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Activity 3.

With your partner match the words to the definitions below using the pictures on the next page to
help you.

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climate change (no picture)

greenhouse effect

rises

global warming

atmosphere

emissions

extinction

natural variation

eco-systems

The process in which gases in the atmosphere trap the sun's heat.
A change in the earth's climate over a period of time.
When the average temperature on Earth is getting hotter.
A verb or noun which is a synonym of increase.
Greenhouse gases caused by human activity.
A system of plants and animals living together.

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7. When a type of plant or animal disappears completely.

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8. A layer of gases around the Earth.


9. Normal or expected changes.

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Activity 6. Use your notes to write a short newspaper article about the problems facing Takuu Island that will
both raise awareness and ask for help. Use at least 4 vocabulary items from activity 3.

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Emissions

Eco-system

Natural Variation

Rises

Extinction

Greenhouse Effect

Global Warming