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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!









ANSWERS!

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?!

4 comments:

  1. You might decide to just install an inexpensive solar power systems to heat up your hot water heater for now. Once you see how it will save you money in the long haul and you see how well it works, you might decide to take the next step and turn your home into a solar power house.

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

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

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