Protests | Podcast #122
At ESL-Library, we understand that language students want to talk about real issues. Over the past few years, many governments around the world have banned plastic bags. When did a reusable shopping basket turn into a single-use plastic bag? What are the possible dangers of using reusable cloth bags instead? Today’s podcast features a reading from our NEW Discussion Starters lesson on Banning Plastic Bags. In the related lesson plan, students read a short article about the ban. The lesson includes vocabulary review, comprehension questions, discussion questions, and a writing exercise. View our entire Discussion Starters section for more lesson plans that will get your students talking about issues that matter today.
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Tara Benwell is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry. She is the media director and head writer for ESL-Library. Her debut novel, The Proper Order of Things is available on Amazon and in the iBookstore. Website: http://www.tarabenwell.com Twitter: @tarabenwell