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In this episode: Nature and the Environment
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Listener Feedback: Jose’s Vampire story.
We asked you to send us a story practising the narrative tenses, especially the past perfect simple and continuous from episode 91 with Mike.
Here’s Jose’s wonderful vampire story.
forest / wood – bosque
lake – lago
lagoon – laguna
wildlife – vida salvaje, fauna
lough (Ireland) / loch (Scotland) = lake
river – rio
to flow – fluir
stream – riachuelo
hill – colina – hilly (adjective)
mountain – montaña / mountainous – montañoso/a
gorge – garganza
valley – valle
landscape – panorama , paisaje
scenery – paisaje, vista
view – vista
farm, farming, farmer – granjero
crops – cultivo
fields – campos
harvest – cosecha
to irrigate – irrigar
to live off the land – vivir de la tierra
to plant/sow – sembrar
seeds – semillas
to plough – arar
country bumpkin – paleto, (campesino)
city slicker – urbanita
city V country dweller
to dwell – vivir
to go trekking
the countryside, the country – el campo
rural areas – zonas rurales
pollution – contaminación
recycling – reciclaje / recyclable – reciclable
to be/go green
eco-friendly = environmentally friendly = green
pest – peste, pesado/a
produce – productos agrícolas
protected area, nature reserve
bland – soso
“the birds and the bees”
pollinate – pollination
“Let nature take its course”
Should we worry so much about environmental protection at the cost of not exploiting useful natural resources?
How in tune with nature are you?
How important is sustainable farming to you?
What do you think about GM?
Albert Einstein is famously supposed to have claimed that if bees disappeared off the face of the earth, the human race would consequently also disappear within 4 years.
Reza believes bees are more important than humans for the survival of Earth. (He isn’t joking.) Do you agree/disagree?
Reza believes humans are the only creatures that commit senseless acts which destroy nature and our environment. We are our own worst enemy. What do you think?
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Hi Jose, Reza and Craig
Now I’m really pleased I didn’t go to my niece’s wedding! She and her fiance got married in Alicante, a few years ago!
Lovely wedding … dancing, eating, drinking and celebrating whole week time… But I’m sure that if I had traveled there the vampire would have surprised me … and … who knows 😉
Thanks again, useful words, entertaining
Who would have thought it? Alicante – vampire capital of the world. Doesn’t look very good on the tourist brochures!
Yes indeed! A “bloody” good story from José!
Thanks a lot for this podcast!! It was really interesting!!!
Thanks for listening, Lau.