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Nuclear weapons: The Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Course: Weekly lessons, Unit: In the news

  • 50 min
  • In class
  • Listening
  • B2
  • C1


Learning goals

  • Understand and respond to an authentic news interview about nuclear weapons and the Nobel Peace Prize 2017
  • Use
  • a variety of listening strategies effectively

Published by

EF Education First


Success criteria

  • Identify the main ideas in the news interview
  • Choose the correct definitions for new words based on their use in the news interview
  • Correctly answer questions about the content of the news interview
  • Relate the content of the news interview to your own opinions

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Activities (11)

Introduction

Introduction

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Class
  • Core activity


Student instructions

No instructions.


Teacher notes

No teacher notes.

 

Warm up

Warm up

Recommendations

  • 3 min
  • Pair, Group
  • Core activity


Student instructions

How much do you know about the Nobel Prizes? Guess the correct answer for each question.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to activate students’ knowledge of the Nobel Prizes.

Encourage students to guess the answers. It is not important if they get the answers wrong.

The stimulus text is for background information only. The answers to the questions are not contained in the text.

 

Lead in 1

Lead in 1

Recommendations

  • 3 mins
  • Group, Class
  • Core activity


Student instructions

Watch the video and discuss the questions in Lead in 2.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to introduce the topic of nuclear weapons.

 

Lead in 2

Lead in 2

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Pair, Group, Class
  • Core activity


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to activate students' knowledge of nuclear weapons.

Language notes

A humanitarian catastrophe is an event which causes a large number of people to suffer or die.

Radiation is a form energy produced during a nuclear reaction. Different types of radiation occur naturally, but it can be harmful to humans if radiation levels become too high.

To ban is to pass a law or rule to make something not allowed.

 

Main ideas

Main ideas

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core activity


Student instructions

The aim of this activity is to predict and identify the main ideas of the video.

If necessary, tell students that there are two key politicians, three key organizations, and five key places mentioned in the video.

 

Language

Language

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core activity


Student instructions

Read the script lines from the news interview. Then match the definitions to the words.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to define some of the key language in the video.

Tell students not to use their dictionaries in this activity.

If necessary, explain how to guess the meaning of words from context or have students read the reference material.

 

Practice

Practice

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Support activity


Student instructions

Choose the correct words to complete the text. You do not need to use all the words.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise using the key language from the Language activity in context.

This is a different topic from the video clip in this lesson, but it continues the theme of weapons control.

 

Detail

Detail

Recommendations

  • 6 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Core activity


Student instructions

Watch the news interview again and choose the correct answers. There are two correct answers for each question.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to understand specific information in the video.

 

Respond

Respond

Recommendations

  • 8 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Core activity


Student instructions

Read the article about a letter from ICAN to the Australian Prime Minister. Discuss the questions based on what you read in the article and saw in the interview.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to give students the opportunity to react to the ideas from the video according to their own opinions.

 

Follow Up

Follow Up

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Challenge activity


Student instructions

No instructions.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to extend the topic of the lesson and to allow students to express their own opinions on nuclear weapons.

A summary of each country's position on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons can be found at:

http://www.icanw.org/why-a-ban/positions/

 

Exit ticket

Exit ticket

Recommendations

  • 3 mins
  • Individual
  • Core activity


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to reflect on what they learned in the lesson, questions they still have, and what they found difficult.

 
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