Turning oranges into electricity. Crazy or genius?

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In this lesson, students learn five pairs of verb synonyms and collocations which can be used to talk about sustainable living. They also come up with and reflect on eco-friendly solutions.

B2 / Upper Intermediate30 minCritical Reading ClubFree

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.


In the first activity students look at a table which presents five verbs and two words they collocate with: energy and electricity. Given the first letters, they have to come up with the synonyms of the provided verbs (e.g. produce-generate, save-preserve). Once the table is completed, students engage in a discussion on eco-friendly solutions inspired by the article they read at home and reflect on their own eco-friendly choices. The final activity encourages students to think creatively and brainstorm possible reuses of some everyday objects (e.g. old clothes, cans, chipped mugs) in order to become more environmentally friendly.





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  1. Tania Fedinskaia

    Thank you for this learning material! It was very useful for my students!

    1. Justa

      Thanks! I’m happy it worked well!

  2. LiamTillett

    Bad lesson quality. This is supposed to be 30 min but the article is like a bloody 30-minute read for an intermediate student in and of itself. Also, there is no introduction, and the questions aren’t easily digestible.

    1. LiamTillett

      I understand it’s supposed to be read at home but the content is not for an intermediate student.

      1. Justa

        Hi Liam! Yes, the content is not for an intermediate student, because it’s for an upper-intermediate (B2) one. It’s mentioned in the lesson description and we wouldn’t recommend doing this lesson with lower-level students. This is a Critical Reading Club worksheet, so students have to read an article before class (which is also mentioned in the lesson description). You can read more about the idea behind our Critical Reading Club worksheets here.

  3. Inglês com Karine

    Very good indeed!


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