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What are Hybrid Invasive Species?

ESL news-based lesson plan

Lesson Overview

This  free ESL lesson plan  deals with the theme of Invasive species.  Students are introduced to the topic of  hybrid invasive species. They will learn difference language structures relevant to biology. They will also read an article,  Hybrid species are on the march – with the help of humans, which was published in the The Conversation .

Lesson focus on practicing key skills related to listening, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking. It might also be used when discussing narrative tenses. 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 professional. 

Starter and Key vocabulary

First, students complete some previewing activites to help stimulate interest in the topic as well as connect to previously known knowlege. This is done through a general discussion on the topic. In addition, they review or learn how context determine the meaning of words. This is essential to understanding the video. 

Next, they move to another speaking activity, but this time they need to choose one payment method and think of its pros and cons. Encourage your students to take into consideration such issues as speed, security, costs, etc.

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