The Reading / Listening - Level 3

Researchers in Britain are telling schools that children should be doing more learning outdoors. The researchers say there is currently too much focus on sitting in classrooms to pass exams. They say outdoor learning is important for students' social skills, health and development. It also increases their quality of life. There have been five major reports over the past decade that stress the need for students to learn outdoors and experience nature more. The researchers say that schools are not taking the advice of these reports. They say outdoor learning is on the decline in Britain. The researchers want Britain's government to act to put outdoor learning on the curriculum of all schools.



The report is from researchers at the University of Plymouth and the organisation Natural England. It says there are many benefits of outdoor learning for children. One advantage is that it builds confidence in children as they experience things that were normal for their parents, like climbing trees. Another advantage is that it makes children more aware of the environment and teaches them to respect nature. There are also health benefits as children exercise more instead of sitting in a classroom or being at home with video games. A final benefit is that it helps with the problem of what is called 'stranger danger'. This is an idea many children in the UK today grow up hearing.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 0 Level 1   or  Level 2

Sources
  • http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk /nursery-world/news/1158179/put-outdoor-learning-on-curriculum-policymakers-urged
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk /education/2016/07/11/schools-should-hold-more-lessons-outdoors-despite-unpredictable/
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/science-environment-36795912


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. OUTDOOR LEARNING: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about outdoor learning. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       researchers / outdoors / focus / social skills / development / quality of life / advice /
       organisation / benefits / advantage / climbing trees / respect / nature / stranger

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. OUTSIDE: Students A strongly believe learning outside is better than learning inside; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. LEARNING: How can we make these better places to learn? Talk about this with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • Classrooms
  • Internet
  • Libraries
  • Bedrooms
  • Parks
  • Public spaces
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5. CHILDREN: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "children". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. SCHOOL: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important subjects at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • physical education
  • English
  • religion
  • social responsibility
  • woodwork
  • history
  • IT
  • design

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Researchers say there is too big a focus in schools on exams.     T / F
  2. Researchers say outdoor learning increases quality of life.     T / F
  3. Schools took the advice of five reports on outdoor learning.     T / F
  4. Outdoor learning is becoming more popular in Britain.     T / F
  5. The report is from the Natural England University.     T / F
  6. Outdoor learning helps students with things like climbing trees.     T / F
  7. Researchers say outdoor learning has health benefits for children.     T / F
  8. Researchers say outdoor learning helps kids with stranger danger.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. currently
  2. focus
  3. major
  4. advice
  5. in decline
  6. organisation
  7. benefits
  8. normal
  9. final
  10. danger
  1. group
  2. presently
  3. dying
  4. last
  5. emphasis
  6. usual
  7. threat
  8. important
  9. advantages
  10. guidance

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. currently too much focus
  2. It also increases their quality
  3. five major reports over the
  4. outdoor learning is on
  5. put outdoor learning on the
  6. there are many benefits of
  7. it builds
  8. teaches them to
  9. health
  10. the problem of what is called
  1. outdoor learning
  2. 'stranger danger'
  3. the decline in Britain
  4. confidence
  5. of life
  6. on sitting in classrooms
  7. past decade
  8. benefits
  9. respect nature
  10. curriculum of all schools

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
major
doing
decline
social
curriculum
focus
taking
need

Researchers in Britain are telling schools that children should be (1) ____________ more learning outdoors. The researchers say there is currently too much (2) ____________ on sitting in classrooms to pass exams. They say outdoor learning is important for students' (3) ____________ skills, health and development. It also increases their quality of life. There have been five (4) ____________ reports over the past decade that stress the (5) ____________ for students to learn outdoors and experience nature more. The researchers say that schools are not (6) ____________ the advice of these reports. They say outdoor learning is on the (7) ____________ in Britain. The researchers want Britain's government to act to put outdoor learning on the (8) ____________ of all schools.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
climbing
benefits
instead
normal
idea
advantage
final
respect

