How to write a letter to a editor

How to Write a Letter to an Editor

A Letter to an Editor: Learn how to craft a compelling letter to the editor for your IB English B class. This guide provides step-by-step instructions, tips, and examples to help you effectively express your opinions and ideas in a clear and persuasive manner Time 60 -80 minutes Main Skill Writing Theme and topic Sharing the Planet- How to Write a Letter to an Editor Download Available Listening Exercise (Multiple-Choice and Short Answer Questions) Listening Resource Pack Warm up Video Reading Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exam Practice Vocabulary Read this text and answer the questions that follow. Mr William Clark39 London RoadWimbledon, SW19 3RQwclark@gmail.com16 April, 2024 Editor,Daily News1 Oxford RoadLondonEC2A 1AH Dear Editor, I am writing to express my frustration with the article “Who cares?” that was published in your newspaper. The article argues against the effectiveness of encouraging students to avoid purchasing single-use plastic, particularly water bottles. While I understand the article’s perspective, I believe it overlooks the larger-scale issue of plastic pollution and the significant impact that reducing single-use plastic can have on our environment. The article suggests that individual actions, such as students choosing not to buy water bottles, will not make a difference in the grand scheme. However, every small action counts, and encouraging individuals to make sustainable choices can significantly reduce plastic waste over time. We have seen the success of campaigns promoting reusable shopping bags or straws and how individual choices can contribute to reducing plastic waste. Furthermore, the article needs to acknowledge the broader context of the plastic pollution crisis. Single-use plastic, including water bottles, contributes significantly to the pollution of our oceans and harm to marine life. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, if current trends continue, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. This crisis requires urgent action at all levels, from individuals to governments. One of the possible solutions to reduce single-use plastic waste is implementing a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles. This system would require consumers to pay a small deposit when purchasing a plastic bottle, which they would receive back when they return the bottle for recycling. Deposit return schemes have been successful in several countries, significantly increasing the plastic bottle recycling rate. For instance, Norway has had a deposit return scheme in place since the early 1990s and has achieved a recycling rate of 97%. Local politicians are crucial in implementing policies that can reduce plastic waste. They can introduce legislation to ban or tax single-use plastics, promote alternatives such as reusable bottles, and support initiatives like deposit return schemes. By working with local businesses and communities, politicians can create a more sustainable environment and reduce the impact of plastic pollution. In conclusion, while individual actions may seem insignificant, every small step towards reducing single-use plastic is in the right direction. Encouraging students and the wider community to make sustainable choices can have a meaningful impact on our environment. I urge local politicians to take action and implement policies that will help us move towards a future with less plastic waste. We have seen that deposit return schemes can be successful, and it is time for our community and government to take similar steps towards a cleaner and safer environment. Sincerely, William Clark You will hear an interview on a podcast about single-use plastic. Choose the correct answer for each question, either A, B, or C.    Use an appropriate text type from the options below the task choose. Write 450 to 600 words.   1. You recently read an article entitled “Who Cares?” published in the local newspaper. The article argued that encouraging students to avoid purchasing single-use plastic, particularly water bottles, is unlikely to have much impact on plastic pollution. Write a text in which you describe your frustration with the larger-scale waste of water bottles, outline a possible solution, and explain how local politicians can affect change at a government level.   Letter to the editorEmailProposal   2. You notice that many languages in the world are in danger of disappearing and feel that the international community is not doing enough to save them. You want to raise awareness of this and urge the world to take action. Write a text in which you describe the causes of the languages’ disappearance, explain why preserving them is important, and suggest what world leaders should do.   Letter to the editorNews reportSet of guidelines    3. You are increasingly frustrated by the world’s apparent inability to address climate change challenges. You want to engage the wider community’s attention. Write a text in which you describe your frustration, outline a possible plan for action, and explain why it is important to take action now.  BlogEmailLetter to the Editor Useful list of words and phrases used in the activities in the exercises. campaigns deposit return scheme editor frustration governments individual actions perspective plastic pollution crisis politicians recycling single-use plastic sustainable environment How to Write a Letter to an Editor IB English B, Writing Skills A Letter to an Editor: Learn how to craft a compelling letter to the editor for your IB English B… Read Full Story… How to Write a Set of Guidelines IB English B, Writing Skills How to write a Set of Guidelines: This comprehensive guide teaches you how to write effective guidelines for the IB… Read Full Story… How to Write a Speech IB English B, Writing Skills How to write a Speech: Learn how to craft a compelling speech for the IB English B Paper 1. Understand… Read Full Story… The Right to Free Speech Online IB English B, Listening Skills The Right to Free Speech Online – Listen to an interview on the radio discussing high schools’ right to free… Read Full Story… Gossip IB English B, Listening Skills Gossip – Listen to a conversation between a sociology student, Alice, and her professor, Dr Hawkins, discussing the social function… Read Full Story… Fake News IB English B, Listening Skills Fake News – Discover the impact

