Video Length: 2:28
Updated on: 02/23/2021
Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.
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In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a short news video and do a listening exercise about a vertical farming company in Sweden. It includes discussion questions and other speaking activities about farming, agricultural crises, and food. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on prepositions, vocabulary context usage, and verb forms. The grammar activity features the present continuous in the passive voice. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section.
The coronavirus crisis has disrupted global food supply chains, leading to shortages in some countries. The World Bank warns 130 million people could be at risk of starvation. But an increasingly popular urban farming system could provide a solution.
Farming, Environment, Global Issues