Tree Planting Challenge A2 – Activity 4

Tree Planting Challenge A2 – Activity 4

Aim of Activity

15 - 25 minutes

Building stronger listening and speaking skills while summarizing important facts from a YouTube video. 

Steps for Students

Click the link: ACTIVITY 4

Your teacher will show you a presentation with 20 words that you will hear in a video later. Draw a 3×3 chart in your notebook or on a sheet of paper, and put one word in each of the nine boxes. You can choose the words randomly. 

After that, your teacher will play the VIDEO. When you hear a word or phrase that is in your chart, cross it out. The first person to cross out all nine words wins the game. 

If your teacher plays the video again, you might be given another task to do so follow your teacher’s instructions carefully. Then compare your ideas. 

Finally, spin the WHEEL and take turns explaining what was said about each item that the wheel selects. 

  1. Start with a bingo game. Click the link: ACTIVITY 4
  2.  To play this game with your students, follow these steps: 
    • Ask students to draw a 3×3 chart in their notebooks or on a sheet of paper, with each box large enough for one or two words. 
    • Show them the list of twenty words on Slide number 3. They should randomly choose nine of these words/phrases and write one in each box of their chart. 
  3. Then go to: VIDEO and play the video (without subtitles ideally). As students watch, they cross out any word/phrase they hear that matches a word/phrase in their bingo chart.
  4. The first student to cross out all nine boxes is the winner of the game. 
    (If you don’t have time for the bingo game, you can have students write down, for example, names of things that people in the video have on their heads when they first watch it. You can invent a different simple question for them to answer so they have a sense of purpose during the listening activity. Students can discuss their answers with their partners.)
  5. To continue the game, click the link:  WHEEL DECIDE and have students divided into pairs or teams.
  6. Let them spin the wheel displayed on your smartboard (more fun) or do it yourself by clicking on the wheel with your mouse. 
  7. Each word/phrase on the wheel was mentioned in the video, and students must explain why and what the video said about each item. You can assign points for each correct answer. 

Model answers: 

  • Earth Day – is an international event (when people all over the world think about how we can protect our planet) 
  • 22nd April – is when Earth Day takes place every year 
  • 1970 – is when the first Earth Day took place for the first time (in the United States) 
  • Gaylord Nelson – a US politician who decided that there should be a special day for people to think about how we can work together to take better care of our planet 
  • 20 million people – took part in the first Earth Day (in 1970) 
  • Deforestation – is one of the problems our planet faces. (Earth Day is a day for us to think about how we can stop problems like this.)
  • Demonstrations – is one way how people celebrate Earth Day 
  • Signs – people make them (and march with them in the streets) on Earth Day
  • Planting trees – is what some people do on Earth Day (and it’s a great activity to do with your family, friends or your school). 
  • Dust – is what trees remove from the air (and this improves our environment)
  • Oxygen – is what trees produce 
  • Small animals – trees provide a home for them (and also for birds and insects) 
  • Car Free day – is what some towns and cities have on Earth Day (and no cars are allowed to drive around the streets on this day) 
  • Public transport – is what people use on Car Free Days on Earth Day (in some towns and cities) 
  • Dangerous gases – is what cars produce 
  • Ozone layer – protects our planet from the Sun’s ultraviolet light 
  • Ultraviolet light – is what comes to us from the Sun (ozone layer protects us from ultraviolet light/rays/radiations) 
  • Recycled art – artists make it from recycled rubbish (and it’s becoming more and more popular) 
  • Recycled rubbish – is what artists use to make recycled art 
  • Litter – pollutes our planet and is dangerous for animals