A Plastic Ocean: a film review

A Plastic Ocean: a film review

Read a review of the film 'A Plastic Ocean' to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Submitted by Sanja on Wed, 22/01/2020 - 10:34

Plastic is a huge problem. We all have to take part in cleaning the Earth. In my country, there is a maxim: "At first, clean your own yard." I think, we all need to follow that.

Submitted by Fikymaulana on Mon, 30/12/2019 - 12:07

Nowdays, plastic became the main of evironment issue in my city. And peoples are start to reduce of plastic usage with changing their habbits to buy mineral water which a plastic package particulary plastic cup package. And peoples stars from their home with bring a tumblers instead.
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Submitted by Alice RWL on Sat, 07/12/2019 - 10:38

Dear learningenglish team, I have some questions. 1. Should it be "drink bottles" or "drinking bottles"? and 2. In the third paragraph, the article says ... "there are beautiful shots of the seas..." The question is "sea" is an uncountable noun, isn't it? Why in this context they use "the seas"?

Hello Alice RWL

Both 'drink bottles' and 'drinking bottles' are collocations that people use, but in most usage, there is a difference between them. 'drink bottles' are the bottles that contain a specific drink (e.g. a soft drink, green tea, sparkling water, etc.) in them, whereas 'drinking bottles' usually refers to the kind of bottles that people buy to avoid buying the kind of single-use plastic bottles that are found in the ocean.

'sea' can be a count or uncount noun -- follow the link and you'll see examples of these two uses.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Amor2016 on Wed, 16/10/2019 - 17:52

Hello, this topic it's so important nowadays, despite of be a very serious problem the politicians who are the responsible of our welfare, it is supposed, they do not anything to solve this problem. However, we can be the people who help the planet, may be recycling; will have been much than these gobernators.

Submitted by Dilnaz on Tue, 08/10/2019 - 06:43

I think the issue of the ecology of our planet is very important. Young people are now striving to protect the planet from pollution and plastic. Nowadays more and more plastic is trying to replace environmentally friendly materials. And I support them. For example, plastic bags are replaced by eco shoppers and so on. And I want to protect our planet.

Submitted by temirkhan on Tue, 08/10/2019 - 06:42

This is a great article about the plastic ocean because the author describes the problem of waste well. In fact, this problem is global in nature, since it causes great harm to society. Despite this, many people are inactive, since this problem does not concern them. Moreover, if this problem is not solved then in the future it may become unsolvable. In the end, solving this problem is our main concern.

Submitted by Aibota on Tue, 08/10/2019 - 06:28

I believe that pollution is a major problem in general and this problem has to be solved by everyone.I really liked the fact that the text mentions not only the problem itself, but also its solution.It's a pity, of course, that the animals are suffering because of it.

Submitted by Abubakir Azamat on Tue, 08/10/2019 - 06:23

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Some of the images are scarring, seabirds’ stomachs bloated with plastics, baby turtles ingesting plastic bags and children playing atop satiated landfills where they are forced to live both