Lesson 27 – How green are you?

Warm up

  1. How much of your rubbish do you recycle and what kind of things do you recycle?
  2. You have two minutes to talk to your neighbor and guess the answer. There is the question:
  • How much rubbish does a person in Britain throw away every year (in tonnes)?
  • What percent of their rubbish do people in Britain recycle?
  • How many drinks cans do they use every year?
  • What percent do they recycle?
  • How many glass containers do people in Britain throw away every year?

3. Guess and write the highest and lowest values for each question.

Main Activity


  1.  You are going to hear a short talk about recycling. You will hear it twice and to listen.


  1. You are going to see some examples of other ways people waste energy and you will be given a task section A by your teacher.
  2. Work with your partner and find 12 examples of ways people waste energy.
  3. Describe the problems that you found
  4. You are going to see all 12 answers and you will get a task section B from your teacher.
  5. Look at the differences between the picture in Sections A and B, and find the 12 ways people are saving energy in aba. You have ten minutes time to say what we should and should not do to save energy.



Follow up

  • in a group of four, your team design your own How green are you? Questionnaire and exchange them with other groups or ask other classes.


Preserving the Environment:

Preserving the environment is a global imperative that requires collective action and individual responsibility. One crucial aspect of environmental preservation is reducing carbon emissions. The burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, contributes significantly to air pollution and climate change. Transitioning to renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, is a pivotal step in mitigating these impacts. Governments, industries, and individuals must work together to invest in sustainable energy solutions and adopt eco-friendly practices to minimize their carbon footprint.

Another essential element in preserving the environment is the conservation of natural resources. Sustainable resource management involves using resources wisely and preventing overexploitation. Deforestation, for example, disrupts ecosystems and diminishes biodiversity. Efforts to protect and restore forests, coupled with responsible logging practices, are vital for maintaining a healthy balance in the environment. Additionally, promoting circular economies, where products are reused, recycled, and repurposed, helps reduce waste and limits the extraction of new resources.

Educating and raising awareness among the global population are key components of successful environmental preservation. By fostering environmental literacy, individuals become more conscious of their daily choices and their impact on the planet. Educational programs, community initiatives, and media campaigns play a significant role in disseminating information about environmental issues, encouraging sustainable behaviors, and inspiring a sense of stewardship for the Earth. The collective commitment to preserving the environment ensures a sustainable future for generations to come.

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