Help us save our planet! Writing activity

In pairs, write a similar text to the one you have on your SB pg. 44.

Help us save the planet!

Think of:

  • a water-related problem and the causes of the problem
  • things that will happen if we don’t take action
  • ways to help reduce the problem

Use the writing plan on you book (SB pg.44)



  • a water-related problem: managing wastewater
  • the causes of the problem: people throwing unsafe items or food down the drain (check the Water Impact Quiz for ideas)


  • a water-related problem: the Llobregat river is dirty
  • ways to reduce the problem: automatated trash collection wheels


  • a water-related problem: managing stormwater to avoid flooding
  • ways to reduce the problem: building a green roof / creating rain gardens


  • a water-related problem: lots of people around the world don’t have access to toilets
  • consequences of the problem: diseases & dangerous situations for women

Other ideas: people waste water, and lots of more ideas on this blog and in your dossier!

Work in pairs, use google docs and share your writing with me on

About toilets

I. Do you know who Matt Damon is?

II. Let’s play “true or false” with him.

III. What do you think this ad is about?

IV. Why do you think open urination and defecation is different for men and for women?

V. Have a look at these Toilets Of 7 Families Around The World

  1. What is a a pour-flush toilet?
  2. And a pit toilet or pit latrine?

VI. Which do you think is the strangest / the most convenient / the cleverest / the funniest / the most amazing of these toilets?

  1. The one-way glass public toilet?
  2. The evening Urilift which looks like a hole cover during the day?
  3. The Pimped Out John which  includes a laptop, a gaming console, a TV, a refrigerator and even some exercise pedals?
  4. The crystal Isis toilet?
  5. The Toilet Seat Scale which tells you how much weight you’ve lost while using it?

VII. Have a look at this slideshow on the World’s craziest toilet bowls. Which is the top craziest for you? Why?

Submit your votes for VI and VII in a comment below.