Did your students follow the Chilean mine story? Are you looking for a lesson to use with your intermediate to advanced English learners? Today’s podcast features a recording of ESL Library’s high-intermediate lesson on the 33 Brave Chilean Miners. This podcast was recorded moments after the last miner emerged safely on October 13th, 2010.
Did you know that one of the miners watched his baby being born from inside the mine? Did you know that each miner took on a special responsibility during the ordeal? The men spent 70 days in the mine, but never gave up hope. Celebrate the miraculous rescue of the 33 Brave Chilean Miners with your class. The lesson contains warm up questions, a reading, vocabulary review activities, comprehension questions, discussion questions, and a group challenge. What 33 things are your learners thankful for? Invite your students to take ESL-Library’s Gratitude challenge in honor of the brave miners who are now safe and sound.
[Editor’s note: In the reading, the number of days underground has been changed from 70 to 69.]
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