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How to write a speech

How to Write a Speech

How to write a Speech: Learn how to craft a compelling speech for the IB English B Paper 1. Understand the format, structure, and language features to effectively convey your message. Excel in your exam with these essential tips and activities. Time 60 -80 minutes Main Skill Writing Theme and topic Sharing the Planet – How to write a speech Download Available Listening Comprehension Exercise Listening Resource Pack Warm up Video Reading Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exam Practice Read this speech from a high school student and answer the questions that follow. Dear fellow students, I am here to urge you not to support the closure of our local wildlife zoo. While an animal-rights group has been protesting against the zoo, it is essential to understand and appreciate the vital conservation efforts undertaken by the zoo. Our zoo plays a crucial role in preserving endangered species and raising awareness about the importance of conservation. The animals receive excellent care, ensuring their safety and wellbeing. The zoo has established high-quality enclosures and habitats for the animals, which reflect their commitment to providing a comfortable and natural environment. Shutting down the zoo would not only deprive us of the opportunity to learn about these magnificent animals up close but also jeopardise the conservation efforts being made. We must stand together to support our local wildlife zoo and ensure that it continues its vital work for the benefit of both animals and our community. Let us show our support for the zoo by spreading the word and encouraging others to visit. Our voices can make a difference in preserving our local wildlife for generations to come. Thank you for your attention and support. Listen to the audio and answer the following question. Use an appropriate text type from the options below the task choose. Write 450 to 600 words. You have been invited to write a persuasive text to your community, urging them not to support the closure of the local wildlife zoo amidst protests by an animal-rights group. In your text, emphasise the vital conservation efforts undertaken by the zoo, the high standard of care provided to the animals, and the quality of the enclosures and habitats that have been established for the animals. Set of Instructions Blog Speech You have just returned from a volunteering programme overseas and have been invited to share your experience with students who are considering the same programme. Write a text in which you describe what was most challenging in achieving the programme’s objectives, explain how you addressed it, and reflect on how it has changed your outlook on life. Letter to the editor Official report Speech How to Write a Letter to an Editor IB English B, Writing Skills A Letter to an Editor: Learn how to craft a compelling letter to the editor for your IB English B… Read Full Story… How to Write a Set of Guidelines IB English B, Writing Skills How to write a Set of Guidelines: This comprehensive guide teaches you how to write effective guidelines for the IB… Read Full Story… How to Write a Speech IB English B, Writing Skills How to write a Speech: Learn how to craft a compelling speech for the IB English B Paper 1. Understand… Read Full Story… The Right to Free Speech Online IB English B, Listening Skills The Right to Free Speech Online – Listen to an interview on the radio discussing high schools’ right to free… Read Full Story… Gossip IB English B, Listening Skills Gossip – Listen to a conversation between a sociology student, Alice, and her professor, Dr Hawkins, discussing the social function… Read Full Story… Fake News IB English B, Listening Skills Fake News – Discover the impact of fake news on society and learn how to spot and combat misinformation. These… Read Full Story…

