How to Talk About the Environment in English – Spoken English Lesson

In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about the environment and environmental issues in English.
What’s the air quality like in your city? Do you worry about climate change, or how your food is produced? You’ll learn how to talk about these, and other topics about the environment in this class.

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1. Air Pollution 0:46
2. Waste and Recycling 5:01
3. Talking About Food Safety and Farming 7:52
4. Climate Change 11:41

This lesson will help you:
– Learn useful phrases and vocabulary to talk about air quality and air pollution when talking about the environment in English.
– Discuss waste and recycling and how it affects you and the environment.
– Get different phrases and vocabulary to discuss the safety of how food is farmed and how that affects the environment in English.
– See a sample conversation about climate change and get good vocabulary to use when you talk about the environment in English.

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  • Don't forget to take the quiz after you watch to check your understanding!

    Oxford Online English July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • لماذا لا توجد ترجمه إلى اللغه العربيه. أحيانا توجد وأحيانا لا من خلال الثلاث نقاط الموجوده على الجانب الأيمن

    فتاح الطائي July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Congrats for your Videos. By @y_kE

    Rocks of SteKenz July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Great video! I really liked the mix of dialog, vocabular help and the opportunity to practice each part through good questions! In addition to this, the video is perfect, because you're talking about different aspects of the main topic environment. Thank you!

    Sarah Göhrig July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • the white background is kinda annoying and hurting my eyes but good content

    Tobias Giebel July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Superb class I liked very much …all are can understand easily and both talking way so calm ….😊

    Amal Raj July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Hi, Gina and Olí. Both of you look great on this important topic. All the vocabulary is complete.The way you develop this is fantastic and amazing.I look forward to watching more world topics like this.

    ruben camacho July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • I live in countryside in the north of Chittagong town. Air Quality is really good in local place but in Chittagong town is extremely bad. Air quality is degrading day by day due to congested diesel driving vehicle, factory garbage, and much more wasted of food.Besides these we are demolishing forest and cutting trees much more than planting trees. National government has taken many steps to improve air quality. Some steps are such as implementing afforestation program, imposing restrictions on driving in the city area etc

    Rumi Basari July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • I love that video they help me so much 🙏🏻

    Henry Peter Alfa July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • As I am an ielts student, i need speaking partner, anybody else here to be a partner with me.

    masum billah July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • I'm worried about global warming, because climate change is caused by increasing level of carbon in the atmosphere, it may lead to several problems such as health problems, flooding. My country wouldn't be affected if sea level rose, but I don't think any country will be immune from the problems if it continues. By me, the best way to deal with climate change is, to make true international cooperation.

    Tamara Manjikyan July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • In my country there are both big mechanized farms and small farms, but in my opinion they are mostly smaller using more traditional methods. I think it is worth paying extra to eat organic food, because it is necessary for our health and much more environmentally friendly. Of course, it is important to know how our food is produced , because it effects on the quality of our life.

    Tamara Manjikyan July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Hi. It is pity to say, but in my city we don't sort our garbage. There are only some places for fun, like Zoo, where you can see different bins for recycling. Our waste is usually sent to a landfill or a dump.

    Tamara Manjikyan July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • The air quality in my city is really bad, especially in winters. A lot of people use wood fire for heating. You can often get thick smog covering the whole city.I think the local government must bring in new laws and regulations on driving in the city center, make illegal to use wood fire for heating and move a lot of heavy industry from the city. Also, it must be driven by people`s attitudes. Nowadays there are some companies which are trying to solve the problems.

    Tamara Manjikyan July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Thanks

    morhaf asfoor July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Thanks so much for this well-detailled topic, I really have learned a lot from it. Pls, I have a question, I want to improve in my general writing like essay and minutes writing, which package is better for me?

    Paul Adam July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • This topic is very common and sometimes difficult. Thank you for that detailed explanation and vocabulary!

    shewafem July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • thanks for all of the information that you have given us, it was really important and common

    A Sử Mèo July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Hi Gina and Oli! I really love you and I'm all the time following you because your lessons are so helpful. Really really thank you. You are the best👏🗓😍

    Durim Hoxha July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • one of the biggest environmental issues in my country is air pollution because of huge numbers of private cars that produce CO2 as the main greenhouse gas. THANKS for your lesson

    Sima bayat July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • excellent this lesson, thanks!

