Конспект уроку на тему: "The day of environmental protection"

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T: Here are some helpful 'ecological' quotations of world leading personalities. Let's read and discuss them in pairs.

The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.

American President Franklin Roosevelt

Mother Earth is showing us the red warning light — be careful — she is saying. To take care of the planet is to take care of your own house.

The Dalai Lama

Look after your planet, it's the only one we have.

Prince Philip of Britain, President of the World Wildlife Fund



I suggest you play 'Environmental Game' to realize what you really do to keep the environment clean.

1. Do you turn off t h e light when you leave the room?

2. Do you turn off the water while you brush your teeth?

3. Do you pick up the garbage you see in the street?

4. Do you share your books with your friends?

5. Have you ever planted a tree?

6. Do you reuse old containers?

7. Have you ever given old clothes to sonieone who needed them?

8. Do you want to live in a green city?

9. Do you return used bottles for money?

10. When you have a picnic, do you leave the place cleaner than you found it?

11. Do you turn off the TV when you are not watching it?


While listening

Listen to the poem and say if all the children take the garbage out.


by Shel Silverstein

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout

Would not take the garbage out!

She'd scour the pots and scrub the pans,

Candy the yams and spice the hams,

And though her daddy would scream and shout,

She simply would not take the garbage out.

And so it piled up to the ceiling:

Coffee grounds, potato peelings,

Brown bananas, rotten peas,

Chunks of sour cottage cheese.

It filled the can, it covered the floor,

It cracked the windows and blocked the door

With bacon rinds and chicken bones,

Drippy ends of ice cream cones,

Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,

Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,

Pizza crusts and withered greens,

Soggy beans and tangerines,

Crusts of black burned buttered toast,

Gristly bits of beefy roast...

The garbage rolled on down the hall,

It raised the roof, it broke the wall...

Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,

Globs of gooey bubble gum,

Cellophane from green boloney,

Rubbery blubbery macaroni,

Peanut butter, caked and dry,

Curdled milk and crusts of pie,

Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,

Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,

Cold french fries and rancid meat,

Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.

At last the garbage reached so high

That it finally touched the sky.

And all the neighbors moved away,

And none of her friends would come to play.

And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said,

"OK, I'll take the garbage out!"

But then, of course, it was too late...

The garbage reached across the state,

From New York to the Golden Gate.

And there in the garbage she did hate,

Poor Sarah met an awful fate,

That I cannot now relate

Because the hour is much too late.

But children, remember Sarah Stout

And always take the garbage out!


1. Why do you like these places?

2. What ruins natural places?


1. Match the Ukrainian words for garbage to their English equivalents.

1) plastic bottles;

2) glass bottles;

3) aluminium cans;

4) packets;

5) tin cans;

6) nylon fabric;

7) leather shoes;

8) cigarette butts;

9) wool socks;

10) cardboard boxes;

11) orange and banana peel;

12) paper products;

13) cotton rags or towels;

a) бавовняне ганчір'я та рушники;

b) пакети;

c) цигаркові недопалки;

d) скляні пляшки;

е)нейлонова тканина;

f) шкіряне взуття;

g) алюмінієві бляшанки;

h) шерстяні шкарпетки;

i) паперова продукція;

j) шкірки від бананів та апельсинів;

k) картоні коробки;

l) пластикові пляшки;

т ) жестяні бляшанки.

Key: 1-1; 2-d; 3-g; 4-b; 5-m; 6-е; 7-f; 8-е; 9-h; 10-k; 11-j; 12-i; 13-а.

2. Make the list of trash you throw away in one week.

Then multiply that list by 52 (52 weeks in 1 year).

Then multiply that number by 60 (avg. years people live). You have got an estimate of t h e trash you would produce in one LIFETIME... And now think of all the people on earth.


Before reading

T: What is that wet stuff we call water? Do you know that our body weight is 75% water? Read the text and find out new facts.


Water is one of t h e most spectacular things in the world. Without it, the earth would be a rather dry and boring place to live. It's what makes our wetlands wet and our rainforests rain. Much of what we use every day is groundwater, which is water that fdls the spaces between rock and soil particles underground. The biggest source of groundwater supplies is precipitation that has trickled down into the soil. This can be a slow process though, deep groundwater may require hundreds of years to be replenished. Can you imagine living one day without any water? I think that it would be almost impossible to not use water in some way.

Let's think of all the ways we use water! Almost everything we do uses water in some way. Flushing the toilet  uses an average of 5-7 litres of water. Taking a seven minute shower uses about 133 litres of water. Washing a load of laundry in a washing machine uses about 147 litres of water. Taking a bath sends almost 170 litres down the drain.

Without water we wouldn't get very far. Did you know that water covers 71 % of the earth's surface? Wow, that's a lot of water! But wait a minute... Can we drink all that water? In reality only about 0.003% of the earth's water is available for our use. Now that isn't very much water at all, is it? Most of the water on earth is salt water, in the oceans and seas. The rest is fresh water and most of that is locked up in the polar ice caps and glaciers. If all of the earth's water was to be represented in 100 litres, then the amount of water that we would be able to use would be less than a spoonful! Although we may not think so, water is more valuable than oil, gold or diamonds. We can live without gold coins or gasoline, but we can't live without water.

After reading

Answer the questions.

1. How much of our body weight is water?

2. Where does most of the water that we use every day come from?

3. What are some ways that we use water everyday?

4. How much water is used to flush the toilet?

5. About how much water does it take to wash a load of laundry?

6. How much of the earth's surface is covered by water?

7. Are we able to use most of the water of the planet? Why or why not?

8. What percentage of water is available for humans to use?

9. What is an interesting way to represent the amount of water available for us to use?

10. What are some ways that you could reduce the amount of water you use each day?


Write a letter to a magazine about environmental problems emphasising the questions what you can do to help the nature.

Джерело: English. – 2010. - № 38 - с. 22-23

Suggested level - B1 intermediate

Valentyna Hrebenyuk,

a teacher of English,

John Ceglarek, Peace Corps volunteer,

school # 3, Shepetivka, Khmel'nyts'kyi region

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