Example: 0 – impossible.
|These days it is (0) … to open a newspaper without reading about the damage we are doing to the environment.||possible|
|The Earth is being (1) … and the future looks bad. What can each of us do?||threat|
|We cannot clean up our (2) …rivers and seas overnight.||pollution|
|Nor can we stop the (3) … of plants and animals.||appear|
|But we can stop adding to the problem while (4) … search for answers, and laws are passed in nature’s (5) … .||science defend|
|It may not be easy to change your lifestyle (6) …, but some steps are easy to take: cut down the amount of (7) … you do, or use as little plastic as possible.||complete drive|
|It is also easy to save energy, which also reduces (8) … bills.||house|
|We must all make a personal (9) … to work for the future of our planet if we want to (10) … a better world for our grandchildren.||decide ensure|
9. What are the subjects of the following sciences?
|1. hydrology||… deals with||a). the study of the living organisms interactions with each other and with their environment|
|2. mineralogy||b). the water and air at or above the solid surface of the Earth. There include the study of the water on and within the ground|
|3. geomorphology||… is concerned with||c). study of the interactions and interrelations in our environment on the bases of ecology and geology|
|4. geoecology||d). the physical-chemical makeup of the solid Earth, which include the study of minerals|
|5. ecology||… treats||e). the study of landforms with the description of the features of the present terrestrial surface and an analysis of the processes that give rise to them|
|6. applied Earth sciences||f). current practical applications beneficial to society. These include the study of fossil fuels, oil reservoirs, mineral deposits.|
10. Here are some definitions. What are they? Complete the sentences.
… is the layer around the Earth in which all living organisms exist.
… is the sum total of all liquid and frozen water on or near the Earth’s surface.
… is a region of gases, airborne particles, and water vapour enveloping the Earth.
… is the solid Earth with rocks, soils, and sediments on its crust.
Answer the questions.
1. How do you define biosphere?
2. What is biota?
3. When did the first living cells appear on the planet?
4. What are the limits of the “film of life”?
5. What does modern ecology deal with?
6. What is geoecology?
7. What fields can geoecologist work in?
8. What major factor has increased the intensity and scale of the biosphere transformations over the past two centuries?
9. Do you think the biosphere transformations caused by human activity are reversible?
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