Session 1

Enjoying the world's natural beauty

Do you to travel to new places? Do you enjoy nature? Would you also like to help people? Then this unit is for you! Find out about ecotourism – travelling to beautiful natural places without damaging the environment.

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Ecotourism vocabulary

Reuse or recycle?

You've learnt some amazing facts about ecotourism and you've seen a lot of useful vocabulary. Now you can practise using the words.

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First, let's practise pronunciation. Listen to the audio and repeat the words. You can see what the words mean in the vocabulary box.

 

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preservation

preserve

species

rainforest

deforestation

reuse

recycle

pollution

litter

volunteer

landscape

polar regions

glacier

wilderness

desert

jungle

great plain

breathtaking

 

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Now you can practise using the new words with the quiz. Read each sentence and complete it with the best word. You can check the meaning of new words in the vocabulary box.

Ecotourism vocabulary

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How well can you use this sessions ecotourism vocabulary? Find out by taking the quiz. Choose the best word to complete each sentence. Look in the vocabulary box if you need to check the meanings of the words.

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Well done! We'll see these words again later in this Unit. Now it's time to join Neil and Catherine for 6 Minute Vocabulary. They'll tell you all about the prefixes re, pre and pro, and we'll hear some more words to do with the environment.

Session Vocabulary

  • preservation
    the act of keeping something in good condition

    preserve
    keep something in good condition

    species
    a group of related animals or plants

    rainforest
    thick, tropical forest with a lot of rain

    deforestation
    the act of cutting down all the trees in a forest

    reuse
    use things more than once

    recycle
    use something old and unwanted for a new purpose

    pollution
    substances that make land, water or air dirty and not safe to use

    litter
    things that people have thrown away and are lying on the ground in a public place

    volunteer
    (here) offer to work to help others for no pay

    landscape
    all the features of land you see when you look across it

    polar regions
    cold areas around the North and South Poles

    glacier
    large area of ice that moves slowly downhill

    wilderness
    large area of wild land that people have not developed

    desert
    large dry area of land that has very little rain. Many deserts are very hot and covered in sand

    jungle
    tropical forest

    great plain
    large area of flat grassland

    breathtaking
    amazing; spectacular