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Teaching tips for green English: dictation

Dictation activity: greenwashing

The dictation activity called ‘Nature’ focuses on the practice of greenwashing. As well as asking students to listen to and transcribe a short text, the dictation encourages them to expand their vocabulary, asking them to explore some of the many new words that have entered the English language in recent years. The activity includes a downloadable audio file, script and teacher’s notes.

For tips for using dictations in the classroom, download this pdf, written by ELT author Philip Kerr.

For further tips for teaching green English, see:
Tip 1: renewable energy (worksheet)
Tip 2: the greenhouse effect (animation)
Tip 3: the language of science (vocabulary)
Tip 5: the vocabulary of geography (exercises)

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