IELTS nature vocabulary trends

Explain the past, present and/ or future trends of one of the following things connected to nature and ecology. Don’t say what thing you are talking about, and see if your partner can guess which one. Do they agree with your ideas about the trend? (ancient) woodland air/ water/ soil/ visual/ noise pollution allergies (hay fever, asthma, etc.) alternative fuels (biofuels, etc.) attractiveness of the countryside attractiveness of towns biodiversity bird life in cities (pigeons, crows, sparrows, etc.) bird watching birth defects burning rubbish burying rubbish carbon sequestering/ carbon capture carbon trading chemical spillage cleanliness of drinking water cleanliness of rivers/ lakes/ seas coastal erosion concrete on the coastline condition of parks construction dams danger from radiation deforestation desertification ecotourism energy consumption extinctions extreme weather farming fear of chemicals fear of radiation fish stocks fossil fuels free range farming geothermal energy GM (= genetically modified) foods/ GM crops green spaces greenhouse effect hunting hybrid vehicles/ electric vehicles hydroelectric energy ill effects of pesticides interest in green issues land reclamation national parks natural disasters (volcano, hurricane, tidal waves, flooding, etc.) nuclear energy number of endangered animals oil production organic foods/ organic agriculture overcrowding packaging pesticides pests (cockroaches, rats, etc.) plastic bags population power lines production of greenhouse gases production of waste public transport rainforest recycling reforestation sea levels slash and burn agriculture soil erosion solar energy support for green parties support for whaling teaching of green issues the hole in the ozone layer/ ozone depletion use of chemicals on farms use of country roads/ country lanes/ B roads use of riverbanks/ canal-sides vegetarianism wind farms/ wind power/ offshore wind farms ————————————— PDF for easy saving and printing: nature vocabulary trends Related pages IELTS Writing Part One page Trends games/ worksheets for EFL learners Nature vocabulary page Teaching IELTS Writing Interactive Classroom Activities e-book

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