Retrofitting – well worth the effort

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In this lesson, students talk about the concept of retrofitting and how it helps to achieve net-zero emissions. They also learn and practise some vocabulary from the article. 

C1 / Advanced
C2 / Proficiency
30 minCritical Reading ClubUnlimited Plan

This is a Critical Reading Club worksheet. With this format, students need to read an online article at home and do the exercises in the classroom. Learn more about how to use such worksheets and their benefits in our post.


The worksheet starts with an activity in which students have to define the term ‘net-zero emissions retrofitting’. There are also some phrases that they can use to create a definition. After that, students move on to a vocabulary exercise. They have to read the sentences with tips on achieving net-zero emissions for their homes and find three words that are in the wrong places. Then, they read some common energy-related problems and match them to the tips. In the discussion part of the lesson, students talk about the energy problems from the previous task and say whether they can relate to them and what their solutions are. They also discuss some questions related to the topic of retrofitting and the article.




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