Tell the class that they are going to watch a video called Water changes everything.
Ask them what they think it will be about.
Have the following questions prepared on the board and ask the class to work in pairs and write their answers in their notebooks.
1 How many litres of water do you think you use every day at home?
2 What do you use water for, apart from drinking?
3 How would your life be different if you had no taps (faucets in US English) or drinking water at home?
4 How many people in the world DON’T have access to drinking water?
a) about 100,000 b) about 1 million c) about 1 billion
The students view the video once to see if their guesses were correct.
Now give out Worksheet 1 and ask the students to read the questions then watch the video again.
1 Nearly 1 billion
2 b) education..1.. d) health ..2… c) poverty ..3.. a) Women and children ..4..
3 ‘It’s likely that a family affected by the water crisis live on less than $ ..1.. a day’,
4 ‘Many women and children walk ..3.. hours per day to collect water’.
5 When women and children are collecting water, they can’t spend time on other things. Write ONE of these things: ..learning to read, write, earn an income, take care of their family ..
6 The water is often contaminated. What health problems can be caused by contaminated water? Write ONE: diarrhea, dehydration, death
7 ‘Every ..19.. seconds, a mother loses one of her children to a water-related illness’.
8 What is a ‘brand new, innovative’ solution to the problem? A water filtration system.
9 What is ‘an age-old’ solution to the problem? (Drilled or Hand-dug) wells.
10 How many hours each year could Africa save if drinking water was provided close to people’s homes? 40 billion.
11 If a water project is built near a school, what can happen in the school? The attendance can increase, especially of girls.
12 How much money is needed to provide one person with a clean water project in their village? ..$20..