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Course Syllabus

Read the course syllabus.


This is the page you’re on now, where you can see an in-depth explanation of what you’re going to study in this course.

We set out the key objectives for this course so you can identify what you need to learn. We provide a downloadable checklist that you can print out to check off the points as you go through the course.


Are you environmentally friendly? Let us know by responding to our course forum and get feedback and corrections from our native English speakers.

Join Hannah in a conversation video to learn about key things you can do to help save the environment. Subtitles are available on our video too.

Learn all the key vocabulary in English to talk about the environment. You’ll learn about the key environmental issues that exist in today’s world as well as vocabulary to talk about effective solutions. Our vocabulary list can be downloaded as a PDF and audios of keywords can also be heard.

Learn all about the British environment and what Brits are doing to help relieve the environmental pressures of the 21st Century. Our text can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Phrasal verbs can be used in this topic to express more accurate actions. Learn the key phrasal verbs of this topic, listen to their audios and download our presentation as a PDF too.


Download our printable flashcards or use our online tools to help review the vocabulary from this course.

Complete our online crossword to practise using the vocabulary from this course.

The environment is a very contentious issue and there are a lot of areas to be debated. Use our debate flashcards to practise talking about the environment in English.

In this writing activity you’re posed with an environmental dilemma and must write to your local leaders to put forward your concerns and suggestions. Your writing will be submitted to our native English teachers, who will mark and correct your essays and provide detailed feedback.

Watch a video from The National Geographic that explains the causes and effects of climate change then respond to our listening comprehension quiz questions. You can access parts of the transcript as well as full corrections and explanations once you’ve submitted your quiz answers.


Download our one-page summary of the topic to use for reference. 

After completing the course, you can review your achievements and analyse what you have learnt. 

Take a look at other resources that we have published related to this course so you can expand your English knowledge.

We’d love to hear what you thought about taking this course. Take this short feedback quiz to help us improve this course for future learners. It’ll only take 5 minutes!

We recommend using your course group regularly for support. You can access the forums, photos of course content and interact with other course group members.