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plastic pollution

Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution examines how we can reduce our use of plastic, particularly in our oceans. Plastic bags are the preferred method of packaging for many products because they are light, inexpensive, and simple to manufacture. By the end of these activities, you will be able to discuss the hazards of using plastic bags as well as potential solutions to the problem. Time 60-80 minutes Main Skills Listening and Reading Theme and topic Sharing the Planet: Plastic Pollution Download Available Audio Transcript Click Here Video Listening Reading Vocabulary Extension A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions. Listen to a TED Talk given by Lauren Singer about plastic pollution and answer the following questions. Also, note down the things Lauren did and the benefits of her actions. Read the review of the movie that is about plastic pollution in the ocean, written by Gary Truong. Then answer the questions at the bottom.. Here are the words and phrases covered in this lesson about plastic pollution: causes and consequences contaminated seafood convert degrade durability eliminate embrace environmental study student garbage can immune system problems ingrained incentivise juxtaposition landfill sites marine environment microplastics package-free plastic pollution pristine environment second-hand small proportion stabilized sustainability Plastic bags are the preferred mode of packaging for many products as they are light and inexpensive as well as easy to produce. Write an essay on the dangers brought about by the use of plastic bags and possible solutions to the problem. Task-specific success criteria The essay has a clear structure – introduction, body and conclusion The introduction provides context and includes a thesis statement Each body paragraph provides one part of the big picture The body paragraphs provide a range of points to support the thesis statement Each body paragraph provides a topic sentence, evidence to support the topic and an explanation of how the evidence supports the topic. The transition between paragraphs is smooth and seamless. The conclusion provides a sense of closure for readers and gives readers an idea or question to ponder after they put the essay down. The register is formal. Writing Blogs IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice… Read Full Story… Plastic Waste IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Plastic Waste: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to… Read Full Story… City or Countryside IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 City or Countryside is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from… Read Full Story… Marvellous Elephants IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… Five Short Recording Set 1 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening Exercise 2 consists of five short conversations or monologues followed by 10 multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… Eight Short Recording Set 1 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening Exercise 1 consists of short conversations or monologues followed by ten multiple-choice questions with four options.… Read Full Story…

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renewable energy

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy resources such as the sun, wind, and moving water provide the highest environmental benefits as they restore themselves over short periods of time and do not diminish. This unit explores the consequences of the ever-increasing population and the reasons for finding cleaner alternative energy sources so that we can mitigate some of the negative effects on our planet. Time 60-90 minutes Main Skills Reading and Listening Theme and topic Sharing the Planet – Renewable Energy Video Listening Reading Vocabulary Extension You will hear a teacher discussing an alternative energy project with his students. Listen and complete the summary below using the words below A-H. Write only one word in the gaps 1-5. Here are the keywords and phrases to learn: accessible affordable analysis contentious combat climate change comparisons cost-effective decrease pollution efficient evaluate greenhouse gas emissions harnessing the sun reliable source renewables statistics 1. You have been invited to give a speech about renewable energy. In your speech, you will mention the benefits of alternative energy sources and will suggest that the need for investment in research to investigate and promote alternative energy. Awareness of the audience (greet the audience, grab their attention etc.) Formal register Clear structure Rhetorical devices Strong impression at the end 2. You run a blog about alternative energy sources. In your post, compare different energy sources. Be engaging, informative and persuasive. Use this checklist: Catchy title Introduction Body paragraphs Conclusion More listening and reading tasks available now! What makes us human? IB English B, Listening Skills, Reading Skills What makes us human? This unit explores why we are much different from other species of animals and what really… Read Full Story… Renewable Energy IB English B, Listening Skills, Reading Skills Renewable energy resources such as the sun, wind, and moving water provide the highest environmental benefits as they restore themselves… Read Full Story… Climate Change IB English B, Listening Skills, Reading Skills Climate change impacts everyone’s lives, and this unit explores the consequences of our failure to make dramatic changes in our… Read Full Story… Automation at Work IB English B, Reading Skills Automation at Work – We are living in a time of major change in the labour market. After completing these… Read Full Story… Flying Cars IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills, Reading Skills Flying cars will likely be a reality in the future. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to… Read Full Story… Transport then and now IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Transport then and now looks at the history of travel. At the end of this lesson, you will be able… Read Full Story…

