UNIT: Health and Environment

Intermediate. Past Simple / Past Perfect vs Present Perfect. Спорт/Здоровье


a human being - человек pernicious - пагубный, вредный
to discover - обнаруживать neglectful - беззаботный
to surround - окружать to emit - испускать, выделять,
to destroy - разрушать coal - уголь
to suffer - страдать to remain - оставаться

Our planet is the only place where a human being might live. Unfortunately, scientists haven’t yet discovered other planets, to where a person may move and live the rest of life. That’s why we have to take care of the Earth and look after our nature and surroundings as well as possible.

A human being was able  and still able not only to create but also to destroy. Especially our earth suffers badly from pernicious actions of man. This applies to both people’s neglectful attitude to the nature dropping of cigarette ends, rubbish on the earth and industrial factories and natural appearances (e.g. acid rains).

Factories regularly emit harmful chemicals into the air. Petrol and gas, that are used by our drivers, also leave much to be desired. Apart from air pollution, water and soil are subjected to pollutions as well. When such fuels as coal and oil burn, they emit very dangerous smoke. We have never been so close to the end as we are now.

A person destroys not only environment, plants, animals, but also himself. Faster and faster man’s health starts worsening; children of weak immune system are being given birth. Forests are being cut down, and animals from the Red Book are gradually dying out. What will be next in our world of progressive technology remains undecided. Let’s protect the nature. Nature is our friend!

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