Climate Change and Global Warming

An American woman talks about the weather, seasons, and atmosphere changing.

Self Study

Dictation

Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.

Transcript

In the past few years I’ve noticed the weather becoming more and more unpredictable.

In my country I think that the summers and winters and getting longer, while the springs and autumns are becoming shorter in length.

I think climate change is largely due to humans emitting too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. As the world becomes more developed, and as industry and transport release more and more gas, our planet is slowly warming.

It’s affected some people because the ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and some islands in the Pacific ocean are sinking.