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Green is GREAT - Part 1

You might not think of Britain as a tropical country, but at the Eden Project they have their very own rainforest! Richard learns about the centre's cutting-edge work in research and education, and pretends to be a bat for one of the world's rarest plants.

Task 1

Select the true sentences.


Task 2

Use no more than three words and/or a number to complete the sentences about the Eden Project.


Task 3

Order the words to make sentences from the video.


Task 4

Complete the sentences using the right 'green' word.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


That was an interesting subject. As an offshore wind turbine engineer, i have been seriously involved in such issues, which i can surmise will be more promulgated in very soon future on account of the hurdles we are going through.

Of course, I wouldn't mind visiting the Eden Project! It does look a very interesting place to be in, though.Once, we people stop destroying everything in the world, we wouldn't have to protect endangered species, anyway! I don't think I produce enough rubbish to make a WEEE man.However, people are starting consuming the tech gadget, unwisely more and more which they end up with rubbish to make a WEEE man...

I really liked the way that Britain is interested in ecology and the planet, I also liked the bubble design where the different types of plants and the eden project is a great way to start putting the example In several countries so the change is greater, maybe it is difficult to change but it is for the sake of the planet, I am very interested in the video and the project eden I understood it very well and my expectation about Great Britain change.

Yeah I agree with you! I did like the idea that Britain cares about the planet and our evironment.I wish every nation would do the same! That would be too good to be true, though.

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I love tropical gardens, but that's a pity that there are no animals, not even insects in Eden, it's an artificial world. Maybe that's how our planet will be in the future (not in the nearest future I hope) when because of human activity the atmosphere becomes so polluated that people won't be able to leave in the open air any more. Of course it's good that people in different countries become more and more conscious of the environment and are developping green technologies. But I think that wind and sun energy won't replace oil and gaz, not very soon because of economic reasons.

I come from Vietnam, a developing country, and the majority of people don't care so much about environmental problem. The government is ready to cut many 100-yearl-old trees off because of having development. In the Ton Duc Thang street (Ho Chi Minh city), people replace trees by a metro system. That's a pity. Personally, infrastructure is important to developing, but trees also need keeping green environment.
now, I am in Canada for studying. everything is unfamiliar but broaden my mind. Rubbish is classified recycle rubbish and non-recycle ones. You even are paid for things that you don't use anymore. I would like to go so Great Britain in near future.

First of all I am really amazed by the presence of this place and how huge and interesting it is, so I`d absolutely love to visit it.
Let me tell you something we have very big and green forests in my country, people always blame the government on not taking care of it by means of building streets, hotels and restaurants, they want it to be a destination for tourists. I may be somehow biased but I am happy that the government is not doing so. When a human being interferes with nature mostly he destroys it.
Endangered species can be protected by us helping the nature to survive. I mean we can cultivate plants and trees, breed animals and not pollute everything around us.
Well I have never thought of how much rubbish I throw away, and I am afraid there is nothing I can do about it. Most of the products we buy are over packed and unfortunately recycling sites are not available in Syria. But I promised myself to do my best to hold my Weee man from growing huge.

I think it would be really interesting to visit such place as Eden Project especially if you’re not a Tarzan who spends the most of his life in a wild jungle.
Every one of us is a little part of this world - let’s say we’re all in the same boat - and the influence we bring on our very self is crucial. It’s a shame that we have to learn how to preserve natural resources and our flora and fauna not from aliens but from ourselves.
I think that absence of disregard for one’s environment and self-interest among the authorities in each country can make a significant difference between what we have now and what we’ll have in the upcoming future.
Endangered species can be protected by us helping the nature to survive. I mean we can cultivate plants and trees, breed animals and not pollute everything around us on a massive scale.
I hope that my 'WEEE man' isn’t very big by now and won’t grow up to be the size of Optimus Prime because I’m going to do my best to hold back his premature development.