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Learning activity 4

Evidence: Would you change if your loved ones asked you to?

During the contextualization of this learning activity, Richard and Caroline

made a presentation about the future of food. By the end of the presentation,
Richard asked this question:

Would you change your current behavior if your grandchildren asked you to?

For this evidence, you need to, first, read a letter written by a child who lives
in the future and, then, write a response to him. Let’s begin!

Part A

Fuente: SENA

This is Cameron. He lives in the year 2050. He wrote an open letter to the
people who lived on Earth by the year 2000. He is 12 years old and he has a
few things to say about the experiences he has lived so far. Read his letter. You
will find it below.

Dear fellow citizens of the Earth in 2000,

My name is Cameron Cahill. I live in Mexico City. I’m writing this letter from the
future. I know you might be a little surprised to hear that, but a few friends and I
had the idea of writing to our ancestors. I chose to write to you, the people who
lived in Earth by 2000. I hope my words help you decide if the future is good for
you. In case it is not, you can still change it!
There are great things about the future. We have flying boards to move around.
They are very helpful for getting to school, for example. We can go very fast
and the best thing about them is that they don’t need to be charged. They use
solar energy, so my board charges by itself while I’m moving around. Actually,
none of the devices we use every day has to be charged using wires. My
grandma has told me that when she was young, she used to have a mobile
phone charger with her at all times! I don’t even have chargers because all my
devices get their energy directly from the sunlight. Dad says this is one of the
greatest advances of science. He says that using the solar technology
massively was not easy, but when it happened, our future changed.

There are some other interesting things about future, for example, we use very
funny swimsuits to go to the beach. I’ve seen some photos of people from the
past wearing nice bikinis and shorts at the beach. Our swimsuits are horrible!
We have to be all covered when we get into the sea. My biology teacher
explained to me that there is an overpopulation of jellyfish all around the world.
She says that the oceans used to be a balanced ecosystem but now, many
marine species have gone extinct. For that reason, fish like the jellyfish have
increased in numbers and it is not safe to swim without protection because if
one of these touches you can get very sick.

About the future I can also tell you about our food. We eat very healthy and
delicious dishes. For example, we have a soup made out of spirulina. Spirulina
is a super food because it has a lot of protein in it. When I was little I used to eat
spirulina in capsules but now my mom has learned to make a spirulina soup,
which I think is very tasty. I have heard that you used to eat a lot of beef and
hamburgers by 2000. I love hamburgers! I think they are great but I don’t get to
eat them very often because they are incredibly expensive!

I have told you a few things about the future. What do you think of it? Do you
like it? I enjoy things very much, actually. Just one little thing, remember that the
future is in your hands now. You can leave it the same, make it worse or make it
much better. I hope you have lots of great years ahead.

Take care,


Part B

Now that you have read Cameron’s letter write a response to him. Be as
creative as possible and remember, you need to include some conditional
phrases to talk about any hypothetical situations that may be relevant.
Dear Cameron,

Thank you for your letter…

Hi Cameron

I see that your future is very interesting, as technology has advanced

radically, a future that to go to school have flying tables and see how
they use solar energy to the maximum for everything.

According to what you read in your letter, what I would do on my part to

improve the future would be:

Recycle; recycling is vital not only helps to need less resources but also
avoids had contaminating the environment with waste left over. It would
help to encourage people to cut down trees, to pollute water, to take
care of animals in danger of extinction, and if they could, it would make
strong laws to punish those people who do not respect marine life.

I would tell people to put plants in your life; It does not matter if you live
in the countryside or in the city, put plants in your life, take care of them
and create small green spaces. As small as the plant is and for little that
it can do, it will be helping to clean the air of carbon dioxide.

If I improve the present, we will have a better future

When you finish your work, send the file to your instructor through the platform
as follows:

1. Click on the title of this evidence.

2. Click on Examinar mi equipo and look for the file in your computer. Make
sure the file is attached.
3. Leave a comment for the instructor (optional).
4. Click Enviar.

Note: This evidence is an individual activity. Remember to check the learning

guide in order to know if you have done all the assigned activities, know how to
develop them and deliver them correctly.

Criterios de evaluación
 Comparte información personal para hablar de posibilidades teniendo en
cuenta la estructura gramatical y el vocabulario requerido.

 Intercambia información personal sobre consecuencias reales e

imaginarias teniendo en cuenta la estructura gramatical y el vocabulario

 Usa el vocabulario relacionado con animales y especies en vía de extinción

teniendo en cuenta el contexto requerido.