How we recover energy from waste

ESL news-based lesson plan

Lesson Overview

ESL Lesson on the energy sector: students will learn about energy recovery from municipal waste collection and then use it for heating and electricity supply. The conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into useful heat, power, or fuel via a number of techniques is known as energy recovery from waste. It has an influence on climate change since creating electricity from garbage eliminates potential emissions from landfills. ESL students will look at how this is done. 

It focuses on practising key listening, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking skills.  If used as a flipped ESL lesson, you will need at least 90 minutes to complete this lesson. However, lessons can run up to 3 hours ( consider two  90-minute lessons or for university teachers to adjust as needed).

While targeting intermediate and upper-intermediate language learners of English, it is highly adaptable as it has been purposely designed to facilitate mixed-level classes. This includes targeting professionals in a tertiary institution such as a university or within a professional environment.

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