Causes of Climate Change

 

Learn the dialog

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
I feel sorry for the people living close to the ocean.en
Why? Because of climate change?en
Yes. With rising sea levels and more intense storms, they are in danger.en
I think it's a complex issue. In many places humans are also directly responsible for some of the dangers.en
What do you mean?en
For example through the deforestation of mangrove forests. The mangroves used to be a natural barrier against storms.en
I didn't know that. Where do mangroves grow?en
They grow for example in Asia. And lots of them have been cut down. People in these areas now suffer more from storms and floods.en
I see. I guess it's easier to just blame climate change instead of looking at the actual problem.en
But you are also right. They will probably suffer even more once climate change comes into full effect.en
Makes sense. Once the sea level actually significantly rises, they really have no protection.en
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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I didn't know that. Where do mangroves ?
 
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But you are also right. They will probably suffer even more once climate change comes into effect.
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the short dialogue and select the correct response.
 
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    • I think we should all go to cafes more often and enjoy a good cup of coffee.en
       
    • I'm just saying it takes at least 30 years to be able to assess changes in the climate, and we should be careful.en
       
    • When humans go to bed earlier, they will also be more refreshed and happy.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Agreed. I like to go shopping early.en
       
    • Me too. I worry about the future of my children.en
       
    • I don't think so. We should meet tonight.en
       
 
 
 
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    • We will go to the lake for a swim later.en
       
    • I think we should clean out the bathroom.en
       
    • I'm glad people are finally starting to talk about it more.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 feel sorry for the people living close to the ocean.en
You
Why? Because of climate change?en
Yes. With rising sea levels and more intense storms, they are in danger.en
I think it's a complex issue. In many places humans are also directly responsible for some of the dangers.en
What do you mean?en
For example through the deforestation of mangrove forests. The mangroves used to be a natural barrier against storms.en
I didn't know that. Where do mangroves grow?en
They grow for example in Asia. And lots of them have been cut down. People in these areas now suffer more from storms and floods.en
I see. I guess it's easier to just blame climate change instead of looking at the actual problem.en
But you are also right. They will probably suffer even more once climate change comes into full effect.en
Makes sense. Once the sea level actually significantly rises, they really have no protection.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 feel sorry for the people living close to the ocean.en
Ashlee
Why? Because of climate change?en
Yes. With rising sea levels and more intense storms, they are in danger.en
I think it's a complex issue. In many places humans are also directly responsible for some of the dangers.en
What do you mean?en
For example through the deforestation of mangrove forests. The mangroves used to be a natural barrier against storms.en
I didn't know that. Where do mangroves grow?en
They grow for example in Asia. And lots of them have been cut down. People in these areas now suffer more from storms and floods.en
I see. I guess it's easier to just blame climate change instead of looking at the actual problem.en
But you are also right. They will probably suffer even more once climate change comes into full effect.en
Makes sense. Once the sea level actually significantly rises, they really have no protection.en
 
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