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  • he's a review from BBC Learning English Hello and welcome to News Review the program where we show you how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English I'm Dan, and joining me today is Katherine.

  • Hi, Katherine.

  • Hi, Dan.

  • So what's our story?

  • Our story today down is about the effects of tourism.

  • Okay, let's hear more from this BBC World Service News Bulletin A new study says tourism accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions, about three times more than previously estimated.

  • The report, published in the journal Nature, includes details on the carbon footprint linked to tourists, food, shopping and accommodation as well as their travel.

  • So a new report has concluded that previous estimates on how much carbon is created by tourists and tourism those estimations were wrong.

  • Now carbons really important carbon emissions contribute to global warming.

  • Everybody creates carbon when they use any kind of machinery or any in modern activity.

  • But tourism is creating apparently a lot Maurin fact.

  • 8% of global carbon emissions are being caused by tourism, according to this study, which was published in the journal Nature.

  • Climate change.

  • Okay, well, well, you've looked around and found three words that we can use to talk about this story.

  • What have you found for us?

  • Okay.

  • We have choking globetrotting on cost the earth choking globetrotting and cost the earth interesting.

  • Okay.

  • How?

  • Let's have our first headline then, please.

  • Okay, so we'll go to Joy Online.

  • The headline is tourism is choking the planet choking, stopping from breathing.

  • What can you tell me about him?

  • Yes.

  • So choking the verb to choke its literal meaning is if you're eating something on your food gets stuck in your throat.

  • You can't follow it.

  • Yes, It's never a pleasant experience on you can't breathe.

  • So you start coughing and ah, and someone will hit you on the back Or do a maneuver.

  • Food comes flying out.

  • It's all very dramatic.

  • Eso choking is not nice and it means a blockage in your throat.

  • Okay, We can then expand the idea of this blockage to talk about other things that get could get blocked pipes, roads if there's a lot of traffic.

  • Ah often heard that the roads are choked in rush hour, things like that.

  • So there's no movement.

  • That's right.

  • So if we look at our headline.

  • The the planet is choking.

  • And the reason is tourism.

  • The planet called Marie's in fact is one is trying to say Okay, there's another way of using choke, isn't there when somebody performs badly under pressure?

  • Yes, yes.

  • If you're about to give a speech down, okay?

  • And you're all prepared and then you get on stage and you can't remember what you were supposed to say.

  • Those people are looking at you.

  • You feel awful.

  • You get it wrong.

  • You're embarrassed.

  • Those words won't come out the way you rehearsed them.

  • When we can say that Dan choked.

  • Okay, Stage.

  • It was to be used in a sports environment.

  • Condit.

  • When somebody has a very big moment to do, like a free kick.

  • Yeah, yeah.

  • Oh, yes.

  • Penalty.

  • Yes.

  • So, yes, there's another meeting.

  • And they say, my dear, is that things aren't moving the way they should.

  • Okay, thank you very much.

  • Well, let's not choke on.

  • Our current information will move on to our second headline, please.

  • Science news.

  • Globetrotting tourists are leaving a giant carbon footprint on the earth globe trotting, traveling frequently worldwide.

  • Now, that's a very interesting word.

  • What can you tell me about him?

  • It is a very interesting word.

  • The first thing we should do is break it up into two parts.

  • The first part globe means the earth, the world, the planet, our planet and its shape is round.

  • And that shape is called a globe.

  • Trotting is a verb off movement.

  • If you trot, you move quickly and busily.

  • So it's not quite running.

  • But you're moving.

  • You're on the move a lot.

  • So globetrotting means moving around the world quickly on frequently business travelers.

  • You can call them Globetrotters.

  • So the known form.

  • If you're a globe trotter, you move around the world like you travel a lot internationally to lots of different places.

  • OK, And the base word globetrotting.

  • Is that an adjective or a noun?

  • And they can be both know.

  • Yeah, So here we are, with globetrotting tourists, its user than objective.

  • But you can also use the Jared form.

  • Globetrotting is a problem in terms of the carbon that is produced very nice.

  • Thank you a lot.

  • Right.

  • Let's trot along to our third and final headline, man.

  • Okay, Cosmos, your next holiday might cost the earth.

  • Cost the earth be very expensive.

  • Yes, there's nothing more valuable than our planet.

  • Nothing more expensive than our planet.

  • If you have to pay for something with the whole planet, it's caustic, quite expensive.

  • So it's a really nice idiom that we used to say.

  • Something is very, very, very expensive, especially in terms of if it's affordable for you.

  • So something might cost years because it's more money than you have.

  • Okay, Like a jacket I once bought.

  • Yeah, that a boarding Germany was £200 which at the time was quite a lot for me on it took me a few days to decide when I went back to the shop.

  • Several times.

  • Yeah.

  • This is how important.

  • But I bought it.

  • And actually I wore it nearly every day for eight years.

  • Also became very, very cost efficient.

  • Still got it.

  • Got it.

  • A massive hole in it.

  • I can't wear it, but I can't give it away for where we need a photo way.

  • Do we have any synonyms for this?

  • Yes.

  • Lots of synonyms.

  • For things being expensive.

  • They can cost the earth.

  • They can cost a bomb, something you can cost a packet.

  • It could cost a mint.

  • Or it can cost an arm and a leg.

  • That classic phrase called All Right.

  • So before we recap our vocabulary, let's have a quick look at our social media Challenge.

  • This morning we posted how much carbon a person generates.

  • Is there carbon?

  • Is it a handprint?

  • Be footprint or C face print?

  • How do they do, Katherine?

  • Pretty well this time, Dan.

  • Not many people got it wrong.

  • It is, of course, the carbon footprint, which is answer.

  • Be so well done to everybody.

  • Got that right on Facebook Camera.

  • Hope on Twitter Rock a vendor row.

  • Okay, on on Instagram Sarah Rogic.

  • All God answered so well done, Everyone well done to those three and everybody else who participated.

  • Now can we have a quick recap of the vocabulary?

  • Most definitely.

  • We had choking.

  • Stopping from breathing globetrotting.

  • Traveling frequently worldwide.

  • Cost the earth.

  • Be very expensive.

  • Thank you very much.

  • Now, if you'd like to test yourself on today's vocabulary, there is a quiz that you can take on our website.

  • That's BBC learning english dot com where you'll find videos, more information, extra vocabulary and all sorts of wonderful stuff that we cook up for you in our English kitchen, so make sure you have a good look.

  • Thank you for joining us and good bye.

  • He's a review from BBC Learning English.

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