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Now read the text again and put the following facts from Trevor Baylis’ life in the order of appearance in the text

He felt sympathy for disabled people.
He was physically fit when he was young.
At first it was difficult to begin production of his wind-up radio.
Businessmen helped him to put his invention into practice.
He had got some basic technical skills.
Now he is the owner of a company that helps other inventors.
He worked with a European company.
There has been another interesting invention in his life.
He worked as a seller for some time.
Nowadays solar energy is used to power the radio.
He likes music.
The original prototype of the invention included 3 elements.
He entertained people in order to earn money.
He doesn’t have family.

Part III

(… адрес интернет-странички с видеороликами…)

ALL ABOUT ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

(01:59)

PRE-LISTENING

1. What types of energy do you remember?

2. Do you think that nowadays technical progress produces negative influence on our environment? Why?

3. What should be done to save our environment? Make a list of your own.

WHILE-LISTENING

Watch the video and answer the following questions:

4. Find the English equivalents to the following expressions:

- солнечные батареи

- энергосберегающие лампы

- альтернативные источники энергии

- строительная компания

- мусор

- сваливать мусор

- загрязнять воздух

- не имеет значения

- энергия приливов

- сохранение источников энергии

- человечество

- найти способ

5. What should be done to save our environment? Compare the list of things in the video-track with your own one.

POST-LISTENING

6. Make a summary of the video-track.

HOW SOLAR ENERGY PANELS WORK ?

(01:14)

PRE-LISTENING

1. What is ‘solar energy’?

2. What are solar panels used for?

3. Why are solar panels becoming so popular?

4. Do you know the following words: “cell”, “layer”.

WHILE-LISTENING

Watch the video and answer the following questions:

5. What is the sunlight made of?

6. What are these ‘packets of energy’ called?

7. What does a solar panel consist of?

8. What material is used in solar panels?

9. How is an individual cell designed?

10. Why are those layers needed?

11. What helps electrons to move from a panel to a bulb?




12. What is ‘the flow of electrons’?

13. What are the examples of usage of solar panels shown in the track?

POST-LISTENING

14. Think of some other ways of possible usage of solar panels.

AN ECO-RADIO

(00:44)

PRE-LISTENING

1. What does ‘eco’ mean?

WHILE-LISTENING

Watch the video and answer the following questions:

2. What powers this unit?

3. What does this unit do?

POST-LISTENING

4. Where can we use this unit? Would you like to have one?

A WIND-UP RADIO

(01:29)

PRE-LISTENING

1. What does ‘a wind-up radio’ mean?






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