We can only go forward together in the fight against the worldwide pollution of the environment. In our learning units, you'll learn how to discuss this in English.
 

Learn the dialog

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
Have you heard? There was an oil spill last week from the new pipeline.en
Again? I think companies have to do better to protect the environmenten
I agree. Many pollute the nature around them.en
They should not be allowed to pollute the environment.en
I don't understand why they can get away with it.en
Me neither. They should be responsible for every part of production.en
They make a profit while polluting the environment, and the taxpayer has to clean it up.en
It makes me sad that all they care about is money.en
Me too. All the animals, plants, and even humans will suffer from this oil spill.en
But what can we do?en
We have to let the company and the government know that we are not happy!en
Good idea. I will try to organize a local talk.en
 
 
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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  • Have you heard? There was an oil
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    last week from the new pipeline.
     
 
 
Have you heard? There was an oil last week from the new pipeline.
 
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  • Again? I think companies have to do
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    to protect the environment
     
 
 
Again? I think companies have to do to protect the environment
 
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  • I agree. Many
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    the nature around them.
     
 
 
I agree. Many the nature around them.
 
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  • They
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    not be allowed to pollute the environment.
     
 
 
They not be allowed to pollute the environment.
 
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  • I don't understand why they can get
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    with it.
     
 
 
I don't understand why they can get with it.
 
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  • Me neither. They should be responsible for
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    part of production.
     
 
 
Me neither. They should be responsible for part of production.
 
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  • They make a profit while polluting the environment, and the taxpayer has to
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    it up.
     
 
 
They make a profit while polluting the environment, and the taxpayer has to it up.
 
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  • It makes me sad that all they care about is
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    ⁠.
     
 
 
It makes me sad that all they care about is ⁠.
 
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  • Me too. All the animals,
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    ⁠, and even humans will suffer from this oil spill.
     
 
 
Me too. All the animals, ⁠, and even humans will suffer from this oil spill.
 
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  • But
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    can we do?
     
 
 
But can we do?
 
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  • We have to let the company and the government know that we are not
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    ⁠!
     
 
 
We have to let the company and the government know that we are not ⁠!
 
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  • Good idea. I will try to organize a
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    talk.
     
 
 
Good idea. I will try to organize a talk.
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
 
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    • I wish I could find a more sustainable option for my cat.en
       
    • I try to only support sustainable and responsible companies.en
       
    • Companies like to have their chairs clean and shiny.en
       
 
 
 
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    • They are very conscious of their waste and energy consumption.en
       
    • They have no energy left to get out of bed tomorrow.en
       
    • I sometimes find the company too wet for me.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Protecting our values is a lot of work on the weekend.en
       
    • Companies are just too lazy to make us lunch and dinner.en
       
    • Everybody should care for the environment around them.en
       
 
 
 
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Speak the dialogue

Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
David
Have you heard? There was an oil spill last week from the new pipeline.en
You
Again? I think companies have to do better to protect the environmenten
I agree. Many pollute the nature around them.en
They should not be allowed to pollute the environment.en
I don't understand why they can get away with it.en
Me neither. They should be responsible for every part of production.en
They make a profit while polluting the environment, and the taxpayer has to clean it up.en
It makes me sad that all they care about is money.en
Me too. All the animals, plants, and even humans will suffer from this oil spill.en
But what can we do?en
We have to let the company and the government know that we are not happy!en
Good idea. I will try to organize a local talk.en
Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Have you heard? There was an oil spill last week from the new pipeline.en
Peter
Again? I think companies have to do better to protect the environmenten
I agree. Many pollute the nature around them.en
They should not be allowed to pollute the environment.en
I don't understand why they can get away with it.en
Me neither. They should be responsible for every part of production.en
They make a profit while polluting the environment, and the taxpayer has to clean it up.en
It makes me sad that all they care about is money.en
Me too. All the animals, plants, and even humans will suffer from this oil spill.en
But what can we do?en
We have to let the company and the government know that we are not happy!en
Good idea. I will try to organize a local talk.en
 
 
 
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