    George Vavilov July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • OK ( UwU ) thanks

    ahlem Lem July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Thank you so much, your information is very useful, but why don't put full text for example on the end of the video?

    abbas dahham July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Oh there was a lot of vocabulary we don't know thanks for your effort

    Julia Munir July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Hello! I’d like to tell you that the information which you’ve been giving us is very useful and important for each of us! It makes our minds so fresh, and prepared for life competition!

    Vladimir Korniienko July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply

    marmar gonzalez July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Well I live in India. My my country there is not much tree. There is not green environment. Indian celebrate lot of festival like dipawali which create lots of pollution for the socity. Also people wash cloth in dam it make water polluted. People split everywhere that create huge problem. And I see in my country only very few people do plantation . I think its government responsibility to aware people about how environment is important.
    Today's lesson is so powerful. Thanks oli to share such a great lesson. And today I decide to plant one more tree. And create plant balcony.🌱

    mra bugs July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • i love how chill you are in videos

    darika šmid July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Nic video wow in my country we mostly effect by the flood

    Miza Mallick July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Gina is so hot haha

    Black_ July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • they are looking at word clue?

    law smith July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • We will recycle the plastic bottles instead of throwing it away and cycle to work, just use the motorbike if necessary to protect environment

    Manh Hoang Tien July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • In my country the farming isn't fully mechanised.the smaller farmers still grow food using traditional methods. But the livestock farming is fully mechanized. I think it's worth paying extra to eat organic food to encourage the traditional farming methods as well as it's healthy to eat organic food. As the food has great impact on our health so it's important to know how it is produced so that we can choose healthy food and avoid it's negative affects on our health.

    dew Drops July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • In my hometown there is no formal way of sorting out the garbage. The trash is simply thrown on the ground and garbage pickers which are mostly young children collect the trash. This trash then sold to the scrap dealers who sort the organic and inorganic waste .in my hometown we can recycle the few things, like glass and plastics etc. While the non recyclable waste is left to rot in landfills or dumps.

    dew Drops July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Air quality is really terrible in my city. As it is an industrialists city and mostly companies depends upon wood and coal fires for heating. So the air is hazy as well as smog in winter's.
    The local government has taken good initiative by moving industries away from the city .moreover the educational institutes has also been moved outside the city to reduce the traffic pollution. National government should formulate the enviornmental policies to cope with the problem and i believe the most important thing is to plant more trees and prevent deforestation to improve the air quality.

    dew Drops July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Fantastic videos for English learners !

    Kinga SIKORA July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • 1) My govermant is dealing with Air polution and all inviromantal Hazard

    Said Ali July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • I'm sorry to say that this is selfish,we want quality air it's because only for our welfare we are not caring about the other species.

    Praveen Gaini July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • The girl read the text and no eye contact.

    Eleonora Kavaliauskiene July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Ive watched this.thanks for making this

    Nguyễn Quang July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • nice lesson both of you
    is there have a quiz sir
    I could not find it

    harpreet kaur July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • loved the video!!!!

    Adriely Silva July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • i think you should use part 5 for animal and anti-biotic

    Hưng Gia July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • Part 1:
    Generally, I'd say the air quality is not that good because it can still get hazy in winter. But it's much better thaN it was a decade ago. At that time, you'd get thick smog covering the whole city all the year round.
    The improvement was achieved by the efforts of the government. They brought in new laws and regulations, restricted the volume of vehicles in the city center, invested more in public transport infrastructure, and moved a lot of heavy industry away from the city.
    As far as I'm concerned, vehicle emission is one of the major causes of air pollution, therefore to combat air pollution it is fundamental to reduce the reliance on private cars by using more public transport and replace gasoline-fueled vehicles with zero emission automobiles such as electric ones.
    Part 4:
    For sure, I think it's indeed a big concern, because climate change can lead to a number of environmental issues such as rising sea levels, regional changes in rainfall patterns, and disruption to THE ecosystem. For example, some regions may experience more rain and snowfall, while others may suffer from more frequent droughts and wildfires. These in turn could reduce crop yields and harm food security.
    I can imagine my country WILL have more frequent floods and even loss of some land in the coastline if rising sea levels continue.
    Global warming is primarily caused by an increase of fossil fuel burning. Therefore it is essential to reduce carbon emission by using more clean energy such as solar energy, and replacing gasoline-fueled cars with electric ones. One top of that, forest preservation and reforestation programs, which can increase the natural capacity of carbon absorption, would also play an important role in combating this issue.

    Li Shen July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply
  • great

    Đái Quốc Triều - Trồng mai July 14, 2020 7:19 pm Reply

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