1. Learn Vocabulary – Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.
2. Read and Prepare
– Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.
In recent years, people have worked to raise awareness of climate change and its effects. One of these effects is global warming, which has many of its own negative results. Some of these include the melting of polar ice caps and rising sea levels. While most people agree that it is important to work against these unnatural changes, others say that the situation is baloney.
When the effects of global warming hit home, many people react by trying to minimize their carbon footprint. They might ride a bike instead of driving a car, and they might also turn down the heat in their houses. The important thing is to stay optimistic and believe that we can improve our world if we work together.
Andy is concerned about global warming. Listen as he and Brian discuss this important issue in today’s English lesson.
1. Listen and Read
– Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.
– Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.
Andy_H: Brian, I’ve got to tell you, I’m kind of worried about the world because global warming is just becoming more and more apparent as an issue.
Brian: Right. I mean, climate change is happening, but it’s a matter of how it’s happening. I know a lot of politicians say it’s baloney, or it’s not real, but we can see how the temperatures change and how the weather has changed.
Andy_H: And, you know, you can say something for as long as you want, but facts are facts. Our temperature globally is rising, the polar ice caps are melting, and the sea levels are rising. I’m really concerned but also optimistic, considering how much recycling and taking away our carbon footprint has really increased in the past five years.
Brian: There’s definitely more awareness. I think it’s really hit home that fossil fuels are a limited resource, and we have to find alternative energy.
Andy_H: It’s really amazing that, with all of the stars and all of the solar energy that exists in our universe, we dig in the ground.
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