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Water changes everything

World Water Day is 22 March. This video explores the global water crisis, and how we can help everybody gain access to safe drinking water.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


What more could you do to help solve the water crisis? Do you think governments could do more to tackle this issue?

It is true, the Water crisis starts with water, but there is a water crisis because of lacking help from the government over the population whoever live in poverty and even lack of investment in areas where there are not opportunities to people can get good employment for parents and avoid that their children must back their up necessities. Nevertheless, this is a tricky and deep problem, because the men should support necessities in their homes, but the situation is women must support their homes and even their children. This has another problem and is the number of children per every single woman. It is amazing as large as can be the list of problems that can cause the water crisis and is worrying because people know around the problem how many problems there are to seek solutions, but only making glance over our things so that life is the humanity could become selfish.

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I see no way our govern could tackle the water crisis. 60 billions population are staying in our country. But we don't have enough faucet to full fill all. If we go and carry with a vast to a swamp, we can get direct bacteria for instance of water of contamination.Because of that the percentage of poverty is having raise more annually. We can solve this problem only with the professional way for instance of including engineer, doctor and so forth.

To help solve water crisis governments should:

-Educate peaple especially children in school to change the way of consumption of water;
- Subsidize and encourage the invention of new water conservation and recycling waste water;
- Improve irrigation and agricultural practices.

Personally I don't think that governments are doing enough effort.

I think we as an unity can make a change, everyone can make a diffrent. For instanse save water in the taucet while washing. We utse to buy much clothing also and instegs om wearing them they become useless laying in the clothet. To provide clothing much energy is needed and much water. If we bought less clothings we could actually decrease water crisis and raise the projekt to an international level.

We value the drinking water. Everyone should not waste excess water

I'm not totally sure that anyone has already invented a rainwater cleaning system. I mean some kind of mechanism may be able to collect rainwater and turning its hydroxyl radiclas into drinkable water.
I really don't know if there is such a thing. But it could be useful enough by decreasing the water crisis's predicaments in aroud the world.

On governments. They have to provide a large amount of money no more than once, for a lifetime, to their nations for environmental scientists to make a kind of wastewater unit that will change the dirty water for clean water.

Even though they have sent many water tanks since many years ago to these areas all over the world. The crisis continues and does not stop completly and the solutions are just damp cloths. Therefore, the remedy lies in using public funds for the development of environmental engineering. This science should be responsible with building a water purification system.

In this sentence, Most British people wouldn't fall for the spaghetti trick today taken from the second paragraph of an article about april's fool on this site.
and in another sentence, The speaker in the recording has an American accent, and perhaps the way she pronounces 'can't' is less familiar to you than the way someone from the UK would pronounce it.
I think the use of the model verb 'Would' is a probability and an expectation about what we commanly and normally expect people to do, right ?
Can we also use 'Will' instead of would in these sentences ?

Hello SonuKumar,
Replacing 'would' with 'will' here changes the meaning from a hypothetical sense to a real (likely) situation. We would only say '...people won't fall...' if we had reason to think that the trick would be performed again.

The LearnEnglish Team

When i looking at the video i understand how people have difficulties to get water which is essential for live. To help solve the crisis i avoid spending water by closing the tap after using water. To contribute by giving money to help NGO's association to provide water to an area needed . Government should help to create committee to look for.