Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The International Earth Day coming soon...

The Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

We should all make sure our children are aware how important our Planet is and we need to take care of it.

"May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life".
 U Thant, third Secretary-General of the United Nations

Here is some rap for your students to listen to and follow by writing their own ones on the subject:

The transcription in case you need it:)

We are currently orbiting Planet Earth. 

I am picking up some noises...sounds like... cool music... 

Such a beautiful...such a beautiful...such a beautiful... Beautiful world. 
I'm the Earth, and for what it's worth 25 thousand miles is my girth
I've got more than 7 billion people living on me 
All across my amazing geography 
Check out my mountains, valleys, trees so tall 
And I've got lakes, rivers and waterfalls 
Volcanoes, craters, swamps with alligators 
Tropical islands at my equator 
The North and South poles have lots of ice 
Only Polar Bears say, "This weather's nice!" 
I've got so much land, yeah, I'm so immense I've got 7, 7  different continents 
North and South America, Europe, Asia Africa, Antarctica, and Australia 
But the biggest thing, 
Everybody can see 

Is that I gotta lotta water, all over me!

I have oceans with lobsters, whales, otters 

Three quarters of me is covered in water
I orbit the sun - ("I'm so hot") - that's his line 
And the moon orbits me - ("It's my time to shine") 
I'm filled with life, both big and small 
The most beautiful planet of all. 
Such a beautiful...such a beautiful...such a beautiful... beautiful world. 
It is the home to every boy and girl  

It's a beautiful, beautiful world. 

I'm getting homesick.  Me too. Computer, take us home. 

Our raps will be posted here soon. That's a promise!


  1. Thank you for the transcription. One needs a good command of English to catch every word in the rap.

  2. Thanks for the activity. I love raps and singing in general. Perfect for learning