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Green Waves

Unit 11

6 • Scientific Innovations and Responsibility
WB p. 76

Green Waves
USA flag

➜ How are California and Hawaii addressing their climate issues?

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Serious Game

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Hawaiian students drawing blue lines in Honolulu’s streets

HAWAII 2040: The Changing Climate, Honolulu Civil Beat, 2019.

Get ready!

a. Look at the title of the vocabulary lists. Find a title for each box.

b. Use a maximum of words from the five boxes to write a paragraph about “The Green Revolution”.

Look at the picture and the caption. What do you think of the action of the students?
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Watch the video. Present it. If necessary, use the Internet to find out what Honolulu Civil Beat is.

Discuss these brainstorming questions with your classmates:
Is climate change affecting your everyday life? Can scientific innovations have a positive impact on global warming? What do you know about the position of the U.S. toward climate change?

Read the idiom of the week. Rephrase it in your own words and give examples.
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  • disconcerting / puzzling /ˈpʌzlɪŋ/ (adj.)
  • draw attention to (exp.)
  • lack of interest /ˈɪntrəst/ (exp.)
  • make visible (exp.)
  • publicity stunt (exp.)
  • trigger a reaction (exp.)
  • indifference /ɪnˈdɪfrəns/ (n.)

Let’s learn!

Word quiz

In pairs, prepare four questions about this page. For each, give four answers (three wrong, one right). You can use .
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Paving way

Idiom of the week!

Pave the way (for)


This idiom is about taking the first steps which will make further progress or development easier, as in “Research is paving the way for a greener future”. The expression alludes to paving the surface of a road to provide smooth travelling conditions.

The Green Revolution

box 1
  • carbon-free (adj.)
  • hybrid /ˈhaɪbrɪd/ (adj. / n.)
  • environmental footprint (exp.)
  • fossil fuels /ˈfɒsəl ˈfjuːəlz/ (exp.)
  • renewables (n.)
  • scientific data (n.)
  • solar panels (n.)
  • sustainability (n.)

box 2
  • alarming signs (exp.)
  • global warming (exp.)
  • greenhouse gases /ˈɡæsiz/ (“GHG”) (exp.)
  • natural disasters (exp.)
  • drought /ˈdraʊt/ ≠ flood /ˈflʌd/ / inundation (n.)
  • heatwaves /ˈhiːtˌwεɪvz/ (n.)

box 3
  • developed /dɪˈvεləpt/ ≠ developing countries (exp.)
  • elected representatives (exp.)
  • activists / environmentalists
    /ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmεntəlɪsts/ (n.)
  • lobbies (n.)
  • politicians (n.)
  • scientists / researchers (n.)

box 4
  • avert a disaster (exp.)
  • change habits (exp.)
  • feel concerned (by) (exp.)
  • growing momentum /məʊˈmεntəm/ (exp.)
  • new era /ˈɪərə/ (exp.)
  • radical change (exp.)
  • raise awareness about / on (exp.)
  • evidence (n.)
  • preserve / protect (v.)

box 5
  • over-exaggerated (adj.)
  • be skeptical (about) (exp.)
  • deny / pretend sthg. is not real (exp.)
  • give oneself a clear conscience /ˈkɒnʃəns/ (exp.)
  • show contempt for sthg. / so. (exp.)
  • useless measures /ˈmεʒəz/ (exp.)
  • detractors /dɪˈtræktəz/ / deniers (n.)
  • greenwash (v.)

On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 1

Organize the projection of a documentary film.

❯❯ Step 2

Debate and post an article on a collaborative wall.

❯❯ Step 3

Write lyrics for a song or a poem.

❯❯ Your final project

Get involved with Honolulu Civil Beat in Hawaii.
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