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William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Friday, 18 February 2011

The environment - vocabulary lesson 2

Use these words to complete the sentences about the environment:

     acid          fossil          greenhouse          ozone layer     pollution    

     public          recycle        renewable         solar          warming

1   We should                      glass, plastic, metal and paper.

2   Scientists have detected holes in the                      .

3   Some gases trap heat in the earth's atmosphere, causing the '                   ' effect.

4   One result of global                      is likely to be a rise in sea levels.

5   Heavy industry causes a lot of air                     .

6                       panels use the sun's energy to heat water.

7   Coal, oil and gas are known as                      fuels.

8   Solar, wind and hydro power are alternative or                      energy.

9   Damage has been caused to forests by                      rain.

10  We can reduce pollution by using                      transport instead of our cars.

Answers below!


1  recycle
2  ozone layer
3  greenhouse
4  warming
5  pollution
6  solar
7  fossil
8  renewable
9  acid
10 public

Got them all correct?!


  1. This one is easy for me :-) Easier than the quantity one...

  2. Okay, so I will have to do another more difficult one this week, just for you!!