27 March 2017

Jack Johnson - The 3 R's

Top 100 Waste Tips

Here are some tips to help you reduce, reuse and recycle waste at home.

1) Try to reduce your rubbish by buying things with as little packaging as possible.

Buy good quality products as cheap things break easily and end up in the bin.

If you don’t need a plastic bag, don’t take one!

Bring your own bags with you when you go shopping.

Take old toys, books and clothes to a charity shop for reuse.

Refill an empty plastic bottle with water rather than buying new bottles time.
This reduces
waste and saves you money!

Only buy as much food as you need. This will also save you money!

Get a home composter from your Council. Then you can make compost to feed
your garden
from dead plants and flowers.

Use your recycling bin at home.

Many other things like wood, electrical goods, glass bottles and scrap metal
can be taken to your local Recycling Centre.

Environmental Damage of Plastic Bags

The environmental damage caused by plastic bags is enormous. Plastic makes up 80% of the volume of litter on roads, parks, and beaches and makes up 90% of floating litter in the ocean In every square mile of ocean there are over 46,000 pieces of plastic. This puts an enormous strain on the environment. The little pieces of plastic act as a sort of sponge for chemicals. They soak up millions of deadly compounds. Marine life then eats these pieces and dies. It is estimated that over a 100,000 different birds, seals and whales die every year After the animal dies the plastic is free to roam the ocean and kill again.

The Carcass of an Albatross Filled with Plastic

When plastic bags find their way into the ocean they kill endangered turtles. Plastic bags are eaten by turtles who confuse them for jellyfish, their primary food source. The turtles then suffocate.

Plastic bags wrap themselves around living coral and quickly kill them. This has become a huge problem for Australia, whose Great Barrier Reef is being threatened by little white bags of death. Plastic bags trap seals and sea lions, prevent whales from digesting and kill birds by the thousands.

A baby seal caught in a plastic bag

Despite what some economist tell you, you cannot put a price on the environment. If people realized the destruction that is done to the environment or the amount of animals that die from their over consumption of plastic bags, I'm sure they would switch to a reusable bag.
We need to make sure that the bags that are consumed are recycled and not just littered into the streets.
NOW WATCH THIS VIDEO: The Curse of the Plastic Bag

Source: plasticbageconomics


1 Environment. Match the word to the picture. Click here

2 How green are you? Do the quiz.

3 Clean and green. Play the recycle game.

4 To visit the Planet Earth Museum, watch the Video.

Correction of the third Test

1 Listening

1 Daisy 1c 2b
1 George 1 c 2b

2 Grammar
a) 1 wasn't allowed, 2 are allowed 3 aren't allowed 4 was allowed 5 isn't allowed 6 weren't allowed 7 were allowed 8 am not allowed

b) 1 for 2 for 3 since 4 since 5 since 6 for 7 since 8 since

c) Present Perfect/Past Tense
We wrote.....but we haven't got....
Who has touched....

Nobody was...
Has your father ever given...
We ate.....we were....
When did you meet.....

3 e Western, Action film, romantic Comedy, Science fiction film

3 f actors, stars, actress, director, special effects. film script

1 t  2 f 3 t 4 t 5 f 6 t 7 f 8 f 9 f 10 f

7 February 2017

Friendship Song - Bruno Mars

Express English: Who's your best friend?

How to be a good friend

Believe in each other.
Exchange silly stories.
Share favourite clothes
Tell it like it is.
Find the answers.
Rely on each other.
Inspire bravery.
Encourage dreams.
Never stop caring.
Talk about crazy ideas.
Stand by each other.

23 January 2017

Inauguration Day

Click here to listen to the BBC News about Donald Trump's Inauguration.

30 November 2016

Word Formation

What is it?

In a sentence or text you have to change the form of a word, e.g. from a noun to an adjective, or from a verb to a noun. For example:
The _____ was very nervous. (sing)
You have to complete the sentence with the person noun (singer). You change the verb (sing) into the person noun (singer).
  • Look at the word you have to change. Which words do you know that are in the same word family?
  • The beginning of the word is often the same and the end of the word changes.
  • What form is the new word? A verb? A noun? An adjective? An adverb?
  • Nouns often end: -ment, -ion, -ness, -ity.
  • People nouns often end: -er, -or, -ist, -ian.
  • Adjectives often end: -able, -ible, -ive, -al, -ic, -ed, -ing.
  • Some verbs end: -ise, -ate, -en.
  • Adverbs often end: -ly.
  • Is the new word negative? If so, you may need a prefix, e.g. un- (unhappy), im- (impolite), in- (inexperienced), dis- (dishonest), etc.
  • If you don’t know the new word, guess. You may be right!
  • Check your answers carefully when you finish.
The British Council

Click here, scroll down and do the two exercises

Further exercises:

Exercise 1
Exercise 2

Comparison of Adjectives

Dear Students,
Practise the comparison by doing the exercises below. Don't forget to look up unfamiliar words, and have your Grammar Book ready.
You can find more exercise in the table of contents. (Inhaltsverzeichnis)
Or just click on the label "Comparison".
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4 (Look up the adjectives in the dictionary)
Exercise 5
Exercise 6

Bring a Word a Day

to except - ausschließen
necessary . notwendig
conservation - Umweltschutz
self-confidence - Selbstbewusstsein
wealth - Reichtum
to deliberate - beraten
mysterious - geheimnisvoll
accidentally - zufällig
to dissent - widersprechen
timetable - Stundenplan
sledge - Schlitten
priceless - unbezahlbar
fictional - erfunden