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 jose enrique on Sat, 07/03/2020 - 18:26

well, I think that we are destroying our world, we need to take action because the consequences could be catastrophic. we government should take action now.

Submitted by alsayed on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 23:01

In relation to ( spoiler alert ) , Does it mean -revealing a hidden secret? Does it collocation or just expression ?

Hello alsayed,

Normally, a spoiler is something which can ruin somebody's enjoyment of a film or a book. For example, if you were reading a book and somebody tells you how the story ends then you would probably be annoyed because not knowing the end is part of the enjoyment. When somebody is about to give information like this they often say 'spoiler alert' to warn others to stop reading or listening if they don't want to know that kind of information. It's very common in film reviews, for example.


Sometimes people say 'spoiler alert' in other situations. It's a humorous way to tell someone that you're going to tell them how something ends. For example, I might say this:

I had a car accident a few years ago. Spoiler alert: I didn't die!

It's a joke, because the person I'm speaking to knows I didn't die.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by joluhe_seisvi on Tue, 04/02/2020 - 16:20

I learned a new word with this reading that was stagger. Besides, I´m concerned about pollution in the ocean.

Submitted by kawa on Thu, 30/01/2020 - 21:21

plastic can release detrimental chemical effects and thereby causing the death of many species, due to its role in contaminating the water. In my country, many supermarkets began the campaign of stopping selling plastic bags and replacing them with textual bags, which I find it a good step for the next generation to get accustomed to such bags.

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


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