Unit 3 : The green movement?
Communication and Culture
*Aims and Objectives:
– To provide learners some communication samples and cultural items
– To promote Ss to develop their communication skills and cultural understanding
– To help Ss develop the skill of working in pairs and groups
– To encourage Ss to work harder
– To provide Ss some motivation
– By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
+ Understand and communicate about communication skills and cultural understanding
The green movement in Viet Nam
Bài 1 Listen to an overview of the green movement in Viet Nam. Decide whether the following statements are true (T), or false (F). Tick the correct box. (Nghe một cái nhìn tổng quan của phong trào xanh ở Việt Nam. Quyết định xem các nhận định sau đây là đúng (T) hoặc sai (F). Đánh dấu vào ô thích hợp.)
Click tại đây để nghe:
1.People in Viet Nam have become more aware of the environmental issues. Người dân ở Việt Nam đã trở nên ý thức hơn về vấn đề môi trường. -> T
2.Super Motor Viet Nam has been working with ‘Go Green Programme’ to develop new environmentally friendly vehicles. Siêu Motor Việt Nam đã làm việc với Chương trình ‘Go Green’ để phát triển xe thân thiện với môi trường mới. -> F
3.A tree-planting festival is organised by The Plaza’s as part of their Go Green campaign. Một lễ hội trồng cây được tổ chức bởi The Plaza như là một phần của chiến dịch Go Green của họ. -> T
4.On The Plaza’s Green Day, disposable plastic bags are replaced with eco-friendly paper bags. Vào Green Day của Plaza, túi nhựa dùng một lần được thay thế bằng túi giấy thân thiện môi trường. -> T
5.All The Plaza’s shopping centres turn their lights on to celebrate Earth Hour. Tất cả các trung tâm mua sắm của Plaza bật đèn để kỷ niệm Giờ Trái đất. -> F
With the economic development in recent years, people’s environmental awareness in Viet Nam has also increased. There have been many green initiatives in both urban and rural communities, which have inspired people to change their lifestyles and help to protect the environment.
Since 2008, ‘Education for Nature Viet Nam’ has collaborated with Super Motor Viet Nam in organising training courses for staff members of national parks and nature reserves. The aim is to help them to learn more about environmental solutions and protection strategies. This project is part of the Go Green Programme, coorganised by the Viet Nam Environment Protection Administration and the Ministry of Education and Training.
Another Go Green campaign is organised by The Plaza’s. It includes a series of green activities such as a tree-planting festival, Nature and Environment photo contest, and No Bag Day. Every year, The Plaza’s takes part in the Earth Hour event when all its shopping centres turn their lights off to remind customers to save electricity.
To discourage the use of disposable plastic bags, on The Plaza’s Green Day shoppers are only offered environmentally friendly paper bags.
It is clear that Viet Nam’s government has made a great effort to promote the country’s green movement. This has also helped people to adopt environmentally responsible behaviour towards nature.
Bài 2 Work in groups. Discuss the following question.(Làm việc nhóm. Thảo luận về câu hỏi sau đây.)
How can you contribute to the green movement in Viet Nam?
Làm thế nào bạn có thể đóng góp cho phong trào xanh tại Việt Nam?
I think we should walk and ride bicycles more often instead of riding motorcycles or driving cars to save energy and to reduce emissions of harmful chemicals into the environment.
The greenest countries and cities in the world
Bài 1 Quickly read the text and answer the questions that follow.
A GREEN PLACE TO LIVE AND ENJOY LIFE
If you are tired of modern life and you want to contribute more to building a better planet for future generations, think about the following places. According to the Global Green Economy Index (GGEI) 2014 – a detailed assessment of the performance of each country in every continent in the global green economy – Germany and some Scandinavian countries ranked top of the list. The top five countries included Sweden, Norway, Costa Rica, Germany, and Denmark. In addition, the ten greenest cities were
Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Vancouver, London, Berlin, New York, Singapore, Helsinki, and Oslo.
Green Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm dwellers are fortunate to live in one of the greenest capitals in the world. And they try their best to keep it that way. The city is well known for its cycle paths and lanes full of commuters wearing helmets. For people who prefer public transport, there are buses and taxis that run on renewable energy, which is really good for the environment. Besides, both public and private transport can use upgraded biogas produced by waste-water treatment plants applying advanced technologies.
Visitors to Stockholm will be amazed to see that all hotels, hostels and guest houses are environmentally friendly and certified with eco-labels. It’s so great that almost 100% of the household waste in the city is recycled and is used for heating and electricity; and drinking water is always of very high and reliable quality. There is no doubt to say that waste in Stockholm is converted into valuable resources. With the recycling revolution and effective waste management, Stockholm has been reducing the amount of waste to rubbish dump to less than 1%.
1.What are the top five countries and ten cities according to GGEI 2014?
2.How do Stockholmers travel around in the city?
3.How do Stockholmers make their public transport sustainable?
4.How do the people in Stockholm treat waste?
1.The five greenest countries are Sweden, Norway, Costa Rica, Germany, and Denmark and the ten greenest cities are Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Vancouver, London, Berlin, New York, Singapore, Helsinki, and Oslo.
2.They often wear helmets when travel around in the city on cycle paths and lanes or they can use public transport with buses and taxis that run on renewable energy.
3.They make their public transport sustainable by using buses and taxis that run on renewable energy.
4.They convert it into valuable resources. Almost 100% of the household waste in the city is recycled and is used for heating and electricity; and drinking water is always of very high and reliable quality.
Bài 2 Work in pairs. Discuss the question.(Làm việc theo cặp. Thảo luận về câu hỏi.)
What should people in big cities in Viet Nam do to make their city become a green city like Stockholm?
Mọi người ở các thành phố lớn ở Việt Nam nên làm gì để làm cho thành phố của họ trở thành một thành phố xanh như Stockholm?