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Morro Verde has a problem with rubbish.

A Rubbish Plan

A Rubbish Plan

This story is about a community coming together and helping each other to clean up their neighborhood.

The kids arrive at the football pitch with their coach to discover that someone has dumped a few bags of rubbish near one of the goals. There is lots of rubbish around, but these bags are right on the pitch. The coach tells the players that they can’t train here, it’s not safe.

 

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match the words from the comic with the descriptions.
Match the phrases to the descriptions.
The coach leaves them and the kids decide to clean the place themselves. They do their best to kick the rubbish to the side of the pitch and then set fire to it.

 

The smoke rises menacingly, but the fire dies down and most of the rubbish seems to have gone so the kids start to have a kick around without the coach and then go home. As they leave, we see a piece of broken glass left on the pitch.

 

Clara and Julia are getting ready to go to train. They are talking about the pitch. They say that they need to get the rubbish collectors to start collecting rubbish from the football pitch.  They head to the training ground. There is still some rubbish, but nothing on the pitch.

 

Activity 2: In this activity, you have to read statements about the story so far and decide if they are true or false.
True or False?

The boys are boasting to the coach; telling him how they fixed the pitch. The coach is still concerned but they start a match.

 

Activity 3: Rearrange the events from the story so far into the correct order.
Reorder the events from the story.
Clara is running with the ball and is just about to shoot when she steps on the broken glass and it cuts her foot. She drops to the floor in pain, bleeding. The match is over. The coach is angry and upset. The match is cancelled and the training ground is closed. It’s not safe - it needs to be cleaned properly.

 

Lucas decides to try to get the community to help. People from the community come together and clean the pitch.

 

The coach praises the team for getting the pitch tidy. He tells the kids that the rubbish collectors will come to the pitch to collect the rubbish from the new bins.

 

Quiz

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What do you think?

1. How did the team feel when they saw their pitch covered in rubbish every day?
2. Whose job is it to clean up your local neighbourhood?
3. Is rubbish a problem in your local area? 
4. Do you think it's important to recycle different types of rubbish?
 
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Comments

KareemZain
02/08/2023
EG
383
points

1. They felt so sad and annoyed.
2. Rubbish collectors.
3. Yes, it is.
4. Yes, that's a great idea.


KareemZain
02/08/2023 20:00
Egypt
Manchester City
383

1. They felt so sad and annoyed.
2. Rubbish collectors.
3. Yes, it is.
4. Yes, that's a great idea.

hsn's picture
hsn
16/06/2022
TR
5526
points

Phrases
I used to play kickaround when I was child.
I would want to play once again now.


hsn's picture
hsn
16/06/2022 15:43
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5526

Phrases
I used to play kickaround when I was child.
I would want to play once again now.

Michaelsun
25/03/2022
CN
738
points

There are rubbish collectors in our community to clean up the rubbish.


Michaelsun
25/03/2022 09:51
China
Manchester United
738

There are rubbish collectors in our community to clean up the rubbish.

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Gabriel Amaral
03/03/2021
BR
1512
points

1. They feel sad, because they couldn't play at the pitch on those conditions.
2. I think that's a job for the whole community!
3. Yeah, unfortunately. And specially because of people's bad behaviors.
4. Yes it is


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Gabriel Amaral
03/03/2021 16:51
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

1. They feel sad, because they couldn't play at the pitch on those conditions.
2. I think that's a job for the whole community!
3. Yeah, unfortunately. And specially because of people's bad behaviors.
4. Yes it is

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/07/2020
TR
6510
points

1. They were so disappointed.
2. The rubbish collectors should clean up our local neighbourhood and we must help them by not throwing litter in the street and try to recycle and reuse some of our rubbish.
3. It's important to reduce the amount of rubbish and to be environmentally friendly society.


