Skip to main content

English Culture Videos

“Air Pollution”

Instructions: Watch this video on air pollution and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What are some of the main cause of air pollution in the world today? What effects can pollution have on a person’s health? What can everyday citizens do to fight air pollution and maintain good health?

Video Script

Hi. I’m Randall, and I’m here above Utah County in Utah, and you can see all of the hazy air behind me, air that has been trapped by an inversion, or cold air trapped by warmer air above it, and then all of the pollutants from cars and fireplaces. And the only way for this to be swept out is through, uh, perhaps by strong winds coming through.

And during these times, people with respiratory issues including asthma should, uh, limit the amount of time they stay outside. Children at schools are often kept inside for recess, and also people should restrict the amount of driving and take public transportation, so this gets cleaned out.

Try More Free Listening at