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Online Friendly ESL Discussion: Edible Insects
Ian Kime
June 10, 2022

Would you eat a burger made of insects?

 

Today you and your students will be talking about edible insects. No, we aren’t showing you that people eat insects in Mexico or southeast Asia; this is a company based right here in Europe – Switzerland no less! Switzerland has recently allowed the cultivation of three types of insects for the production of human food products. The company Entomos believes insects hold the key to a brighter future of food production.

If you like warmers (it’s basically my favorite part of the lesson), you could play the suitcase game with insects as the category. What’s the suitcase game, you ask? Students take turns in a circle naming different insects, but watch out, because before you can say your example you have to name all the others that came before you in the correct order after saying the words “In my suitcase, I’ve got…”

Start by distributing the PDF to your students, and then watch the video below once or twice.

The video: https://youtu.be/riIG2cjKe80

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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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