Sep 17, 2013

Environmental issues 3.0

And here we are! Back to the round of environmental issues vocabulary hunt. This time it’s the GREEN team’s turn! Listen and pay attention. Provide the glossary specified in the file after the tapescript. Due date is Friday 20/09.


Rainforest tapescript and glossary

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  • Vocabulary and definitions

    Sprawling (metaphor in the case of the article):
    To sit or lie in an ungainly manner with one’s limbs spread out.
    Example: The worker sprawled exhausted on the armchair.
    Swathes (metaphor):
    To wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material; wrap up closely or fully.
    To bandage. Example: she swathes herself in scarves and shawls

    Leaves in general.
    Example: Leaves tumble into low spots, filling earthy troughs with foliage.

    Something given special attention, highest or higher in importance, rank.
    Example: If the elections results are too close to call in advance, it’s easy to predict several of the next government’s top priorities.
    To become clear, to remove in order to make room. Example: The smoke cleared away.
    The act, process, or industry of extracting ores, coal, etc., from mines.
    Example: But to get off the highway and into historic mining towns.
    Not altered, broken, or impaired; remaining uninjured.
    Example: Fish are served whole, head and tail intact.
    A key role
    A role involving an extremely important decision or result.
    Example: Tackle plays a key role in rugby.
    Storing carbon
    Refers to carbon capture and storage- the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide from large point sources, such as fossil fuel power plants, transporting it to a storage site.
    Example: A new corporation wants to start a campaign to storage carbon, it is said it is good for the environment.
    Climate change A longterm change in the earth’s climate, especially a change due to an
    increase in the averageatmospheric temperature.
    Example:Melting glaciers imply that life in the Arctic is affected by climate change.

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