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  1. What does the-word "environment" mean?

  2. What are the most serious environmental problems? (pollution in its many
    forms (air pollution, water pollution, ground pollution, nuclear pollution, acid rains); noise from cars, buses, planes; destruction of wildlife and countryside beauty; shortage of natural resources (metals, different kinds of fuel), the growth of population)

  3. What can you say about changes in climate?

  4. Why is the world becoming warmer?

  5. What do you know about the greenhouse effect?

  6. Why can't all the heat received from the sun go back into space?

  7. Where does the carbon dioxide come from?

  8. What can take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

  9.  Why have 40% of the world's rainforests disappeared in the last 80 years?

  10.  Why do people cut down forests?

  11. Are there any solutions how to have more rainforests and at the same time produce enough paper and cardboard?

  12.  What do you know about recycling programs?

  13. How can the greenhouse effect influence the climate on the planet in future?

  14.  Why do many animals, birds, insects and fish leave their habitats?

  15. How does water get polluted?

  16. What oceans and seas have suffered from pollution?

  17. Which ocean has especially suffered from nuclear pollution? Why? (The
    Pacific Ocean - the French Government tests nuclear weapons there)

  18. Why is it dangerous to dump industrial waste in seas and rivers?

  19. What is wrong with dumping garbage in open dumps?

  20. What are some healthy ways to get rid of solid wastes?
    What pollutes the air we breathe?

  21. How can air pollution affect our health?

  22. What are the consequences of air pollution?

  23. What is "acid rain"?

  24. What does the acid rain damage? (water, forest, and soil resourses)

  25. How can we solve pollution problems like acid rain?

  26. Why is ultraviolet radiation dangerous?

  27. What protects us from ultraviolet radiation?

  28. Why are there holes in the ozone layer?

  29. What can cause nuclear pollution?

  30. 28.Do you know any examples of nuclear disasters? (Windscale in Britain, Three Mile Island in the USA and Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union)

  31. Can nuclear pollution be seen?

  32. What are the effects of nuclear pollution?

  33. 30.Do you think we should accept the risks to provide enough electricity for the future needs?

  34. Is nuclear power a good choice?

    36. Do you know any other sources of energy?

    37.How much "fossil fuel" is left for further generations'7

    What kind of energy will replace coal, gas and oil in the future9

    What countries suffer from the shortage of food?

    Why is the growth of population one of the serious environmental problems?
    41 .What can be done to solve ecological problems9

    42. What organizations help to protect the world9

    43.What do you know about Greenpeace organization9

    44. What can you personally do to protect nature9

    45.Do you feed birds in winter?

    46. Have you ever washed your bicycle in a river or a lake9

    47.Have you ever burnt anything?

    48.1s there an ecological society in your school?

    49. What problems do you discuss in your ecology classes?


  • Task 1 (3 -3.5 minutes)

    Give a short talk on the problem of ecology,

    Remember to discuss the following:

    why people speak so much about ecological problems

    what the most serious ecological problems are and why

    what makes ecological problems - what can be done to solve the problem of ecology

    You will have to talk for 1.5 - 2 min. The teacher will only listen. When you have finished talking s/he will ask you some question


    Task 1 (3 --4 minutes)

    Give a short talk discussing the following:

    What is the most harmful to ecology?

    Look at the suggestions below and number them in what you think is their order of harmfulness to ecology. Put 1 beside the most harmful to 5 beside the least harmful. Do this now,

    Pollution Destruction of wildlife

    Global warming Ozone holes Growth of population

    When you discuss this subject with the teacher, give the order in which you put the points and explain your reasons.


    You will have to talk for 2 - 2.5 min. The teacher will only listen to you first. When you have finished talking s/he will ask you some questions.