Today we’ll discuss the environmental problems and try to make appeal to the people of our
district, region, country.
5. But before starting our work let us recall some words.
6. Thank you very much and now make up sentences with these word combinations. It is a
pair work. You have 2 minutes to do the task.
7. All right, now I see that we are ready to start.
Каждая группа получает текст по своей проблеме. Учащиеся обсуждают в группах
(время работы 5 минут) основную идею текста и предлагают решение проблемы:
1 группа - если бы я был президентом страны
Air pollution is a very serious problem. Factories emit (выбрасывают) tons of harmful
chemicals. And you certainly know that most of the pollution in big cities comes from cars and
An even greater threat are nuclear power stations.
Many scientists think that the holes in the ozone layer are the result of air pollution.
Water is very important for life on the Earth. It is in oceans, seas, rivers and lakes. There
is much water on our planet and at the same time there is little water on it. It is so because very
little water on the Earth is good for drinking. In many rivers and lakes water is very dirty.
Sometimes people cannot swim even in the sea because the sea and the seaside are not clean. In
many places water is not drinkable. It is dangerous to use it when you cook. Even fish die in such
water. It happens so because factories and plants produce a lot of waste and pour it into rivers.
So they poison the water.
(Примерный вариант ответа)
If I were the President of our country, I would …
- write a law which prohibits to drop litter in the streets
- prohibit to burn litter because the air is polluted
- build more recycling centres in different cities and towns
- force all the factories and plants to use treatment facilities
- suggest scientists to use new technologies to save our planet
2 группа - если бы я был волшебником
The next problem is connected with the animals which need our protection.
Many animals and birds are disappearing nowadays. Many of them are in danger. A lot
more endangered species – fish, reptiles, insects, birds, mammals – may disappear too. The
reason is man that kills animals and destroys their habitats.
Indian tigers are among the endangered animals. Some people are afraid of tigers and kill
them to save their livestock and their lives. But some people have hunted tigers for fun and
for their beautiful skin. They sell the skin and get a lot of money.
We can ask the same question about African elephants.