A free downloadable lesson, based around an authentic video produced by the Rainforest Action Network. Students start by discussing and learning some facts about orangutans, before going on to watch a video in which an orangutan appears to ‘talk’ to a 12 year old girl, using sign language. In fact, the video was staged, but it might have more impact if you don’t point this out to the students immediately. The message of the video, which we discover at the end, is that using unsustainable palm oil is destroying the orangutans’ habitats. The lesson then goes on to focus on vocabulary to talk about the environment, and ends with a discussion task where students can use the vocabulary.
Download lesson plan PDF here: ELT Resourceful – Orangutan asks for help in sign language
3 Responses to Orangutan asks for help in sign language: a free downloadable lesson
“In fact, the video was staged, but it might have more impact if you don’t point this out to the students.”
Good to know this is the low amount of integrity that our nation’s teachers have, guiding their students to believe something that is entirely untrue instead of finding something to teach them that is factual.
I actually meant until after the first viewing. Not quite sure why you feel able to comment on my integrity in this way. Hey ho.
Clara, I’m afraid you didn’t read the lesson plan at all… Wishing you more positive thoughts, R.