Is climate change real?

Introduction

Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

Overview

It seems that everyone around the world is talking about climate change and what we can do to help slow it down or prevent it from happening. Even though many governments are putting policies in place to help there are still some people who don’t believe that climate change is actually real.

Listen to the audio below about someone giving their opinion on climate change and then discuss the talking points.

Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question.

Climate (Noun) = the weather conditions that an area usually has.
Example: “The climate in Spain is very different to the climate in Scotland during the summer months”.

Climate change (Noun) = the way the Earth's weather is changing.
Example: “The biggest problem facing mankind at the moment is climate change”.

Responsible (Adjective) = to be the person who caused something to happen or be the person who should deal with a situation.
Example: “John is responsible for preparing the dinner tonight”.

Responsibility (Noun) = something that it is your job or duty to deal with.
Example: “I have a lot of responsibility at work”.

Take responsibility (Phrase) = To take, accept or claim responsibility for something is to say that you have done something or caused something to happen, especially something bad.
Example: “John needs to start taking responsibility for his actions.”.

As a result of (something) (Phrase) = because of.
Example: “As a result of the bad weather the football match has been cancelled”.

Slow down (Phrasal Verb) = to become slower, or to make someone or something become slower.
Example: “Can you slow down a bit? I can't understand what you are saying”.

Course of action (Phrase) = Course of action refers to something you do in a particular situation to get a specific result..
Example: “I think the best course of action is to arrange to meet up in person and discuss the problems in your relationship.”.

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.

Is climate change real?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Is climate change real?
  • Have you consciously done anything to help with climate change?
  • Who do you think is the most responsible for slowing down climate change?
  • Do you think climate change is exaggerated?
  • Do you think that it is possible that the earth's changing temperature is down to natural causes and there is nothing we can do to stop it?
  • Can you think of anything your country could do to help slow down climate change?

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