Water Day was celebrated last Tuesday, the 22nd of March. In English , we are watching a film set in one of the biggest cities in the world, Mumbai. Improving sanitation facilities and water supply are some of the challenges that urban development faces. In the film you could catch a glance of what living conditions and sanitation services are like in the slums of Mumbai. Watch the video and listen to the message by the UN Deputy Secretary-General. Then, answer the questions and complete the gaps with the missing information.
Why is“water for cities” the motto of 2011 water day?
Every month _____________ (1)million people move to cities of the developing World
By the year 2030 the urban population will have ________ (2)from what it was at the beginning of this century.
More than____________(3)of urban dwellers lack pipe water
What are some of the consequences of lack of access to water? tick in the list the ones that are not mentioned
- Workers cannot work
- People drink more alcohol
- Women drop out of school
- Women are molested when carrying water
- Men are molested when they look for water
- Poor people have to buy water at high prices
- Bottled water is sold by governments
Do you remember acrostics from last year. Look at this one, made by some students from Heights Elementary School: A few tips for saving water.
Why don’t you try to write one yourself?
Now, let’s look at another video. Remember we talked about publicity? The video talks about water day but what is the video advertising?
Homework: Post your comments to the blog for Monday the 28th