Video-Based: The most sustainable island in Europe by BBC REEL

A no-prep lesson plan for ESL lessons.


This lesson plan combines English Language Arts, ESL, Earth sciences, conversations, vocabulary, listening, ecology, climate change, renewable resources, environmental issues, sustainability, and research in one lesson.

It's great for spring, seasonal, Earth Day-themed classes as well as an alternative for Easter lessons. This lesson plan was added to my GROWING BUNDLE on April 9th, 2022! More lesson plans to come! Get your bundles now before they get more expensive!

What is it?

  • a no-prep lesson plan based on a video by

  • BBC REEL - The most sustainable island in Europe

  • real-life content

  • ESL levels: B1/B1+ - teenagers and adults

  • Speaking, Listening, and Vocabulary

  • PDF and PowerPoint

What's Included?

  • a fully designed lesson for at least 60 minutes that requires no preparation - 3 pages full of various activities

  • 2 versions of the lesson plan - one for your students and one for you (with answers!)

  • a fully animated PowerPoint presentation (same content) with answers provided - only the key is editable!

  • in both A4 and US letter formats


  • Warm-up

    • a spidergram

  • Agree or Disagree?

    • discuss the statements

  • Watch the video

    • correct the sentences

    • choose the correct option

  • Vocabulary

    • match the 2 halves

  • Vocabulary+

    • fill in the gaps

  • Follow-up

    • Discuss the questions

  • Project


  • to improve communication by discussing various topics related to ecology, climate change, sustainability, and renewable resources

  • to improve active listening skills

  • to get used to different accents in English

  • to learn new vocabulary

  • to discover new trends and ideas from around the world