The report is from researchers at the University of Plymouth and the organisation Natural England. It says there are many (9) ____________ of outdoor learning for children. One (10) ____________ is that it builds confidence in children as they experience things that were (11) ____________ for their parents, like (12) ____________ trees. Another advantage is that it makes children more aware of the environment and teaches them to (13) ____________ nature. There are also health benefits as children exercise more (14) ____________ of sitting in a classroom or being at home with video games. A (15) ____________ benefit is that it helps with the problem of what is called 'stranger danger'. This is an (16) ____________ many children in the UK today grow up hearing.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  there is currently too much focus on sitting in classrooms ______
     a.  to past exams
     b.  to pass exams
     c.  to passes the exams
     d.  to pass the exam

2)  five major reports over the past decade that ______
     a.  stresses the need
     b.  stressed the need
     c.  dress the nerd
     d.  stress the need

3)  The researchers say that schools are not taking the advice ______
     a.  of those reports
     b.  of these reports
     c.  of them reports
     d.  of these report

4)  They say outdoor learning is ______
     a.  in the decline
     b.  of the decline
     c.  on the decline
     d.  an the decline

5) researchers want Britain's government to act to put outdoor learning ______
     a.  on the curriculum
     b.  on a curriculum
     c.  in the curriculum
     d.  in a curriculum

6) they experience things that were normal ______
     a.  four their parents
     b.  for them parents
     c.  for their parents
     d.  for their parent

7)  it makes children more aware of the environment and teaches them ______
     a.  to respect natures
     b.  too respect nature
     c.  to respected nature
     d.  to respect nature

8)  There are also health benefits as children exercise more ______
     a.  instead of sitting
     b.  instead off sitting
     c.  instead have sitting
     d.  instead if sitting

9)  A final benefit is that it helps with the problem of what is called '______'
     a.  'stranger dangers
     b.  'stranger danger
     c.  'strangers dangers
     d.  'strangers danger

10)  This is an idea many children in the UK today ______
     a.  grown up hearing
     b.  growing up hearing
     c.  grow up hearing
     d.  grows up hearing

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Researchers in Britain are telling schools that children (1) ___________________ more learning outdoors. The researchers say there is currently too much (2) ___________________ in classrooms to pass exams. They say outdoor learning is important for students' social skills, health and development. It also increases (3) ___________________ life. There have been five major reports over the past decade that stress the need for students (4) ___________________ and experience nature more. The researchers say that schools are not taking the advice of these reports. They say outdoor learning is (5) ___________________ in Britain. The researchers want Britain's government to act to put outdoor learning on the (6) ___________________ all schools.

The report is from researchers at the University of Plymouth and the organisation Natural England. It says there (7) ___________________ of outdoor learning for children. One advantage is that (8) ___________________ in children as they experience things that were normal for their parents, (9) ___________________. Another advantage is that it makes children (10) ___________________ the environment and teaches them to respect nature. There are also health benefits as children exercise (11) ___________________ sitting in a classroom or being at home with video games. A final benefit is that it helps with the problem of what is called 'stranger danger'. This (12) ___________________ children in the UK today grow up hearing.

Comprehension questions

  1. What did researchers say there is too big a focus on?
  2. What kind of skills did researchers say outdoor learning is important for?
  3. How many important reports have there been in the past ten years?
  4. What did researchers say children needed to experience more?
  5. What did researchers say is happening to outdoor learning in Britain?
  6. What organisation helped make the report?
  7. What does outdoor learning build in children?
  8. What should children do that was normal for their parents?
  9. What does outdoor learning teach children to respect?
  10. What is the name of the danger mentioned in the article?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What did researchers say there is too big a focus on?
a) Britain
b) passing exams
c) eyesight
d) outdoor learning

2) What kind of skills did researchers say outdoor learning is important for?
a) outdoor
b) communication
c) elementary
d) social

3) How many important reports have there been in the past ten years?
a) 5
b) 6
c) 7
d) 8

4) What did researchers say children needed to experience more?
a) sitting
b) exams
c) nature
d) the indoors

5) What did researchers say is happening to outdoor learning in Britain?
a) it's in-lining
b) it's declining
c) it's reclining
d) it's inclining

