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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

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Greta Thunberg's zero carbon journey

Level: intermediate B1

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Greta Thunberg is sailing to the climate conference in New York.

Watch this video (two and a half minutes) about it and then answer the following questions:

1) What is the slogan on the ship's sail?
2) How long is the journey?
3) What is the name of the boat?
4) What is a 'bunk'?
5) What medical condition does Greta have?

And a bonus question:
When was the boat launched? (You will have to do some extra research for this one!)

Answers below!


1) Unite behind the science
2) Two weeks

3) Malizia II
4) A narrow, shelf-like bed (Oxford dictionary
5) Asperger's syndrome

And the bonus question:

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