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Unit 4: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

Session 37

A new report says that tourism is responsible for 8% of all carbon emissions. Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Tourists are partly to blame for global warming

A new report says that tourism is responsible for 8% of all carbon emissions. Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.

Language challenge

The amount of carbon a person generates is their carbon ______

a) handprint
b) footprint
c) faceprint

Watch the video and complete the activity

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The story

A new study says tourism accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions – about three times more than previously estimated.

The report, published in the journal Nature, includes details on the carbon footprint linked to tourists' food, shopping and accommodation as well as their travel.

Key words and phrases

choking
stopping from breathing

  • He looked like he was choking - probably because he was eating too fast.
  • Throughout the holiday, the roads were choked with cars.

globetrotting
travelling frequently worldwide

  • The globetrotting basketball team became world famous.
  • Globetrotting is a wonderful life, but it's hard to start a family.

cost the earth
be very expensive

  • It's a beautiful dress, but it costs the earth. I certainly can't afford it.
  • The wedding cost the earth, but you can't put a price on love.

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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Language challenge - answer

b) footprint

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