CHAPTER 3 WHI L E R EA DI NG
Answers may vary but should be in correct English.
The correct answers are:
1 Because people buy new things more often and so
they throw away their old things more often too.
2 Because they want to make people buy the new
things and throw away the old ones.
3 It makes ordinary things look better andmore
4 80 per cent.
5 Now people in China want the same things as
people in other parts of the world.
6 Because there is nowhere for new landfill sites to go.
7 Making roads and parks.
8 People are recycling because they want to save the
ACTIVITY 1 B EF O RE R EA DI NG
Encourage students to speculate and make guesses.
They will discover as theyread that the answers
1 d 2 e 3 a 4 c 5 b
ACTIVITY 2 B EF O RE R EA DI NG
Encourage students to discuss their ideas and
defend their opinions.
ACTIVITY 3 B EF O RE R EA DI NG
Encourage students to discuss their ideas.
CHAPTERS 4 AND 5 WHI L E R EA DI NG
CHAPTER 1 WHI L E REA DI NG
2 F There are not enough landfill sites for us to use
in the future.
3 F In the UK each person throws away more than a
hundred plastic bags every year.
4 F The smoke from burning rubbish can make
6 F These days, poor countries are not happy to take
toxic waste from rich countries.
8 F There is no rubbish insome parts of Mexico.
CHAPTER 6 WHI L E R EA DI NG
1 Mobile phones are useful in countries where there
aren’t many telephone lines.
2 Old computers can be mended and sent to poorer
3 Fridges must be recycled in European countries in
4 Some radios and lights can work without batteries.
5 Cars can burn vegetable oil in their engines.
CHAPTER 2WHI L E RE A DI NG
1 Where . . .? In Knossos, Crete.
2 What . . .? To help young plants grow.
3 Why . . .? To keep their feet clean on the dirty
4 Why . . .? Because he threw rubbish into the street.
5 Which . . .? The Zabbaleen.
6 What . . .? It is dirty, difficult, dangerous, and
7 Where . . .? At Payatas, near Manila.
8 Why . . .?Because without the rubbish they would
have no jobs and no money.
CHAPTER 7 WHI L E R EA DI NG
USED . . . TO MAKE . . .
Shigeru Ban paper tubes buildings
Fukushima newspaper pots for plants
Andy leaves, sticks,
Yamahatsu telephone cards big pictures
Jeff Clapp metal bottles bells
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CHAPTER 8 WHI L E R EA DI N G colours for different
kinds of rubbish.
2 Throwing away rubbish in Switzerland is expensive.
3 People in the Netherlands leave their shoes out on
the street for recycling.
4 InFinland you get money when you recycle a lot of
5 There are very few recycling bins in Athens.
6 Japanese children learn about recycling at school.
7 California is the best recycling state in the USA.
ACTIVITY 1 A F T ER R EA DI NG
1 P A C K A I N
2 A L U M I N I U M
3 E A R T H
4 L A S T
5 S T E E L
6 T O X I C
CHAPTER 9 WHI L E R EA DI N G
1 It’s best to take cottonbags to the supermarket.
2 Buy things that last a long time.
3 Fruit doesn’t need a lot of packaging.
4 If you have clothes you don’t want any more, you
can give them away.
5 Plastic bags can be used for many things.
6 When you use plastic bottles again, you must wash
7 Schools can use old boxes and cards to make
8 You can’t save the...
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