30 May 2017

Natural Disasters





Click on this link to get to an animated guide about Hurricanes.


Go to this site. Pick one of the Natural Disasters, read the text carefully and talk about it in your own words.


Now watch this video about natural disasters.

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.

2)
Buy good quality products as cheap things break easily and end up in the bin.


3)
If you don’t need a plastic bag, don’t take one!


4)
Bring your own bags with you when you go shopping.


5)
Take old toys, books and clothes to a charity shop for reuse.


6)
Refill an empty plastic bottle with water rather than buying new bottles time.
This reduces
waste and saves you money!

7)
Only buy as much food as you need. This will also save you money!


8)
Get a home composter from your Council. Then you can make compost to feed
your garden
from dead plants and flowers.

9)
Use your recycling bin at home.


10)
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

Environment

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.....






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


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


Reading
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.