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Barack Obama said his Clean Power Plan would protect America's economy and health. He wants America to switch from coal to renewable energy. Power plants must cut carbon emissions a lot by 2030. He said: "This is our moment to get this right and leave something better for our kids….We may not be able to reverse it."



Obama said the plan will make the USA healthier. There will be fewer deaths and heart attacks each year. People will be sick less. America could save $34 billion a year on health. Not everyone agrees with the plan. Jeb Bush said it will, "throw countless people out of work, and increase everyone's energy prices".

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Sources
  • http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2015/08/03/obama-climate-change-hillary-clinton-jeb-bush/31049443/
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/us/obama-unveils-plan-to-sharply-limit-greenhouse-gas-emissions.html?_r=0
  • http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-to-unveil-plan-to-cut-carbon-emissions-from-power-production/2895453.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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protect America's economy

a.

2030

2.

He wants America to switch

b.

and health

3.

renewable

c.

better for our kids

4.

carbon

d.

from coal

5.

by

e.

able to reverse it

6.

our moment to get this

f.

energy

7.

leave something

g.

right

8.

We may not be

h.

emissions



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the plan will make

a.

less

2.

There will be fewer

b.

attacks

3.

heart

c.

prices

4.

People will be sick

d.

with the plan

5.

America could save $34 billion

e.

the USA healthier

6.

Not everyone agrees

f.

of work

7.

it will throw countless people out

g.

deaths

8.

increase everyone's energy

h.

a year on health

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Barack Obama said his Clean Power (1) ___________________ America's (2) ___________________. He wants America to switch from coal to renewable energy. Power (3) _____________ carbon emissions (4) ___________________. He said: "This is our moment to (5) ___________________ and leave something better for our kids….We may not be able (6) _______________."

Obama said (7) ___________________ the USA healthier. There will be fewer deaths and (8) ___________________ each year. People (9) ___________________. America could save $34 billion a year on health. Not (10) ___________________ with the plan. Jeb Bush said it will, "(11) ___________________ people out of work, and increase everyone's (12) _________________".





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

BarackObamasaidhisCleanPowerPlanwouldprotectAmerica'secono
myandhealth.HewantsAmericatoswitchfromcoaltorenewableenerg
y.Powerplantsmustcutcarbonemissionsalotby2030.Hesaid:"Thisiso
urmomenttogetthisrightandleavesomethingbetterforourkids….We
maynotbeabletoreverseit."ObamasaidtheplanwillmaketheUSAhealt
hier.Therewillbefewerdeathsandheartattackseachyear.Peoplewillbe
sickless.Americacouldsave$34billionayearonhealth.Noteveryoneag
reeswiththeplan.JebBushsaiditwill,"throwcountlesspeopleoutofwor
k,andincreaseeveryone'senergyprices".

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about clean energy for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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