What can you do? What do you like doing?

HERE’S A GOOD LITTLE GAME FOR VOCABULARY. 

Please tell us about your abilities. What can you do? What languages can you speak? Can you cook a delicious paella? Can you use a computer well?

Tell us what you like doing – in the English class, and in your free time. Do you like writing dictations? Do you like speaking with your partner?

Do you like going to the cinema? Do you hate going shopping on Saturday afternoon?

Follow the instructions and send me your comments.

ENVIRONMENT. Windscale: Atomic Milk

Opinion – How safe is your food and drink?

How concerned are you about the following?

(A) The nutritional value of the food you eat, e.g. whether it contains large quantities of fat, insufficient fibre, whether it supplies the right amounts of vitamins and minerals, etc. 

(B) Excessive amounts of added salt and sugar in processed foods.

(C) Food additives, such as colourings and preservatives.

(D) The possibility that meat may be contaminated from growth hormones, etc., having been injected into animals.

(E) The danger that foodstuffs may have been contaminated, however slightly, by industrial pollution. 

1 I am not the least bit concerned (that + CLAUSE / about + NOUN)

2 I am somewhat concerned (that + CLAUSE / about + NOUN)

3 I am deeply concerned (that + CLAUSE / about + NOUN)

Atomic Milk Transcript Download this Word file and complete the text.  

This video is a Newsreel from 1957 entitled “Windscale: ATOMIC MILK”.

ATOMIC MILK

LINK TO THE POEM “WINDSCALE” BY NORMAN NICHOLSON:

http://www.cleo.net.uk/consultants_resources//english/norman3/index.html 

Opinion – Are stricter emissions regulations needed?

1. In terms of the environment, do you feel that the authorities let industries “get away with murder”?

2. To what degree do Vandellòs and Ascò nuclear power stations cause public concern in Catalonia?

3. According to industry figures, nuclear power supplies around 70% of electric power in Catalonia. To what extent would it be realistic to attempt to abandon atomic energy?

For more information:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7030536.stm