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Environment ~ Renewable Energy ~ Energy Efficiency

Module I - Didactic Units / Goals

fotounidad1modulo1Unit 1. Climate change. What are we talking about?

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Think about Kyoto Protocol predictions.
* Know some expert opinions about the climate change.
* Hear about Greenpeace´s conclusions of the Cancun Climate Change Summit.
* Describe: which are the main green houses?

What are we going to practice?
- Expressing opinions with courtesy.
- Expressing approval or disapproval.
- Uses of the preposition: “según”

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
- Make a presentation of a real case that use one of the follow renewable energies:
Solar Energy. Wind Energy. Thermosolar Energy. Bioenergy.
- Record the presentation using Screenr tool.
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory.
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with:@comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.


fotounidad2modulo1Unit 2. When and how did start this serious problem? Reflecting in the past.

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Reflecting in the past.
* Analyze some climatic consequences in the past provoked by the human being behavior.
* Know the opinion of the Spanish Greenpeace ex-manager.
* Remember the facts of the Doha Climate Change Summit (Qatar)
* Revise the environment acronym and abbreviations.

What are we going to practice?
- Different ways to express the past.
- Expressing duty and need.
- Some kind of speech pauses.

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
- Make a presentation about a disaster provoked by the action of human being.
- Record the presentation using Screenr tool.
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory.
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with:@comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.


fotounidad3modulo1Unit 3. Future of the climate change. Reflecting in the future.

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Reflecting about the future of the climate change.
* Define: “Sostenibilidad y Sustentabilidad” concepts.
* Analyze the consequences in the future on the climate change caused for the human being behaviour.
* Classify: The positive and negative feedback climate change?
* Predict: Europe on 2050. IPCC predictions.

What are we going to practice?
- Uses and conjugation of the “Futuro Simple”
- Uses and conjugation of the “Futuro hipotético” (Condicional simple)
- Asking for the causes of something.
- Expressing the consequences of something.

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
- Search for an press report about a meteorological event supposed caused for the global warming and
their future consequences on the planet.
- Make a summary of the report.
- Record the summary using the AudioBoo tool.
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory.
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with:@comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.


fotounidad5modulo1Unit 4. Energy Efficiency .Energy saving. Sustainable development.

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Analyze the advice, warning and wishes from the Spanish Diversification and
Energy Saving Institute Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE)
* Know about some interesting data of white goods.
* Find out how the Energy label is?
* Think about some ideas to save the planet

What are we going to practice?
- Expressing purpose to get something
- Expressing schemes, goals, intents
- Expressing advice, warning, and plea for a social benefit
- Some uses of the Imperative tense
- Uses of the prepositions: POR & PARA

What are we going to create?
Final Task:
- Write ten easy ideas to save the Planet
- Record the ideas on the AudioBoo tool.
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory.
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with:@comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.


fotounidad4modulo1Unit 5. Renewable Energy. Energy mixed.

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Analyze the Spanish Energy sources.
* Listen and discuss about the Energy resources available.
* Follow the “Life cycle of the Energy”
* Know about the 0.3 Energy report.
* Break down a Spanish electrical bill.

What are we going to practice?
- Expressing doubt, probability.
- Uses of the preposition
- Expressions: Estar a favor de... / Estar en contra de...

What we are going to create?
Final Task:
- Make a presentation of an electrical bill of your country breaking down the main data.
- Record the presentation on Screenr tool
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory.
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with:@comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.


fotounidad6modulo1Unit 6. Corporate Social Responsibility culture (CSR)

What are we going to do in this Unit?
* Analyze the importance of the brand company.
* Know about the “Entorno Foundation” CO2 project.
* Discuss about the Spaniard opinions related of what they would change
  to mitigate the Climate Change or Global.

* Think about the advantages and disadvantages that the “Carbon Footprint” products have.
* Calculate your “Carbon Footprint” (Carbon Footprint Calculator).

What are we going to practice?
- Expressing the condition and concession
- Uses and conjugation of “Imperfecto del Subjuntivo” tense.
- Uses and conjugation of “Condicional” tense.

What we are going to create?
Final Task:
- Make an average electrical calculation of your home using the “Carbon Footprint Calculator”
- Record the findings on Screenr tool.
- Publish the task in the Classroom-Blog.

In addition...
+ Assess your knowledge.
+ Fill up the general and technical storage memory.
+ Participate in the video chat.
+ Interact with:@comunidadelde

Skills: Listening & Reading Comprehension / Speaking & Writing Expression / Speaking & Writing Interaction.