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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Average: 4.5 (8 votes)

Submitted by Glenda Franche… on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 08:35


I really love documentary films, because at the end there is a lesson learned, overall if they treat historical or, as in this case, environemental themes.
I think that it is important also to introduce them in the school, in order that childrean starts to understand in which World we live, because they are the future and, if we are still in time to change, the small but effective action could be start from them.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sat, 23/10/2021 - 23:42


The documentary films I would recommend are Animals Kingdom and Wild Birds.

Submitted by mangnb on Thu, 21/10/2021 - 13:51


There are manny documentary I see. But i think plastic dump documentary is deserve to see. I hope government will work more on recycle

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 20/10/2021 - 13:18


There are lots of videos on online about plastic. Everyone knows that use of plastic is disastrous. But we need to immediately take action on this. Countries should make strict law about this.. and who use plastic deal with strictly.

Submitted by Wótila Carneiro on Wed, 20/10/2021 - 13:07


We need to take care our environment. Our seas are trashed a lot. Our forests are burning! We're making a plenty of trashes and don't recycle them! First of all, we need to teach aour children to take care the nature. Cause they will grow like a conscient persons.

Submitted by Tinelli on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 19:23


This topic is actually quite interesting because we (humans) have taken nature for granted, i.e., we haven't respected it as we should, and the result, as mentioned in the text, has been devastating: animals and plants have been dying. Nevertheless, there's still time for changes, such as those already commented above. By respecting nature, we respect our existence!

Submitted by kaanxcolak on Thu, 27/05/2021 - 12:24

I would recommend youtube videos about the waste of plastic life. Perhaps this can be awareness. We can deal with plastic life.

Submitted by Vanessa Rodrìguez on Thu, 06/05/2021 - 22:32

Hi, I couldn´t practice this lesson because it didn´t show me any reading, only a picture, this is the second time that I try to do it but it doesn´t show me anything. Could you help me? Thanks!!

Hi Vanessa Rodrìguez,

Thanks for letting us know. I've just checked the page and it seems fine, so it may have been a temporary error. Can you see the reading text now?

If not: which picture can you see - is it (1) the picture of rubbish on a beach, or (2) the picture of a seal with a plastic bottle? Do you find the same problem with other pages (e.g. this one)? 

If it is still not working, one solution is to try opening the page with a different web browser and see if it works. I hope it works now but please let us know again if not, and I will investigate further. Thanks :)


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