way2go! 6, Schulbuch

70 Unit 05 | Wild world You feel inspired by the statements on the previous page and decide to start a blog on an environmental problem that really worries you. In your blog post you should:  outline the problem  explain why it worries you  suggest a solution Write around 250 words. Give your blog post a title.  See Writing coach, Blog , p. 182. WRITING 17 Strategies box When you outline a problem, you give the main facts about it, you describe its general idea. How much do you know about palm oil? Take a guess at the following, then skim the text to check your answers. READING 18 a 1  devastating: verheerend Read the text about palm oil production in Southeast Asia more closely now, then choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D) for questions 1–5. Put a cross (  ) in the correct box. The first one (0) has been done for you. b M p. 30 The future of palm oil: can it be sustainable? Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. It can be found in half of all packaged products on super- market shelves, from food, such as ice cream and chocolate, to hygiene products, such as soap and make-up including lipstick. Its use is expected to increase significantly in the coming years, yet not many people know about the negative im- pacts of its production. It is often farmed in an unsustain- able way and the results of this can be devastating 1 . By the way The expression ‘primary forest’ refers to areas of forest land which have never been touched by humans. It cannot be said for certain how much primary forest still remains in the world today, but the amount is definitely decreasing. 1 Which of the following may contain palm oil? steak lemonade ice cream 2 How much forest has Indonesia lost to palm oil farming? 6,000 football fields 6 million football fields 60,000 football fields 3 If palm oil farming carries on in the same way, how many orangutans in Indonesia will be dead 10 years from now? 25% 50% 100% 4 After Indonesia, which country is the second-biggest palm oil producer in the world? Malaysia China the USA Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv