Lesson | What makes the green grass grow?

This lesson uses a real-life gut-wrenching story hidden within a TEDx talk. Students play with contrastive evidence, flashbacks and flashforward narratives to put pieces of the story together. After comparing their versions with the original, they get into a 3-part discussion about the painful aspects of life after war for veterans suffering from  PTSD.

Minimal language level: B2



  • war, military service, war veterans, social justice, injustice

Language aims:

  • speaking: videotelling, speculating, exchanging opinions, offering solutions
  • interactive post-videotelling listening for detail (Zaption-ed video)
  • reading: interpreting poetry
  • language: functional expressions to interact in discussions


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