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The environment

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This Revision Bite will give you practice in listening to and understanding French conversation on the topic of the environment.

Useful vocabulary

The environment can be quite a difficult topic because you might meet vocabulary that isn't used in other areas.

 

l'eau polluée - polluted water
l'eau salée - salt water
l'eau potable - drinking water
consommer - to consume
nos réserves - our reserves
le recyclage - recycling
s'épuiser - to become exhausted
peu à peu - little by little
l'effet de serre - the greenhouse effect
la disparition de certaines espèces animales - the extinction of some animal species
économiser - to save
devenir - to become
la pollution - pollution
l'atmosphère - the atmosphere
les écosystèmes - ecosystems
la terre - earth
utiliser - to use
réutiliser - to reuse
inutilisable - unusable

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