What methods of environment protection do the icons show?
What do you do to preserve the environment?
What danger does your country pose to the environment?
What eco-friendly initiatives do you know? Has your country introduced any?
"Our climate is changing quickly, too quickly. And great creativity is needed to do what it does so well: to provoke us to think differently with dramatic creative statements. To tempt us to act differently with delightful creative scraps."
"Most of people can’t think about lives of their offsprings and we have no real salvations to make them take care about environment today. Alternative sources of energy won’t help us to stop global warming."
Do you agree with this statements? Explain your position.
Game: «Critics and believers»
Use compact fluorescent light bulbs:
It is true that these bulbs are more expensive, but they last much longer and they can save energy and in the long run your electricity bill would be reduced.
Turn off your devices:
When you do not use a house device, turn it off. For example, if you don't watch TV, turn it off. Turn off the light when you leave a room (even if you intend to return.) It's an easy habit to take up which will help you save a lot of money.
Walk or cycle:
Driving is one of the biggest causes of pollution. If you want to use your car, ask yourself the following question: do I really need my car? Walk or use your bike if the journey is a short one.
How can the artificial intelligence help our environment?
Would you eat artificial food?
Must we pay additional taxes to save nature?
What does the government do for it?
Is the nuclear catastrophe close? Describe this imaginary world.
Some people compare the humanity with a virus. Do you agree? Explain your thoughts.
Useful words for this topic:
rain which contains large amounts of harmful chemicals as a result of burning substances such as coal and oil.
able to decay naturally and harmlessly.
Biodegradable packaging helps to limit the amount of harmful chemicals released into the atmosphere.
the number and variety of plant and animal species that exist in a particular environmental area or in the world generally, or the problem of preserving and protecting this.
a new National Biological Survey to protect species habitat and biodiversity.
the poisonous gas formed by the burning of carbon, especially in the form of car fuel.
the gas formed when carbon is burned, or when people or animals breathe out.
the general weather conditions usually found in a particular place.
The Mediterranean climate is good for growing citrus fruits and grapes.
there has been a growing concern about climate change.
the cutting down of trees in a large area; the destruction of forests by people.
Deforestation is destroying large areas of tropical rain forest.
the process by which land changes into desert.
describes an item that is intended to be thrown away after use.
a long period when there is little or no rain.
This year (a) severe drought has ruined the crops.
a sudden violent movement of the Earth's surface, sometimes causing great damage.
endangered birds/plants/species animals or plants which may soon not exist because there are very few now alive.
the power from something such as electricity or oil, which can do work, such as providing light and heat. There are different types of energy: solar, nuclear, hydroelectric...
The energy generated by the windmill drives all the drainage pumps.
the process of conserving energy
the air, water and land in or on which people, animals and plants live.
Certain chemicals have been banned because of their damaging effect on the environment.
Many species of plants and animals are in danger of/threatened with extinction (= being destroyed so that they no longer exist)
a large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry.
strong, unpleasant and sometimes dangerous gas or smoke.
Petrol fumes always make me feel ill.
things such as minerals, forests, coal, etc. which exist in a place and can be used by people.
Some natural resources, such as natural gas and fossil fuel, cannot be replaced.
a gradual increase in world temperatures caused by polluting gases such as carbon dioxide which are collecting in the air around the Earth and preventing heat escaping into space.
an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere which is believed to be the cause of a gradual warming of the surface of the Earth.