Environment Education

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 22, 2021 and last updated on July 21, 2023

The topic of “Environment Education” is invaluable for English learners as it not only enhances language skills but also nurtures ecological awareness. Engaging in discussions about environmental issues equips learners with essential vocabulary, enabling them to articulate concerns and solutions effectively.

Moreover, exploring sustainability concepts encourages critical thinking and cultural understanding. Embracing environment education empowers learners to communicate confidently about environmental challenges, promoting eco-friendly practices and contributing to a greener and more sustainable global community.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Environment Education Review

Environment education, a vital aspect of modern learning, focuses on raising awareness and understanding of environmental issues. It aims to equip individuals with the knowledge, values and skills needed to protect and preserve the natural world. Environment education fosters a sense of responsibility towards the planet, encouraging proactive engagement in environmental conservation efforts.

This topic delves into the significance of environmental literacy, empowering individuals to become environmentally conscious citizens and stewards of a healthier, more sustainable future.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • educate (verb)
  • education (noun)
  • pollute (verb)
  • pollution (noun)
  • climate change (noun)
  • definitely (adverb)
  • likely/unlikely (adjective)
  • sustainable (adjective)
  • responsibility (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • Why is it important to learn about the environment?
  • What are some environmental issues in your country?
  • How can individuals contribute to environmental conservation?
  • Do you think it is easier to teach children or adults to take care of the environment?
  • What eco-friendly practices do you follow in your daily life?
  • What role can governments play in promoting environment education?
  • Is it more effective to focus on individual behaviour changes or systemic environmental policies?
  • Have you participated in any environmental activities or campaigns?
  • How can we raise awareness about environmental issues in the community?
  • What are the benefits of a clean and healthy environment?
  • How can technology be used to promote environment education?
  • Is environmental conservation a shared responsibility of individuals and governments?
  • Should companies be legally required to follow environmentally friendly practices?
  • Should single-use plastic products be banned to protect the environment?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.