Recycling

Learn the dialog

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
Do you recycle?en
No, I just throw everything in one trash can.en
Why don't you recycle?en
I don't know. I don't think recycling is doing much.en
What do you mean?en
A lot of our recycling is being burned or shipped abroad to developing countries.en
That is true, but not all of it is being burned or shipped away.en
Maybe. I just don't want to waste my time with sorting trash when it doesn't get recycled anyways.en
But if nobody recycles nothing will ever change.en
Maybe you're right. en
I think you should start recycling!en
I will think about it. I guess doing nothing will change nothing.en
 
 
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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Do you ?
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  •   No, I just 
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    everything in one trash can.
     
 
 
No, I just everything in one trash can.
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  •    
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    don't you recycle?
     
 
 
don't you recycle?
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  •   I don't 
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    . I don't think recycling is doing much.
     
 
 
I don't . I don't think recycling is doing much.
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  •   What do you 
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What do you ?
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  •   A lot of our recycling is being burned or shipped 
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    to developing countries.
     
 
 
A lot of our recycling is being burned or shipped to developing countries.
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  •   That is 
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    , but not all of it is being burned or shipped away.
     
 
 
That is , but not all of it is being burned or shipped away.
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  •   Maybe. I just don't want to waste my time with sorting 
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    when it doesn't get recycled anyways.
     
 
 
Maybe. I just don't want to waste my time with sorting when it doesn't get recycled anyways.
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  •   But if nobody recycles nothing will ever 
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But if nobody recycles nothing will ever .
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  •   Maybe you're 
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Maybe you're .
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  •   I think you should 
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    recycling!
     
 
 
I think you should recycling!
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  •   I will think about it. I guess 
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    nothing will change nothing.
     
 
 
I will think about it. I guess nothing will change nothing.
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
 
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    • I sort all my pencils according to color and lenght.en
       
    • I sort it in plastic, paper and non-recyclables.en
       
    • I sort my socks once a week to keep them orderly.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Because we can reuse resources like plastic or paper.en
       
    • Because it is a lot of fun to change your trash can every week.en
       
    • Because we need to do something about this traffic.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Yes, but they love to go to the beach and watch the sunset.en
       
    • I don't know. I think they only like movies and popcornen
       
    • No they don't, but I'm going to change that with this initiative.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.
Sarah
Do you recycle?en
You
No, I just throw everything in one trash can. en
Why don't you recycle?en
I don't know. I don't think recycling is doing much. en
What do you mean?en
A lot of our recycling is being burned or shipped abroad to developing countries. en
That is true, but not all of it is being burned or shipped away.en
Maybe. I just don't want to waste my time with sorting trash when it doesn't get recycled anyways. en
But if nobody recycles nothing will ever change.en
Maybe you're right. en
I think you should start recycling!en
I will think about it. I guess doing nothing will change nothing. 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
Do you recycle? en
Ashlee
No, I just throw everything in one trash can.en
Why don't you recycle? en
I don't know. I don't think recycling is doing much.en
What do you mean? en
A lot of our recycling is being burned or shipped abroad to developing countries.en
That is true, but not all of it is being burned or shipped away. en
Maybe. I just don't want to waste my time with sorting trash when it doesn't get recycled anyways.en
But if nobody recycles nothing will ever change. en
Maybe you're right. en
I think you should start recycling! en
I will think about it. I guess doing nothing will change nothing.en
 
 
 
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