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emisions • source • seasonal
hysterically • long-haul • word
  1. Meat is a good of protein.
  2. He is affected by weather.
  3. He laughed at the policeman.
  4. He tries to sleep when he takes a flight.
  5. Factories are taxed on their .
  6. We need to cut down on waste.
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Paul and Amy discuss things they try to do to reduce their affects on the climate.

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carbon emissions

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The big concern with climate change is the carbon emissions.

Carbon emissions is the release of carbon from machines. Notice the following:

  1. We need to reduce carbon emmissions.
  2. Cars release a lot of carbon emissions.

source

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That's a huge source of carbon emissions.

The source is the origin of something. Notice the following:

  1. The sun is the source of solar power.
  2. Mackeral is a good source of fish oil.

seasonal

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I think we should eat seasonally as well.

Seasonal means in season. Notice the following:

  1. The seasonal colors of fall are orange, yellow and brown.
  2. In summer, I eat lots of seasonal vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers.

long-haul

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I need to take long-haul flights.

Long-haul means to travel a great distance. To haul means to carry something. Notice the following:

  1. He drives long-haul trucks.
  2. I also try to sleep on long-haul flights.

excess

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Stop using all the excess packaging

Excess means more than necessary. Notice the following:

  1. One problem is excess regulation.
  2. There is an excess of applicants.

hysterically

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I almost had to laugh hysterically or cry.

Hysterical means wild or uncontrolled. Notice the following:

  1. He started hysterically screaming at people on the train.
  2. Settle down. Stop being so hysterical.