David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough is a famous British naturalist. In this trailer, he talks about his documentary A Life on Our Planet.

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Tonight we've got rather a different programme for you.

I am David Attenborough and I am 93. I've had the most extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

The living world is a unique and spectacular marvel. Yet the way we humans live on Earth is sending it into a decline. Human beings have overrun the world. We're replacing the wild with the tame. 

This film is my witness statement and my vision of the future. The story of how we came to make this our greatest mistake. And how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. 

Our planet is headed for disaster. We need to learn how to work with nature rather than against it. And I'm going to tell you how.

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B2 English level (upper intermediate)

I have not seen any of his films But I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.
I admire people who dedicate their lives to serve others and specially animals.

Have you seen any of David Attenborough's films?

no, I haven't seen any David Attenborough films. but I think it is amazing. I want to see it today whenever i am free.

No, I haven't seen any of his films, but the way he told his story in the trailer impressed me and made me more interested in learning about his life.

No, never. But its looking interesting for me and tonight I can make film night with movies of David Attenborough's.

No , actually I have not seen any of their films but I think he is a very interesting person because he have lived a interesting life living together with nature

I have not seen any of these films, but these are too interesting, all of us should watch them.
Hi everyone, good day. David Attenborough is absolutely correct. All of us need to konow how to move towards to Sustainability. We need to be more sustainable in our personal and professional life. This is the only way to save and maintain the Earth for us an for the next generations. Thank you! Sergio Fellauer
I'm impressed by this short video. I read a book published for the film at a public library last summer. The book showed me how important to raise awareness of nature conservation was.