed
- Interaction
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Students will learn about greenhouse effect, its causes and possible solutions. By watching the video and completing the tasks based on the video, students will also improve their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. This will help to develop their peer assisted and self–directed learning skills.

Description
This short video could be used to introduce or to summarise the topic. By watching the video students and will learn/revise what the greenhouse effect is, what its causes and possible solutions are.
Students will revise the topic related vocabulary (emit, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, release, landfills, fossil fuels, fertilisers, glaciers, absorb) will be able to translate key words and use them while talking about causes of greenhouse effect the ways of solving the problem. Students will not only practise the vocabulary but will also revise the tenses (present simple, present continuous and present perfect continuous).
Target groups are 13 – 14 years old secondary school students. Level of competence in English (CEFR) A2/B1. As this video is only 4 minutes long, it can be watched twice. After watching the video for the first time and making notes, students will work in pairs or in small groups and compare the information they have. When watching the video for the second time, the sound and the script should be turned off and students should be able to explain what they see on the screen and answer the questions: What is the greenhouse effect? What causes the global warming? Why the heat from the sun is trapped in the atmosphere? What are the negative effects of global warming on the planet? What extreme weather events are caused by climate change? What can we do reduce the amount of greenhouse gases and stop global warming? What are the 3R’s?
Students can also participate in a discussion about how everybody can contribute to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.
After having completed watching, listening, reading and speaking exercises, students can reflect what they have learned by working individually and writing a paragraph.
Possible difficulties for students. Students who have poor knowledge of English may have difficulties making notes while watching a video. It would be a good idea to prepare a printed script for those students.

Comments
This video can be used to introduce or to summarise a topic. Students may watch it with subtitles ant improve their reading skills or without subtitles and improve their listening skills. The teaching material can be used to the substantiation of the theoretical material. It can also be used to improve self–directed, independent learning skills by distance learning.

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