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Researchers say children should learn more outdoors. Children spend too much time in classrooms. Outdoor learning helps with social skills and health. It also gives a better quality of life. There is less outdoor learning today. The researchers want all schools to do outdoor learning more.



There are many good things about outdoor learning for children. It builds their confidence. They do things like climb trees. It teaches children about the environment and nature. There are also health benefits because children exercise instead of sitting in classrooms. It also helps with the problem of 'stranger danger'.

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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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. children should
  2. Children spend too much
  3. Outdoor learning
  4. social
  5. a better
  6. There is less outdoor learning
  7. The researchers want all
  8. do outdoor learning
  1. skills and health
  2. quality of life
  3. more
  4. schools
  5. today
  6. time in classrooms
  7. learn more outdoors
  8. helps

Paragraph 2

  1. There are many good things about
  2. It builds their
  3. They do things like
  4. It teaches children
  5. health benefits because
  6. instead of sitting
  7. It also
  8. the problem of
  1. children exercise
  2. helps
  3. confidence
  4. 'stranger danger'
  5. outdoor learning
  6. about the environment
  7. climb trees
  8. in classrooms

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Researchers say children (1) ___________________ outdoors. Children (2) ___________________ time in classrooms. Outdoor learning (3) ___________________ skills and health. It also gives a better (4) ___________________. There is less outdoor learning today. The researchers (5) ___________________ to do outdoor (6) ___________________.

There (7) ___________________ things about outdoor learning for children. It builds (8) ___________________. They do things like (9) ___________________. It teaches children about the environment and nature. There (10) ___________________ benefits because children exercise (11) ___________________ sitting in classrooms. It also helps (12) ___________________ of 'stranger danger'.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Researcherssaychildrenshouldlearnmoreoutdoors.Childrenspendto
omuchtimeinclassrooms.Outdoorlearninghelpswithsocialskillsandh
ealth.Italsogivesabetterqualityoflife.Thereislessoutdoorlearningtod
ay.Theresearcherswantallschoolstodooutdoorlearningmore.Therea
remanygoodthingsaboutoutdoorlearningforchildren.Itbuildstheirco
nfidence.Theydothingslikeclimbtrees.Itteacheschildrenabouttheen
vironmentandnature.Therearealsohealthbenefitsbecausechildrene
xerciseinsteadofsittinginclassrooms.Italsohelpswiththeproblemof's
trangerdanger'.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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

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Free writing

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