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Learning activity 3

Evidence: Environmental issues

In this activity you are going to propose possible solutions for environmental
problems. Read about the following environmental issues from the introductory
material, select one of the problems and make a presentation in Microsoft
PowerPoint or another tool of your preference with your opinion about them.

Answer these questions when writing your opinion. Use zero and first
conditional:

1. What do you think about the problem?


2. What would be a possible solution for it?
3. Do you see this problem in your community? What do people do about it?
4. What will you do in the future to help solve this problem?

Every year tons of garbage are thrown


into the ocean. This contaminates the
water and affects ocean animals and
their habitat. Fuente: SENA

Every day thousands of newspapers are


read and then disposed of in regular
garbage.

This increases the number of trees being


cut to produce paper. If we recycled this

Fuente: SENA paper, thousands of trees could be saved.


About 5 million tons of oil produced in
the world go to the ocean at the end,
contaminating the water and killing
many species.

Fuente: SENA

The human population is alarmingly


growing, 100 years ago there were 2 billion
people in the world. Now there are about
7.5 billion inhabitants!

Fuente: SENA

97% of the world’s water is salty and


therefore cannot be drunk. Just 1% of
the world’s water can be properly used.
The remaining 2% is frozen.

Fuente: SENA
Every hour, thousands of plastic bottles
are used and disposed of as regular
garbage. Sadly, only a small portion of
plastic bottles is recycled around the globe.

Fuente: SENA

About 1 million sea animals die every


year due to plastic garbage thrown in
to the ocean.
Fuente: SENA

100 acres of rainforest is cut every


minute. If the trend continues, soon we will
not have any rainforest left.

Fuente: SENA

Fuente: Wayland Baptist University (s.f.)

Write your answers to these questions in your presentation. Remember to


support your ideas and add some pictures to illustrate your opinion.

Example:

Problem selected: Overpopulation.

1. What do you think about the problem?

I think this is a really serious problem. If population continues to grow that


fast, there will not be enough resources for everyone. We need to stop this
problem now.

2. What would be a possible solution for it?

The only solution is to make people aware of the situation. Governments


need to invest money in educational campaigns to prevent and support this
problem. Especially in poor communities where this problem is more
evident.

3. Do you see this problem in your community? What do people do about it?

This problem is quite common in my country. Every day you see thousands
of young women having more and more kids. In some cases, the real
problem is that they do not have the economic means to have a stable
family. In the end, these kids end up following their parents’ example, and it
turns into a vicious circle.

4. What will you do in the future to help solve this problem?

I will participate in educational campaigns to prevent this problem and make


people aware of the situation. I will only have a child.

When you finish your work, send the file to your instructor through the platform
as follows:

1. Click the title of this evidence.


2. Click Examinar mi equipo and look for the file in your computer. Make sure
the file is attached.
3. Leave a comment for the instructor (optional).
4. Click Enviar.

Note: This evidence is an individual activity. Remember to check the learning


guide in order to know if you have done all the assigned activities, know how to
develop them and deliver them correctly.

Criterios de evaluación
 Utiliza will para hablar de futuro teniendo en cuenta el vocabulario y el
contexto requerido.

 Utiliza las cláusulas if y when teniendo en cuenta la estructura gramatical,


vocabulario y contexto requerido.

 Intercambia información relacionada con hechos de la naturaleza, teniendo


en cuenta la estructura gramatical, el vocabulario y el contexto requerido.

 Usa vocabulario relacionado con hechos de la naturaleza, teniendo en


cuenta el contexto requerido.

 Expresa el resultado de acciones en presente, utilizando oraciones


condicionales.

References

Wayland Baptist University. (s.f.). Recycle facts. Texas, Estados Unidos de


América: Wayland Baptist University.