|"money doesn't grow on trees" = don't waste money because it isn't always easy to come by|
"Watch how much you spend because money doesn't grow on trees."
"have a green thumb" = special ability at making plants grow well
"She has a real green thumb for growing beautiful decorative trees."
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[ Quiz Script | Text Completion Quiz ]
Recycling and protecting the environment is very important in our world today. Now, you will listen to an award-winning essay on trees in which a girl explains why she loves trees? What ideas would you expect to hear in such an essay?
|1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
HELPFUL TIP: Deforestation is a serious problem around the world, and planting new trees never seems to keep up with the demand. You can help by recycling paper and even just simply reusing paper for different purposes.|
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.
|2. Listening Exercises [Top]|
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Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script and do the Text Completion Quiz.
|3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
What environmental problems can you think that pose great danger to nature and our world (e.g., acid rain, deforestation, water pollution)? Are these threats caused by human activity or by natural occurrences? What are some solutions to these problems? Share your ideas on these important issues.
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