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 - Modal Verbs
We can use modal verbs to talk about possibility. We use 'could', 'might' and 'may' to talk about something that is possible in the future but not 100% certain. Look at these examples:
"I'm not sure, maybe we could do something."
"We might score, but there are only 10 minutes left."
We can use 'must' to talk about something that is 100% certain or that we are sure about. Look at these examples:
"You must be joking!"
"It's 10-0! The goalkeeper must be really, really bad!"
We can use 'should' and 'ought to' to give advice or make suggestions. Look at these examples from the comic:
"We ought to recycle our rubbish."
"We shouldn't throw things away."
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.