Water as a Resource

 

Learn the dialog

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
Have you heard that some cities are sinking?en
What do you mean with sinking?en
Cities like Jakarta in Indonesia are sinking up to 15cm a year.en
What? That is crazy! Why are they sinking?en
It's because the city is pumping up too much of the ground water.en
That sounds really bad. en
Yes, it is. They are really struggling with too many people in such a small area.en
I guess people need to be more careful with water.en
Yes, it's really important to conserve water.en
You're right. Everybody needs water. But we use too much and pollute it.en
We should all pay more attention to saving water!en
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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  • Have you heard that some
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    are sinking?
     
 
 
Have you heard that some are sinking?
 
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  • What do you
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    with sinking?
     
 
 
What do you with sinking?
 
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  • Cities like Jakarta in Indonesia are sinking up to 15cm a
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    • y
    .
     
 
 
Cities like Jakarta in Indonesia are sinking up to 15cm a .
 
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  • What? That is
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    ! Why are they sinking?
     
 
 
What? That is ! Why are they sinking?
 
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  • It's because the city is pumping up too much of the
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    water.
     
 
 
It's because the city is pumping up too much of the water.
 
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  • That
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    • s
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    really bad.
     
 
 
That really bad.
 
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  • Yes, it is. They are really struggling with too many
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    in such a small area.
     
 
 
Yes, it is. They are really struggling with too many in such a small area.
 
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  • I guess people need to be more
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    with water.
     
 
 
I guess people need to be more with water.
 
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  • Yes, it's really important to
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    water.
     
 
 
Yes, it's really important to water.
 
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  • You're right. Everybody needs water. But we use too much and
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    it.
     
 
 
You're right. Everybody needs water. But we use too much and it.
 
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  • We should all pay more attention to
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    water!
     
 
 
We should all pay more attention to water!
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the short dialogue and select the correct response.
 
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  •  
    • Cities should have more cars.en
       
    • I eat too little vegetables.en
       
    • Clean drinking water is a valuable resource.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Maybe. But we can't eat it right now.en
       
    • Correct. Especially for crops like almonds or cotton.en
       
    • False. They never use any water at all.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Millions of people don't have access to tap water.en
       
    • People all over the world love to watch movies in their free time.en
       
    • Many cats and dogs need new owners.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
Have you heard that some cities are sinking?en
You
What do you mean with sinking?en
Cities like Jakarta in Indonesia are sinking up to 15cm a year.en
What? That is crazy! Why are they sinking?en
It's because the city is pumping up too much of the ground water.en
That sounds really bad. en
Yes, it is. They are really struggling with too many people in such a small area.en
I guess people need to be more careful with water.en
Yes, it's really important to conserve water.en
You're right. Everybody needs water. But we use too much and pollute it.en
We should all pay more attention to saving water!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
Have you heard that some cities are sinking?en
Ashlee
What do you mean with sinking?en
Cities like Jakarta in Indonesia are sinking up to 15cm a year.en
What? That is crazy! Why are they sinking?en
It's because the city is pumping up too much of the ground water.en
That sounds really bad. en
Yes, it is. They are really struggling with too many people in such a small area.en
I guess people need to be more careful with water.en
Yes, it's really important to conserve water.en
You're right. Everybody needs water. But we use too much and pollute it.en
We should all pay more attention to saving water!en
 
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