Preview Activity (I) Fluentize, LLC Copyright 2019. For use only with license. You Can Live Without Producing Trash - Intermediate Work with a partner or group. Do the activities below together about the environment. PART I Discuss and make a list of what you think are our biggest environmental problems. 1 2 3 PART II Discuss and write what you think are some habits of people who are eco-friendly: 1 2 3 ion Discuss Point! PART III How eco-friendly or environmentally friendly do you live? Do you recycle well? Discuss and write two questions you would like to ask someone who lives a zero-waste lifestyle (someone who doesn’t produce trash). 1 2 PART IV 1 2 3 4 Do you agree or disagree with the statements below? Explain why. AGREE / DISAGREE AGREE / DISAGREE AGREE / DISAGREE AGREE / DISAGREE PART V It’s important to be careful of how much plastic you consume. Coffee to-go, plastic silverware, and straws should be banned. The health of the environment should be the number one issue in politics. It’s already too late to fix the environmental problems of today. Fill in the blanks about composting below. 1 Composting is the process of recycling 2 Noun: Composting 3 One example of a material you can compost is material. Adjective: . Preview Activity (II) PART I Fluentize, LLC Copyright 2019. For use only with license. You Can Live Without Producing Trash - Intermediate Verbs: Choose the correct definition for each verb / phrasal verb below. 1 I’m trying to eliminate meat from my diet to have a lower environmental impact. 2 Sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to recycle some products correctly. 3 I don’t want to buy a plastic bottle, so I’ll fill up my own water bottle before we go. 4 My dentist got mad at me for my bad dental hygiene. 5 Seeing all of the trash in the ocean compels me to be smarter about recycling. 6 I wonder how difficult it would be to live a zero-waste lifestyle. PART II 1 eliminate a. to become angry with 2 figure out b. to make something full 3 fill up c. to completely remove 4 get mad d. to find a solution / solve 5 compel e. to think or speculate about curiously 6 wonder f. to motivate, inspire, or influence Image Matching: Match the objects from the box with the images below. a. baking soda | b. sponge | c. deodorant | d. jar | e. cotton napkin | f. plastic cookware 1 2 3 4 5 6 Preview Activity (III) Fluentize, LLC Copyright 2019. For use only with license. You Can Live Without Producing Trash - Intermediate Other Phrases & Terms: Choose the correct definition for each phrase / term below. PART I (1) I prefer to buy in bulk because then I don’t have to go shopping so often. buy in bulk means... a. to buy expensive things b. to buy in big quantities or amounts c. to buy something on discount (2) You are supposed to separate your trash when you recycle, but many people don’t do it. be supposed to is used to say... a. what you should do or are expected to do b. what you remember to do c. what you hope or really want to do (3) He wants to go off the grid and live in the nature, away from all cities and pollution. off the grid means... a. crazy b. disconnected c. social (4) If we don’t change our habits now, the pollution problem will get out of control. get out of control means... a. become under the control of the government b. become really easy to manage c. become too difficult or impossible to manage (5) My mom gets angry if I drive and use my phone, but she does it too! She’s a hypocrite. a hypocrite is someone who... a. becomes angry for no reason b. does dangerous things every day c. says or believes one thing, but then does the opposite n Discussio point! PART II Can you think of another example of hypocritical behavior? EXAMPLE: A person who complains about aggressive drivers, but then he / she drives aggressively. Bonus Terms: Study the bonus terms below. drop (noun) growler (noun) dryer sheets (noun) a small round portion of liquid (for example, a drop of oil or rain) a big glass jar that is used to fill up beer and take home for consumption a material which you put in the dryer machine with your clothing to make it feel softer You Can Live Without Producing Trash Fluentize, LLC Copyright 2019. For use only with license. You Can Live Without Producing Trash - Intermediate Preview Discussion Question How many pounds of trash do you think one person makes in a day on average? *(1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds) Viewing Activity PART I 0:04 0:24 1:24 Write the numbers in the spaces according to the information from the video. 1 Americans produce ________ pounds of trash per day, or ________ pounds of trash per year. 2 In the jar, you can see all of the trash Lauren produced in ________ years. 3 By composting and buying in bulk, Lauren eliminated ________ percent of her waste. PART II Write a short answer according to the information in the video. 0:42 1 How did Lauren get the idea to become zero-waste? 1:04 2 What is one of Lauren’s most important values that she lives by? 1:19 3 How did Lauren change her shopping habits? 1:53 4 What are a few examples of things Lauren uses in place of normal products? 2:26 5 What does Lauren teach the reporter to do? What is the process and recipe? 3:20 6 What are some tips Lauren gives for living a more minimal-waste lifestyle? 