There is a bird in a poem by T. S. Eliot who says that mankind cannot bear very much reality; but the bird is mistaken. A man can endure the entire weight of the universe for eighty years. It is unreality that he cannot bear.
Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)
The Lathe of Heaven, 1971
World Environment Day Worksheet
World Environment Day takes place every year on June 5th. Every year a country gets to choose the theme. The theme for 2019, "Air Pollution" was chosen by China. How China got to host the theme for the 30th anniversary year of the Tiananmen Square massacre is anybody's guess.
The front side of the sheet focuses on the Earth Anthem poem written by Indian poet-diplomat, Abhay K. Read the poem to the class and then have them work in pairs or small groups to fill in the blanks before going over the answers with the whole class.
There's a choice for the back of the sheet so watch those printer settings! One choice is to include the full table featuring the themes from 1999 to 2019. Pairs can practise with this by taking terms calling out a theme or a host and the partner tries to supply the matching information as fast a possible. For example;
A: "Forest - Nature at Your Service!"
B: 2011, New Delhi, India"
B: Beirut, Lebanon!
A: Water – Two Billion People are Dying for It!
Alternatively, use the A/B sheets and partners can complete the table by asking each other questions.
getfile: World Environment DayPDF File B5, 4 pages (4.09 mb)
- Top Page
- Across The Table
- Add One More
- Be A Monster!
- Black Hole (board game)
- Bombs Away!
- Co-operative Quiz
- Dice Stack
- Fast Food Tag
- Find My Number
- Find The Penny
- The Happy Game
- Line Up!
- Maze Challenge
- Natty Narration
- Nose Nose Nose
- One Step Forward!
- Pair Fluency Match 7 - Death Wish
- Pair Fluency Match 7 - Go Green!
- Parrot Parade
- Passport Control
- Reach The Top!
- Tickle Time
- What Cards
- Which One?
- Whose Shoe?
- World Cup Football 2018
- You, You, Me!
- Wake Up
- Songs and Music
- Strips (songs and otherwise)
- The 75th Anniversay of the bombing of Hiroshima
- The 75th Anniversay of the bombing of Nagasaki
- Cars in Japan
- Coronavirus Olympics
- Forest Bathing
- Japan and the Summit
- Japan and World War Two
- Multiculural Japan?
- Olympics Two Tokyos
- Plastic in Japan
- Return to Fukushima
- The Anniversary too Important to Cancel
- Typhoon Jebi
- Yayoi Kusama's Infinity
- This Week In History
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