Meat consumption and sustainability are two themes that are closely linked with each other. In our learning unit you'll learn how you can take part in the conversation about these topics. Get started now!
 

Learn the dialog

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
Are you a vegetarian?en
No, but I don't eat a lot of meat.en
Why don't you eat a lot of meat?en
Because the meat production is bad for the environment.en
Why is it bad?en
It produces a lot of CO2 and also uses a lot of water and land.en
I don't think cows use more water, than a farmer for vegetables.en
You are right. But you forget the water for the cows' feed.en
Now I understand. You also need water to grow the feed for the animals.en
Yes, and that is why I don't eat a lot of meat.en
I'm also trying to eat less meat. Also because of the animal welfare.en
That's great to hear. Animal welfare is another reason for me too.en
 
 
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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Are you a  ⁠?
 
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No, but I don't eat a lot of  ⁠.
 
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Why don't you   a lot of meat?
 
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Because the meat production is bad for the  ⁠.
 
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Why is it  ⁠?
 
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It produces a lot of CO2 and also uses a lot of   and land.
 
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I don't think cows use more water, than a   for vegetables.
 
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You are right. But you forget the water for the cows'  ⁠.
 
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Now I understand. You also need water to   the feed for the animals.
 
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Yes, and that is   I don't eat a lot of meat.
 
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I'm also trying to eat less meat. Also because of the   welfare.
 
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That's great to hear. Animal welfare is another   for me too.
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
 
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  •  
    • I eat meat sometimes.en
       
    • I eat snow multiple times a week.en
       
    • I haven't eaten cheese in four years.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Because you care about animal welfare?en
       
    • Because I like you?en
       
    • Because I want to go?en
       
 
 
 
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    • No, I don't like flowers.en
       
    • Yes, I learned cooking from my mother.en
       
    • Yes, it produces a lot of CO2.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
Are you a vegetarian?en
You
No, but I don't eat a lot of meat.en
Why don't you eat a lot of meat?en
Because the meat production is bad for the environment.en
Why is it bad?en
It produces a lot of CO2 and also uses a lot of water and land.en
I don't think cows use more water, than a farmer for vegetables.en
You are right. But you forget the water for the cows' feed.en
Now I understand. You also need water to grow the feed for the animals.en
Yes, and that is why I don't eat a lot of meat.en
I'm also trying to eat less meat. Also because of the animal welfare.en
That's great to hear. Animal welfare is another reason for me too.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
Are you a vegetarian?en
Ashlee
No, but I don't eat a lot of meat.en
Why don't you eat a lot of meat?en
Because the meat production is bad for the environment.en
Why is it bad?en
It produces a lot of CO2 and also uses a lot of water and land.en
I don't think cows use more water, than a farmer for vegetables.en
You are right. But you forget the water for the cows' feed.en
Now I understand. You also need water to grow the feed for the animals.en
Yes, and that is why I don't eat a lot of meat.en
I'm also trying to eat less meat. Also because of the animal welfare.en
That's great to hear. Animal welfare is another reason for me too.en
 
 
 
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