Unit 9 Saving the earth. What can we do to protect the environment?. We can help more people to know the important of protecting our earth. We should not use the things that pollute the environment, such as plastic bags, air-conditioners and so on. The Earth Summit.
Saving the earth
important of protecting our earth.
the environment, such as plastic bags,
air-conditioners and so on.
by the United Nations to discuss
environment issues. The First Earth Summit
was held in Sweden in 1972. In 2002,
the Earth Summit was held in
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Definition of the Earth Summit.
Major problem facing the world.
Problem 1 (maybe water pollution)
2(maybe air pollution)
What we can do to
solve the problem
1.”Sustainable development” was brought forth___.
A. at the Stockholm Summit
B. at the Johannesburg Earth Summit
C. by the World Health Organization
D. by China’s former Premier Zhu Rongji
2.What do the “big three” refer to
according to the passage?
A. Contaminated drinking water,
poor sanitation and air pollution.
B. Poverty, war and violence.
C. Food, clothing and shelter.
D. Clean water, good environment and
3.Which of the following is the main cause
of millions of deaths in rural areas?
A. Lack of drinking water. B. Poor sanitation.
C. Air pollution. D. Freezing cold.
4.The first paragraph mainly tells us_____.
A. where the Earth Summit was held
B. when the Earth Summit is held
C. how people discuss the most important problems
D. what is the function of the Earth Summit
5.Which of the following best expresses the
main idea of the passage?
A. Different countries have different opinions
B. Equality and fairness are badly needed
in the today’ world.
C. The Earth Summit, a way to save the earth.
D. Sustainable development,
the future for the world.
6. The third paragraph suggests that ___.
A. It is not too late for us to do something
to save the earth
B. we needn’t be so worried about the
environment of the earth
C. there are problems facing the earth,
but not serious enough
D. we will change our way of life sooner or later
7. The Earth Summit is important mainly because_____.
A. It helps people realize that many of
the things they do every day are bad
for the environment
B. it is a place to discuss problems and find
solutions for the future
C. most of the important leaders from
different countries come to attend it
D. it spreads messages across every
part of the world
8.The key to solving the major problems
facing the earth is _____.
A. to educate the people of the world
B. to improve the living conditions of the people
C. to treat people equally and fairly
D. to hold conferences like the Earth Summit frequently
Introduction: introduce the Earth Summit to
the readers. Tell readers when and where it is
first held and what it is about.
Body: give more detailed information about
the problems discussed at the meeting.
Conclusion: tell readers what we can do to
protect our earth.
1.What are the “big three”? Do you know of any other
major problems facing the earth?
The big three refer to the three biggest killers
in the world: contaminated drinking water,
poor sanitation, and air pollution. Other problem
include deforestation and desertification, AIDS,
war and so on.
Conferences like the Earth Summit are important because
they teach people about serious problems. They also bring
together people who are interested in finding solutions to the
problems and do something to protect human beings.
3.What issues are discussed at the Earth Summit?
Contaminated drinking water, poor sanitation,
air pollution, poverty, wars and violence.
4.Which do think is the most important? Why?
1.representative n. People chosen to present
another or others
adj. Serving to show a class or group
2.access n. (to)
(1) means of entering a place
(2) opportunity or right to use something or
across the fields.
4. take action:
do sth in response to what has happened
the fire spreading.
5. in harmony with… : agreeing, matching
7. Wipe out:
clean the inside of something by rubbing
it with a cloth.
1.there is no other ____ . You must finfish the
work within two days.
2. You have stated your argument, but you
have given no reasons to _____ your argument.
3. He ____ the importance of protecting the water
resources in his speech at the Earth Summit.
4. We hope that women will have true
__ of opportunity with men.
5. During the interview, the young man
asked about the job ___as a shop assistant.
and take notes.
as you can. Remember:
practice makes perfect!