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The Alphabet of Illiteracy


This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video and the themes of education, literacy and global issues. Students talk about education, discuss problems related to illiteracy, practise vocabulary related to illiteracy, watch a short video, read a transcript, analyse a short video, and reflect on the lesson.

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Talking about education, discussing problems related to illiteracy, practising vocabulary related to illiteracy, watching a short video, reading a transcript, analysing a short video, and reflecting on the lesson

Topic: Education, literacy and global issues

Language: Vocabulary related to education, literacy and global issues


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