Topic: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES/CONCERNS: Recycling, global warming, conservation, etc. 2

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. One of the basic human requirements is clean ________ water.
  drinking
  to drink

2. The gradual increase in the Earth's temperature (warmer weather) and the temperature of the oceans is known as "global ________."
  warmth
  warming

3. Global warming is seen by many as a ________ to humanity.
  threat
  treat

4. What are the giant masses of ice located near the North Pole and in Antarctica called?
  ice picks
  icebergs

5. Many people are concerned about how many forests are destroyed or ________ every year.
  cut-down
  cut-off

6. Forests, farmland, and oceans are known as "natural ________".
  research
  resources

7. Human beings create a lot of ________. ( = waste) This ________ is often stored in places called "landfills".
  recycling
  garbage

8. One way to reduce the amount of garbage is by ________. This way, a plastic bottle can be melted to create other plastic bottles, a glass bottle can be used to make other glass bottles, etc.
  resizing
  recycling

9. When you recycle, you have to ________ paper, plastic, and other types of garbage.
  separate
  sever

10. To use something again = To ________ something
  refuse
  reuse



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