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Wind Power

Subject taught
- Physics

Link
https://www.getepic.com/app/read/45707

Type of Product
- e-book

Language Skills Developed
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Student will develop key competences, such as problem-solving, data analysis, written and verbal communication.

Description
General aims:
- to learn about the surrounding world
- to be able to interpret natural phenomena
- to know the language associated with wind power, wind farm, turbines and renewable energy sources
- to develop positive learning habits such as organisational and problem-solving skills.

Linguistic aims:
- to read English with ease
- to understand content
- to learn from written texts
- to express opinion
- to enable students to understand topic correctly
- to develop academic language
- to translate words connected with probability in English into the mother tongue using their own words.

Subject specific aims:
- to familiarise students with the wind power
- to enable students to learn about possible benefits and drawbacks of using wind farms and wind turbines

Target group age:
The e-book is aimed at 9-12-year-old native speakers of English. Therefore, it can be suitable for non-native students of 14-17. This e-book can be used by anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge of renewable energy and solar power. Also, the resource is recommended to teachers who want to teach probability using English.

Level of competence in English (CEFR)
B1+/B2

Time required to use the resource with the students:
The e-book contains 5 chapters so it is recommended to use the resource during 2 lessons.

How to use it
The teacher should ask the students to read the resource at home before the lesson and then discuss it in class. One of the ideas to use is a debate in which students point out the pros and cons of using wind power as the main energy source.

Possible difficulties for the students
Students whose level of English is poor might have problems with understanding the content.

“Wind Power“ e-book by Diane Bailey is an interesting self-directed learning resource. It is available on https://www.getepic.com website for free; it just requires registering. The resource can be used by teachers as an introduction to the topic of wind power and using renewable energy sources or it might be assigned to students as a self-studying resource. The main strength of the e-book is clear explanations, lots of visuals and real-life examples. The resource contains a glossary with the most important vocabulary, which will allow students to practice the new terms.
In my opinion, this e-book is scientifically reliable and can be recommended to students and teachers as it is a very useful resource. It’s another advantage is the possibility to get the definition of each word, just by clicking on it. The resource also contains a list of selected bibliography and useful websites that can be used in and after class.

Comments
“Wind Power“ e-book by Diane Bailey is an interesting self-directed learning resource. It is available on https://www.getepic.com website for free; it just requires registering. The resource can be used by teachers as an introduction to the topic of wind power and using renewable energy sources or it might be assigned to students as a self-studying resource. The main strength of the e-book is clear explanations, lots of visuals and real-life examples. The resource contains a glossary with the most important vocabulary, which will allow students to practice the new terms. In my opinion, this e-book is scientifically reliable and can be recommended to students and teachers as it is a very useful resource. It’s another advantage is the possibility to get the definition of each word, just by clicking on it. The resource also contains a list of selected bibliography and useful websites that can be used in and after class.

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