Learn English with the News – 64% of Americans Have Experienced Transformative ‘Eco Wake-Up Calls’ During COVID Crisis

Americans have experienced closer contact with the environment during the COVID-19 crisis. Today’s Learn English with the News will investigate how the public’s habits and mentality has changed in recent weeks. Check out the accompanying exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Eco Wake-Up Calls | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Eco Wake-Up Calls | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Eco Wake-Up Calls | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

And that’s it for today’s English lesson, where you can improve your English with the news and current events. Do you have any comments or special requests for us for the next edition of Learn English with the News? Be sure to leave any feedback you have in the comments section below, as we would love to help you on your quest to learn the English language!

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Full Text:

“Two-thirds of Americans have had an “eco wake-up call” since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 Americans revealed 64% have had a moment since the pandemic started wherein they realized they needed to be more eco-friendly. This might be a result of paying closer attention to their lifestyles—70% said being home more due to COVID-19 made them more aware of their eco-unfriendly behaviors. These eco wake-up calls included becoming more aware of wasting food (44%), using paper products more sparingly (43%) and being more careful about where they buy meat (38%). While these behaviors might have been influenced by the pandemic, however, they aren’t going away when COVID-19 does.
Commissioned by Avocado Green Mattress and conducted by OnePoll, the survey found 81% of respondents plan to keep their newfound eco-friendly habits. The top way they’re doing this is by continuing to recycle more often (55%), followed by continuing to reduce the amount of paper products they use (44%). Furthermore, 42% of those surveyed plan to work from home one day per week, instead of commuting, in order to reduce their carbon footprint. In fact, another survey found that working from home has so many benefits, that 48% of workers would even take a pay cut to continue indefinitely. More than that, respondents also plan to continue composting more often (37%) and take public transportation more frequently (35%). Results revealed 79% of respondents have been thinking more about the connectedness of people and the planet as a result of COVID-19.”

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