The Environmental Protection(the 9th form)

Theme: The Environmental Protection. Earth Is Our Home.

     How we can save the environment?

Objectives:  – to activate new vocabulary;

-    to develop students’ thinking;

-    to discuss the problem;

-    to enrich students’ outlook;

-    to involve students to work in groups;

-    to form students’ feeling of respect, love, responsibility for our planet

-    to teach students responsibility for keeping our environment clean

Equipment: audio of “Earth Song” by Michael Jackson, pictures, cards with tasks, sheets of paper, quotations on the topic.



I.                  INTRODUCTION

Greeting. You know that the problem of the protection of our environment is urgent nowadays. In recent years the development of industry and the growth of big cities have had a bad influence on nature. People often do things which pollute the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land which gives us bread. We must do our best to improve the situation. Of course, there are some solutions of the problem.

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1.     Better recycling system

2.     Fine people who  drop litter

3.     Daily rubbish collection


a)     Less litter in the streets

b)    Prevent the spread of diseases

         c)  Reduce amount of rubbish and save natural resource


The landscape belongs to the person who looks after it.”
R. W. Emerson

Do you agree with it? Why?


During the lesson you’ll:

•         discuss some questions on the topic;

•         get some new information;

•         work in groups;

•         do some tasks;

•         do the projects;

•       listen to the song.

II.               MAIN PART

1.     Vocabulary

Let’s see what words we shall use during the lesson. Some of them are known for you and some are not.

v Pollution – the contamination of the environment by substances harmful to living creations.

v Recycle – make new things from different kinds of litter.

v Litter, trash, waste, rubbish, garbage - things that you throw away, such as empty bottles, used papers, food that has gone bad etc.

v Rainforest – rich woodland which occurs in warm climate and high rainfalls regions.

v Destroy - to damage something so badly that it no longer exists or cannot be used or repaired.

v Poacher – a man who kills animals illegally.

v Distress - a situation when smth is in danger and needs help.

v Deforestation - the cutting or burning down of all the trees in an area.

Please, write down these words in your vocabularies.

2.     Discussion

Now I want you to look at these pictures on the board. Please, say what you can see on the picture and what kind of pollution it is.

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3. Reading

Read the text and fill the gaps with appropriate words or phrases from the list: another way to, would be, as a matter of fact, if, all in all, therefore, to begin with, fortunately.

         Nowadays we are making so much garbage that in many places there isn’t enough room to bury it all. And litter is a concern which a lot of countries have to deal with. We have to cut down the amount of garbage we make.

… there are some solutions which can reduce the growing amount of waste…we should reject buying things that can’t be re-used, like plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic wrapping and other packaging. Industrial enterprises and companies should be encouraged to use bio-degradable packaging. Bio-degradable items decompose naturally …they are not dangerous for the environment….reduce litter … educate people to recycle(which means re-using materials instead of throwing them away) their house hold waste products… it has always keep good in reducing litter.

               ….. there are many solutions to the problem of litter. …. We recycle and reject, we we’ll produce a lot less garbage and keep our planet green.


Recycling is really good way to keep our planet more clean, to save energy and natural resources.

v Most types of plastic are recyclable.

v Papers make up 40-50% of landfill space instead of being recycled.

v Glass can be recycled or reused over and over again.

v Old clothes can be reused as rags or for art projects.

v Old wood can be reused, fixed and given away or used as fuel for fireplace.

v Aluminum is easy to recycle and make into new things.

v Tin can be recycled and quickly made into new things.

v Trash: some things are not recyclable but they make up a small percentage of what is thrown away.

After you sort your waste for recycling it’ll be very little to throw away. The greater part of your waste will be recycled.

Mother Theresa said “If every person swept their own door-step, the whole world would be clean.” So everybody can do something for our planet. Clean up your home, around your home, around your school. You’ll see it is great!

4.     Listening

Now we know what we should do for our planet on the local level. But we can’t solve all environmental problems on the global level. Many people in the world try to do as much as possible to save our planet. One of such persons was world famous American pop-singer Michael Jackson.  Listen to “Earth Song” devoted to the global environmental problems written by him. I’ll give you worksheets with lyrics of this song. But there are gaps in them. While listening you have to write down missed words. Try to understand what this song is about. Pay attention to the words which may be unknown for you.

v Gain - to obtain or achieve something you want or need.

v Weep - to cry, especially because you feel very sad.

v Pledge - to make a formal promise that you will do something.

v Glance - to quickly look at someone or something.

v Beyond - on or to the further side of something.

v Drift - to move, change, or do something without any plan or purpose.

 (Pupils listen to the song, fill in the gaps. Then they check up their answers )

5.     Group work (making projects)

Now let’s organize four groups for making projects. I need one representative from each group to choose the picture from the backboard. Each group has to write down the list of recommendations for people what they can do to avoid problems illustrated by the pictures. You can decorate your sheet if you like.

1st group                                         2nd group

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1.     Use waste bins for litter. Don’t throw it on the ground.

2.     Keep territory around your house, school etc clean.

3.     Recycle everything we can.

4.     Try to buy products without plastic packaging.

1.  Plant a tree.

2.  Don’t cut trees.

3.  Reuse wooden things.

4.  Use recycled paper and recycle it.

5.  Be careful with fire in the woods.


3rd group                                             4th group

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1.     Keep rivers, lakes and seas clean.

2.     Don’t use chemicals which can pollute soil or water.

3.     Don’t waste water, be economical.

4.     Help animals which suffers from pollution

5.     Be careful with oil products. Don’t let them to get into water or soil.

1.       Walk or use a bike instead of car.

2.       Use filters and don’t let harmful gases get into air.

3.       Use alternative natural energy resources which are more ecological.

4.       Don’t burn leaves in autumn, it’s better to make compost of them.



III.           SUMMARY

1.     Assessment.

2.     Hometask.

Find some information connected with the theme of our lesson. It will be your home task to read it for our next lesson. Be ready to discuss all this information.

3.     Conclusion

Thank you for your work today. Good job! I think our lesson was useful for you. I want you to remember everything we have talked about because it is our duty to do everything for our planet, to save it for our children.