3:46 7 What is Lauren’s ultimate goal by living zero-waste? PART III 1 Discussion questions. Discuss the questions below with your partner after watching. Do you think that you could live like this? Why or why not? 2 What would be the most difficult thing about living a zero-waste lifestyle? Post-Viewing Activity (I) PART I Fluentize, LLC Copyright 2019. For use only with license. You Can Live Without Producing Trash - Intermediate Vocabulary: Put the terms in the box in the context below. *Two terms aren’t used. fill up | hypocrite | buy in bulk | wonder | figure out gotten mad | compel | eliminate | get out of control | jar Lauren collected all of her waste in a two-year period into a (1) Everything in there is what she couldn’t compost, recycle, or (2) what to do with. . Lauren’s inspiration for becoming zero-waste was that she was a student of environmental science, but then she went home and saw all the plastic in her fridge. This made her feel like a (3) . Lauren decided to (4) instead of buying small, single items again and again. She also shops with reusable bag and containers. When Lauren started doing this, she (5) 80% of her waste. Lauren says that her dentist hasn’t (6) organic toothpaste, so it should be fine to use. Lauren (7) at her yet about using the reporter to change her lifestyle. Lauren’s ultimate goal is to help find solutions to environmental problems before it (8) . PART II Grammar: Study how to make W/H questions in the past simple. In the video, the reporter asks Lauren... “Where did you get this idea to become zero-waste?” *Structure for W/H questions in the past simple (using did / didn’t): QUESTION WORD DID / DIDN’T SUBJECT BASE VERB [rest of sentence] Where did you get this idea to become zero waste? *More examples: QUESTION: ANSWER: How much did your life change after becoming zero-waste? My life changed a lot after becoming zero-waste. QUESTION: ANSWER: When did you decide to start living a zero-waste lifestyle? I decided to start living a zero-waste lifestyle two years ago. *Common mistakes: MISTAKE: MISTAKE: When you decided to start living a zero-waste lifestyle? x When did you decided to start living a zero-waste lifestyle? x Post-Viewing Activity (II) EXERCISE I 1 Ask questions in the past simple based on the answer. QUESTION: ANSWER: 2 I had to stop buying all plastic objects to live a zero-waste lifestyle. My friends and family said I was crazy when I started living zero-waste! QUESTION: ANSWER: 8 They closed the beach because of all of the plastic waste and trash. QUESTION: ANSWER: 7 She started living zero-waste by shopping with reusable bags and jars. QUESTION: ANSWER: 6 I found the organic toothpaste recipe in a book. QUESTION: ANSWER: 5 I decided to start living a zero-waste lifestyle two years ago. QUESTION: ANSWER: 4 When did you decide to start living a zero-waste lifestyle? QUESTION: ANSWER: 3 Fluentize, LLC Copyright 2019. For use only with license. You Can Live Without Producing Trash - Intermediate It took me about 3 or 4 months to become completely zero-waste. QUESTION: ANSWER: EXERCISE II She bought a bamboo toothbrush because it’s compostable. Create a question in the past simple using the verbs from the box below. drink 1 Who EXERCISE III 2 Why install did you ask fill up quit ask clean learn get (you) for zero-waste lifestyle tips? (your dentist) mad at you? 3 How much water 4 How (you) to make organic toothpaste? 5 Why (you) eating meat? 6 What kind of beer 7 When (they) solar panels here? 8 When (the city) up this beach? It was full of trash last week. (you) today? (you) your growler with? Quiz & Review Activity Fluentize, LLC Copyright 2019. For use only with license. You Can Live Without Producing Trash - Intermediate Work with a partner. Complete the quiz and review activities below. ACTIVITY I Summary. Give a summary of the video. Explain what it means to live ‘zero-waste’ and how Lauren does it. ACTIVITY II Questions. Discuss and answer the questions below about the video. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. ACTIVITY III How many pounds of trash do Americans produce per day on average? How did Lauren get the idea to become zero-waste? What are some products Lauren uses? What did Lauren teach the reporter to do? What are the ingredients? What are some tips that Lauren gives for living like this? Vocabulary: Discuss what each term means. Write how it was used in the video. 1. jar 2. hypocrite 3. eliminate 4. compostable 5. drops 6. compel ACTIVITY IV Grammar: Explain the structure for forming W/H questions in the past simple. Then, fill in the blank for the past simple question the reporter asks Lauren. Video Example: the idea to become zero-waste?” “ Make past simple questions. Use the subject ‘you’ and a verb which fits the context. ACTIVITY V did you learn 1 Where 2 Where 3 When to start living a zero-waste lifestyle? 4 When solar panels here? 5 Why 6 What kind of beer to make organic toothpaste? your compostable toothbrush? eating meat? your growler with? Bonus: Imagine that Lauren is going back to her University where she studied. She is going to speak about the waste problem today, the environment, and how to solve our environmental problems. Work with a partner. Together, write a speech for Lauren.