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How to protect the environment Class 8A

Environment vocabulary

10 useful nouns

1 contamination: the process of making something dirty, polluted, or poisonous by adding a chemical waste, or infection

2 deforestation: the cutting down of trees in a large area, or the destruction of forests by people

3 ecosystem: all the living things in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment

4 erosion: the fact of soil, stone, etc. being gradually damaged and removed by the waves, rain, or wind

5 greenhouse: a building with a roof and sides made of glass, used for growing plants that need warmth and protection (see: greenhouse effect)

6 exhaust: the waste gas from an engine, especially a car’s, or the pipe the gas flows through

7 pollution: damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste

8 preservation: the act of keeping something the same or of preventing it from being damaged

9 resource: a useful or valuable possession or quality of a country, organizantion, or person

10 shortage: a situation in which there is not enough of something

Things you can do to protect the environment

(Results of your group work)

Save water at home: Switch off the tap (Wasserhahn) when you don’t need it!

Switch off the car when you have to wait in a traffic jam (Stau) or in front of traffic lights!

Money isn’t everything: Stop deforestation and save the rainforests!

Instead of turning up the heating (Heizung), put on warm clothes!

Use energy saving lamps/bulbs (Glühbirnen) and switch off the lights when you don’t need them!

Don’t use plastic bags, use reusable bags!

Separate your trash/rubbish/waste and recycle it!

Use public transport like buses or trains, walk or cycle instead of using a car!

Use renewable energy like wind, water or solar power!

Reduce the burning of fossil fuels (fossile Breenstoffe) in order to reduce global warming! Don’t go on holidays by planes!

Drive electric cars and more efficient cars to reduce the emission of exhaust gases!

Credits:

Created with images by giorgiacocco27 - "water waterfall nature" • darkmoon1968 - "world earth globe" • The Climate Reality Project - "Street Protesters Washinton" • Jason Blackeye - "Wind Turbines" • Zbynek Burival - "Solar power plant" • Bernard Hermant - "untitled image" • Gokhan Oksuzoglu - "untitled image"