LISTENING COMPREHENSION: THE GREEN APPLE (PBS documentary)
1. What uses up 40% of the world’s energy?a. Carsb. Buildingsc. Factories2. The implementation of sustainable eco-friendly strategies is becoming amatter of...a. concernb. disregardc. survival3. David Owen’s words could be summarised as follows:a. Manhattan is one of the dirtiest and most polluted areas of the world.b. If we measure it right, Manhattan is greener than we may have thought.c. New Yorkers pollute a lot more than other citizens in America or evenworldwide.4. What does Carol Willis mean by ‘the community of crowding provides aseparation from the individualization in consumption’?a. The masses consume following a pattern.b. People buy according to their needs, and therefore each personestablishes different priorities.c. Mass consumerism brings out more pollution.5. Why did David Owen and his wife gain weight when they moved to thecountryside?6. What opinion has Paul Golderberg about cities?a. They cause more pollution.b. Big communities spend less energy so they’re more ecological.c. They are the worst model of social organization since they increaseenergy consumption.7. According to the narrator, how many hours a day do Americans spend intheir cars?8. According to Paul Golberberg, which 3 aspects do we have to take intoaccount when measuring the energy consumption of buildings? Do theyconsume more or less than cars?9. In Susan Szenasy, why is 4 Times building so important?