Don't throw that away!
At the beginning of the story, the team think that environmental problems are caused by factories, car drivers and big businesses. They don't realise that they can be more environmentally friendly, too. In this first activity, think about different actions you can do in your everyday life and decide if they are helpful to the environment or harmful to the environment.
Grammar - Pronouns
We often use pronouns to avoid repeating the same word in our writing or when we are speaking. There are many different types of pronouns. Pronouns include: he, she, it, we, they, his, their, who, one and ones. There were a few examples in the comic, in the first two examples the noun is replaced with the pronoun 'it'. It's not necessary to repeat the noun again and again:
"She probably wants us to tidy this place up!" "Yeah, it's a bit of a mess!"
"I always recycle paper so it can be used again."
In this example, the noun is replaced with ones because the noun 'sandals' is plural. We often use 'one' or 'ones' to substitute countable nouns so we don't need to repeat them:
Rini: "I need some new sandals. Do you want to come to the shopping centre?" Santi: "Do you really need some new ones. You only bought those ones last week." Rini: "I've seen some really cool ones in my favourite shop."
Now, have a look at the activity below to check your understanding. If you want to know more, check out the Grammar Pages on our Learn English website.
"They want us to show how we can be more environmentally friendly."
"It's the factories and cars that make all the pollution."
Have a go at the activity below and see if any of the words or expressions are new for you.