TOEFL + Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, TOEFL students were asked to research and present on a current Earth Day Topic. On Monday, we learned about a host of different issues, such as pollutants, tar sands, colony collapse disorder, invasive species, green(er) eating, the water crisis, deforestation, sustainable  communities, alternative forms of energy, and wildlife conservation.

Here are two highlights from Monday! Shout out to Seungho and Cristian for making outstanding presentations!

Green Eating

Our every day food choices affect global warming and the environment.

Nowadays, everything have been being fast and busy. That’s why people doesn’t have enough time to eat well-being food. In addition, it’s easy to get junk food such as instant food or fast food. The important thing is that those foods are no nutrition to contribute our body and health.  Eating junk food causes that people get sick and painful, and it shorten lives as well. Therefore, people started to find healthy food such as fruits and vegetable. We called it to eat well-being food as green eating.

Food which comes from high food chain requires more energy and release more global warming pollution into the air. For example, the ‘carbon footprint’ of hamburger includes all of the fossil flues that produce the fertilizer and pump the irrigation water. On the other hand, potatoes, apples or asparagus don’t contribute to significant global warming pollution too much relatively.

Healthy foods are good for you and good for our environment. The food choices we make every day have an effect on the environment, including fewer toxic chemicals, reduced global warming emissions, and preservation of our ocean resources. Moreover, eating green can support our farmers. If you choose organic food, it will be safer for the environment and your family, because organic growers don’t use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.

Finally, I would like to say that you should choose organic food when you buy it. Furthermore, you should purchase food that you can consume before it is expired and minimize food waste.

Some new vocab words 

contaminate – to make (something) dangerous, dirty, or impure by adding something harmful
irrigation – to supply (something, such as land) with water by using artificial means (such as pipes)
synthetic – made by combining different substances : not natural
perishables – foods that are likely to spoil or decay quickly
accumulate – to gather or acquire something gradually, to increase gradually in amount

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Invasive Species

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