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Unit six: The environment

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Reading

  • Global warning

  • Acid rain

  • Air pollution

  • Destruction of rainforests

  • Water pollution

  • Extinct of animal and plant species

… give you a realistic picture of what cities will look like

All areas have ramps and are accesible for wheelchairs

Follow the arrows and you will find out how it will soon be possible to ...

In the soon-to-be future, it will provide homes and offices for thousands of residents

This is a hotel which is more than aware of the environment

People with disabilities are particularly welcome

Prices are in U.S. Dollars and are subject to change

Vocabulary & Grammar

VERBS + PREPOSITIONS

VERB + ON

VERB + IN

VERB + TO

VERB + WITH

Depend

Result

Amount

Supply

Insist

Spend

Contribute

Combine

Comment

Specialise

Refer

Mix

Concentrate

Invest

Relate

Replace

Spend

Involve

Writing

AN ESSAY (OUTLINE)

  1. INTRODUCTION

    1. Introduce the subject of the essay

  2. MAIN PARTICULAR

    1. Present argument in favour of the issue/statement (1-2 paragraphs)

    2. Present arguments against the issue/statement (1-2 paragraphs)

  3. CONCLUISION

    1. Make a general comment on the issue

    2. Give your opinion

Speaking

Trash can / garbage

Reduce / reuse / recycle

Cut down on

Destroy

Pollute / harm the environment

Dump (vertedero)

Dispose of (lanzar)

Throw away

Recyclable

Energy-saving devices

Environmentally friendly materials

Find alternatives to

Ceiling fun

Solar water heater

Non-recyclable packaging

Do you also recycle ?

Trash collector

Rubbish

Make people aware of

Cycling lanes

Glossary

lane |leɪn|

noun

1 a narrow road, especially in a rural area: she drove along the winding lane.

[ in place names ] an urban street: Park Lane.

2 a division of a road marked off with painted lines and intended to separate single lines of traffic according to speed or direction: the car moved into the outside lane | a bus lane.

each of a number of parallel strips of track or water for runners, rowers, or swimmers in a race. she went into the final in lane three.

a route prescribed for or regularly followed by ships or aircraft: the shipping lanes of the South Atlantic.

carton |ˈkɑːt(ə)n|

noun

a small, light box or container in which drinks or foodstuffs are packaged. a carton of milk

dwelling |ˈdwɛlɪŋ| (also dwelling place)

noun formal

a house, flat, or other place of residence. the proposed dwelling is out of keeping with those nearby.

cutting edge

noun

1 the edge of a tool's blade. tools with cutting edges should be kept sharp.

2 [ in sing. ] the latest or most advanced stage in the development of something: researchers at the cutting edge of molecular biology.

sample |ˈsɑːmp(ə)l|

noun

1 a small part or quantity intended to show what the whole is like: investigations involved analysing samples of handwriting.

litter |ˈlɪtə|

noun

1 [ mass noun ] rubbish such as paper, tins, and bottles left lying in an open or public place:

poach 2 |pəʊtʃ|

verb [ with obj. ]

1 illegally hunt or catch (game or fish) on land that is not one's own or in contravention of official protection. 20 tigers are thought to have been poached from national parks. (as noun poaching) : he might arrest you for poaching.

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