B1 Environmental Issues

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Environmental Issues Activities for English learners gives you the vocabulary to talk about this topic. You can choose different activities to suit your learning needs.

The vocabulary practice will help you if you are taking the B1 Preliminary Exam providing you with a better chance of being successful.

Lesson Instructions

  1. Find the words in our environmental word search.
  2. Solve our environmental crossword.
  3. Watch the video about taking action on climate change.
  4. Read about keeping a school green and clean.

B1 Environmental Issues Activities

Word SearchCrosswordClimate Change VideoReadingWord List

Download this word search.
In order to play our Environmental crossword puzzle, you need to click on the numbered boxes to reveal the clues.

Download this crossword puzzle.
Here are the words from the environmenal issues topic:

  • atmosphere
  • carbon dioxide
  • climate change
  • conserve
  • ecosystem
  • environment
  • environmental
  • environmentally-friendly
  • extinct
  • fertilizers
  • fossil fuel
  • gas
  • greenhouse gases
  • global warning
  • litter
  • petrol
  • pesticides
  • pollution
  • public
  • recycled
  • recycling bins
  • risk factor
  • rubbish
  • the greenhouse effect
  • traffic
  • solar energy
  • solar power

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Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
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Part 1 - Read five real-world notices, messages and other short texts for the main message.

Part 2 - Match five descriptions of people to eight short texts on a particular topic, showing detailed comprehension.

Part 3 - Read a longer text for detailed comprehension, gist, inference and global meaning, as well as writer’s attitude and opinion.

Part 4 - Read a longer text from which five sentences have been removed. Show understanding of how a coherent and well-structured text is formed.

Write about 100 words, answering the email and notes provided.

In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the B1 Preliminary Key test.

Part 3 - Gap-Filled Exercise

The B1 Preliminary Speaking test has four parts and you take it together with another candidate. There are two examiners. One of the examiners talks to you and the other examiner listens.

Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the pre-intermediate level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

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