6) What organisation helped make the report?
a) Natural England
b) Natural Britain
c) Natural UK
d) Natural Brexit

7) What does outdoor learning build in children?
a) bones
b) houses
c) confidence
d) Lego

8) What should children do that was normal for their parents?
a) climb trees
b) eat fish
c) clean their teeth
d) go to bed early

9) What does outdoor learning teach children to respect?
a) nature
b) researchers
c) video games
d) classrooms

10) What is the name of the danger mentioned in the article?
a) strangers' dangers
b) strangely dangerous
c) strange danger
d) stranger danger

Role play

Role A — IT

You think IT is the most important school subject. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that aren't so important about their subjects. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): physical education, English or social responsibility.

Role B — Physical education

You think physical education is the most important school subject. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that aren't so important about their subjects. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): IT, English or social responsibility.

Role C — English

You think English is the most important school subject. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that aren't so important about their subjects. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): physical education, IT or social responsibility.

Role D — Social responsibility

You think social responsibility is the most important school subject. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that aren't so important about their subjects. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why):  physical education, English or IT.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'outdoor'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'learning'.

  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • organisation
    • builds
    • trees
    • teaches
    • final
    • idea
    • should
    • currently
    • social
    • five
    • taking
    • act




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Educators recommend more outdoor learning

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'outdoor'?
    3. What is 'outdoor learning'?
    4. What are the good things about outdoor learning?
    5. What are the bad things about outdoor learning?
    6. How much time did you spend outdoors at school?
    7. Why is it bad for schools to only focus on exams?
    8. What did you think of your school?
    9. How does outdoor learning increase quality of life?
    10. Why do you think outdoor learning is on the decline?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. How does outdoor learning increase children's confidence?
    3. Was it better to be a child 20 or 30 years ago?
    4. How important is it for children to climb trees?
    5. How can we teach children to respect nature?
    6. What was the best thing for you about school?
    7. What advice would you give to schools?
    8. What are the dangers to children of video games?
    9. What do to think of the idea of 'stranger danger'?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Researchers in Britain are (1) ____ schools that children should be doing more learning outdoors. The researchers say there is (2) ____ too much focus on sitting in classrooms to pass exams. They say outdoor learning is (3) ____ for students' social skills, health and development. It also increases their (4) ____ of life. There have been five major reports over the past decade that stress the need for students to learn outdoors and experience nature more. The researchers say that schools are not (5) ____ the advice of these reports. They say outdoor learning is on the decline in Britain. The researchers want Britain's government to (6) ____ to put outdoor learning on the curriculum of all schools.

    The report is from researchers at the University of Plymouth and the organisation Natural England. It says there are many benefits (7) ____ outdoor learning for children. One advantage is that it builds (8) ____ in children as they experience things that were normal for their parents, like climbing trees. Another advantage is that it makes children more (9) ____ of the environment and teaches them to respect nature. There are also health benefits (10) ____ children exercise more instead (11) ____ sitting in a classroom or being at home with video games. A final benefit is that it helps with the problem of what is called 'stranger danger'. This is an idea many children in the UK today grow (12) ____ hearing.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     told     (b)     tell     (c)     telling     (d)     tells    
    2. (a)     currently     (b)     currency     (c)     currants     (d)     creatively    
    3. (a)     important     (b)     imported     (c)     importance     (d)     importantly    
    4. (a)     quality     (b)     qualify     (c)     quantity     (d)     quantify    
    5. (a)     doing     (b)     taking     (c)     making     (d)     having    
    6. (a)     perform     (b)     show     (c)     pretend     (d)     act    
    7. (a)     on     (b)     at     (c)     of     (d)     as    
    8. (a)     contents     (b)     coincidence     (c)     conference     (d)     confidence    
    9. (a)     aware     (b)     beware     (c)     wearing     (d)     wore    
    10. (a)     as     (b)     has     (c)     is     (d)     was    
    11. (a)     off     (b)     of     (c)     have     (d)     for    
    12. (a)     over     (b)     down     (c)     up     (d)     in

