Task № 2 Listen to the program about the environment. Find and correct five
mistakes in the text.
4). And now we are going to work with the text. I am handing you out the texts on the
ecological problems. There are a lot of them mentioned in the text. Please decide for
yourself what this or that environmental problem is caused by and what after- effects are.
Insert the information into the table. You’ll have 5 minutes to cope with this. Be ready to
5). We live in the Far North. The ecosystem of our region is very fragile due to the
climatic changes, which have a very bad influence on the local environment. It is
warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. Melting permafrost causes a lot of
ecological problems such as rising seas levels and others. The Green organizations are
concerned about the situation in the Arctic. It’s high time to take drastic actions to save
the Arctic to prevent the ecological catastrophe. (Приложение № 2)
Dasha has prepared a presentation, in which she tried to show the most crucial ecological
issues of the Arctic. Let’s listen to her and try our best to find possible solutions. Be
ready to discuss. Fill in your tables.
(after listening) Get ready with your tables. They will be very useful in our discussion
now. I hope they have already been fulfilled.
So what are the possible solutions of the bad ecological situation in the Arctic?
Possible solutions (variants of answers):
1. To raise people’s awareness of having an active position
2. To educate people to be ecologically friendly
3. Politicians should think of ways to stop pollution. To make stronger laws to control
4. To invest money into research. To create new technologies
5. To introduce fines (penalties)
6. To support Green organizations. To take an active part in different actions
7. To stop oil leakage
8. To stop cutting down trees
9. To save endangered species of animals and birds
10. To stop destroying animals’ home
11. Not to make fires
6. And now at the end of our class let’s comment Nils Boor’ s saying ( the quotation of
the lesson as you remember) «Mankind will not die in a nuclear nightmare, it will
suffocate in their own waste»
( possible comment)
It is well known that people make all the problems themselves. But they seldom
think what will happen then. Our Earth is blue and green. It’s beautiful. But its beauty is
not eternal. The human beings destroy it slowly. Everyone can live his life protecting and
saving the world. All we need is to stop polluting the environment.