by Cynthia Donson
Video: Green mobility
1. Before you watch the video and do the next activity, read the sentences and choose the best answer.
1) A long line of traffic that isn’t moving is a .
2) The common word for “respire” in English is .
3) “Speed” is a common English word for .
4) “Sweat” is another word for ”.
5) “Dwell” is another word for “live”. So if you live in the city, you are a city .
6) You use solar to collect energy from the sun.
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Watch the video:

Green mobility
2. Read the questions and choose the correct answer. Check your answer before you move on to the next question.
1) In large cities, how many trips are made in the car?
2) What problems does the use of too many cars cause?
3) Why is your age important?
4) How long does it take to walk one kilometre?
5) What are “walking buses”?
6) What do bike stations in Paris offer?
7) How can some electric cars be recharged?
8) What is a good form of transport if you live in a village in the country?
9) What do people who use carpools do?
10) What is “car sharing”?
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3. Complete the sentences using words from the list below. Drag the word to its correct place. The video and the above activities will help you.

1) My brother and I have only one X-Box so we have to it.

2) I love riding my . I often go cycling with my friends at the weekend.

3) Dad is going to be late home – he’s stuck in a traffic in the centre.

4) It’s so hot today. I’m already covered in .

5) I’ve got everything ready for the school tomorrow. We’re going to the mountains for the day.

6) Air pollution and "" pollution are problems in big cities.

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1) Work in small groups. Each of you is a parent and all your children go to the same school. First give yourselves names (Mr Brown, Mrs Black, Mr Bean, etc.). Write down your work timetable without the other members of the group seeing it (e.g. Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

You would like to organize a “walking bus” but you must all agree when you can take the children to or from school. Negotiate and organize a fair timetable for a week. Decide how many children you want to take with you (more than three!), considering the characters of the children (you may have a naughty child, a very frightened one, etc.).

2) Explain your timetable to the class.

3) Listen to the other groups’ ideas and make notes if you think there are any defects in their proposals.

4) Vote on the most organized group.