Environment: Advanced IELTS Language

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The list of words below can be used to show the examiner you have talent with language related to the topic of the environment.

The following table of nouns is from my IELTS ebook for part two of the writing test. The ebook also include verbs and adjectives.

Some useful nouns

WordMeaning
biodegradablesomething that is able to decay naturally and harmlessly.
biodiversityrefers to the number and variety of plant and animal species that exist in a particular environmental area or in the world generally.
climatethe weather conditions of a region
climate changethe concept that change is occurring to the earth’s climate. [Many people believe this is based on the influence of people].
deforestationthe process by which the forests are cut down.
desertificationthe process by which fertile land is turned into deserts
fossil fuelsa natural fuel such as coal, gas, or oil formed over long periods of time from the remains of living organisms.
energy conservationsaving energy
environmentthe place where people animals and plants live, also known as the natural world.
extinctionthe complete dying out of species
habitata place where animals and plants live
natural resourcesresources derived from the environment. For example, wood and oil.
renewable energydescribes a form of energy that can be produced as quickly as it is used, such as solar energy.

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