I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
- Are you an environmentalist?
- Do you think wildfires slow the recovery of the ozone layer?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
- warn /wawrn/
- author /AW-ther/
- damage /DAM-ij/
- publish /PUHB-lish/
- atmosphere /AT-muhs-feer/
[verb] – to make someone realize a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future
We were warned not to consume the fish since it might make our stomachs uncomfortable.
[noun] – the writer of a book, article, play, etc.
He is the author of two French history books.
[noun] – harm or injury
Powerful winds had caused serious damage to the shelter.
[verb] – to make information available to people, especially in a book, magazine, or newspaper, or to produce and sell a book, magazine, or newspaper
Her first work was published while she was only 19 years old.
[noun] – the mixture of gases that surrounds some planets, such as the earth; the air
Toxic gases are released into the atmosphere by these factories.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
Satellite studies demonstrate that smoke from Australia’s wildfires two years ago had an impact on the Earth’s protective barrier against dangerous UV rays. Bushfires were found to be so intense that smoke soared into the atmosphere, resulting in a chain of chemical reactions that depleted the ozone layer. They warned that recent efforts to restrict ozone-depleting chemicals could be jeopardized as a result. The ozone layer is recovering at a rate of roughly 1% per decade at mid-latitudes. According to the study’s lead author, Prof Susan Solomon of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, wildfire damage will considerably impede development. Prof. Clare Murphy (Paton-Walsh) of the University of Wollongong remarked on the work, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She anticipated that ozone depletion will reappear after large fires, which are expected to become more common in the next decades as a result of climate change.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
- Satellite studies demonstrate that smoke from Australia’s wildfires two years ago had an impact on the Earth’s protective barrier.
- Scientists warned that recent efforts to restrict ozone-depleting chemicals could be jeopardized as a result.
- The ozone layer is recovering at a rate of roughly 1% per decade at mid-latitudes.
- Prof. Susan Solomon is the study’s lead author.
- Prof. Clare Murphy anticipated that ozone depletion will reappear after large fires.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
- The __________ to the car was minimal.
- A clear __________ heightens the blue of the sky.
- The newspaper refused to __________ the letter.
- I thought I should __________ her about it.
- My favorite __________ is John Green.