Global pollution: seeking solutions: BBC News Review



An international delegation meet to avert environmental catastrophe. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language from this news story in your everyday English.

The story:
Environment ministers from about a hundred countries are meeting in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to try to finalise a declaration to combat pollution.

Challenges include banning the use of toxic lead in paint and limiting the amount of plastic that finds its way into the ocean.

Key words and phrases:
Armageddon
a highly destructive event

pact
formal agreement

rampant
increasingly out of control

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