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  • 1. Movie Resource - An Inconvenient TruthVocabulary Matching ExerciseThe following vocabulary can be heard in the film an Inconvenient Truth Pleasematch the words and phrases with the definitions. Vocabulary Meaning1 an iconic image A A day of judgement2 breach the levees B A type of paint to protect wood3 Canaries in the coal mine C A US Government official for health4 choc full D An important picture5 coat of varnish E Birds that fly to new places in autumn and spring6 connect the dots F Can be hurt7 day of reckoning G Educated guess8 hard-nosed H Go through the defences9 he intuited I He said he would regulate10 he pledged to regulate J Indicator of safety - Sent in before people are risked11 intellectual ferment K Lots of ideas12 irrigation L Majority of scientists agree13 meticulous M Mining without tunnels (Creates a lot of pollution)14 migratory birds N Put together the information15 open pit O Speed with direction16 scientific consensus P Surprising17 startling Q Tough, demanding18 Surgeon General R Very full19 velocity S Very thorough and careful20 vulnerable T watering plants on a farmPage 1 of 3 Find more great resources at: www.jamesabela.co.ukUpdated 2 October 2007
  • 2. Before WatchingDo you believe that the earth is warming?Do you think this will have any negative consequences and if so what do youthink they will be?While WatchingEvidence of Global The effects of Global What people can do toWarming Warming prevent itPage 2 of 3 Find more great resources at: www.jamesabela.co.ukUpdated 2 October 2007
  • 3. After WatchingDiscussion 1. What are the key-points of the movie? 2. Do you think that Al Gore is correct in his assumptions? 3. What do you think will be the consequences of global warming? 4. Can anything be done to prevent it? If so what? 5. Do you think anybody is to blame for this situation?Writing Exercises1. Only Governments can reduce carbon dioxide emissions. What are your views?2. Produce a leaflet to encourage people to reduce their carbon emissions.3. Write a letter to your local MP to encourage him to take action against globalwarming.You should write at least 250 words.More information and resources can be found at: http://www.climatecrisis.net/Answers1D 2H 3J 4R 5B 6N 7A 8Q 9G 10I 11K 12T 13S 14E 15M 16L 17P 18C 19O 20FPage 3 of 3 Find more great resources at: www.jamesabela.co.ukUpdated 2 October 2007