6. You are going to make a report at the international conference, devoted to the questions of environmental protection. Talk about: the problems which are caused by the pollution of the environment in the world. -How can these problems be solved in your opinion? Good afternoon, dear audience! I’m happy to take part in this conference, devoted to the questions of the environmental protection. Protection of the environment is paid much attention to all over the world. Global warming, the ozone layer problems, air and water pollution, industrial waste are in the centre of our attention. Environmental pollution is a burning problem of our society. I reckon, we must pay great attention to the problem of saving enough clear water for us to survive. We use water at home, we drink it, cook with it, take showers, wash dishes and clothes. Water is not only a part of our life, it’s a part of us! The man is 80% liquid. So the water resources are important and shouldn’t be polluted. One mustn’t also ignore the danger of nuclear pollution, the most dreadful example of which is the Chernobyl disaster. Nuclear power stations cannot be banned as they provide much energy which people need. However, it’s utterly necessary to learn this technology better in order to feel safe using it. Unfortunately, industrial and household waste, as the result of human activity, created another acute environmental problem. It is the waste sites where litter and food leftovers are taken from our homes and are heaped in immense quantities. The soil in the areas on the city outskirts becomes polluted with plastic, cans, bottles and papers and this leads to regrettable consequences, because we grow our food on this soil. The problem of global warming is becoming more and more disturbing. One of the causes of global warming is burning fossil fuels for energy. It has released greenhouse gases into the atmosphere of our planet. As the average temperature becomes higher it may cause melting of polar ice, in its turn the rising of the sea level and a serious impact on the sea ecosystem. Weather patterns will change: there will be more hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. This is a very serious problem, that’s why many scientists try to find the solution and help the planet. In my opinion, we should take the following steps to solve the environmental problems. First, we must educate our people about proper ecologically-friendly behaviour, organize special lectures, lessons and seminars. Second, we must do our best to reduce the ”greenhouse effect”: plant large quantities of trees, use means of transport that do not pollute air and water. Finally, some energy-conserving sources must be found to be used in everyday life. We must treat all those problems seriously, responsibly and with great care. Everything that affects the environment, affects people and vice versa. We are all connected as the parts of the same system. So we must care about the world around us, just like we care for ourselves.