Ethical Consumerism Listening

What is ethical consumerism?

This lesson asks the question ‘Do you think consciously about how your products are made where your products come from and how this affects our planet?’  The listening focuses on a definition of the ‘ethical consumer’, associated problems with ethical brands, the ethical consumerism movement and a future recommendation. Very engaging topic and interesting lecture content.

Question:

How far are your spending habits affected by your ethical considerations? (Do you support any of these products / services in the image below?)

Video:

Here s the AEUK Video on Ethical Consumerism:

Ethical Consumerism 

This is a lecture on defining  ethical consumerism, the associated problems with consumers and the positive advances in the ethical consumerism movement. It includes a video, test questions and PPT.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  PPT link in download / Video [09.01] / MP3MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Test: Ethical Consumerism [new for 2020]

The text provides a clear definition of ethical consumerism, discusses what is and what isn’t ethical consumerism and summarises the future of ethical consumption. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary.  Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Ethical Consumerism: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2020]

The text provides a clear definition of ethical consumerism, discusses what is and what isn’t ethical consumerism and summarises the future of ethical consumption The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Listening Tests

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking: an introduction (new 2020)

This lecture focuses on critical thinking at university. It includes a definition, alternative thinking styles, Bloom’s taxonomy and how to apply analysing and evaluation questions to reading and writing. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT (example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] / PPT link in download /  Video [10.00]  / MP3  / MEMBERSHIP 

Critical thinking – reading text analysis (new for 2020)

A great lesson for developing and practising critical thinking skills. It is a 400-word text on ‘going to university’ with over 15 possible problems. Students use the higher level thinking skills of analysis and evaluation to examine, question and critique the textExample.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  MEMBERSHIP 

Critical Speaking – 8 questions most people get wrong! (new for 2020)

A great lesson for highlighting facts over opinions. This lesson asks students to discuss 8 questions based around a variety of topics. The lesson is based on research by Hans Rosling a UN advisor, professor of international health and medical physician, who argues many people have an over-dramatic world view that its not based on facts. The lesson includes factual data from the World Bank and UN to support all answers. Example.  Level: ***** [C1 – High level]  MEMBERSHIP

Critical Thinking Lesson PDF Book

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Amazon

 Amazon: The world’s largest retailer [New for 2020]

A short 8-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on Amazon. It discusses the company, recruitment, recent criticisms of safety and Amazon’s response, It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [9.10]MP3 / PPT link in download MEMBERSHIP 

Reading Test: Amazon: The largest internet company in the world [new for 2020]

The text provides an overview of the company, its innovative strategies, the digitalisation of warehousing systems and the darker side of working at Amazon.The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Amazon: the retail giant. Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2020]

The text provides an overview of the company, its innovative strategies, the digitalisation of warehousing systems and the darker side of working at Amazon. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Mass Communication

Mass communication: Gatekeeping Theory by AEUK [New for 2020]

A 10-minute lecture on Gatekeeping Theory. The lecture provides a basic historical background, followed by key factors associated with the theory and finally discusses its role in the 21st century . Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [10.19] / MP3 /  PPT link in Download /  MEMBERSHIP 

Reading Test: Mass Communication: Agenda Setting Theory [new for 2020]

The text provides an overview of agenda setting in the media. It discusses its purpose, impact and relevancy in contemporary society. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Agenda Setting Theory: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2020]

Mass communication: The text provides an overview of agenda setting in the media. It discusses its purpose, impact and relevancy in contemporary society.. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Museums

A brief overview of museums [New for 2020]

A short 9-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on museums. It discusses in detail the purpose of museums, how they are funded, their popularity and future evolution, It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [9.10]MP3 / PPT link in download MEMBERSHIP 

One-sided Academic Argument Essay: Museum [New for 2020]

Question: Should museums be free for everyone? This essay examines the keys arguments around how museums encourage cultural awareness and public education. This lesson contains two essays: one block and one point-to-point.  Sources:6 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Shopping

The Decline of the British High Street [New for 2020]

A short 8-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on the high street. It discusses the history, the current situation and its economic and societal effects and finishes with some possible solutions. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [7.44] / MP3 /  PPT link in download MEMBERSHIP 

One-Sided Academic Argument Essay: Is the British high street dying? [New for 2020]

Question: Do you agree that the British high street is dying? This essay examines the keys arguments that high business rates and the popularity of internet shopping have caused many physical shops to close. This lesson contains two essays: one block and one point-by-point.  Sources:4 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality

This is a lecture on what economic inequality is, how wealth is distributed, how the past has affected the present and the current debate. It includes a video, test questions and PPT (example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] / PPT Link in download /  Video [10.00] / MP3MEMBERSHIP 

Reading Test: Economic Inequality.

The text defines economic inequality. It discuses differences in income distribution between the rich and poor, it highlights how inequality is measured and offers a range of solutions to address income inequality. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Economic Inequality: Summary  Reading & Writing Lesson

The text discusses what is economic inequality and how it is measured. It also discusses the unfairness of wealth distribution between the rich and the poor and suggests possible solutions to address the situation. Students take notes on key idea and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too.  (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Economic Inequality Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading test & summary writing, 1 x lecture listening, [extra reading text] & seminar / example [TEACHER MEMBERSHIP]

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The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

This is a lecture on defining the Gig Economy and discusses the positives and negatives of three Gig Economies (AirBnB, Uber and Task Rabbit). It includes a video, test questions and PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / PPT link in download /  Video [12.14] / MP3 / MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: The Gig Economy 

The text discusses the rise of the gig economy and makes an attempt to define exactly what it is. It then highlights key gig companies investigating the importance and limitations of this new contemporary employment platform. Finally, it puts forward the future challenges of the gig economy for employees, employers and society. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary.(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Summary Writing: The Gig Economy

The text discusses the rise of the gig economy and makes an attempt to define exactly what it is. It then highlights key gig companies investigating the importance and limitations of this new contemporary employment platform. Finally, it puts forward the future challenges of the gig economy for employees, employers and society. (Example). Level ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Gig Economy Lesson PDF Book

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Academic Plagiarism: writing / essay mills

Academic Plagiarism (same text as reading)

This lecture focuses on academic plagiarism, what custom essay writing services are and the associated problems and solutions. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT (example). It is exactly the same text as the reading lesson. Level ***** [B2/C1] / PPT link in download /  Video [12.00] / MP3 / MEMBERSHIP 

Reading Test: Academic Plagiarism – the use of custom essay writing services / writing mills

The text discusses what is academic plagiarism, what are custom essay writing services and why university students use them. It highlights the key problems associated with using these sites and offers possible solutions to prevent students using them. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary.  (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 
 
 

Academic Plagiarism: Summary  Reading & Writing Lesson

The text discusses what is academic plagiarism, what are custom essay writing services (writing mills) and why university students use them. It highlights the key problems associated with using these sites and offers possible solutions to prevent students using them. Students take notes on key idea and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too.  Example. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

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U.S. Gun Culture

  

U.S. Gun Culture

This lecture focuses on the rise of gun-related deaths and mass shootings in the U.S. It investigates the barriers that prevent stricter gun controls and calls for a ban on semi-automatic weapons. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / PPT Link in download /  Video [11.31] / MP3MEMBERSHIP 

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