Trees, Forests, Jungles, and Flowers
What kinds of flowers can you name? What kinds of trees?
What forests can you name?
How much wood does Japan use? Where does it come from? What is it used for?
How much wood does Japan have? produce?
Would you like to live in the woods?
What do you think of deforestation?
Have you ever played in rice paddies?
Have you ever planted a tree?
Do you know about Johnny Appleseed?
Do you watch cherry blossoms? autumn foliage? Where?
Have you ever eaten cactus?
Would you like to visit the Amazon?
Are there rice paddies near your house?
Do you have a garden? What do you grow?
Q4 What kinds of flowers do you like? Why?
Are there any forests in Japan? Where?
Did you climb trees when you were a kid? How about now?
Do you have any natural furniture in your house or apartment? What?
What pesticides do Japanese farmers use? What happens to those pesticides? Where do they go?
Deserts, Beaches, Sand, and Mud
What deserts can you name?
Would you like to live by yourself on a deserted island?
What is desertification? What causes it?
or bays can you name?
Q5 What do you do at the beach?
Have you ever played in the mud? gone body boarding?
How much time do you spend outdoors? Doing what?
Do you like to go camping? hiking?
Have you ever gone bird watching?
Have you ever gone fishing? hunting?
Do you ski? snowboard? skate?
Do you surf? swim? sail?
Animals and insects
What is the food chain? What is your place in it?
Have people always been at the top of the food chain?
Q6 What kinds of animals have you seen in the wilds?
Do you like insects? snakes? Do you like to touch them?
Have you ever seen a firefly?
Do you have any leather goods or fur products?
Fruit and Vegtables
What fruits can you name? What vegetables?
Do you eat natural foods? What?
Do you drink mineral water? water from the faucet?
What plants are in danger of extinction?
Does Nagoya's water taste good? What about other cities?
What natural resources are there?
What countries have those natural resources?
Are they protecting those resources or simply exploiting them?
Are the resouces renewable?
Q7 What kinds of energy does your family use?
How much do you use a month? Where does it come from?
Is it only the beauty of nature that is being destroyed and needs to be protected?
Do you do anything to protect nature?
Do you use freon gas? sprays?
Do you use recycled products? What?
Do you use disposable chopsticks? Do you use them more than once?
Do you recycle empty milk cartons? Where?
After you cook tenpura, what do you do with the old oil?
Do you use a dryer to dry your clothes? dry your hair?
Have you ever burned your garbage? built a bon fire?
Do you have your own shopping bag?
Do you use solar energy? for what?
Do you turn off the water when brushing your teeth?
Q8 What do you do to cut down on garbage?
When is garbage collected? cans and bottles? kitchen garbage? other garbage?
What's a litterbug? Have you ever littered? Where do you put your litter?
Do you ever pick up other people's litter? empty cans? cigarette butts?
Do you want to own and drive an electric cars?
What is Midori no Hane? Have you contributed or collected contributions?
What is "Green Peace"?
What is Echo Project?
Which countries are protecting nature? Which are destroying it?
Have you ever studied nature science?
Grammar Link for Nature and the Environment.
Do you take good care of nature? How?
Is art-nature hair natural?
Have you ever seen any mysterious phenomenon? U.F.O.? ghosts?
Is there any nature in Nagoya? What?
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