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Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day.

Assignment 1

a        Match each number to the correct written word:
2 – 5 – 7 –  9 – 19 – 20 – 22 – 50 – 70
fifty – five – nine – nineteen – seven – seventy – twenty – twenty-two – two

(Reading A1/A2)

Earth Day

Taking a closer look at Earth Day: What it is, how it started, what it is now.

Assignment 2

Find the words in the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning.

1.     it takes placea.       all the people who make decisions for a country, state, city, etc.
2.     celebrateb.       a drawing, painting, sculpture, photo collage, etc.
3.     recycledc.        it is happening
4.     governmentd.       help things change and be important in some way
5.     lawse.        helping
6.     an art projectf.         important rules
7.     lending a handg.       made something new from something that has been used before
8.     clean uph.       pick up all trash and stuff and throw it away
9.     do your parti.         problems, important matters
10.  make a differencej.         do something special for an important event, like a holiday or a birthday
11.  issuesk.        do what you can to help

Assignment 3

a        What is Earth Day?

1     A big international festival with cake, music and dancing.

2     A day when people do things to protect the earth.

3     A holiday to celebrate the earth and the universe.

4     The day that we celebrate the 50th birthday of the earth.

b        What did people do on the first Earth Day? Choose all correct answers.

1     Clean up parks.

2     Make new laws.

3     Paint pictures.

4     Recycle.

Assignment 4

Extra Reading (A2)

Some books you can read for Earth Day.

a        Combine the keywords to the titles: which words belong to which book?

1.   birdsThe Curse of Eelgrass Bog
2.   butterflies
3.   caterpillarsThe Monarch Effect
4.   communication
5.   a mysteryThe Secret Language of Birds
6.   witches

b        Choose the book you would like to read. Explain your choice.


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