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Green is GREAT - Part 1

You might not think of Britain as a tropical country, but at the Eden Project they have their very own rainforest! Richard learns about the centre's cutting-edge work in research and education, and pretends to be a bat for one of the world's rarest plants.

Task 1

Select the true sentences.

Exercise

Task 2

Use no more than three words and/or a number to complete the sentences about the Eden Project.

Exercise

Task 3

Order the words to make sentences from the video.

Exercise

Task 4

Complete the sentences using the right 'green' word.

Exercise

Discussion

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Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Hello, can you help me how to use 'and' to separate pro(noun) and 'verb'?

The 2nd question: do please and like mean the same meaning?

The 3rd question: Does 'doing use as 'to do'? And used as 'infinitive gerund?
Please help me to this problem.

Hello Charles,

I'm afraid I don't understand your first question fully, but 'and' is used between clauses, sentences, nouns or adjectives; it is not used between a subject, whether noun or pronoun, and the verb.  However, I may have misunderstood your question.  If so, please ask again including a concrete example of a sentence - this makes it much easier to answer precisely.

Both 'please' and 'like' can be used in various ways, but used as verbs they have a similar meaning - of a positive feeling about something.  However, the way they are used is very different.  We say that something pleases a person, but that a person likes something.  For example:

The meeting pleased me.

I liked the meeting.

Used as a verb, 'please' is more formal than 'like' and is perhaps a little old-fashioned.

In answer to your third question, 'doing' and 'to do' are different forms, used in different ways.  The first is a gerund, which is a noun made from a verb, and the second is an infinitive, which is a verb form; there is no such thing as an 'infinitive gerund'.  There is a form known as a 'continuous infinitive' ('to be doing'), but this is an unrelated form to the gerund.

You can find more information about infinitives on this page and more information about gerunds on this page.

I hope that answers your questions.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Ooops! I meant "Is there a chance of getting......."?

Thank you

Hi, there! I love this series but.. is there any chance to get the listening activities about the videos on pdf? It would be really useful for using with classes.
Many thanks for your great work!

Hi Esther,

I'm afraid the activities for this series are only available as online interactive exercises. Many of our pages have links to 'Support Packs' which can be printed, but this is not the case for all of them.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

It is not easy, but is fun i like this exercise.

He’s made entirely of the rubbish that one person will throw away in their lifetime...
why it's not written like this ? ...that one person will throw away in HIS lifetime???

Hello kinda_c,

In English when we do not know the gender of a person, or when we do no wish to reveal a person's gender, we can use 'they' as the equivalent of 'he or she'.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I have followed the advice Peter M gave us and it has worked. Thanks for your help

Hello.  Is it possible to download the videos, please?  I want to be able to use them in the classroom in India, but the internet connection is much too slow to stream them live.  I need to download them onto my laptop first.

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