People try to protect nature, but sometimes people’s activities damage the environment.
1) Which activities are good for the Earth and which ones damage nature?
I don’t think it is good when …
I think it is good that …
Rivers are polluted.
Rainforests* are cut down.
New trees are planted.
Energy is saved.
Water is wasted.
The countryside is spoilt.
Ozone levels are studied.
Ozone is destroyed.
Air pollution is reduced.
Animals are disturbed.
Towns are built instead of forests.
2) What Is the ideal picture of the world?
Pollution from cars
put into water
England and Wales are becoming belter places to live according to a report from the Environment Agency, but much more needs to be done.
1) Pair work. What is the ecological situation in the UK like? What do you think? Ask and answer questions using the table above.
— Are rivers polluted in the UK?
— I think they are. / I hope they are not!
2) Listen to the report about the ecological situation in England and Wales. Were your suppositions correct? (listening for specific information)
According to a report from the Environment Agency, England and Wales are becoming better places to live, but much more needs doing.
There are some good facts. Less litter is produced and people are recycling more. Water pollution is also reduced. Air is becoming cleaner. But there are so many cars in the streets, which means that pollution from cars is becoming worse in the cities. England’s and Wales’ rivers are very clean. It is good for fish and animals.