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ECO DAN

PRE-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • Why do you think this video is entitled Eco Dan? 
  • What do you think this video is going to be about?

Watch the following video and do the activities below it. When you finish, ask your teacher to help you check your answers in the Key document.

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ACTIVITIES  

  1. Who is Eco Dan? Compare the answer to what you thought before
  2. What was Dan doing during two weeks?
  3. Apart from glass, cardboard, paper… what else can we recycle?
  4. It is also very important to reduce our use of _________ with energy saving _______ bulbs
  5. How much water is he saving every time he flushes the toilet now that he uses this bag of silicone?
  6. Apart from flushing the toilet less often, what else can be done to save water?
  7. Another issue to take into account is how far your _______ travels in order to get to your plate. If it travels a very long way there may have been lots of ________ emissions put out
  8. Therefore, it is very important to try to buy food _______ as much as you can
  9. How can we reduce some of the emissions we are giving off with our vehicles?
  10. Dan loves his car but he sells it. Can you explain why and what does he decide to do?  
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SHEWMANTU’S STORY

PRE-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • Describe this photo. Where do you think it takes place?
  • What do you think this video is going to be about?

Watch the following video and do the activities below it. When you finish, ask your teacher to help you check your answers in the key document.

ACTIVITIES  

1. How old is Shewmantu and what is strange about her age?

2. What is her job? What else does she do?

3. Why doesn’t she go to school?

4. The rights and basic necessities that we take for granted are denied to millions of girls in the developing world just because they are _______

5. What was her favorite subject when she was in the school?

6. What is her dream?

7. In the eyes of many at the age of only twelve she is almost a ________ . Statistically uneducated girls like her are _________ and becoming __________ before the age of ________

8. When you ____________ a girl you can give these girls a __________

9. What will she change with an education?

10. In fact, educating girls is the best _______the world has of helping entire _________

11. When you give a girl an education, she will use it to _______ a ________. She’ll wait ________ to marry and have a ________, and she will pass _________ what she knows to her ________ and her children’s __________

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ECODAN

PRE-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • What do you think Ecodan stands for?
  • Do you know the meaning of the word Heating?
  • What do you think this video is going to be about?

Watch the following video and do the activities below it. When you finish, ask your teacher to help you check your answers in the Key document.

ACTIVITIES  

  1. Why is the way we use energy more important than ever before?
  2. What alternative is this advert is proposing?
  3. What does it need?
  4. Is it difficult to install?
  5. What award has this product received and why?
  6. Over _______ % of the energy we use in our homes goes on heating in hot water so this is a way to lower energy use and lower _____ bills. This will make a difference to the nation’s ________ emissions.
  7. Mitsubishi Electric has recruited and trained hundreds of ________ nationwide as Ecodan  ________  to satisfy the growing  ________
  8. So if you are looking for a __________   _________ technology that _______ costs reduces carbon ______________ and helps you meet renewable energy targets (…)

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WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CARBON?

PRE-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • Do you know the meaning of the word Deal? How would you translate this heading?
  • What do you think this video is going to be about?

Watch the following video and do the activities below it. When you finish, ask your teacher to help you check your answers in the Key  document.

ACTIVITIES  

  1. Where can we find carbon?
  2. ________ store carbon in their bodies
  3. When animals eat plants, they eat_________
  4. Some of the carbon from dead plants and animals was trapped underground and over millions and millions of years it turned into ________  ________  and _______
  5. The story of the carbon cycle is that carbon moves around the ____________ from the _______ to ________ to __________ and then back in the atmosphere.
  6. Why are forests important?
  7. If we cut trees, get rid of plants and burn lots of fossil fuels……
  8. All this extra carbon in the air is like a blanket around the Earth. What does this sentence mean?
  9. What can we do to keep the system in balance?

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MICROCREDIT

PRE-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • Do you know what microcredit is?
  • Where do you think microcredit is common?

Watch the following video and do the activities below it. When you finish, ask your teacher to help you check your answers in the key document.

ACTIVITIES  

    1. What does microfinance mean?
    2. Why don’t most banks consider the very poor as viable clients?
    3. What is ADELANTE?
    4. Microentrepreneurs earn income to…?
    5. Is microfinance charity?
    6. Give somebody a fish, you’ll feed them for a they; teach them how to fish, you’ll feed them for life. This is the basic idea of microfinance. Can you explain it?

     

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BLUE CARBON, THE NEW FRONTIER

PRE-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • Do you know what blue carbon is?
  • Why do you think blue carbon might be important?

Watch the following video and do the activities below it. When you finish, ask your teacher to help you check your answers in the key document.

ACTIVITIES  

  1. Why are governments meeting in Copenhagen?
  2. What issue is likely to attract a great deal of attention?
  3. What other ecosystems are also doing a great job in terms of natural combat in climate change?
  4. What is blue carbon?
  5. What is the good news? And the bad news?
  6. How can countries of the north assist the countries of the south?
  7. What happened in May 2009 in Indonesia?
  8. The declaration also calls for countries to invest in better management of their _______ and ________
  9. One way of finding this management is to maybe establish a blue carbon _______ based on carbon _______ for better management of fisheries and batter management of __________ areas

 

 

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

PRE-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • What do you think this video is going to be about?
  • Do you reduce, reuse and recycle at home? Explain the way you do it

Watch the video above and do this filling the gaps activity. When you finish, check your answers here:

POST-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • Make a list of all the tips that can be read on the video in order to reduce, reuse and recycle and reflect upon them. 

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