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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

''... to find the word, or words, by which [an] idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed''
P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Friday, 22 March 2013

Earth Hour 23 March 2013

Level: Intermediate / B1

Tomorrow at 8:30 pm is Earth Hour.
Go to the Earth Hour website and find the answers to the following questions:
1) True or false: Earth hour is at the same time all over the world.
2) Where did the first Earth Hour start? (see Earth Hour history)
3) Who is Pocoyo? (see Earth Hour friends)
4) How many finalists are there in the Earth Hour City Challenge?
5) Where is the world's first Earth Hour forest? (see about Earth Hour)

Answers below!


1) It is at 8:30 pm local time (i.e. where you are!).
2) Sydney.
3) Earth Hour's first global kids' ambassador.
4) Seventeen.
5) Uganda.

Click here for some Earth Hour photos on the BBC

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