lunes, 23 de agosto de 2010

UN MUNDO MEJOR


MUNDOMEJOR



UN MUNDO MEJOR. Paul, un voluntario de Greener World, conversa con Sylvia acerca de un interesante proyecto para proteger el medio ambiente. Otra conversación mp3 para que practiques inglés en forma entretenida y que puedes descargar en tu reproductor portátil (ideal para practicar mientras viajas).
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En el texto hemos resaltado las palabras y expresiones detalladas en un glosario bilingüe ubicado al final de la transcripción.

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           A BETTER WORLD
Paul:
Excuse me. Would you like to make a contribution to Greener World?
Sylvia:
Sure. What are you working on right now?
Paul:
Well, we're developing educational programs for schools. We want to show children how the oceans are being polluted by industrial waste. And we want to tell them about how fish supplies have been depleted through overfishing.
Sylvia:
I think what you're doing is terrific. I wish I could do more to help.
Paul:
So, have you ever thought about becoming a member of Greener World?
Sylvia:
No, but tell me a little more about it.
Paul:
We've been active in this area for almost five years now. Are you aware of some of our other local projects?
Sylvia:
No, I don't think I am.
Paul:
Well, one of the things we've been doing is planting trees. We have a group of volunteers involved in several tree-planting projects in different parts of the city. We're trying to get as many trees planted as possible to help clean the air and also to help lower the temperature during the summer.
Sylvia:
That sounds smart.
Paul:
Uh-huh. We've also placed over 50 recycling bins around the city so that people can drop off things for recycling – cans, bottles, plastic bags, and newspapers. Last year we raised over $100,000 through recycling.
Sylvia:
That's fantastic. I'd love to get involved in Greener World. Where do I sign?
GLOSSARY: are being polluted: están siendo polucionados; by industrial waste: por residuos industriales; fish supplies: las provisiones de pescado; have been depleted: han sido agotadas; through overfishing: a causa de la pesca excesiva; terrific: genial, estupendo; area: zona; for almost: durante casi; aware of: enterado/a, al tanto de; volunteers: voluntarios; involved in: que se dedican a; tree-planting projects: proyectos de plantación de árboles; to help lower: ayudar a reducir;  smart: inteligente, perspicaz; placed over: instalado más de; recycling bins: cubos (botes, tachos) de basura para reciclar; drop off: desechar; cans: latas; we raised over: juntamos, acumulamos más de; through recycling: por medio del reciclado.

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