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mobeckham
05/07/2020 23:24
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

1. They were so disappointed.
2. The rubbish collectors should clean up our local neighbourhood and we must help them by not throwing litter in the street and try to recycle and reuse some of our rubbish.
3. It's important to reduce the amount of rubbish and to be environmentally friendly society.

joto
15/06/2016
AT
271
points

The team were disappointed when they saw their pitch covered with garbage. In my country we have bins where we put our rubbish. Once or twice at week rubbish collectors filled out our bins and put that rubbish into the special vehicle and transport that rubbish to depony. Rubbish is big problem and I'm disgusted when I see somebody throw rubbish on the street or into the park or anywhere. I think that people who do that must to be punished. Also the local community must to build self-consciousness for their citizens. I think that some sorts of rubbish can't stay together and they must be separate one from another, for example glass can be dumped in one bin and plastic in another.


joto
15/06/2016 08:23
Austria
Stoke City
271

The team were disappointed when they saw their pitch covered with garbage. In my country we have bins where we put our rubbish. Once or twice at week rubbish collectors filled out our bins and put that rubbish into the special vehicle and transport that rubbish to depony. Rubbish is big problem and I'm disgusted when I see somebody throw rubbish on the street or into the park or anywhere. I think that people who do that must to be punished. Also the local community must to build self-consciousness for their citizens. I think that some sorts of rubbish can't stay together and they must be separate one from another, for example glass can be dumped in one bin and plastic in another.

Rich's picture
Rich
15/06/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Joto

Thanks for your comment! You have some great ideas. I agree with you - most places have bins but the problem is that some people don't use them! Separating the rubbish and recycling it can be of great benefit to the environment!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
15/06/2016 08:28
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Joto

Thanks for your comment! You have some great ideas. I agree with you - most places have bins but the problem is that some people don't use them! Separating the rubbish and recycling it can be of great benefit to the environment!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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HakanUslu1881
02/03/2016
TR
1761
points

They felt sad.
Some stewards.
Exactly.
Absolutely.


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HakanUslu1881
02/03/2016 03:23
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

They felt sad.
Some stewards.
Exactly.
Absolutely.

tonucatien
09/01/2016
VN
271
points

How to convince local people help clean up the pitch? It's not easy.


tonucatien
09/01/2016 11:26
Vietnam
Liverpool
271

How to convince local people help clean up the pitch? It's not easy.

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aragorn1986
27/12/2015
ME
3557
points

It is a basic precondition to maintain the nature clean. Recycle is important but the problem is not solved only with it. It takes more than that to stay in harmony with the nature.


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aragorn1986
27/12/2015 20:26
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It is a basic precondition to maintain the nature clean. Recycle is important but the problem is not solved only with it. It takes more than that to stay in harmony with the nature.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
27/12/2015
ME
3557
points

Generally it is a problem of each densely populated area. In my local area it is not a problem, luckily.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
27/12/2015 20:24
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Generally it is a problem of each densely populated area. In my local area it is not a problem, luckily.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
27/12/2015
ME
3557
points

It should be the task of the local institutions dealing with hygiene. But somehow they don't cover all places so the volunteers clean up the parks and forests from wooden waste, plastics and glass.


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aragorn1986
27/12/2015 20:22
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It should be the task of the local institutions dealing with hygiene. But somehow they don't cover all places so the volunteers clean up the parks and forests from wooden waste, plastics and glass.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
27/12/2015
ME
3557
points

The team was absolutely disappointed because it was the reason why they couldn't play football that day. And it happened many times before.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
27/12/2015 20:18
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

The team was absolutely disappointed because it was the reason why they couldn't play football that day. And it happened many times before.

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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Burning is not right decision. Recycle can be a good choice


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 16:14
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Burning is not right decision. Recycle can be a good choice

nikosonris
13/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Rubbish is also a problem in our country( and it's all about people that just don't care.


nikosonris
13/11/2015 11:22
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Rubbish is also a problem in our country( and it's all about people that just don't care.

AxelLugo1519
13/10/2015
MX
6
points

I find it an entertaining story that in certain cases should be taken into account


AxelLugo1519
13/10/2015 00:25
Mexico
Chelsea
6

I find it an entertaining story that in certain cases should be taken into account

EDGAR TORRES
07/10/2015
MX
7
points

very upset about the state of the field. local people cooperate to clean. yes. so of course there will be less pollution in the streets


EDGAR TORRES
07/10/2015 05:42
Mexico
Arsenal
7

very upset about the state of the field. local people cooperate to clean. yes. so of course there will be less pollution in the streets

Gabo_pro
27/09/2015
MX
11
points

1: they felt upset
2: yes
3: yes
4: Quite


Gabo_pro
27/09/2015 23:06
Mexico
Chelsea
11

1: they felt upset
2: yes
3: yes
4: Quite

Jair
24/09/2015
MX
3
points

It is important to recycle waste and not burn .


