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International

World Water Day


nd
22 March
Worksheet 1: Water changes everything
Watch the video from www.charitywater.org and answer these questions / complete the sentences.
1. How many people live without clean drinking water? ______________________________________
2.  Water affects everything: Put the topics in order:
a) Women and children

b) education

c) poverty

3.  Its likely that a family affected by the water crisis live on less than $
4. Many women and children walk

d) health
a day

hours per day to collect water

5.  When women and children are collecting water, they cant spend time on other things.
Write ONE of these things: __________________________________________________________
6.  The water is often contaminated. What health problems can be caused by contaminated water?
Write ONE ______________________________________________________________________
7.  Every

seconds, a mother loses one of her children to a water-related illness

8.  What is a brand new, innovative solution to the problem?


______________________________________________________________________________
9.  What is an age-old solution to the problem?
______________________________________________________________________________
10. How many hours each year could Africa save, if drinking water was provided close to peoples homes?
_______________________________________________________________________________
11. I f a water project is built near a school, what can happen in the school?
_______________________________________________________________________________
12. How much money is needed to provide one person with a clean water project in their village?
_______________________________________________________________________________
Joanna Dossetor, Macmillan Iberia, Teachers Corner.
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