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How long will human impacts last? Vocabulary practice

rina282 December 06, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Watch the video and explain the meaning of the words. Try to explain it in English, and then translate them.
Scene summary:
The video brings up the topic of human impact on the planet, focusing on the different epochs.
Lesson type: Deep listening comprehension - Meaning check ("Do you understand what it means?")
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Communicative function: how to explain things in English
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-12-06, 11:17:49 (GMT+1)

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iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What does "pervasive" mean?

Answer the question using your own words

2) What is an "epoch"?

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3) What do the terms "hot house'' and "configuration" mean?

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4) What is a "distinguish the rock record"?

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5) Explain what "sprawling cities" are?

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6) What do stratigraphers use timescales for?

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7) Why is the "die-off" so dangerous and what processes did it start?

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8) Define the word "homogenous"?

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9) What does the word "penchant" mean?

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10) What is soot?

Answer the question using your own words

About the author

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

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