I. Watch the Earth Song video Whats your opinion about it? What impression has it made on you?
II. Listening Comprehension
Look the words through and tick the ones you know. Watch the meanings of the others in Exercise 2.
b) to pledgev=topresent
c) to driftv to go with the wind or the stream
d) to gain =toget
e) to shed(tears, blood)
f) to notice =to see
g) to weep =to cry
h) shore = coast
i) to glance = to look
Listen to the song and fill in the gaps with the words from Exercise 1. Remember that some words are repeated several times.
III. Translate the song using the Active Vocabulary from Exercise 2.
When answer the questions use these phrases for expressing opinion and word combinations after a question:
To my mind
In my opinion
From my point of view
As far as I think
It seems to me that
I agree/I disagree
I take your point of view/I cant take your point view
Im of the same opinion
I dont think so
I cant agree/disagree more
I cant get/understand this idea/you/these people
Answer the questions.
When answer use a list with the Active Vocabulary about Ecology.
1)Why is our planet dying? What factors cause this situation?
2) Is it an irreversible catastrophe or anything can be changed? Which of the statements given below is the best to answer this question and why? Dont forget about the opinion phrases above and Linking Devices on p. 59.
a) Of course, the situation on Earth will become better. Im a believer.
b) Nothing can be changed. Its too late to call for help. The situation is very bad.