Our Polluted World

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Read about our polluted world for the B2 First Reading Part 6 which helps you practice how to understand the structure and follow the development of the text.

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B2 First Reading Part 6 Set 2 (Our Polluted World)

For B2 First Reading Part 6, you are going to read an article about our polluted world. Six sentences have been removed from the article. Choose from the sentences which one fits each gap.

Pollution is one of the major problems in all countries in the world today. (1) There is a view by scientists that the situation is getting even worse and there is a necessity for it to be reduced. (2)

Firstly, one of the major causes is that of air pollution from petrol and diesel vehicles. (3) In recent times, there have been steps to change to electric vehicles, but this switch has been very slow-moving.

(4) The reason for this is in order to provide space for building major infrastructures such as roads and motorways. However, it would be better if people were encouraged to start using more public transportation or bicycles rather than cars. In that way, there will be a reduction in traffic jams and a decrease in air pollution in our cities.

Finally, there are concerns that the majority of our water sources, such as rivers and seas, are being polluted with industrial waste and sewage from populated areas. (5) Therefore, there is a need to stop this practice of using seas and rivers as a dumping ground for our waste.

In conclusion, Earth is the only home that we have and it is our responsibility to keep it clean. (6) This should start by using it in an environmentally friendly way for our future generation to live healthier lives.


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