E.g.: paper – book, newspaper; glass – glasses, window, etc.
bottle, bag, can, jar, cup, box, tray, tube
E.g.: Bottle can be made of glass and plastic. A box can be made of paper and wood.
E.g.: I see a soda can. Soda can go into a metal bin.
EllaSorting waste? No, I never do that. It is too complicated for me. I don’t know how to sort itcorrectly. I don’t have time to think about it.
Mrs. and Mr. NovakIn our family, we always sort waste. We have special bins for paper, glass and plastic. We doit because sorting waste is good for nature.
PetraI rarely sort waste. I want to do it, but therecycling bins are very far from my house, andthey are often full. I think that we need more recycling bins in our town.
ThanhI usually sort paper and plastic, sometimes alsoglass and metal. I don’t think it is difficult, butsome people need help, because they don’t know how to sort waste correctly.
Time to share your story! Answer the questions:
1. Unnecessary or unwanted materials and objects
2. A house and people who live there
3. A place where the garbage goes from your house
4. A building which generates heating, usually for whole town or country
5. Destruction of waste by burning
6. Processing waste into new, useful products
7. Putting recyclable waste into separate bins1
Watch the video:
Look at the charts and answer the questions:
We usually go by our day without even realizing how much waste we produce. Write down all your waste for a day. After the day is over, have a look at the list, and say:
b) Watch the video:
c) Watch the video again and create a mindmap with the main information.
Calculate your own carbon footprint. Save the results for later.
How big is your carbon footprint?
How much percent of your carbon footprint comes from transport/food and drink/housing/health and education/holidays..?
Compare your results with the others.
Divide into groups and choose one of these topics:
In the groups elaborate a set of do’s and don’ts to reduce carbon footprint in your selected area. Try to come up with as many ideas as possible. You can use the internet.
After you are done, present your findings to the rest of the class.
Listen to the audio and mark the words you hear:
Discussion: What do we know about energy resources?
Now we will learn about renewable energy sources. Match the types of resources to their description and the pictures:
a) b) c) d) e) f)
b) Pros and Cons
Read following arguments and decide whether they are advantages (pros) or disadvantages (cons) of renewable energy resources:
“Their carbon footprint is smaller, which is better for nature.”
“They are unreliable, as they mostly depend on the weather.”
“Installation of the facilities is expensive, we need a lot of money.”
“They are sustainable, which means that we will always have enough of them.”
“We can run them locally, so we won’t rely on imported energy anymore.”
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
© 2021 All Rights Reserved.