- Discussion of the topic
- Text 1A: Climate change: Cleaner energy in Britain
- Text 1B: Indigenous knowledge: Aboriginal fire practices can help reduce the risk of mega-fires in Australia
- Text 1C: Civil rights: Northern Ireland abortion ban removed and equal marriage made law
- Text 1D: Equality: Hello Sunshine puts women in the center of the story
- Text 1E: Citizen safety: NZ takes immediate action to reduce access to semi-automatic weapons
- Text 1F: Helping others: 8500 hotel rooms made available for the homeless
- Text 1G: Renewable resources: Traditional woven baskets replace plastic bags in Samoa
- Text 1H: Food and health: Study shows benefit of free school dinners
- Text 2: My job is important!
- Text 3: How the world has changed in the last 20 years
- Text 4: Youth activism is increasing around the globe, and adults should pay attention, says author
- Text 5: Can a video game save a life? Video game developer puts players in a race for survival
- Text 6: “A Way of Talking”. A short story by Patricia Grace
Discussion of the topic
The preparation material for Engelsk Fellesfag Høst 2020 begins with a presentation of the topic “Positive change in English-speaking countries”. It explains that change occurs either naturally or because people wish to influence those around them. Although every occupation changes others’ lives in a positive way – like the medical personnel, for example – positive change can also happen on an individual level.
The presentation also encourages you to find other sources on the topic of positive change in English-speaking countries, aside from the texts provided in the preparation material. You should also consider how the texts in the preparation material relate to the ones you have studied during your English course.
Text 1A: Climate change: Cleaner energy in Britain
Text 1 A is an extract from the article “Zero-carbon electricity outstrips fossil fuels in Britain across 2019” by Julia Kollewe and published in 2020 on the website of The Guardian. The extract shows how 2019 has been the year when Britain used more energy from zero-carbon sources than from fossil fuels. This is due to Britain’s focus on renewable and low-carbon types of energy.
The text also includes a link to a video on renewable energy, provided by CNBC International.
Text 1B: Indigenous knowledge: Aboriginal fire practices can help reduce the risk of mega-fires in Australia
Text 1 B is an extract from the article “How Australia’s Indigenous people can help the country fight fire”, written by Ali MC and published on the website of Al Jazeera in 2020. The extract shows how a traditional Aboriginal practice known as cultural burning promotes the growth of new plants while also getting rid of flammable materials, which would otherwise lead to serious fires.
Text 1 B also contains an adaptation from the article “ 'It’s miraculous’: Owner...