English Listening Lesson on
 Pollution

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THE LESSON ON POLLUTION

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Pollution. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


READ

I hate pollution. It makes me really angry. I think pollution is greed. People don’t care about the environment so they pollute the air just to make lots of money. Big companies are the worst. They pretend they’re not polluting. They have the money to say they are “green”. Pollution affects us all. We are all less healthy because of companies that pollute the air or our rivers. Everybody needs to think about how we can reduce the amount of pollution we create. Not using the car when we can walk is one way. Turning off lights we don’t need is another. Barack Obama says he’s going to do his best to help the Earth. I really hope he does because if pollution gets any worse, we’ll be in seriously big trouble.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

I hate pollution. It ___________________ angry. I think pollution is greed. People ___________________ the environment so they ___________________ to make lots of money. Big companies are the worst. They ___________________ polluting. They have the money to say they are “green”. Pollution affects us all. We are all less healthy because of companies ___________________ or our rivers. Everybody needs to think about how we can ___________________ of pollution we create. Not using the ___________________ walk is one way. Turning off lights we don’t need is another. Barack Obama says he’s going ___________________ help the Earth. I really hope he does because if pollution gets any worse, we’ll be in seriously big trouble.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT POLLUTION SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about pollution in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about pollution for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about pollution. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about pollution. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POLLUTION POSTER Make a poster about pollution. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY POLLUTION LESSON: Make your own English lesson on pollution. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on pollution. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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