(Level: intermediate to upper-intermediate / B1 to B2 / ** to ***)
|A fisherman taking part in the Fishing for Litter operation|
Photo credit: www.yorkshirepost.co.uk
The litter that people throw away often ends up in seas and oceans.
The 'Fishing for Litter' campaign has been launched to help reduce marine pollution.
The following words could be useful:
starkly: absolutely / quite complètement / absolument
to discard: to dispose of / to get rid of / to throw away jeter / se débarrasser de
a conservationist: someone advocating the conservation of nature défenseur de l'environnement
the (fishing) gear: the equipment matériel de pêche
to hand out: to give freely distribuer
wellies: wellington boots / gumboots bottes de caoutchouc
Photo credit: www.metro.co.uk
the livelihood: a way of earning money (in order to live) / earning a living gagne-pain; qualité de vie
to raise awareness: to sensitise sensibiliser
|Marine litter on a beach|
Photo credit: marinesciencetoday.com
Answer the following questions:
1. a) What is the 'Fishing for Litter' campaign exactly? b) What does it aim at?
2. What are the effects of marine litter?
You can also watch the video on the BBC website: click HERE
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