“Saving the Earth – Script”
Listen to the recording recycling and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Interviewer: Today, I’m interviewing nine-year-old Alex about her feelings on how people can help save the environment. So, Alex, how can we save the environment?
Alex: By saving water.
Interviewer: Well, how can we do that?
Alex: By not using too much water when we wash dishes, take a bath, and when we do other things, like watering the plants outside.
Interviewer: Oh, I think I can do that. What else?
Alex: When drinking or eating something outside, you should keep the garbage until you find a trash can to put it in because littering makes our planet dirty. Do you like seeing trash all over the ground?
Interviewer: No, I don’t. Do you have any final suggestions?
Alex: Yes. We shouldn’t waste paper because trees are being cut down to make the paper. By recycling paper, we save the forests where animals live.
Interviewer: So, how can children recycle paper, I mean, every day?
Alex: Well, for example, when I was in kindergarten, I used to save the newspapers so that I could make things out of them, like paper trees, instead of just throwing them away. Now, the children in our neighborhood collects newspapers once a month to take them to a recycling center.
Interviewer: That’s great. Well, thanks Alex for your ideas.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
- litter (verb): throw garbage on the ground
– Hey, don’t litter. Be sure to put your garbage in the trash can.
- suggestions (noun): ideas about what someone should do
– Do you have suggestions on how we can recycle more?