lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016

ISE II CONVERSATION 4: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

On this post we will include resources to practise the fourth topic for ISE II exam.

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS


VOCABULARY ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT




VIDEOS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES







DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What are the main environmental problems in your town? And in your country? How could these problems be tackled?
  2. Are you very concerned about the environment? Who should be the most concerned? Who is most affected by environmental issues?
  3. Are there litter laws where you live? If so, what is the penalty for littering?
  4. Do you think cars should be banned from city centers?
  5. What are some things that your community is doing to help the environment?
  6. What are some things which you recycle?
  7. What are some types of pollution? What are some ways that you can reduce pollution in this country?
  8. Who do you think is more responsible for pollution, individual people or the government? Explain.
  9. Are companies more or less environmentally responsible now than they were in the past? Why do you think that is?
  10. What are some ways energy is wasted?
  11. What should we do to increase the awareness about environmental pollution?
  12. What are five ways that every person can help the environment, starting now?
  13. Why don't people do more to help the environment? Why don't politicians do more to help the environment?
  14. Does the environment belong principally to the human race?
  15. Do you have any ideas on how to minimize the use of plastic bags and Styrofoam boxes?
  16. What environmental problems have you heard about in the news recently?
  17. Which is more important, increasing people's standard of living, or protecting the environment?
  18. Do you usually drink bottled water? Why or Why not?
  19. Do you think recycling is an important community service?
  20. Do you think overpopulation is an important environmental issue? Why or why not?
  21. Are there people in your country who make their living from picking-up other people's garbage?
  22. Does your country have a smoking ban law in place?
  23. What do you think about fines or jail time for people who use too many resources? Would this increase environmental awareness and responsibility?
  24. Would you ever donate some money (or have you ever donated) to an environmental action group? Why/not?
  25. Why don't people do more to help the environment? Why don't politicians do more to help the environment?

PODCASTS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

Listen to this podcast about some tips to protect the environment and write down the main ideas.
Listen to this this podcast about the biggest environmental issues.




Listen to this podcast about tips to save the planet.

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