Monday, October 28, 2013

CE-II Autumn 2013 Week 4: Give a man a fish...

Hello everyone,
For the first 3 weeks of this course we have been talking about water. Now we are going to talk about the things that live in water, and how we interact with those things. Those things!

I have been fishing a few times in my life. I have gone fishing in Japan, in Tokyo Bay. I managed to catch one fish. Can you guess what kind of fish I caught? It's one of my favourite fish to eat. I eat this fish about once a week. Many people in Japan eat this fish, but in Canada, this fish isn't popular. It is used mainly for pet food. Can you believe it?!

Have you ever gone fishing? If you have, where did you go? What did you catch? Did you eat the fish that you caught?

The title of the first reading in this unit comes from an English proverb, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." What do you think this proverb means?

Next, let's learn some vocabulary. Please click the link: Cross Cultural Awareness and English 2.

Now watch the video above and answer the questions below.

  1. What does Jeremy Jackson do?
  2. What does Jackson say is interesting about the photo of the coral reef in Jamaica?
  3. What happened to the coral reef in Jamaica? Why did it happen?
  4. Why are coral reefs unable to recover from natural disasters such as hurricanes?
  5. How do we know that the cod fishery was important?
  6. When did the cod fishery collapse?
  7. How many people lost their jobs when the cod fishery collapsed?
  8. What's the difference between the "trophy fish" sports fisherman catch now and the "trophy fish" that sports fisherman caught in the 1950s? Why is this difference interesting?
  9. What is trawling?
  10. Why is trawling bad for the ocean?
  11. What is biological pollution?
  12. What is red tide?
  13. Why is red tide bad?
  14. What are some effects of climate change?
  15. What happened in 1998 because of El Niño
  16. What does Jackson say we must change?
Have a great week. See you next Monday.

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