listening lab 0719

 

Step 1: Read the questions below.

質問を読んでください。

 

1.  Who doesn't have access to basic sanitation?

 

2.  What infections spread when there is no access to proper toilets?

 

3.  Do Tiger Toilets require running water? 

 

4.  What can the worm poop be used for?

 

5.  Why is Bill Gates interested in the Tiger Toilet? 

 

 
Step 2:  Listen to the audio and try to answer the questions.
オーディオを聞いて、 質問に答えて見て下さい。
 
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Step 3:  Listen again while you read the article.

記事を読みながら、もう一度聞いてみてください。
   

 

TIGER TOILETS
     In the developed world, we don't like to think about the management of human waste, but it is very important for our health and safety.  For the millions of people in slums, rural areas, and refugee camps who lack access to basic sanitation, this is a major challenge. Without access to safe toilets, cholera and typhoid and other dangerous diseases that cause life-threatening diarrhea can quickly spread.  The Tiger Toilet may be the answer.

     The Tiger Toilet is a relatively cheap piece of equipment that requires no plumbing or processing facilities. It is just a standard pit toilet that contains a nest of tiger worms in a container at the bottom. These worms eat the human waste and eliminate 99% of the disease-causing microorganisms it contains. What remains after the worms do their job is a mixture of water, carbon dioxide and the worms’ own poop, which can be used for compost and can be mixed directly into the soil. 

     The Tiger Toilet is one of the many projects supported by Bill Gates, who is committed to eliminating poverty and disease around the world.  Lack of basic sanitation kills nearly 500,000 preschool-age children every year and leads to an estimated $223 billion a year in health-related costs and lost productivity. Investing in toilets may not sound exciting, but improving sanitation in developing countries and refugee camps will help save millions of people around the world. 
 

Step 4:  Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

1.  Who doesn't have access to basic sanitation?

Millions (of people) in slums, rural areas and refugee camps don't.

 

2.  What infections spread when there is no access to proper toilets?

Cholera, typhoid and other dangerous disease do.

 

3.  Do Tiger Toilets require running water? 

No, they don't.

 

4.  What can the worm poop be used for?

It can be used for compost (for farming).

 

5.  Why is Bill Gates interested in the Tiger Toilet? 

Because he thinks it will save lives.

[Because he is committed to eliminating disease around the world.)

 

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