What we did in class
- Analysis of the ‘How green is your lifestyle?’ quiz and discussion of your carbon footprints. You are all ‘green warriors’! Well done!
- Modifying the following statements on environmental themes to reflect your views as a group.
It is up to my government, not me, to take action on global warming.
Rich people should be able to settle on the Moon or Mars when the environmentally-devastated Earth can no longer support life
We should continue to drill for oil in new areas of the seas and oceans.
New high-speed rail systems should be built in Sweden.
It is a good idea for wolves to be reintroduced to rural areas in the UK.
I would happily buy an organic beef burger at McDonalds if they introduced them here.
Here’s a link to a story about the positive effects of reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone National Park, an example of rewilding.
Homework for week 4, Tuesday 27th June
- Complete vocabulary exercises x 3: on ‘Travel’ and ‘Holidays’ to help you prepare for the lesson’s themes, plus some ‘Everyday expressions’. Remember to do the ‘Over to you’ sections. Correct at home using the answer key I emailed previously.
- Watch this video of eco-friendly travel tips and then consider the questions below.
- Is tourism always good?
- Which of the tips resonates most with you? Do you already do these things?
- How far would you go to ‘support the locals’? What if locals were selling disposable plastic souvenirs?
- Have you ever experienced ecotourism, for example, a tour of a fairtrade coffee plantation or observing endangered species such as polar bears?
- Are zoos that protect and breed endangered species, such as Nordens Ark in Bohuslän, a better, more ethical alternative to ‘cruel animal attractions’?