Unit 2 – Global WarNing!
Listening Comprehension 1 – Severn Suzuki’s speech, 1992.
The Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes!
Thursday, November 21st
1- Anticipate! What do you expect?
2GT4 – I think we are going to hear the girl’s speech. It takes place in Rio in 1992. It’s a conference / summit on the environment with representatives of the United Nations. I expect to hear a speech about Global Warming.
She looks young. She is in front of United Nations representatives / leaders. She must feel nervous but she is strong-minded. She is 12 years old. It takes place in Rio in South America in 1992 for the Earth Summit of the United Nations. Her speech is on YouTube and many people watch it that’s why she’s famous.
In 1992, 12-year-old Canadian Severn Suzuki spoke at the Earth Summit in Rio with eloquence and passion in front of world leaders. Now known as “The Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes”, the video clip of the speech is still making rounds on YouTube, continuing to inspire youth all over the world.
HW – Find information on Severn Suzuki+ present the document.