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Vocabulary Quiz
emisions • source • seasonal
hysterically • long-haul • word
  1. Meat is a good of protein.
  2. He is affected by weather.
  3. He laughed at the policeman.
  4. He tries to sleep when he takes a flight.
  5. Factories are taxed on their .
  6. We need to cut down on waste.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1302 Change Climage Change

Paul and Amy discuss things they try to do to reduce their affects on the climate.

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Vocabulary notes explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview. Students can listen to the pronunciation of the words, hear a basic definition and see examples of usage.

carbon emissions


The big concern with climate change is the carbon emissions.

Carbon emissions is the release of carbon from machines. Notice the following:

  1. We need to reduce carbon emmissions.
  2. Cars release a lot of carbon emissions.



That's a huge source of carbon emissions.

The source is the origin of something. Notice the following:

  1. The sun is the source of solar power.
  2. Mackeral is a good source of fish oil.



I think we should eat seasonally as well.

Seasonal means in season. Notice the following:

  1. The seasonal colors of fall are orange, yellow and brown.
  2. In summer, I eat lots of seasonal vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers.



I need to take long-haul flights.

Long-haul means to travel a great distance. To haul means to carry something. Notice the following:

  1. He drives long-haul trucks.
  2. I also try to sleep on long-haul flights.



Stop using all the excess packaging

Excess means more than necessary. Notice the following:

  1. One problem is excess regulation.
  2. There is an excess of applicants.



I almost had to laugh hysterically or cry.

Hysterical means wild or uncontrolled. Notice the following:

  1. He started hysterically screaming at people on the train.
  2. Settle down. Stop being so hysterical.