Alternative Power: A car that runs on air

Alternative power: A car that runs on air

Level - Pre-intermediate and above

This lesson focuses on developing understanding of a text about a car that runs on air.

The exercises guide the students through developing an understanding of the key areas of the text. They also develop the ability to deduce the meaning of words from their context. In the final part of the lesson there are materials that help to structure a discussion of some of the important issues that suround the text.

Plan components

Lesson Plan: - guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.

Download lesson plan 17k pdf

Worksheets: - exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

  • Complete text
  • Comprehension questions
  • Vocabulary deduction exercise
  • Discussion activities
  • Download worksheets 12k pdf

    Audio - the complete text

    Note: The audio is not essential for the lesson but you may like to use it in class as an optional element.

    385k Mp3 - Aircar

    To download audio, right click on audio file in the Attachment below and save to your computer.

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