ENVIRONMENT – PICTURE

SPEAKING LANGUAGE: SPANISH FRENCH GERMAN

 
In this activity you will talk about the environment in SPANISH-FRENCH-GERMAN.
You will use the picture as a starting point for the conversation. Try to avoid very short answers and do not be afraid of trying new verbs and constructions.
If you cannot understand something, just ask your partner to speak slower (¿Por favor, podrías hablar más despacio?) or to repeat the question (¿Por favor, podrías repetir la pregunta?) TRANSLATE!!!!!.
You can start now; enjoy your conversation!

 
TASK 1

Listen to your partner’s question.

And describe the picture’s background. HINT

You can expand your answer by talking about the weather and mentioning what season you think the picture was taken. You can also talk about the rubbish on the grass.

TASK 2

Listen to your partner’s question

Say what the children are doing.

to pick up – recoger
they are picking up – ellos están recogiendo
to pick up – ramasser
they are picking up – ills ramassent/ ils sont en train de ramasser…
to pick up – aufheben; sammeln
they are picking up – sie heben auf; sie sammeln

TASK 3

Listen to the third question.

And describe the girl. Give a long and complete answer 🙂

You can mention her age, how she looks like and her clothes. You can also describe her expression.

TASK 4

Listen to the fourth question

Explain why the children look so happy. Justify your answer.

TASK 5

Listen to the question about the importance of giving environmental education to children.

Respond justifying your answer.

TASK 6

Listen to your partner’s question.

Explain whether you cared about the environment when you were young.

Try to provide a complex answer by comparing how you used to feel and how you feel now.
Remember to use imperfect. HINT

TASK 7

Listen to the seventh question

Say whether you have changed your lifestyle to protect the environment.

If yes, expand your answer by saying what you are doing (or what you would like to do) to protect the environment.
HINT HINT HINT

TASK 8

Listen to the question about your friends and family

Respond justifying your answer.

TASK 9

Ask your partner if she cares about the environment.

HINT

TASK 10

Listen to your partner’s question.

And say whether your city is sustainable HINT.

Expand your answer by saying what measures have been taken to protect the environment and what additional measures you would implement if you were the city mayor.

 
 
 

SPEAKING LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

 
 
Now it is your turn to ask some questions in ENGLISH to your partner.
 
You need to use the picture as a starting point for your conversation and then ask some general questions about climate change and environment. If your partner cannot understand your question, repeat it slower and/or using easier words.
You can start now!
 
 
Some of the 30,000 protesters in Sydney.
Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

 
 
TASK 1 – YOU START
Ask your partner:

Ask your partner to describe the picture.

TASK 2

Ask your partner:

Which is your favourite and least favourite placard? Why?

TASK 3
Ask your partner:

What do you think about the Fridays for Future event?

TASK 4

Ask your partner:

Has the “Fridays for future” movement arrived to your city?

If yes: Is it popular? Have you attended any marches?
If not: Would you like your city to host Fridays for Future’s marches? Would you like to participate?

TASK 5

Listen to your partner’s question:

And talk about the “Fridays for Future” marches in your city.

Expand your answer by saying whether you have attended any marches, and if not whether you would have liked to attend them and why.

TASK 6

Ask your partner:

Do you think you should be allowed to miss school to attend a march?

Once your partner has answered, give your opinion missing school to attend a march.

TASK 7

Ask your partner:

Why do you think young people are now fighting against climate change?

TASK 8

Ask your partner:

Do you think that our generation can stop climate change? What other actions, beside marches, should been taken?

TASK 9

Listen to your partner’s question.

And give your opinion about what your generation should do to protect our planet.

TASK 10

Ask your partner:

Do you think politicians are doing enough to protect the environment? Why?

TASK 11

Ask your partner what she would do to protect the environment if she was her/his town mayor.