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Nature Conversation Questions for ESL Students

Nature

I used   the Jason Mraz – PSA – The Nature Conservancy   to teach  about nature , you can do  two  or three things with it or maybe more.

Brainstorming activity :  I told my students to write  in their notebooks all  the words that came to their minds  after watching the music video.

  • Animals ( Seals , lions , bears )
  • Ecosystems (Forests, rivers, reefs)

Grammar Activity : I asked my students to  write in  the whiteboard sentences about  some actions happening in the video. Sentences  can be written the tense of your choice.

Past Continuous (Examples)

  1. The lion was roaring.
  2. The kids were jumping rope.
  3. The Ice was melting.
  4. The bears were trying to catch a  fish
  5. The factories were polluting.

5 Nature Conversation Questions

  1. What are the three most  natural wonders in your country?
  2. How important is nature to you? Why?
  3. What natural wonders are in danger from climate change?
  4. Where is the best place in your country to see or experience nature?
  5. What are three natural wonders you would like to see before you die?
  6. Why is it important to protect natural wonders?
  7. Which one of these natural wonders would you like to visit?
    1. Aurora Borealis.Harbor of Rio de Janeiro.Grand Canyon.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Mount Everest.Paricutin.Victoria Falls.

Deforestation - Pixabay

Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use.

Identify which of these are causes and which are  effects the deforestation

  • Agricultural activities
  • Logging
  • Overpopulation
  • Climate Inbalance
  • Globalization
  • Soil Erosion
  • Flood
  • Wildlife Extinction
  • Mining
  • Fires
  • Increase of Global Warming

Causes

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Effects

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Natural resources misuse

Presentation

Teacher introduces key vocabulary using Quizlet flashcards


Practice

Students can ensure a succesful repetition of the vocabulary by playing the following games


Practice and Production

PRESENTATION

Vocabulary :Natural resources  , environment , habitats , animals , plants , forest , tress ,  endangered species, pollution , conservation

PRACTICE

Google search   for the answer to these questions

  1. What ´s the meaning of the three R’s in environment conservation?
  2. What are three examples of habitats?
  3. What are the four types of pollution?
  4. What are examples of renewable resources?
  5. What are non-renewable resources?
  6. What are three example of fossil fuels?
  7. What are three example of endangered species?

Production

Students can  find pictures for the  different recycling categories  and present it in front of their  classmates.

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