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Session 5

More than half of the UK's country's energy came from low-carbon sources this summer. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English. 

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Greenest summer for UK

Over half of the UK's energy use came from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, this summer.

Language challenge

‘Green’ can mean 'environmentally friendly'. But there is another meaning. If you say someone is ‘green’, what does it mean?

a) They are very experienced
b) They are not experienced
c) They are a member of a political party

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The story

The British National Grid – that's the system of wires that takes electricity from its sources into people's homes – was the most environmentally friendly ever this summer.

Over half of the energy consumed came from low-carbon sources – that's things like solar and wind power rather than coal or oil.

Key words and phrases

experiences something as an advantage

spells trouble
suggests there may be future problems

take a lot of money from

To do

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News Review quiz

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Language challenge - answer

b) they are not very experienced.


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