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In this lesson we will see some conversations about global warming.
Jack: Man, it is damn hot these days. I am sweating like a pig!
Michel: Right Jack, I guess it is getting warmer every year.
Jack: Yes! Don't you remember we used to drink hot coffee around this time of the year, some years ago?
Michel: I remember that, dude. Nowadays it’s strictly iced tea.
Jack: This is all due to global warming. It’s not going to get any cooler. We’ll have to learn to live with it.
Michel: You are correct Jack. This change is not only over here. It is all over the world.
Jack: It doesn’t rain as much anymore, and I heard that the polar ice-caps are melting.
Michel: We must reduce pollution if we want to survive, Jack.
Jack: You’re absolutely right.
Michel: Hey man! I heard you are going to cut that big tree on your yard. Is that true?
Timothy: Yes I am, Michel. I want some space to park my new car.
Michel: Why don’t you park it under the tree?
Timothy: I thought about that too, but the tree will shed leaves over my car.
Michel: Timothy, if you park the car under the tree it would be protected from the sun and anyway, cleaning leaves out is easy.
Timothy: Well, I didn’t think about it so much. Maybe I shouldn’t cut it after all.
Michel: Thank you Timothy. We should be more conscious about protecting the environment. Trees help reducing global warming.
Timothy: You are right Michel. I will be more careful in the future.
Timothy: This tree is really helping me. It would be very hot if it wasn’t here.
Jack: That’s right. It keeps the surroundings cool. We mustn’t cut down trees unnecessarily.
Timothy: Yes, trees help reduce pollution and create a better environment.
Jack: They help in the formation of clouds and bring rain.
Timothy: That’s true Jack! I will plant a new tree in my backyard this evening.
Jack: That’s a good decision,Timothy. Let’s all work together to save our environment.
Mike: Jack, I think you should get your car serviced.
Jack: What makes you think so? I’ve just had it!
Mike: Really? The black smoke from your car is disgusting! You should take care of that.
Jack: I see. I don’t want to be the one polluting air.
Mike: Right Mike. I think that’s a serious offence. Air pollution is the primary pollution which increases global warming directly. It’s the main reason for diseases like asthma and lung cancer.
Jack: I’ll get an eco-friendly car soon.
Mike: Great idea Mike! I want one too. Eco-friendly cars also save fuel!