UNIT13 We’re trying to save the earth!Exercises
2d Role-play the conversation.
Interviewer: Jason and Susan, what are your i______ for_________( solve) these problems?
Jason: Well, ______ ( cut) down air p_______, we should take the bus or subway ______ ______ (代替) driving.
Susan: Yeah, or ride a bike. Other ______ (优点) of bike riding are that it’s good for health and it ______ (not cost) anything!
Interviewer: Great ideas! What about waste pollution?
Susan: Mmm, I think simple things like ______( bring) a bag to go shopping can help. I ______ ( start) doing that a year ago.
Jason: Me, too. Also, I never take______ (木制的) chopsticks or ______ (塑料) forks when I buy______ food. I use the ones at home.
Susan: And remember______（ throw） rubbish in the cans and keep p______ places clean and beautiful for everyone.
Interviewer: So together, our______（act） can ______ ______ ______ (发挥作用) and __________________________________ （通向一个较好的未来）!
3b Save the sharks
Many_________（hear） of shark’s fin soup. This famous and expensive dish is especially popular in______ (south) China. But do you realize that you’re______ ( kill) a whole shark each time you enjoy a bowl of shark’s fin soup?
When people catch sharks, they cut off their fins and throw the shark back into the ocean. ______ ( With) a fin, a shark can no longer swim and slowly______（ die）. This is ___________________ (不仅残酷)，_______________________________ (而且有害环境). Sharks are at the top of the food chain in the ocean’s ecosystem. If their numbers drop too low, it_______________________________（给所有海洋带来危险）. Many believe that sharks can never be e ______because they are______（strong） in their food chain. But in fact, around 70 m______ sharks ______ ( catch) and______ ( trade) in this ______(行业) every year. The numbers of some kinds of sharks ______（fall） by over 90 p______ in the last 20 to 30 years.
Environmental protection groups around the world, such as WildAid and the WWF, are teaching the public about “finning”. They have even asked governments ______（ develop） laws______（stop） the sale of shark’s fins. So far, no scientific ______ (study) have shown that shark’s fins are good for health, so why eat them? Help ______（save） the sharks!
Section B 2b Rethink, R______, R______!
Do you often throw away things you don’t need anymore? ______ you ever______ (think )about how these things can actually______ ( put) to good use? Nothing is a w______ if you have a c______ mind.
You have probably never heard of Amy Hayes, but she is a most u______ woman. She lives in a house in the UK that she____________________________（自己用废弃物建造而成）. The windows and doors come from old buildings around her town that_________ (pull) down. The top of the house is an old boat______ (turn) ______ (上下颠倒)down. And the ______ (门) in front of her house______ ( make) of rocks and old glass ______ (瓶子). Amy recently won a prize from the Help Save Our Planet Society. The ______ (负责人) said, “Amy is an ______ (灵感) to us all.”
Amy isn’t the only one who is good at ______ （ recyc）. Jessica Wong from Hong Kong ______ ( use) old clothes that people don’t wear anymore ______ （make） bags. She ___________ （ do） this for a few years now. She opened a small shop where she______( sell) her bags, and she has also set up a website to sell them online. She especially likes to use old jeans ______(make )handbags. Her bags are cute and ______(use). “I plan to write a book about new ways to use old clothes,” she said. “I hope people can read my book and enjoy it!”
Wang Tao ______(set )up a small business in Shanghai four years ago. He ______ (know) for using iron and other materials from old cars to make beautiful art pieces. Some are large pieces that ______(look) like animals or humans, and some are smaller pieces you can put at home. The more popular works can even ______ (see) in art shops around the city. Wang Tao hopes to set up a “metal art” theme park to show people the ______ ( important)of environmental protection._________________________________(不仅艺术给别人带来快乐)，_____________________________________________________ (而且它说明只需要一点创造了，即便是冰冷坚硬的铁也产生活力）.