This week in our conversation groups we talked about the environment and its many related subtopics. Conversations ranged from our environmental concerns to "greener" habits, global warming, endangered animals and carbon footprints and "handprints." There is certainly a lot of homework you could do to keep working at home!
Let's start with listening. Learners may enjoy listening about "Save the Earth" or about "A Green World" whereas more advanced speakers should check out "Climate Crunch: Will Climate Change Release Geological Mayhem" or A Sustainable Future? (available with subtitles).
Don't forget to do some reading. BBC English has an interesting article about environmental protest groups. You can also calculate your carbon footprint, or read about the 10 most environmentally friendly nations.
What about writing? Check out this infographic about 10 Ways to Stop Wasting Water. Do you do any of these things? What are other basic habits we can adopt to lead a greener lifestyle? Creative writers could explore what life would be like after a major environmental disaster.
This week there is original version cinema -- Sofia Coppola's Somewhere is showing at the Moderno Theater on Thursday March 15th at 20:00 as part of a Women's Day Film Festival.
Also, even though it's still two weeks away, I'd like to start planning this month's extra activity which will take place sometime between March 29th and April 1st. Please vote for your preferred activity using the online form.
Take note that Monday March 19th is a local holiday and the center will be closed, so enjoy your long weekend and Happy Father's Day!
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment. -- Margaret Mead