06:00 to 18:00
(daylight hours: 6 am to 6 pm)
18:00 to 06:00
(night-time hours: 6 pm to 6 am)

Getting up, having breakfast, getting ready to go to work

Getting up

Question: what time is it in Paris, Lisbon, Warsaw, Cyprus?


Washing

The EU sets standards for the quality of drinking water to protect our health and to ensure the water at the tap is wholesome and clean.

Question: where does your water come from? Aquifer, river, rain water etc. What happens to it before it comes out of the tap? Water is a scarce resource. How can we cut down on the amount we use?


EU laws on drinking water

The EU sets standards for the quality of drinking water to protect the health of consumers and to ensure the water at the tap is wholesome and clean.

More info here


Eating breakfast

Question: What do they have for breakfast in: Paris, Rome, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Madrid, Istanbul?

Find out if you can, then click a link for more information.


Putting out the waste

EU laws on waste disposal

The EU requires member states to limit the production of waste, and recycle or re-use waste as much as possible.

more here

Question: What can we do to reduce waste at home? Cut down on packaging, use shopping bags not plastic bags, recycle as much as we can.

Question: How do they dispose of waste in Germany and Hungary?


Games/Tasks

Breakfast
Get the class to express their preferences. You could then combine the best of these to make a perfect breakfast.

Have a French breakfast: get students to bring in croissants, French jam, baguettes, etc.

Waste
Get the class to bring in waste items and sort into what can be recycled – into what new products? and what is thrown?

What happens to what can’t be recycled? e.g. Landfill (running out), energy from waste plants.

Have a collection of waste items – which of them can be recycled? and into what new products? which have to be thrown?

Water
Blue flag beaches: how many as a percentage in UK, other EU countries with seabords, names of some; what does blue flag mean in terms of water quality.

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7am
06:00 to 08:00
on this page
Getting up
Washing
EU laws on drinking water
Eating breakfast
Putting out the waste
Games/Tasks