Reducing Consumption

 

Learn the dialog

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
What can we do to produce less CO2?en
I think we should reduce our consumption.en
How? We can't really eat less, right?en
We can't eat less, but we can stop throwing away so much food.en
That's true. Our society throws away so much good food.en
We could also stop buying new clothes multiple times a year.en
You have lots of good ideas. What else can we do?en
In general, we should always ask ourselves if we need to buy something new.en
I was just thinking about buying a new bike, but maybe I shouldn't now.en
How about buying a used bike?en
Good idea. I will do that. Thanks for all the input.en
No worries, you are welcome!en
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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  • What can we do to
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    less CO2?
     
 
 
What can we do to less CO2?
 
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  • I think we should
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    our consumption.
     
 
 
I think we should our consumption.
 
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  • How? We can't really eat
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    , right?
     
 
 
How? We can't really eat , right?
 
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  • We can't eat less, but we can
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    throwing away so much food.
     
 
 
We can't eat less, but we can throwing away so much food.
 
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  • That's true. Our society
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    away so much good food.
     
 
 
That's true. Our society away so much good food.
 
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  • We could also stop buying new
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    multiple times a year.
     
 
 
We could also stop buying new multiple times a year.
 
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  • You have lots of good
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    . What else can we do?
     
 
 
You have lots of good . What else can we do?
 
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  • In general, we should always ask ourselves if we need to
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    something new.
     
 
 
In general, we should always ask ourselves if we need to something new.
 
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  • I was just thinking about buying a
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    bike, but maybe I shouldn't now.
     
 
 
I was just thinking about buying a bike, but maybe I shouldn't now.
 
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  • How about buying a
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    bike?
     
 
 
How about buying a bike?
 
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  • Good idea. I will do that. Thanks for all the
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Good idea. I will do that. Thanks for all the .
 
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  • No
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    , you are welcome!
     
 
 
No , you are welcome!
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the short dialogue and select the correct response.
 
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    • I prefer to go to a warmer destination.en
       
    • I wish I could sleep in tomorrow.en
       
    • I usually go to flea markets because they are very cheap.en
       
 
 
 
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    • I think you are wrong. I love cats.en
       
    • You're right. Small changes are better than no changes.en
       
    • Maybe you are right. I need a day off.en
       
 
 
 
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    • I don't know. I didn't even think about getting it repaired.en
       
    • I think I would like a hot bath tonight.en
       
    • I wish I had known about getting a cheaper car.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
What can we do to produce less CO2?en
You
I think we should reduce our consumption.en
How? We can't really eat less, right?en
We can't eat less, but we can stop throwing away so much food.en
That's true. Our society throws away so much good food.en
We could also stop buying new clothes multiple times a year.en
You have lots of good ideas. What else can we do?en
In general, we should always ask ourselves if we need to buy something new.en
I was just thinking about buying a new bike, but maybe I shouldn't now.en
How about buying a used bike?en
Good idea. I will do that. Thanks for all the input.en
No worries, you are welcome!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
What can we do to produce less CO2?en
Ashlee
I think we should reduce our consumption.en
How? We can't really eat less, right?en
We can't eat less, but we can stop throwing away so much food.en
That's true. Our society throws away so much good food.en
We could also stop buying new clothes multiple times a year.en
You have lots of good ideas. What else can we do?en
In general, we should always ask ourselves if we need to buy something new.en
I was just thinking about buying a new bike, but maybe I shouldn't now.en
How about buying a used bike?en
Good idea. I will do that. Thanks for all the input.en
No worries, you are welcome!en
 
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