English Culture Videos

"Memorial Day"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

A compost bin is used to _____.

This is actually a compost bin, and compost is actually something that breaks down that it can be later used in the garden.

Randall puts _____ in his compost area.

You see some old cantaloupe and some old vegetables . . . rotten things, and basically what happens is that over time, these things break down, and they're excellent to put in the garden.

From the video, we can infer that composting is something that ______.

If you are just using old waste food, then it doesn't cost hardly anything to compost.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What is one thing that people do in your area to recycle? What are some reasons why people (perhaps including yourself) choose not to recycle? What products sold in your area can be recycled easily? Would you be willing to pay more for a product that has been made from recycled materials than something new? What types of such products can you find online that you would willing to buy? 

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. You know, many times people say that Americans don't recycle and take care of their environment.

Well, let me show you what we do in my family and let me grab the camera. This is actually a compost bin, and compost is actually something that breaks down that it can be later used in the garden. So, if I can grab the camera here and we just take a quick look inside our compost bin. You see some old cantaloupe and some old vegetables . . . rotten things, and basically what happens is that over time, these things break down, and they're excellent to put in the garden. It enriches the soil and helps your plants grow a lot better.

So, there are many ways that people recycle, including food, including newspapers and so forth to protect the environment.