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climate change

Climate Change

Climate change impacts everyone’s lives, and this unit explores the consequences of our failure to make dramatic changes in our society to save the planet. At the end of these activities, you will be able to identify and explain why we should be concerned about climate change and how we can act to make our world a better place. Time 60-90 minutes Main Skills Reading and Listening Theme and topic Sharing the Planet – Climate Change Download Available Reading Comprehension and Listening Task Script Click Here Video Listening Reading Vocabulary Extension What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn about the human impact of climate change on the environment and our lives. You hear a group of students talking about their Natural Earth presentation. Listen and match the tasks 1-5 with the person who will do them (a-c). Read the article about how climate change is affecting Britain. Then answer the questions at the bottom. Here are the keywords and phrases to learn: asthma atmosphere carbon dioxide (CO2) causes and consequences chlorofluorocarbons climate change emissions fossil fuel reserves greenhouse effect Industrial Revolution health problem heatwaves methane nitrous oxide ominous trend overpopulation phenomenon policy changes post-carbon economy smog scorching heat You realize your government is not making enough effort to tackle climate change. As a concerned citizen, write a letter to your Prime Minister / President / Head of State. In the letter, explain the severity of climate change and suggest solutions to stabilize rising global temperatures. You believe that we require social responsibility and collective action to tackle the issue.  Use the following checklist: Formal register Clear paragraphs Serious tone Progression of your ideas. More listening and reading tasks available now! Climate Change IB English B, Listening Skills, Reading Skills Climate change impacts everyone’s lives, and this unit explores the consequences of our failure to make dramatic changes in our… Read Full Story… Automation at Work IB English B, Reading Skills Automation at Work – We are living in a time of major change in the labour market. After completing these… Read Full Story… Flying Cars IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills, Reading Skills Flying cars will likely be a reality in the future. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to… Read Full Story… Transport then and now IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Transport then and now looks at the history of travel. At the end of this lesson, you will be able… Read Full Story… Dangerous spiders and snakes IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills, Reading Skills Dangerous spiders and snakes are found in many countries in the world. At the end of this lesson, you will… Read Full Story… City or Countryside Living IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills City or Countryside Living is a choice many people have to make. At the end of this lesson, you will… Read Full Story…

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overtourism

Overtourism

Overtourism is a major problem to solve as governments are trying to balance the well-being of their people and the economy as more tourist visit their countries. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to identify and explain why we need to manage mass tourism. Time 30-40 minutes Main Skill Listening Theme and topic Sharing the Planet – Overtourism Download Available Listening Task Script Click Here Click on the tabs to begin. Video Listening Reading Vocabulary Extension Tourism has grown exponentially over the past few decades, but what effect is it having on some of the world’s most beautiful cities? This video breaks down four major ways cities are being impacted by mass tourism. Watch the video and name these four major impacts. You hear a radio programme about why locals are tired of over-tourism in Europe and looking at ways to reduce visitors. Read the text about the negative effect of tourism boom in Barcelona. Here are the keywords and phrases to learn: bad behaviour cruise ships day-trippers economy exponentially heritage site local shops major impacts mass tourism overcrowding pollution popular tourism spots rising prices visitors Answers for the video1. Overcrowding2. Pollution3. Bad Behaviour4. Rising Prices Answers for the listening exercise.1. False 2. True 3. True 4. False 5. True 6. False 7. True8. Modern Tourism 9. historical 10. communism 11. world peace 12. plague13. C Discuss the following questions in your classmates or with a friend. What are the pros and cons of tourism in your country? How does tourism affect your neighbourhood? What experiences do you have of the downsides of tourism? Do you think you enjoy the benefits of tourism? In what way? Do you think tourism should be curbed in any way? If so, how? More listening tasks available now! Overtourism IB English B, Listening Skills Overtourism is a major problem to solve as governments are trying to balance the well-being of their people and the… Read Full Story… Changing Population IB English B, Listening Skills Changing population provides you with the opportunity to consider how population change affects communities and social services. At the end… Read Full Story… How to write a blog post IB English B, Writing Skills A blog is a regularly updated website run by an individual or small group. The content and format of a… Read Full Story… Gender and Identity IB English B, Reading Skills Gender and identity lesson provides you with the opportunity to consider how language affects our perceptions of gender. At the… Read Full Story… A Global Language IB English B, Reading Skills A Global Language looks at the possibility of English used by most people in the world. At the end of… Read Full Story… Dream on IB English B, Listening Skills Dream on is an app that might change the way we think about dreaming, At the end of this lesson,… Read Full Story…

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