中高生の基礎英語 in English Topic 21 Day 5
What can we do to reduce waste?
Mika: Oh, hi, Paul. This is an article about plastic waste. It’s a really big problem.
Paul: Is there something we can do to reduce waste?
Mika: Sure, you can use a fabric shopping bag instead of a plastic bag.
Paul: Right. It’s better to bring your own bag than to use a plastic one. Many people throw away plastic bags after using them only once.
Mika: That’s true. I don’t like to throw things away. But sometimes, we have to choice.
Paul: What do you mean?
Mika: Well, for example, I outgrew some of my old clothes recently. I can’t wear them anymore.
Paul: You don’t have to throw away old clothes. Why not recycle them? You can also donate them to charity.
Mika: Oh, you’re right. I think I’ll do that. Thank you for the great ideas.
Paul: No problem.
So, Fuku, tell us. What can we do to reduce waste?
We can use sustainable products.
Oh, sustainable products. That’s a good idea. So, what, for example?
Foe example, I use eco-bag and shoes made from sea waste.
Oh, you use eco-bags. Reusable bags?
And shoes made from sea waste?
Wow. The eco-bags and shoes are made from plastic waste found on the beach or in the sea.
Uh-huh. So, are they different from regular bags or shoes?
No. They are the same as regular bags and shoes.
Yes, that’s very cool design.
Uh-huh. And about the shoes, are they comfortable?
Yes. Very comfortable.
Oh, wow. That’s good.
And many famous brand produce sustainable goods.
Wow. I didn’t know that. So, Fuku, you said a very good word. “Sustainable.”
So, do you know anything about SDGs?
Of course. Actually, I’m in SDGs Club.
Wow! Does your school have that club?
Oh, what kind of activities do you do?
We study SDGs, many things.
Ah, you study many things about SDGs?
Ah, yes. We study many things about SDGs.
So, that’s a very good club.
Yes. So, I think we need to study what we can do for environment.
Okay, so, that’s your main idea. To reduce waste, it is important to study more about what we can do for the environment.
Wow. So, you have given us very good ideas about how to reduce waste.
I think you are ready. Please have a good time with Ananda and Vinay.
It’s your turn!
WORDS & PHRASES
are really worn out すり切れるほど着古されている、ぼろぼろの
replace it 交換させる、代える
Like what? 例えばどんな？
end up in the sea 海に行き着く
came up with … ～を考えついた
I’m very impressed by … 私は～にとても感銘を受ける