Environment: linking words and graphic symbols – Atividade 10 - 01/06/2021

Linking words or transition words:

  1. Complete the sentences with the correct Linking words.

BESIDES                    SO                   BECAUSE

AS A RESULT OF                 BUT

a) She will travel with us, __________ she doesn’t have money. 

___________________ it was so cold, she took her coat.

b) You studied a lot. ________________, you got a better grade.

c) Profits have declined ______________ the recent drop in sales.

d)Do you play any other sports ___________ soccer and volleyball?

Disponível em: https://englishgrammarhere.com/transition-words/transition-words-and-definitions-transition-words-for-essays/  Acesso em 13 de maio de 2021.

2. Choose the correct alternative to answer the question.

How can we describe the character of the meme?

a) (     ) We can describe him as a lazy person, because it took him thirty minutes to bike to his neighbor’s house.

b) (     ) We can say that he is optimistic about  the environment because he doesn’t ride a car.

c) (     ) We can call him “the best biker of the world” because he always rides a bike to go to his neighbor’s house.

d) (   ) We can describe him as good cyclist because he is always riding his bikes.

 Disponível em: https://www.memesmonkey.com/topic/environment Acesso em 13 de maio de 2021.

3. Match the Graphic Symbols with the correct meaning.

Disponível em: https://www.istockphoto.com/br/vetor/%C3%ADcones-ambientais-com-energia-verde-casa-eco-e-iniciativas-de-terra-gm967288006-263859667  Acesso em 13 de maio de 2021. (Adaptado).

4. Retire do texto expressões típicas da linguagem coloquial.

5. What is the theme of the campaign?

a) (      ) It tells about endangered animals like ducks.

b) (  ) It is about forbidding legal hunting of endangered animals.

c) (     ) It is about getting to taste a duck hunting season.

d) (   ) It is about shooting the ducks and other endangered animals.

Disponível em: http://www.seppo.net/e/stop-legal-hunting-of-endangered-animals Acesso em 16 de maio de 2021.

Climate Change Is Making Big Problems Bigger

New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes. May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — Wildfires are bigger, and starting earlier in the year. Heat waves are more frequent. Seas are warmer, and flooding is more common. The air is getting hotter. Even ragweed pollen season is beginning sooner.

Climate change is already happening around the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday. And in many cases, that change is speeding up.

The freshly compiled data, the federal government’s most comprehensive and up-to-date information yet, shows that a warming world is making life harder for Americans, in ways that threaten their health and safety, homes and communities. And it comes as the Biden administration is trying to propel aggressive action at home and abroad to cut the pollution that is raising global temperatures.

Disponível em: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/12/climate/climate-change-epa.html  Acesso em 13 de maio de 2021.

6. Answer these questions in English.

a) What is making life harder for Americans?

b) Are wildfires starting earlier in the year?

c) What is getting hotter?

d) Who said that climate change is happening around the USA?

7. Mark an X TRUE or FALSE according to the text. (Marque um X no verdadeiro ou falso de acordo com o texto.)

8. A linking word (conectivo) “even though” indica

(  ) adição.

(  ) contraste.

(  ) concessão.

(  )exclusão.

9. O cartum é um gênero jornalístico considerado opinativo ou analítico que critica, satiriza e expõe situações por meio do grafismo e humor. Desse modo, identifique a situação abordada no cartum.

Disponível em: http://www.officeguycartoons.com/product/same-page/ Acesso em: 08 de abr. de 2020.

10. According to the text, we can say that the characters

a) ( ) have the same opinion about climate change.
b) ( ) have different opinions about the glaciers.
c) ( ) have different opinions about climate change.
d) ( ) have the same opinion about the science fiction movies.
Disponível em: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zoienvironment/7751737644 Acesso em 16 de maio de 2021.

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