ENVIRONMENT

Vocabulary and Phrases

Vocabulary and Phrases

Here are some of the useful terms and phrases that are relevant to this topic.

augmenter – to increaseGCSE French - Augmenter

biologique – organic

charbon le – coal

chauffage – heating

consommation la (modre) – (moderate) consumption

construire – to build

couche d’ozone la – ozone layer

croire – believe

dboisement le – deforestation

dtritus les (m) – rubbish

dtruire – to destroy

disparatre – to disappear

effet de serre l’(m) – greenhouse

emballage l’(m) – packaging

embouteillage l’(m) – bottling

endommager – to damage

environnement l’(m) – environment

espce l’(f) – species

gaz carbonique le – carbon gasGCSE French - CO2

gaz d’chappement le – exhaust (fumes)

guerre la – war

heures d’affluence les (f) – peak hours

incendie l’(m) – fire/blaze

lumire la – light

mondial – global

ordures les (f) – garbage

paix la – peace

produire – produce

ramasser – collect/gather

rchauffement de la terre le – global warming

recycler – to recycle

renouvelable – renewable

surpeupl -overpopulated

tremblement de terre le – earthquake

vague la – wave (noun)

Useful Phrases

GCSE French - le rechauffement de la terreLe rchauffement de la terre est du la production de gaz l’effet de serre.

Global warming occurs as a result of production of greenhouse gases.

C’est dommage que les gens laissent leurs ordures sur la plage au lieu de les ramasser.

It’s a pity that people leave their garbage on the beach instead of picking it up.

Si nous continuons comme a, nous endommagerons la couche d’ozone.

If we carry on like this, we will damage the ozone layer.

La pollution nuit gravement la sant.

Pollution is very damaging to our health.

GCSE French - Consommation ModereeLe gouvernement conseille la consommation modre d’lectricit et autres ressources d’nergie.

The government recommends moderated consumption of electricity and other energy resources.

Les gaz d’chappement des voitures me fait tousser.

The exhaust fumes from the cars are making me cough.

Beaucoup de gens croient que la surpopulation est la cause principale des problmes environnementaux.

Many people believe that overpopulation is the main cause of environmental problems.

Il faut teindre la lumire pour ne pas gaspiller l’nergie.

You must switch off the light so as not to waste energy.