UNIT 8. SAVE YOUR PLANET!
HOW DO YOU TREAT THE EARTH?
Цілі: вдосконалювати навички читання й усного мовлення; удосконалювати навички вживання нових лексичних одиниць і монологічного висловлювання; розвивати мовну здогадку; розвивати пам'ять; виховувати дбайливе ставлення до природних багатств.
1) What do you think?
2) What is the traffic situation like in your town?
3) Is there a good public transport system?
4) Is it cheap?
5) Do you have to pay to use the motorways?
6) Do people drive well?
Work in pairs and discuss advantages and disadvantages of cars and bicycles.
You can feel free in a car to go where you want.
You can travel when you want
There are often traffic jams.
Cars pollute the air.
Cars need petrol, which is expensive.
Driving is stressful
They are cheap.
You can keep fit.
You can go where you want.
It’s easier to park a bike than a car
They are slow.
Cycling uphill isn’t much fun!
You breathe car fumes.
You get wet if it rains
3. Reading and writing
Do Ex. 1, p. 130.
Practise the new vocabulary.
What can we...
...reduce? ...reuse? ...recycle?
Use this words: energy, water, glass bottles, newspapers, cardboard, plastic containers, tins, cans, paper.
What is reduced, reused and recycled in your family?
Do Ex. 2, p. 130.
Scan the text and check your understanding with «true» or «false» sentences.
Litter Is a Problem in our Cities
Litter is garbage — like food, paper, and cans — on the ground or in the street. Where many people live together, litter is a problem. People don’t always put their garbage in the garbage can. It’s easier to drop a paper than to find a garbage can for it. But litter is ugly. It makes city look dirty, and it spoils the view.
The wind blows papers far away. Often they are difficult to catch. When they blow against a fence, they stay there. This fence is a wall of garbage.
Litter is a health problem, too. Food and garbage bring animals, which sometimes carry disease.
Some people want to control litter. They never throw litter themselves, and sometimes they work together in groups to clean up the city. In most places litter is against the law. The law punishes people who throw garbage on the streets. They usually pay a fine, and occasionally they go to jail.
Two famous sayings in the United States are: «Don’t be a litterbug» and «Every litter bit hurts».
1) We can find litter everywhere.
2) People always put garbage in the garbage can.
3) Litter is ugly.
4) Litter spoils the view.
5) Litter isn’t a health problem.
6) People want to control litter.
6. Reading and writing
Do Ex. 4, 5, p. 131.
1) What things make your environment attractive/ unattractive?
2) What can you do to help the environment?
Do Ex. 6, p. 131.