The Environment

Reading exercises for English learners passionate about the environment

These lessons include readings, vocab, quizzes and comprehension questions, as well as topics for discussion and essays. If you care about our Earth, but find it hard to express your opinions and concerns in English, these pages will help you.

The Disappearing Honeybee
level: pre-intermediate
Did you know that the honey bee is disappearing? Find out how this could change the world in this lesson.

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
level: intermediate
How did a 15-year-old high school student from Sweden become the world's most famous climate change activist?
with vocabulary and quiz

Greta Thunberg on Climate Change
level: intermediate
Did you know that environmental activist Greta Thunberg features in a music video by British rock band The 1975? She speaks about climate change while stock footage and graphics play, implying that in the future images like these could be the only way people can see what our planet looked like before it suffered the effects of global warming. With vocabulary and quiz.

Endangered Species
level: intermediate
Did you know that the Arctic is warming faster than any other place in the world? Find out what this means for our polar bears in this lesson.

Pollution
level: upper-intermediate
Did you know that pollution causes premature death all over the world? Learn about the main types of pollution and their associated health risks in this lesson.

Eco-Communities
level: advanced
Did you know that building planners and construction companies are "going green" on a global scale? Learn more about a Canadian eco-community in this lesson.

Environment Vocabulary
all levels
Do you consider yourself an earth activist? Talking about environmental issues is difficult to do in a foreign language. Learning the following words will help you express your thoughts and concerns in English.

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