Animal Research: Is it a necessary evil?
ESL news-based lesson plan
ESL lesson on animal welfare. Students will examine the role animals play in scientific research and if animal testing is a necessary evil. To do this, they will read an article and discuss related questions.
It focus on practicing key skills related to reading, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking. You will need at least 90 minutes to complete this lesson, if used as a flipped ESL lesson. However, lesson can run up to 3 hours ( consider two 90-minute lessons or for university teachers adjust as needed).
While targeting intermediate and upper-intermediate language learners of English, it is highly adaptable as it have been purposely designed to faciliate mixed-levelled classes. This includes in a tertiary institution such as a university or within a professional environment, targeting professionals.