Talking about Renewable Energies

Want to know how to talk about clean and renewable sources of energy in English? We are happy to help! Our dialogue with interactive exercises will prepare you for real-world conversations.
 

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Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
I'm installing some solar panels on my roof this week.en
Really? I've been thinking about it as well to cut down on my electricity bill.en
That's one reason why I'm doing it. I also don't want to use electricity from coal or nuclear power plants anymore.en
But what are you going to do at night?en
I'm still connected to the grid. But I'll try to let things like the washing machine or the dryer run during the day with solar electricity.en
Good idea. Are the panels expensive?en
They aren't cheap, but electricity is so expensive that they will pay themselves off in a couple of years.en
The city is also building a couple of wind mills in the hills.en
I'm glad they are finally living up to their promises and are investing in renewable energies.en
Me too. Oil and coal are eventually going to run out. We can't just ignore it and leave it to future generations.en
I see we are on the same page with this topic. It was fun talking to you.en
 
 
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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  • I'm installing some
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    panels on my roof this week.
     
 
 
I'm installing some panels on my roof this week.
 
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  • Really? I've been thinking about it as well to cut down on my electricity
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Really? I've been thinking about it as well to cut down on my electricity ⁠.
 
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  • That's one reason why I'm doing it. I also don't want to use electricity from coal or
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    power plants anymore.
     
 
 
That's one reason why I'm doing it. I also don't want to use electricity from coal or power plants anymore.
 
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  • But what are you going to do at
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But what are you going to do at ⁠?
 
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  • I'm still connected to the
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    ⁠. But I'll try to let things like the washing machine or the dryer run during the day with solar electricity.
     
 
 
I'm still connected to the ⁠. But I'll try to let things like the washing machine or the dryer run during the day with solar electricity.
 
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  • Good idea. Are the panels
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    ⁠?
     
 
 
Good idea. Are the panels ⁠?
 
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  • They aren't cheap, but electricity is so expensive that they will
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    themselves off in a couple of years.
     
 
 
They aren't cheap, but electricity is so expensive that they will themselves off in a couple of years.
 
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  • The city is also building a couple of
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    mills in the hills.
     
 
 
The city is also building a couple of mills in the hills.
 
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  • I'm glad they are finally living up to their
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    and are investing in renewable energies.
     
 
 
I'm glad they are finally living up to their and are investing in renewable energies.
 
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  • Me too.
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    and coal are eventually going to run out. We can't just ignore it and leave it to future generations.
     
 
 
Me too. and coal are eventually going to run out. We can't just ignore it and leave it to future generations.
 
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  • I see we are on the same
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    with this topic. It was fun talking to you.
     
 
 
I see we are on the same with this topic. It was fun talking to you.
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and choose the matching statement.
 
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    • Our children need an investment into more renewable food.en
       
    • The future will provide more investments for production.en
       
    • Renewable energy is an investment for the future.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Other types of renewable energies are hydropower and geothermal energy.en
       
    • Hydropower and geothermal energy are very happy types of energy.en
       
    • With renewable energy we don't need hydropower anymore.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Fossil fuels are the same as renewable energies.en
       
    • Gas, oil, and coal will never run out.en
       
    • Renewable energies cause less greenhouse gases than fossil fuels.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
I'm installing some solar panels on my roof this week.en
You
Really? I've been thinking about it as well to cut down on my electricity bill.en
That's one reason why I'm doing it. I also don't want to use electricity from coal or nuclear power plants anymore.en
But what are you going to do at night?en
I'm still connected to the grid. But I'll try to let things like the washing machine or the dryer run during the day with solar electricity.en
Good idea. Are the panels expensive?en
They aren't cheap, but electricity is so expensive that they will pay themselves off in a couple of years.en
The city is also building a couple of wind mills in the hills.en
I'm glad they are finally living up to their promises and are investing in renewable energies.en
Me too. Oil and coal are eventually going to run out. We can't just ignore it and leave it to future generations.en
I see we are on the same page with this topic. It was fun talking to you.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
I'm installing some solar panels on my roof this week.en
Ashlee
Really? I've been thinking about it as well to cut down on my electricity bill.en
That's one reason why I'm doing it. I also don't want to use electricity from coal or nuclear power plants anymore.en
But what are you going to do at night?en
I'm still connected to the grid. But I'll try to let things like the washing machine or the dryer run during the day with solar electricity.en
Good idea. Are the panels expensive?en
They aren't cheap, but electricity is so expensive that they will pay themselves off in a couple of years.en
The city is also building a couple of wind mills in the hills.en
I'm glad they are finally living up to their promises and are investing in renewable energies.en
Me too. Oil and coal are eventually going to run out. We can't just ignore it and leave it to future generations.en
I see we are on the same page with this topic. It was fun talking to you.en
 
 
 
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