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Topic: ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS: Recycling, global warming, conservation, etc. 1

It's always good to be aware of certain environmental concerns. We all live on this planet and have to take care of it. Here's an exercise to help you practice talking/writing about the environment and some of the problems that many of us face every day.


1. Exhaust fumes cause a lot of ________, especially in big cities.
  recycling
  pollution

2. Everyone should learn to ________ ( = save) energy. Using lights/lamps only when needed is a good way to do this.
  conserve
  converse

3. Nancy is ________ about pollution. This is why she walks to work instead of driving.
  cornered
  concerned

4. ________ is much healthier than driving, and it doesn't pollute the air.
  Baking
  Biking

5. David conserves water by not letting it ________ when he's not using it.
  run
  jog

6. I'd like to conserve water... But I feel dirty if I don't ________ three times a day!
  bath
  shower

7. Many unethical companies ________ their waste into rivers.
  dump
  give

8. ________, which is partly caused by exhaust fumes from cars, is a very big problem in many big cities across the world.
  Smog
  Smoke

9. ________ rain occurs when pollution in the air is absorbed by water droplets in clouds.
  Dirty
  Acid

10. Oil ________ pollute sea water and kill marine life.
  soil
  spills



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