Tree Planting Challenge B1 – Activity 4

Tree Planting Challenge B1 – Activity 4

Aim of Activity

15 to 25 minutes

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

Steps for Students

Click the link: ACTIVITY 4

To start, your teacher will present some information, and you will need to draw a 3×3 chart on paper or in your notebook. Each box should be big enough to hold one or two words. Your teacher’s presentation will include 22 words that you will need to write in any of the nine boxes on your chart, in any order you choose. 

Once the chart is complete, your teacher will play a VIDEO. Whenever you hear one of the words or phrases you wrote in your chart, you should cross it off. The first person to cross off all nine boxes on their chart wins the game. 

If your teacher plays the video again, you will have a new task: write down any numbers that you hear. After watching the video, review the numbers you wrote down and explain their significance. 

Next, you will have the opportunity to watch the video again, or if you feel confident, go ahead and spin a WHEEL. The wheel will select an item from the video, and each person will take turns explaining what was said about it. 

  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 every number that is mentioned in the video (e.g. 71%, 90%, 2050…) in order to make this activity more engaging. You can invent a different simple task for your students so they have a sense of purpose during the listening activity. Students can discuss their answers with their partners afterwards. You might then play the video again for one last time if you think it’s appropriate given the level of your students’ skills. )
  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 selected word/phrase was mentioned in the video; students have to explain why  – what the video said about each item. You might want to count points for each correct answer. 

Model answers: 

  • Global ocean – (also known as World Ocean) one big mass of water, the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean etc. are all part of it 
  • 60% of population – lives near the ocean (or: along the coastline) 
  • Fishing – one of many jobs that people do which relies on the ocean 
  • Free food – is what the ocean provides us with 
  • 70% of oxygen – comes from the ocean 
  • 90% of heat we produce – is soaked up by the global ocean 
  • Penguins – are losing their homes because of rising water temperature 
  • Sea levels – begin to rise because the ice (in glaciers and polar ice caps) melts (as the water temperature rises) 
  • Global floods – is what could eventually happen when too much ice melts (and whole islands end up under water) 
  • Hurricanes – will be more and more common as a result of climate change 
  • Dying plankton – is one of many results of oceans becoming warmer and polluted by litter and chemicals 
  • Chemicals – is what pollutes our oceans destroying whole ecosystems and killing marine life 
  • Plastic packaging – is dangerous for animals because they can get caught in it or eat it by mistake 
  • Coral bleaching – happens when the water becomes too warm or polluted with chemicals (it happens when coral becomes stresses and gets rid of the algae living inside them which leads to losing color) 
  • Sun cream – is what also causes coral bleaching (because of chemicals contained in sun creams) 
  • The Paris Agreement – is an agreement signed by over 100 countries in 2016 (they promised to work together to reverse climate change) 
  • Greta Thunberg – a normal teenager who got the attention of the media and world leaders as she tries to make the world a better place 
  • Picking up litter – (even if you didn’t drop it) is a great activity that can make a difference 
  • Brushing teeth – should be done with the water tap turned off 
  • Public transport – is another great way of helping our planet (tackling climate change and saving the ocean