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SELF

XPLORE 1B
sun
coal
tsunami
drought
overpopulation

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Natural disasters

desertification
oil
deforestation
global warming
climate change

Natural resources

hurricane
wind
landslide
overfishing
wave
Environmental issues

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Change music video

 eachers Resource
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File pp. 217-218
Earth Hour

http://www.earthhour.
org
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XPLORE WORDS
Natural disasters: flood,
tsunami, drought, hurricane,
tornado, landslide; natural
resources: coal, water, sun,
forest, wind, oil; wave
environmental issues:
deforestation, global
warming, ice melting,
overpopulation,
desertification, climate
change, overfishing.
XPLORE FACTS
1. a. movement; b. global;
c. governments;
d. leadership; e. ecological;
f. environmental;
g. sustainable; h. impossible;
i. unrealistic; j. commitment;
k. unnecessary; l. safety; m.
celebration; n. responsibly.
2. a. which 4; b. who 6;
c. but 1; d. whose 5;
e. although 3; f. however 2.

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1 What do you know about Earth


Hour? Read the text below and
complete it with the correct form
of the word in brackets. Use a
suffix or a prefix.

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A
 arth Hour is a worldwide
E
(move) uniting people to protect the planet.
Towards the end of March every year, Earth Hour brings together communities
B
from across the world celebrating a
(globe) commitment by switching
off lights for one designated hour.
C
Earth Hour encourages individuals, businesses and
(govern) to show
D
E
(leader) on
(ecology) solutions through their actions, to use
Earth Hour as a platform to showcase to the world what measures they are taking
F
to reduce their
(environment) impact. Earth Hour asks everyone to make
G
H
changes to facilitate a
(sustain) lifestyle. This isnt
(possible) or
I
(realistic). Taking the first step is as easy as turning off your lights. By
J
doing so you are acknowledging and celebrating your
(commit) to do
something more for the planet that goes beyond the hour.

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flood
water
ice melting
forest
tornado

Organise the words from the box according


to the table below. You may add other words
from this unit.

1Environment

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K
Earth Hour only asks people to turn off the
(necessary)
L
lights for one hour not lights that affect public
(safe).
M
Earth Hour is also a
(celebrate) of the planet so its important
N
to enjoy the moment
(responsible).

Adapted from: http://www.earthhour.org

2 Select the correct linking word to join each half of the sentences
about the text.
A
a. Earth Hour is a global event
b. There are many people
c. People must turn off the lights
d. Earth Hour supports businessmen
e. Green actions are meant to go on
f. People have been celebrating Earth
Hour;

B
whose
but
although
which
however,
who

1. it must be done responsibly.


2. they are asked to change to a more
sustainable lifestyle.
3. the event only lasts for one hour.
4. aims to raise public awareness.
5. projects reduce their ecological impact.
6. join this movement every year.

Linkers contrast/concession

Workbook p. 27


1 Choose the appropriate contrast linker.


a. Earth is home to millions of species although / but humans are the


dominant one.

b. In the poorest countries, fertility remains high. However / But, investments
in reproductive health services can help stabilise the population.
c. A growing population can be good for the economy. However / On the other
hand, if the country reaches a point where its resources are exhausted,
poverty will be the result.

d. Although / Nevertheless overpopulation is already a major concern in


some countries, some dont consider it a global crisis yet.

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e. However / Though the population is increasing rapidly, resources are not


increasing.
f. Family planning is important to control population growth although / but it is
difficult to overcome religious beliefs and cultural habits.

PowerPoint Linkers

 eachers Resource
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File p. 198
e-Manual

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Answer Key
XPLORE GRAMMAR
1. a. but; b. However; c. On
the other hand; d. Although;
e. Though; f. but.

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