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Five ways to help make the world a better place

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You don't have to quit work and build a whole new environmentally friendly house to help the planet. There are lots of little things you can do that make a big difference. Read through the five ideas below that aim to help make the world a better place and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary as you go. I hope it inspires you to make a change. Can you add any other things we should all aim to do to the list? Thanks in advance for your ideas!

Lesson by Caroline

Missing Words

  • Offer
  • Paper
  • Share
  • Impoverished
  • Improve
  • Donate
  • Elderly
  • Cause

Give someone a book you have enjoyed

Reading is a fantastic way to learn, relax or escape. Sometimes, we find a book we really love and it is great to be able to _1_ that with someone, so pass that book on! If you can’t think of someone who would love it as much as you have, there are many places in the UK where you can leave books and people can pick them up for free. Look out for these spots at your local train stations or community centres.

Give up your seat

Usually, there is someone on the bus or train who needs a seat more than you do. Is there a pregnant woman, an _2_ person or a parent with a small child? Be the first to _3_ your seat and set a precedent. Don’t just plug yourself into your Ipod and look down or pretend to be asleep.

Invest in your local community

There are many ways you can invest in your local community and _4_ the place where you live. Have a coffee at a local café rather than at a chain, shop at the local grocers and visit your local theatre. Look out for community events in your local _5_ and attend them, volunteer for a charity that aims to improve the lives of local people. There is so much you can do!

Donate unwanted things to charity shops

Many of us have so much stuff and if you look through it properly you’ll realize that lots of this is unused or unwanted. Instead of throwing it in the bin or letting it take up space in your house, _6_ it to a charity shop. They can then sell your stuff to people who want/need it and give the money they earn to their _7_.

Use freerice.com to practise your English

Freerice.com donates grains of rice when you answer questions correctly. Go to the website and try the English vocabulary or English grammar pages. Not only will your English improve, you’ll be helping people from _8_ countries.

Now complete the text with the eight missing words. You only need to use each word once:

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