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In this episode: Nature and the Environment
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Listener Feedback: Jose's Vampire story.
We asked you to send us a story practising the narrative tenses, especially the past perfect simple and continuous from episode 91 with Mike ( http://www.inglespodcast.com/2016/02/22/past-perfect-simple-and-continuous-with-mike-hardinge-airc91/ )
Here's Jose's wonderful vampire story.
forest / wood - bosque
lake - lago
lagoon - laguna
lough (Ireland) / loch (Scotland) = lake
river - rio
to flow - fluir
hill - colina - hilly (adjective)
mountain - mountainous
gorge - garganza
view - vista
farm, farming, farmer
to live off the land
to plant/sow - sembrar
seeds - semillas
city V country dweller
to dwell - vivir
to go trekking
the countryside = the country
pollution - contaminación
recycling - recyclable
to be/go green
eco-friendly = environmentally friendly = green
protected area, nature reserve
bland - soso
“the birds and the bees”
pollinate - pollination
“Let nature take its course”
Should we worry so much about environmental protection at the cost of not exploiting useful natural resources?
How in tune with nature are you?
How important is sustainable farming to you?
What do you think about GM?
Albert Einstein is famously supposed to have claimed that if bees disappeared off the face of the earth, the human race would consequently also disappear within 4 years.
Reza believes bees are more important than humans for the survival of Earth. (He isn’t joking.) Do you agree/disagree?
Reza believes humans are the only creatures that commit senseless acts which destroy nature and our environment. We are our own worst enemy. What do you think?
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On next week's episode: Veterinary Vocabulary and expressions with pets
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