miércoles, 17 de octubre de 2012

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

UNIT 2 Citizenship.

In this unit we are reading and working on a text about pollution and environment: the Pacific Garbage Patch.

  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a swirling collection of plastic debris, or garbage, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. No one really knows when it began. In the 1970s, scientits started studying the area and the circular currents called gyres.

After the reading and the compulsory questions, here you have some extra or optional tasks:

1-Look for information about the shipping routes between Asia and North America. (to be read in class)

2- Send me an e-mail in which you choose four tips from the text that you consider the most  important in your daily life.

The picture above is called After the Storm and belongs to Virginie Demont Breton , French woman painter known for her depictions of fishermen and their families.