Hi, class! Did you know that Earth Day was firstcelebrated on 22 April 1970? From that day, EarthDay is celebrated all ove...
Can you match the Environmental threatson the left with its definitions on theright? Don’t forget to label the pictures.  ...
Now listen and watch “Planet In Peril”, an excerpt of a four-     hour CNN documentary that looks at environmental crises ...
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Environmental Book

  1. 1. Hi, class! Did you know that Earth Day was firstcelebrated on 22 April 1970? From that day, EarthDay is celebrated all over the world. Are you awarethat I AM in DANGER? Think about all the smallthings you can and should do to save me!! But canyou still remember why I am so important to humanbeings?____________________________________________________________________________ However, I´m becoming very sick day after day! Can you identify some of the threats I have to face every day? Teacher: Joana Aveiro
  2. 2. Can you match the Environmental threatson the left with its definitions on theright? Don’t forget to label the pictures. a) A species of plant or animal that is in danger of becoming extinct. b) The cutting down of trees in a large area which leads to the destruction of rainforests. c) Layer of air high above the Earth, which prevents harmful ultraviolet light from the sun from reaching the Earth. d) The presence of artificial substances such as gas, dust, smokes in the atmospheric environment that affects human health. e) Gradual increase in the temperature caused by gases which prevent heat escaping into space. f) Excessive number of population in a certain area which leads to the depletion of natural resources and to the Environment deterioration. g) Contamination of the water in rivers and lakes with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities. Teacher: Joana Aveiro
  3. 3. Now listen and watch “Planet In Peril”, an excerpt of a four- hour CNN documentary that looks at environmental crises around the world. Try to fill in the gaps with the missing words.1. The actual thickness of the ice sheet in Greenland has been _________.2. I’m standing in the middle of what used to be ______ ______.3. There are a lot of ________ out here that range the garnish of critical status.4. We are here where people are getting ______ for drinking water.5. We’re destroying ________’s natural regulation.6. The success of one ________ is often dependent upon the other.7. Sixteen of the twenty-one most ________ cities in the world are here in China.8. We’re on a trail right now. The kind of trail a _______ would use.9. -No one has ever been here before. We’re the first people. -No one has ever been here before? Really? - No, we’re the first to ever walk here.10. From the air you can really get a chance to see just how much of this _________has already been ________.11. So we’re looking at ________ turtles being sold at a Chinese market place? - Exactly.12. There’s literally one species that holds the parts. It’s our specie – _____ _____that controls the future for about every life form on our planet. (Source: http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=kln67xLENsM) After watching this interesting documentary I am able to identify the following Environmental threats _____________________________ Teacher: Joana Aveiro
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