Man and nature. Our Earth is our home
OUR EARTH IS OUR HOME.
2. Warm upHow long ago did life appear on the
What is our environment?
What is environmental crisis?
Can you give any examples of
environmental catastrophe (problems)?
Which of these problems does
3. source - источник to survive - выживать net - сеть tropical forest – тропический лес acid - кислота waste - отходы to depend on- зависеть
to pollute - загрязнять
environment – окружающая среда
danger - опасность
to interact - взаимодействовать
to restore – восстанавливать
overpopulation – перенаселенность
The environmental problems
Rubbish and litter
5. Water is our cristal-clear wonderSome interesting facts about water:
Less than 1% of the Earth’s water is fresh and
An adult should drink about 2.5 litres of water a day to
A man’s body contains 70% of water.
Hot water turns into ice
faster than cold water.
6. Language workPut the verbs into the correct form:
1. If people (to think)……. more about ecology our
planet (to survive)……..
2. Plants and factories (to poison)……… many
rivers and lakes for many years.
3. An explosion of a nuclear station (to
happen)......... in Japan recently.
4. The weather (to change)……… so quickly you
never know what to wear.
5. Many animals (not to be)…….. in danger if
people (not to destroy)……… their habitat.
6. People (to be)……. healthier if the air pollution
7. ReadingWrite true (T) or false (F) ?
1.People pollute the world they live in
by inventing different things .....
2.Fishing ships are not dangerous for
the oceans .......
3.People don’t throw away trash into the oceans .....
4.Many birds and fish die only because people kill
5.Sunlight is rather dangerous for our
6.Acid rains affect the balance of nature.....
8. What should be done to save our planet?We have international organizations
which pay attention to this problem.
They help to control the pollution.
Government must control air and water
pollution from industrial enterprises,
study man’s influence on the climate.
People must plant trees
and create parks for
endangered species of
What can you do to save our planet?
•We mustn’t throw away litter in the streets, we should put
litter in the litterbins.
•We can plant trees and clean riverbanks and forests.
•We can take part in recycling litter, e.g. collecting old
newspapers, plastic bottles.
•We can save water and electricity .
•We mustn’t destroy wildlife.
•We must learn at school how to
protect the environment.
LET’S START TODAY !
10. Mini-projectYou are going to take part in a
conference “Keeping the Earth clean”.
Work in the groups and design a T-shirt.
Write down your ideas :
What should we do to save the Earth?
Write your personal motto.
If you want to, design the back of the T-shirt.
You can draw a picture or a logo.
11. Writing (read the letter and write the article “What we can do to save our planet”.My dear children,
I am dying, and I want to tell you how much I love you
and how much your actions have hurt me. I gave life
to your parents and their parents before them. I
provided you with food, with fresh water and with
clean air to breathe.
The rivers and seas are my life blood. You have polluted
my arteries with chemicals from your factories. This
has killed so much of the sea life which was there for
You have been greedy. You have over-fished and
down so many of my life-giving trees.
Without their oxygen we will all die and my tears have
now turned to acid rain.
My face is marked and scarred by your bombs and
guns and my body is the burial ground for the
victims of your wars.
I have said good bye to many old friends who will
soon be damaged by others: the tigers, the
elephants, the rhinoceros and the pandas. Unless
you act now, they won’t be saved by you and me.
Please help me!
13. Сomplete the letter of Apology to Mother Earth: Dear Mother Earth! Thank you for everything you give us. We greatlymonster
Dear Mother Earth!take back
Thank you for everything you give us. We greatly (1)___________ on you, on your
forests, oceans and land.
I am so sorry I didn’t take care of you, of the (2) ________ you gave us. I was so blind.
Why didn’t I stop? I just kept on moving (3) ________. Greed and power turned me into
a (4)__________. I am so sorry dear Mother I haven’t been the (5) __________
son/daughter. I should have been kind to you. Believe I want to (6) ____________all
the pain I have caused you!
Please, forgive me and give me a (7) _____ to change you back to what you used to be.
I promise to become a nature savior. I LOVE you sooooo much! You are the best mother
anyone can dream of!