Jair
24/09/2015 14:56
Mexico
Manchester United
3

It is important to recycle waste and not burn .

luz radke
24/09/2015
MX
4
points

they feel so bad because they like football so much
in my local area we dont have problems with rubbish bacause all my neighbourhoods are so clean
its importan recycle because we need to take care the planet


luz radke
24/09/2015 14:51
Mexico
Leicester City
4

they feel so bad because they like football so much
in my local area we dont have problems with rubbish bacause all my neighbourhoods are so clean
its importan recycle because we need to take care the planet

Jeen
24/09/2015
MX
5
points

they felt sad and disappointed
the problem is that there is much garbage everywhere and nobody does anything
I think it's important reciclae


Jeen
24/09/2015 14:47
Mexico
Manchester United
5

they felt sad and disappointed
the problem is that there is much garbage everywhere and nobody does anything
I think it's important reciclae

Cesar_Mendez14
24/09/2015
MX
9
points

I think the team be unhappy, because the team want to play and we don´t play.
Local people help clean up the neighbourhood.
Yes, this is a problem.
Yes, i think this is the best option to clean.
I like this activity, because you can learn and this activity is very interesting


Cesar_Mendez14
24/09/2015 14:46
Mexico
Arsenal
9

I think the team be unhappy, because the team want to play and we don´t play.
Local people help clean up the neighbourhood.
Yes, this is a problem.
Yes, i think this is the best option to clean.
I like this activity, because you can learn and this activity is very interesting

Emiliano Martin
24/09/2015
MX
19
points

Sure, in team is much beutiful and happy...
The local people and bus clean up the neighgruond...
No, medium problem...
Yes, is very important...


Emiliano Martin
24/09/2015 14:45
Mexico
Manchester United
19

Sure, in team is much beutiful and happy...
The local people and bus clean up the neighgruond...
No, medium problem...
Yes, is very important...

chriswar
08/09/2015
PL
44
points

Local people help clean up the neighbourhood.


chriswar
08/09/2015 09:34
Poland
Leicester City
44

Local people help clean up the neighbourhood.

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Sadulla
28/08/2015
UZ
121
points

I think this project about cleaning the neighbourhood is a good idea which is shown by comics. I hope people will look around their playground or pitch which is close to their area and they will find at least a bit conclusion for their problems after this chapter.


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Sadulla
28/08/2015 04:38
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

I think this project about cleaning the neighbourhood is a good idea which is shown by comics. I hope people will look around their playground or pitch which is close to their area and they will find at least a bit conclusion for their problems after this chapter.

Rema's picture
Rema
18/08/2015
RS
538
points

The team were disappointed when they saw their pitch covered with garbage. In my country we have bins where we put our rubbish. Once or twice at week rubbish collectors filled out our bins and put that rubbish into the special vehicle and transport that rubbish to depony. Rubbish is big problem and I'm disgusted when I see somebody throw rubbish on the street or into the park or anywhere. I think that people who do that must to be punished. Also the local community must to build self-consciousness for their citizens. I think that some sorts of rubbish can't stay together and they must be separate one from another, for example glass can be dumped in one bin and plastic in another.


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Rema
18/08/2015 12:47
Serbia
West Ham United
538

The team were disappointed when they saw their pitch covered with garbage. In my country we have bins where we put our rubbish. Once or twice at week rubbish collectors filled out our bins and put that rubbish into the special vehicle and transport that rubbish to depony. Rubbish is big problem and I'm disgusted when I see somebody throw rubbish on the street or into the park or anywhere. I think that people who do that must to be punished. Also the local community must to build self-consciousness for their citizens. I think that some sorts of rubbish can't stay together and they must be separate one from another, for example glass can be dumped in one bin and plastic in another.

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