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Unit 12 - Nature

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(n) the work, business or study of farming
(v) 1. to understand the true nature of a situation, and realise why it is impotant or serious 2. to be grateful for something
(n) an event that causes a lot of damage or makes a lot of people suffer
(n) a plant grown for food, usually on a farm
(n) a long period of time when there is little or no rain and crops die
(v) to leave a building or other place because it is not safe
(v) 1. to use natural resources such as trees, water or oil so that you gain as much as possible 2. to treat someone unfairly in order to get some benefit for yourself
(n) a serious lack of food that continues for a long time and causes many people in a country to become ill or die
1. (v) if water floods a place, it covers it 2. (n) a large amount of water that covers an area that was dry before
fossil fuels
(n phr) fuels such as coal or oil, made from decayed material from animals or plants that lived many thousands of years ago
global warming
(n phr) an increase in the average temperature of the Earth
(n) green plants that are growing somewhere or used as decoration
(n) the type of place that an animal normally lives in or a plant normally grows in
1. (v) to collect a crop from the fields 2. (n) the time when a crop is collected
(n) a violent storm with extremely strong winds and heavy rain
(n) a natural tendency to behave in a particular way that people and animals are born with and that they obey without knowing why
natural disaster
(n phr) something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
(n) things such as coal, trees and oil that exist in nature and can be used by people
(adj) if something is scarce, there is not very much of it
(n) a plant or animal group whose members all have similar general features and are able to produce young plants or animals together