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China's greenhouse gases

Episode 150608 / 08 Jun 2015

Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report. Before you listen, read these three summaries. Now listen and decide which one is correct. Listen again if you need to.

a) A new report has shown that greenhouse gas emissions by China will end in 10 years' time.
b) A new report has forecast that China will produce the world's biggest emission of greenhouse gases in five years' time.
c) A new report predicts China is going to reduce its emission of greenhouse gas earlier than expected.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

How was that? Try listening again. Here are four definitions of key vocabulary which may help you.

emissions
substances, usually gas, that go into the air

indicates
shows 

forecast
predicted or expected

leading carbon polluter
country most responsible for creating harmful carbon gas in the air

Step 3: Transcript and answer

Still not sure? This time you can read the transcript. The answer's underneath.

A new study of China's greenhouse gas emissions suggest they could start to decline within the next 10 years. 

The research by the London School of Economics indicates that the fall could happen five years earlier than forecast

Despite being the World's leading carbon polluter, China is also the biggest investor in solar, wind and nuclear power.

Answer

The correct answer is:
c) A new report predicts China is going to reduce its emission of greenhouse gas earlier than expected.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio

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