Vocabulary discharge (v) /dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ/: thải ra rapidly /ˈræpɪdli/ = quickly fauna (n) /ˈfɔːnə/: quần thể động vật flora (n) /ˈflɔːrə/: quần thể thực vật brochure (n) /ˈbrəʊʃə(r)/: sách nhỏ thông tin destination (n) /ˌdestɪˈneɪʃn/: nơi đến exotic (adj) /ɪɡˈzɒtɪk/: đẹp kỳ lạ adapt (v) /əˈdæpt/ : sửa lại cho phù hợp, thích nghi pros (n) /proʊs/ >< cons (n) /ˈkɒns/ = advantages >< disadvantages
Activity 2: A. Sustainable Ecotourism and Jobs B. Pros and Cons of Ecotourism C. Ecotourism - A Solution to Environmental Problems
Activity 3: Match these words with their meaning 1. Discharge
a. All the plants of a particular area
2. Fauna (n)
b. Exciting and unusual
3. Flora (n)
c. All the animals living in an area
4. Exotic (a)
d. Change in order to be suitable for new situations
5. Adapt (v)
Activity 4: Positive effects Negative effect - more money for the local government to preserve nature - tourists’ awareness of how to protect the environment - more jobs and higher income for local people
- changing local people’s way of life
Marco says Pablo says Both of them say
1. Ecotourism can be beneficial to local people. 2. Ecotourism can solve the problem of pollution. 3. Ecotourism can change local people’s way of life. 4. To build hotels, people destroy forests. 5. Tourists learn how to protect the environment. 6. Ecotourism is something I don’t understand very well. 7. I understand ecotourism and its benefits very well.
Discuss in table groups.
1. Do you agree with Marco that ecotourism can truly solve the problem of pollution?
To some extent, the answer is yes.
2. Think about what happens to the environment when there are more visitors to a destination.
The money from eco- tourists may be used to preserve nature. However, the local people have to use up their resource (such as energy sources, food and water) to provide good service for tourist. More tourists mean more vehicles, more water and food consumption, and more waste. Even though the discharge of waste and consumption of nature resources by tourists are minimised, air, water and noise pollution is unavoidable.
Ecotourism Pros - more money for the local government to preserve nature - tourists’ awareness of how to protect the environment - more jobs and higher income for local people