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Exercise 1. Find in the text English equivalents of the following words and word combinations:

Find in the text English equivalents of the following words and word combinations:

затапливать прибрежные зоны, становиться непригодным для жилья, загрязнение воды, нехватка питьевой воды, кислотный дождь, выделять диоксид серы, разрушение озонового слоя, сжигание топлива, образовывать серную и азотную кислоты, ультрафиолетовое излучение, уничтожение тропического леса, вымирание животных, переработка отходов, удаление отходов.

Exercise 2

Complete the following sentences:

1. Water contamination could lead to…

2. One of the most alarming forms of air pollution is …

3. The waste gases are released by the combustion of …, …, …. .

4. The gases combine with atmospheric water vapor to form …

5. Extinction occurs when a species can no longer …

6. The materials reused in recycling serve as ….

Exercise 3

Answer the questions:

1. What will the increase of the average temperature result in?

2. What are the main environmental problems?

3. What is acid rain? In what way is it dangerous for people and environment?

4. What are the main reasons for the depletion of the ozone layer?

5. What is the role of the tropical forests on our planet?

6. What arethe basic phases in recycling?






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