- Capital could have desalinated water in 5 years
"Desalinated seawater may be available for residents of the capital within five years and become a main supply source in efforts to deal with the water shortage...
Demand for water in Beijing is increasing rapidly and the city's underground water has been overused."
DAY (March 22) :
Water Day (UNESCO)
"World Water Day (WWD) 2007 will be guided by the
theme 'Coping with Water Scarcity'
under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity'
"About 80% of the world's population lives in areas where the fresh water supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis...
Over-exploitation, pollution and mismanagement are stressing water supplies across the world for people and nature, says the most thorough global analysis."
Glossary / Vocabulary :
Pictures / Cliparts :
Conversation questions :
"Take a look at the article, story, word game, cartoon,
trivia, history and links."
Cycle - "Watch the animation ... to answer
the comprehension questions"
- with a Worksheet
- "Here is a diagram of the
water cycle. (British Council)
Can you put the names of the processes into the right boxes?
If you need help then read a description of the water cycle."
Lesson plans :
fight for water in Mexico - a lesson plan
with "a news article, listening
(MP3 file), podcast, communication activities, pair work,
discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
(Breaking News English)
water, everywhere' - A scenario designed by Jean-Marc
Gébelin (Ac. Grenoble)
- with photos to compare, listening, quizzes, exercises, a crossword...
(à adapter pour le collège)
PROBLEMS - a webquest
I. Air Pollution - II. Energy
Depletion - III. Overflowing Landfills - IV. Rain Forest Destruction
- V. Vanishing Species -
VI. Water Pollution
INTERACTIVE games :
Bad water kills more children than war.
- Several Drops Of Rain (lyrics007.com)
"Then the sun shines on down
Putting heat upon the ground
And evaporating mist into the air.
And the water starts to rise
As it lifts into the skies
And soon there is rain, on that plain, up in Maine."