IELTS Speaking Part 1: Pollution – Garbage

IELTS Speaking Part 1:

1. Pollution

  1. What are the causes of pollution?

There are quite a few. But I think most air pollution comes from human activities. For example, when our vehicles burn fuel to produce energy greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphere and pollute the air. Littering is also a major contributor. When people burn litter to get rid of them, a large amount of toxic emissions like methane or carbon dioxide are released into the environment.

  1. What have you done to protect the environment?

I try to avoid littering as much as possible. You know in Singapore you can get a $10,000 fine for littering in public areas.  Also, I’m trying to give up my motorbike and travel by eco-friendlier means of transport like bicyles or buses whenever I can.

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  1. What are some common types of pollution?

The most popular type, which is also the most severe problem, must be air pollution. Besides, many people dispose of their trash into lakes and rivers and causes water pollution. Meanwhile, the rising level of soil pollution resulting from the extensive use of fertilizers in agriculture is also a severe .

Vocabulary

  • Human activities.
  • Greenhouse gas.
  • Littering.
  • Eco-friendly.
  • Dispose of.

2. Garbage

  1. What do you do if you see garbage on the street?

Frankly, I could not care less if it’s not my trash. In Singapore, you can get a $10,000 fine for littering in public areas. But this is Vietnam and there is no such rule.

  1. How can we stop littering?

No matter how much money the government spends on employing cleaners and janitors, the key to ending littering is people’s awareness. If we cannot educate people to change their behaviors, littering will remain as a big issue for years to come.

  1. Are you willing to used recycled products?

Sure. I remember reading about the process of recycling bottles and, so I know that the quality of recycled products is not as good as new products. But if I can help protect the environment by using them, I am more than happy to make a little sacrifice.

Vocabulary

  • Could not care less.
  • For years to come.
  • Make a little sacrifice.
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