A Plastic Ocean: a film review

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Average: 4.5 (8 votes)

Submitted by marlio96 on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 00:39

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Some time ago I watched a documentary on Netflix about the war in Siria, it is pretty good, the filmmakers registered a lot of moments when the called "White Helmets" ran immediately forwards the place where buildings were destroyed by bombs launched by the airplane above the city, this action was very heroic and rescued a lot of people among there was a big amount of children. I really recommend it, it's very sad and emotive. This makes us wonder about how bad the war can be.

Submitted by Sue38 on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 13:53

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We have a role to play in this situation. We should start now: Using less plastic, recycle everything is possible. Do not pollute the environment and look after the animals.

Submitted by MEITE_MOHAMED on Thu, 31/12/2020 - 09:12

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Hi everyone, It is written in the second paragraph "The largest animal on the planet" Does the preposition "on" work in this sentence? Help me please.

Hello Meite_Mohamed,

Yes, it is correct. We usually use 'on' with 'planet', I suppose because it is a surface.

It's been some time since I've used French regularly, but I think often 'de' is used in superlatives, which in English would be 'of'. English is a bit different -- most often, the preposition 'in' is used here, though 'of' is possible in some cases too. I'd suggest you have a look at our Comparative and superlative adjectives page to see some more examples.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by anahit_____ on Sun, 27/12/2020 - 10:19

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It's too difficult to watch those poor animals dying, I am trying to do my best to help my world: we have 3 boxes at home for plastic, for glass and for paper, and if each of us does this we will have a huge progress. SO START TODAY, BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE!!!

Submitted by emoliveira1 on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 14:36

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A very interesting documentary, that also makes us think about our role in the planet, is from David Attenborough's "A Life on Our Planet". You can watch it on Netflix and you will reflect on our impact on nature. The time to take action is right now! It is very important to become aware of all the issues related to plastic use, carbon emission, animal extinction, etc. I will for sure watch "A Plastic Ocean" on Netflix. Thank you for the suggestion and the review. :)
That documentary was so amazingly presented. And the sad part of it that there can be any movies or videos on this subject I don't think anything will change. But better to say that these movies don't reach people in need. People who sit down and watch it have already know this is a real program. :/

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 22/12/2020 - 14:17

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I'm very interested in documentary films. I prefer documentaries related to successful humans, history, journeys, etc.