UNIT 8. SAVE YOUR PLANET!
THE WHOLE WORLD IN OUR HANDS
Цілі: вдосконалювати навички усного мовлення, читання й аудіювання, систематизувати лексичний матеріал з теми, розвивати мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати дбайливе ставлення до природи.
Answer the questions in Ex. 2, p. 138.
Listen to the text and choose the correct answer.
Wild Life of the Amazon
The Amazon is the world’s second longest river. It’s 6259 km long. Only the Nile, in Africa, is longer. The Amazon may not be the longest, but it is the widest river in the world. No other river comes close. At its widest point it can be 11 kilometres wide during the dry season, but during the rainy season it can be about 40 km wide. No wonder it’s sometimes called the River Sea.
On its long journey to the sea, the Amazon changes colours all the time. The Amazon rainforest, sometimes called the lungs of the planet, is unlike any other place on earth. It’s the largest and one of the oldest tropical areas on our planet. It may be 100 million years old.
The rainforest climate is hot and wet. It rains every day, so regularly that you can set your watch by it. The rain comes down suddenly and stops just as suddenly. In such unusual conditions trees grow tall, up to 40 m, in order to get sunlight. There are about 30,000 flowering plants in the Amazon rainforest. They come in all shapes and colours.
The Amazon is home for different living things. The piranha, one of the world’s terrifying fish, is only up to 40 cm long, but it can kill even cattle or humans. The boto is the largest river dolphin. It can grow up to 2.6 metres. Here you can find sharks, small crocodiles, the heaviest snakes, insects and butterflies, which are unnamed yet, more than 80 kinds of monkeys and more than 200 species of mosquitoes. One in five of all birds in the world live in the rainforest of the Amazon!
1) The Amazon is ____.
a) the world’s longest river
b) the world’s second longest river
c) the world’s third longest river
2) As it is the widest river in the world, it’s called ____.
a) the River Lake
b) the River Sea
c) the River Ocean
3) The Amazon rainforest is more than ____.
a) 100 million years old
b) 1000 million years old
c) 100 thousand years old
4) In the Amazon rainforest it is usually ____.
a) cool and wet
b) warm and chilly
c) hot and wet
5) Trees grow so tall because ____.
a) there isn’t enough sunlight
b) it is very wet
c) it often rains
6) The piranha is ____.
a) a big kind fish
b) a big dangerous fish
c) a small dangerous fish
7) The boto is ____.
a) the largest ocean dolphin.
b) the largest river dolphin
c) the largest river fish
8) In the Amazon rainforest there are ____.
a) 80 kinds of monkeys
b) more than 80 kinds of monkeys
c) about 80 kinds of monkeys
9) In the Amazon rainforest ____.
a) half of all birds in the world live
b) one in four of all birds in the world live
c) one in five of all birds in the world live
Do Ex. 1, p. 138.
4. Speaking Work in pairs.
Do Ex. 3, p. 138.
5. Reading and speaking
Do Ex. 5, p. 138.
Do Ex. 6, p. 138.
These expressions will help you.
✵ I’d like to take part in.
✵ I can.
✵ It’s important to.
✵ It’s better to.
✵ I think it is more important to.
✵ We should.
✵ It is necessary to.
✵ Why don’t we start with collecting.
1) Why do you think recycling programmes are important?
2) Is there much litter in your city?
3) What do you think you should do to protect the environment?
Write a short paragraph about your recycling drive.