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Water changes everything

World Water Day is 22 March. This video explores the global water crisis, and how we can help everybody gain access to safe drinking water.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hello Kirk,

I found a mistake in the third paragraph of the transcript first sentence. I think it would be wrote " time spent gathering water is time they CAN instead of CAN'T as previously mentioned. please can you check?

Hello ADELE,
The transcript is correct. The meaning here is that when the family is busy gathering water, they do not have time to do other things, so 'can't' is the correct form.
The speaker in the recording has an American accent, and perhaps the way she pronounces 'can't' is less familiar to you than the way someone from the UK would pronounce it.

The LearnEnglish Team