1. Home
  2. Internasjonal engelskChevronRight
  3. Global ChallengesChevronRight
  4. The World We CreateChevronRight
TasksAndActivitiesOppgaver og aktiviteter

Oppgave

The World We Create

The world is facing many challenges, one of which is the environmental problems which could “devastate” our world. We need to tackle problems like pollution, CO2 emissions, global warming, waste disposal, energy requirements etc. The following song asks: Is this the world we created?

Forside miljø

Is this the world we created...?

Listen to the song “Is This The World We Created...?” by Queen. What feelings does the song convey? What does it say is wrong with the world? What kind of law do you think is referred to in the second verse? What could the devastation in the last verse refer to?

Masdar City

One project which has been instigated in order to find solutions to some of these problems is Masdar City, Abu Dhabi; an experimental city using renewable energy, which has the goal of being a sustainable zero carbon, zero waste ecology.

  1. Watch the video tour of Masdar and note down the most important features of the city.
    Suggested Answers

    Covers 2 sq. miles, to be developed as two large squares
    Should be commercially viable
    Sustainable buildings
    Electric buses and taxis
    Rapid transit system
    Arabian building techniques with narrow streets and courtyards
    Shade, avoids direct sunlight on windows
    High degree of insulation
    Wind tower creates natural current of air
    Water features help to cool the air
    Masdar Institute researches material properties and structures, water and energy
    Solar energy

  2. Use the Internet to find out more about Masdar City – location, start, completion, progress, cost, criticism, etc.
    Useful links: Masdar City, Masdar, Abu Dhabi

Discuss

  1. Greenpeace has stated that the Masdar City project is all very well, but it would be better to spend more time and money on already existing cities to make them more environmentally friendly. Do you agree? Do you think it would be possible to modify existing cities like Los Angeles or London?
  2. Suggest some of the things your town or area could do to improve the environment (waste, pollution of air/water, energy saving, building, transport).

Find Out

Find out if your town or area has current projects which will lead to a better environment.

Vocabulary

Explain the meaning of the following terms: sustainable energy resources, renewable energy, solar energy, wind farm, hydrocarbon, hub for cleantech companies (Masdar is described as such), personal rapid transit, potable water, geothermal energy, waste incinerator, grey water.

Make a Digital Presentation

Like Queen's "Is This The World We Created...?, "Fragile" by Sting is open to interpretation, and environmental concern is often seen as the bottom line. Look at the digital presentation of "Fragile" by Sting, and then use this as an inspiration to make a similar presentation of "Is This The World We Created", giving your presentation a definite environmental message.

Læringsressurser

Global Challenges

Hva er kjernestoff og tilleggsstoff?
SubjectEmne

Fagstoff

  • SubjectMaterialFagstoff

    Frog Pond (Short Story)

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • SubjectMaterialFagstoff

    Frog Pond - Introduction

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • SubjectMaterialFagstoff

    Poor Koko (Short Story)

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • SubjectMaterialFagstoff

    The Sun in My Eyes (Short Story)

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • SubjectMaterialFagstoff

    The Leaving (Short Story)

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • SubjectMaterialFagstoff

    The Bastard of Istanbul - a Novel by Elif Sharak

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • SubjectMaterialFagstoff

    "A Long Way Gone" Ishmael Beah

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
SubjectEmne

Oppgaver og aktiviteter

  • TasksAndActivitiesOppgaver og aktiviteter

    Frog Pond - Tasks

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • TasksAndActivitiesOppgaver og aktiviteter

    Frog Pond - Quiz

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • TasksAndActivitiesOppgaver og aktiviteter

    Poor Koko - Multiple Choice

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • TasksAndActivitiesOppgaver og aktiviteter

    Poor Koko - Multiple Choice

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • TasksAndActivitiesOppgaver og aktiviteter

    The Bastard of Istanbul - Tasks

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • TasksAndActivitiesOppgaver og aktiviteter

    The Constant Gardener

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • TasksAndActivitiesOppgaver og aktiviteter

    Togo’s National Football Team Attacked by Gunmen

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
SubjectEmne

Kildemateriale

  • SharedResourceDelte ressurser

    Poor Koko

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • SharedResourceDelte ressurser

    The Sun in My Eyes - Plain text

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • SharedResourceDelte ressurser

    The Leaving

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
SubjectEmne

Ekstern læringsressurs

  • ExternalLearningResourceEksterne ressurser

    Useful links to resources

    Tilleggsstoff
    AdditionalTilleggstoff
  • Det er ikke noe kjernestoff for ekstern læringsressurs.