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Water Privatization


Int – High Int

Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

In this lesson, students read about a case of water privatization that took place in Bolivia in 1999. Should water always remain a public utility? Students debate this question.

  • take over
  • municipal
  • debt load
  • contract
  • residents
  • strike
  • protest
  • riot
  • arrest
  • media
  • live up to
  • back down
PDF Content
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • debate questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Debate #1(Reference)
  • Debate #2(Reference)
  • Writing(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)