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ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

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									ENVIRONMENTAL
PROBLEMS
What world can you imagine when
you listen to the songs?
What world can you imagine when
you listen to the songs?

   1)

   2)
Comment on the following quotations

   “Nature is conquered by obeying
    her” – Robert C. Ingersoll
   “Man is Nature’s sole mistake!” –
    W.S. Gilbert
   “Nature is not a temple, but a
    workshop and man’s the workman
    in it” – I. Turgenev
Global Warming
Global Warming

 is a general
 increase in world
 temperatures
 caused by
 increased amount
 of carbon dioxide
 around the Earth.
Air pollution
Air pollution

 The air in our
 towns and cities
 is very polluted
 with gases, car
 fumes, smoke. It
 is becoming more
 and more
 difficult to
 breathe.
The destruction of the ozone layer
The destruction of the ozone layer

 The ozone layer is
 damaged and it is
 very dangerous for
 our planet. The
 ozone layer is a
 layer of gases in the
 sky that prevents
 harmful radiation
 from the sun from
 reaching the Earth
Deforestation
Deforestation
 is the cutting down
  or burning down of
  all the trees in the
  area. It means that
  birds, animals and
  insects have
  nowhere to live and
  become extinct. The
  amount of oxygen is
  reduced because
  trees produce it.
Heavy traffic
Heavy traffic
 Many cities and
 town suffer from
 heavy traffic and
 traffic jams. It
 causes many
 problems, such as
 air pollution,
 nervous
 breakdowns and
 noise pollution.
Acid rain
Acid rain

 The rain that
 contains harmful
 acid which can
 damage the
 environment and
 is caused by
 chemicals in the
 air from cars and
 factories.
Water pollution
Water pollution

 Water contains
 harmful
 chemicals and is
 very dangerous
 for people and
 animals.
Wastes
Wastes

 Food, paper,
 clothes,
 materials,
 substances which
 are no longer
 needed and have
 been thrown
 away.
Noise pollution
Noise pollution

 is very loud or
 continuous noise
 which is
 considered
 unpleasant and
 harmful to
 people.
      Fill in the gaps with words derived from the words in brackets.
There are many problems which (1)_______ (threat) our natural
  environment. Acid rain, (2)_______ (globe) warming and air
  and water (3)________ (pollute) are among the most serious
  ones. There are several ways to help improve the situation.
  Firstly, we should encourage (4)_______ (recycle) because it
  is the (5) _______ (produce) of new materials which causes
  the most damage. We must learn to reuse things like plastic
  bags and glass jars. Secondly, driving an environmentally-
  friendly car is also (6)_______ (help). Furthermore, joining
  an (7)_______ (organize) which plants trees or cleans up
  beaches would be a (8)_______ (prove) that you are really
  (9)_______ (concern) about the environment. Lastly,
  supporting groups such as Greenpeace, which try to prevent
  many (10)_______ (environment) disasters, would help to
  ensure that our planet will be clean and safe for the future
  generations.
The key. Task 1

1.   threaten;
2.   global;
3.   pollution;
4.   recycling;
5.   production;
6.   helpful;
The key. Task 1

7. organization;
8. proof;
9. concerned;
10. environmental.
There are many problems which threaten our
  natural environment. Acid rain, global warming
  and air and water pollution are among the most
  serious ones. There are several ways to help
  improve the situation. Firstly, we should
  encourage recycling because it is the
  production of new materials which causes the
  most damage. We must learn to reuse things
  like plastic bags and glass jars. Secondly,
  driving an environmentally-friendly car is also
  helpful. Furthermore, joining an organization
  which plants trees or cleans up beaches would
  be a proof that you are really concerned about
  the environment. Lastly, supporting groups such
  as Greenpeace, which try to prevent many
  environmental disasters, would help to ensure
  that our planet will be clean and safe for the
  future generations.
Compare the pictures
ERROR CORRECTION

0 The Los Angeles is well known for both the high
   00 level of its air pollution and the efforts made to control
   1 it. However, the “City of Angels” is not neither
   2 unique nor the worst one example of a polluted
   3 city. Tokyo has such a serious air pollution
   4 problem that oxygen masks are been supplied to
   5 policemen who they direct traffic on busy roads. Milan,
   6 Ankara, Mexico City and Buenos Aires face
   7 their similar problems. The task of cleaning up
   8 air pollution, though yet difficult, is not
   9 impossible. Use of fuels that are low in
   10 pollutants and a change to very less polluting
   11 forms of power generation are methods
   12 currently being in used. The example
   13 of London, as well as to other cities,
   14 has shown that major improvements in
   15 air quality can be achieved in ten of years or less.
The key. Task 2
1.   not;
2.   one;
3.   V;
4.   been;
5.    they;
6.   V;
7.   their;
8.   yet;
The key. Task 2

9. V;
10. very;
11. V;
12. in;
13. to;
14. V;
15. of
The key. Task 3

1.  D;
2.  A;
3.  В;
4.   F;
5.  C;
6.  E;
G is extra.
M. Jackson The Earth Song
1) sunrise
2) rain
3) things
4) killing
5) time
6) stop
7) blood
8) crying
9) world
10) peace
M. Jackson The Earth Song
11) dreams
12) children
13) yesterday
14) seas
15) breathe
16) animals
17) dust
18) seas
19) common man
20) cry
M. Jackson The Earth Song

								
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