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Lesson 7 a Phone made of grass (recycling, research).

compost down – to make (vegetable matter) into compost

recycle – to make something new from (something that has been used before)

to be in trial – a test of the quality, value, or usefulness of something

robust - strongly formed or built

to stand out from the crowd - to be different from everything else

device -piece of equipment used for a certain purpose

internal components - parts inside a piece of equipment that make it work

organic - coming from living things, not from chemicals

sustainable - not harming the environment, therefore able to continue for a long time

Practice your vocabulary: 

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

to stand out from the crowd / device / internal components / organic / sustainable

1. The piano is now back to professional recording standard, with all of its __________ - including soundboard, keys, hammers, pins and strings – restored.

2. Dubai now has just over five years to build what it calls "a monument to the green economy, a landmark in __________ development", when it hosts

Expo 2020.

3. Visiting a big technology show such as Berlin's IFA is an exhausting experience. Actually, despite the mayhem, it is worth coming because there are always a few products which __________ and give a hint of where technology is heading.

4. The culinary difference between bushmeat and farmed animals in Sierra Leone is like the difference in Europe between expensive, __________ sirloin steak and tasteless frozen battery chicken.

5. Children are also now multi-screening - using more than one __________ at the same time, for example, watching TV while surfing the internet on a tablet or mobile so some of the screen time will be concurrent.


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