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     The report is from researchers at the University of Plymouth and the organisation Natural England. It says there are

    (    )     major reports over the past decade that stress the need for students to learn outdoors and experience

    (    )     reports. They say outdoor learning is on the decline in Britain. The researchers want Britain's government to act

    1  )     Researchers in Britain are telling schools that children should be doing more learning outdoors. The researchers

    (    )     experience things that were normal for their parents, like climbing trees. Another advantage is that it makes

    (    )     nature more. The researchers say that schools are not taking the advice of these

    (    )     say there is currently too much focus on sitting in classrooms to pass exams. They say outdoor learning is

    (    )     to put outdoor learning on the curriculum of all schools.

    (    )     danger'. This is an idea many children in the UK today grow up hearing.

    (    )     children exercise more instead of sitting in a classroom or being at home with video

    (    )     many benefits of outdoor learning for children. One advantage is that it builds confidence in children as they

    (    )     children more aware of the environment and teaches them to respect nature. There are also health benefits as

    (    )     important for students' social skills, health and development. It also increases their quality of life. There have been five

    (    )     games. A final benefit is that it helps with the problem of what is called 'stranger

    Put the words in the right order

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    4. act   researchers   Britain's   to   The   want   government   .
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    8. makes   It   environment   the   of   aware   more   children   .
    9. more   children   benefits   also   There   exercise   as   health   are   .
    10. what  problem  of  is   called  'stranger   It   helps  danger'  with   the   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Researchers in Britain are telling / told schools that children should be doing more learning outdoors. The researchers say there is currency / currently too much focus on / of sitting in classrooms to pass exams. They say outdoor learning is importance / important for students' social skills, health / healthy and development. It also increases their quality / quantity of life. There have been five major report / reports over the past decade that stress the need / needy for students to learn outdoors and experience nature more. The researchers say that schools are not taking the advise / advice of these reports. They say outdoor learning is on the decline in Britain. The researchers want Britain's government to act to put outdoor learning on the curriculum / calculation of all schools.

    The report is from researcher / researchers at the University of Plymouth and the organisation Natural England. It says there are many / much benefits of outdoor learning of / for children. One advantage is that it builds confidence in children has / as they experience things that were normal for their parents, like / likes climbing trees. Another advantage is that it makes child / children more aware of the environment and teaches them / they to respect nature. There are also health beneficial / benefits as children exercise more instead of sitting in a classroom or being at home with video games. A final / finally benefit is that it helps with the problem of what is called 'stranger danger'. This is an idea many children in the UK today growing / grow up hearing.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    researchers in britain are telling schools that children should be doing more learning outdoors the researchers say there is currently too much focus on sitting in classrooms to pass exams they say outdoor learning is important for students' social skills health and development it also increases their quality of life there have been five major reports over the past decade that stress the need for students to learn outdoors and experience nature more the researchers say that schools are not taking the advice of these reports they say outdoor learning is on the decline in britain the researchers want britain's government to act to put outdoor learning on the curriculum of all schools

    the report is from researchers at the university of plymouth and the organisation natural england it says there are many benefits of outdoor learning for children one advantage is that it builds confidence in children as they experience things that were normal for their parents like climbing trees another advantage is that it makes children more aware of the environment and teaches them to respect nature there are also health benefits as children exercise more instead of sitting in a classroom or being at home with video games a final benefit is that it helps with the problem of what is called 'stranger danger' this is an idea many children in the uk today grow up hearing

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    lpswiththeproblemofwhatiscalled'strangerdanger'.Thisisanideaman
    ychildrenintheUKtodaygrowuphearing.

    Free writing

    Write about outdoor learning for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    It is better to learn outdoors than indoors. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about outdoor learning. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. OUTDOOR LEARNING: Make a poster about outdoor learning. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. OUTDOORS: Write a magazine article about learning outdoors being better than learning indoors. Include imaginary interviews with people who agree and disagree with this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on outdoor learning. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on what children can do to learn outdoors. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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