Feb 132015
 

About 37,000 tourists are expected to visit Antarctica this season. But should they be going to a region with such a sensitive environment? Listen to Rob and Neil’s conversation and learn some new vocabulary.

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

wilderness – area with no people and no agriculture because the difficult living conditions
to set foot – to go to
ice caps – thick layer of ice covering permanently an area of land
global warming – the increase in world temperatures due to the presence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
advocates – people who defend a cause or an idea.
to disinfect – to clean something using chemicals or vacuum to kill or remove bacteria

6 Minute English – Should tourists go to Antarctica? Transcript Video

 

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