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Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot on the climate crisis

In this video, climate activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot tell us how we should use nature to tackle the climate crisis.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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Hopefully, I don't hurt any sensitivity; according to me, this child should go to school and play games with her friend instead of doing this. I'm not even sure she can understand everything she's saying. For sure fighting for earth is a good fight, but it should be done by adults.

There is no scientific evidence about climate change, it is all another money project of air sellers, Climate on Earth itself works, it does not have to just interfere...

Hello everybody,
That's a brave girl!
She’s right and so you who are adult we have to take our accountability for our children and progenies!
We must change our way live, we must stop to burn the earth, there's no other!
We have to use the fossils fuels just when there's no else solution and just the necessary, use cars, planes for fun... that's disrespectfull for our futur!
We have to reduce our purchases, the last hight tech goods have burnt most carbon for theirs productions and deliveries than you when you'll use it along their life!
Used our planet for only ours basic needs is respect our earth.
Together we 'll save ours progenies.

Hi everyone,
I'm sorry because I post this comment here, but I don't have that possibility at Grammar Lesson. Folow please this one: Home » Grammar » Intermediate to upper intermediate, and there is the lesson called "Enough". In Grammar Test 2 at the end of this lesson, there is a sentence (the one before the last one): "I've dropped a euro between those two cupboards but I don't have _____ to get it." The right answer for it is "small enough hands". Is there a mistake ? From my point of view instead of word "small" should be "long" so " ...I don't have long enough hands to get it". Am I wrong? If I am wrong please tell me why is that.
Thank you so much for your answer
P.P.

Hello Peter Piper

Thanks for your comment. We recently revised that grammar page (as well as many others) and neglected to turn the comments back on. I've just fixed this on the 'enough' page and will fix the other pages in the coming week. I'm sorry about the inconvenience!

The question you ask about is correct. The idea is that a small hand is thinner and so can fit into the space between the cupboards, and so we usually say 'small hands' in this kind of situation. Although it is intelligible and makes sense, we just don't speak about 'long hands' -- instead we say 'small hands', or possibly 'long fingers'.

Best wishes

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I'm Energy System Engineering student. We need more renewable energy like solar energy to protect our planet.

Solar panels will not provide our planet with sufficient energy, moreover it is very toxic technologies, both in the production and disposal of solar panels and acamulators.

Who can help me for learning English :/

Hello enesomeroglu,

The material on our site is designed for self-access, so it can function as a learning library. We do not organise lessons on this site. However, there are courses you can take both online and in British Council teaching centres:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/courses

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I’m trying to carry an eco-bag with me around every time and every corner so that I don’t waste to receive plastic or paper bags.

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