| What is the
World's Largest Lesson?
It is an attempt to get as many teachers and students from
around the globe to take an English-To-Go.com Instant Lesson
on the topic of Landmines and the Global Food Crisis during
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Largest Lesson 2008
This lesson looks at two problems: the prevalence of landmines and
the current global food crisis. Countries with landmines have problems
rehabilitating victims and being able to use land for farming. Commodity
prices have soared recently and poorer people in many places are going
hungry because the basic things they need to survive have become so
expensive. There are four different articles so if possible allocate
each student in your class to read a different article.
Level: Lower Intermediate and Above
Past World's Largest Lessons and Landmine Resources
- Free to all students and teachers
Use any of these lessons to teach students about landmine
on the increase
2006 World's largest Lesson: - A record area was cleared of landmines
worldwide last year, but casualties caused by the weapons rose by
11 percent. (Landmines facts, brainstorming, choosing the best answer,
scanning, thinking carefully, research)
Level: All levels
2001 World's largest Lesson: "Landmines take or wreck three lives
an hour, every hour, every day of every year. We have to come together
now to try to stop that," Sir Paul McCartney said on launching
Adopt-A-Minefield UK, a new charity raising funds for mine clearance
and landmine survivors. (global problems, the passive.)
2002 World's largest Lesson: The widespread use of these antipersonnel
landmines has continued; a weapon that kills or maims thousands of people
every year. The lesson is can be done by students from Pre-Intermediate
to Advanced. (Understanding the main idea, information gap fill, true
or false, multiple choice, and 'still' as an adverb.)
of a Thousand Dinners
2003 World's largest Lesson: At the Night of a Thousand Dinners people
around the world share a meal to raise money for landmine clearance.
This lesson looks at this event, and the dangers of landmines. (Predicting,
making sentences, jigsaw reading, comprehension, sharing information,
check your understanding.)
Poorest countries riddled with landmines
2005 World's largest Lesson: Governments are doing far too little to
remove unexploded bombs and landmines. Landmine Action said not only
were children being killed and maimed as they unwittingly played with
the brightly colored unexploded bomblets from cluster bombs, but land
and antitank mines were slowing postwar aid delivery and development.
(Landmines, world's largest lesson, postwar development.)
(Online Interactive Lesson. Click on
the picture or title to go to the free online academic lesson.
Landmines, war, international relations.
Landmines are still killing and maiming an estimated 25,000 people
in 88 countries every year. Among the victims, who come from at
least 70 of the world's poorest countries, approximately half
are killed and half are injured. Virtually all survivors require
at least one amputation, and eighty five per cent of children
injured die before they reach hospital.
Skills: Analysing graphs, writing a Task 1 report, answering
True, False, Not Given questions, listening for specific information.
Eight dogs have finished their difficult training. They are part of
Thailand's battle to get rid of land-mines. ('adjective + for + object
How Good Is
This is about: a dog that has been trained to smell money;
mechanical dogs that can smell land mines; and the high cost
of a dog at the United Nations that can smell bombs. (Prepositions.)
Level: Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate
|Topic: Maqsood is one of more than 1,600 beneficiaries
of a micro-credit program launched by the International Committee
of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan. The program provides interest-free
loans to Afghans who have been disabled, often by landmines, and
are eager to start their own small-sized businesses. There is
also an interview with the founder of SPBD, a microfinance organization
Skills / Knowledge Areas: Microeconomics, microfinance,
Afghanistan, jigsaw reading, vocabulary in context, comprehension,
past perfect, synonyms, discussion.
Instant Workbook (Online Interactive Exercise. Click on
the blue and white "i" icon to go to the free online exercise.)
|Topic: A microfinance organisation.
Skills: Listening to the CEO of a microfinance company
and vocabulary - prefixes.
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