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Study nature , love nature , stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Frank Lloyd Wright disappoint
Man vs. Nature
As a result of mankind and technology, natural resources have been seriously affected and natural disasters attack us frequently.
M 5 U 3 Science and Nature Project Man and nature
Fast reading Discuss the following questions and find more suggestions: Ø What have people done to nature? They have done a lot to destroy and damage nature. Ø If we continue in this way, what might happen? The planet we live on will be eventually destroyed. Ø What is the attitude of poorer nations towards the problem? What about the attitude of developed nations? Poorer nations pay more attention to economic development but less to the environment while developed nations do things in a different way.
Task 1 Voicing your views Ø Do you think the problem of humans winning and nature losing can be settled? If so, can you suggest some solutions? Ø Should we only focus on conservation? Why or why not? In my opinion…; personally I think…; I believe that…; I think that…; the point is that…; if you ask me…; I’d like to say this…; I’d like to point out that…; speaking for myself…; as far as I’m concerned…; in my experience…
Fill in the blanks Our environment has been damaged for a long time because of humans’ carelessness. Nature has been harmed through agriculture , fishing, hunting and tourism. Some day the planet on which we live will 1. (destroy) if we continue in this way. However, only focusing on conservation isn’t possible because people may suffer. Not everything 2. benefits nature the most is good for people. Some people think we’re only doing 3. humans have always done, using nature to satisfy our own needs. But some argue that such thinking may lead 4. disasters unless we start to look around and understand how a clean environment benefit us all.
5. (lucky), many wealthy countries are now concerned about saving nature rather than developing or destroying it. But many poorer countries must focus on meeting the everyday needs of 6. (they) people, which means they are using up natural resources at a fast pace. They haven’t seen the effects of the 7. (care) use of the environment yet and they often do not realize that the choices they make are bad for the environment. So the 8. (develop)and developing countries worldwide should work together to help people live healthy and happy lives without 9. (harm) the environment. Human can only really win by protecting nature. It’s mankind’s responsibility 10. (find) answers that are good for everyone and everything.
1. be destroyed 3. what 5. Luckily 7. careless 9. harming 2. that 4. to 6. their 8. developed 10. to find
Skimming for the main idea of each paragraph Para 1 Humans have carelessly damaged the environment. Para 2 Different attitudes towards the problem. Para 3 Both developed and developing countries should work together towards living in harmony with nature. Para 4 Humans can only really win by protecting nature.
Task 2 Summary writing Mind map point 1 theme point 2 point 3 point 4 linking words and phrases
Task 2 Summary writing Point 1 Humans have carelessly damaged the environment. Point 2 Different attitudes towards the problem. Point 3 Both developed and developing countries should work together towards living in harmony with nature. Point 4 Humans can only really win by protecting nature.
The article points out man and nature should develop harmoniously. Humans have carelessly damaged the environment for a long time. Some people are in favor of conservation, however, others argue for using nature. As to the present situation, both developed and developing countries should work together towards living in harmony with nature. After all, only by protecting nature can humans really win.
Summary writing The world faces severe water shortage due to droughts and population growth. Cape Town is a typical example. In addition to the above-mentioned causes, the city fell into water crisis because of the government’s untimely warning. Now it is solving the water problem manly by expanding water supplies. The world should also act now to prevent a global water crisis.