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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Sydney's rubbish - video lesson 9

Here is a short video (two and a half minutes) about rubbish in Sydney.
Watch the video and then answer the following questions:
1) How many people live in Sydney?
2) ''In places it looks like a                                  store''
3) What can the plastic do to marine life?:
 ''. . . .  choke   ,                             or                   it.''
4) How long did it take to fill the two bags with rubbish?
5) Two Hands Environmental Group has how many Facebook followers?

Answers below!


1) Five million
2) clothing
3) entangle     poison
4) Twelve minutes
5) 20,000

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