60% drop in global wildlife: News Review reviews

June 23, 2022

The story

A new report has blamed mankind’s overuse of natural resources for a 60% fall in the global wildlife population in less than 50 years. The conservation charity WWF said most classes of animals had suffered from unbridled consumption, which has triggered a mass extinction


suddenly becomes much lower; declines
 The number of wild animals has plummeted over the last fifty years.
 The boys jumped off the rock and plummeted into the sea.

wiped out
completely destroyed
 Dinosaurs were wiped out long before humans walked the Earth.
 Debate continues as to whether climate change will wipe out human civilisation.

fast and uncontrolled
 Some people have blamed runaway consumption for the loss of wildlife.
 This government aims to deal with runaway inflation.

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  1. Plummet(v) : The number of people who I can trust have plummeted in recent years.
    Runaway(v) : Runaway inflation caused many people living in my country to live in poverty.
    Wipe out(v) : All hopes for better future might be wiped out in 2023 elections.

  2. Your summary and vocabulary are interesting

  3. Love to Hear your voice.

  4. Animal farming is the main cause, way ahead of any other cause, they require 83% of all farmed land, it is not just where the animals are, the mono crops required to feed them takes up vast areas, destroying bio diversity in the process.

  5. All the videos is very cool!

  6. The situation becam more awful than any time

  7. I love Katrine.She speaks very clear and calm.as well as She has an interesting personality.

  8. Ekaterine, you have amazing voice and so good pronouncation.

  9. Reply
    Kulvir Chahal Kulvir Chahal June 23, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Very nice

  10. Is this runaway , plummets are formal or informal word..
    Is it is possible to use in ielts task 2….
    Please reply..

  11. Fantastic

  12. I am always full of energy and never wiped out.

  13. 7:03 " excited to ….. " I can't hear clearly the last word. anyone can help me ?

  14. I want to thank you for all these videos….it helps me a lot🙆‍♀️

  15. BBC learning indeed helpful for me.I would like hear more recent storyline from your team.Thank U.

  16. I love ❤️ music bbc leaning English.

  17. Thank you for the lesson. I didn't know that meaning of the word 'runaway' – I've only heard something like 'runaway success' which has more kind of positive meaning I suppose 🙂

  18. It’s high time to wake up and preserve our wild life and natural resources. What are we going to give our future generations!!!! .They will curse us.

  19. Reply
    Fakhriyya Mammedzade June 23, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Thank u so much! Such a nice video!! Keep it up.

  20. Reply
    Mohammed Alghalbie June 23, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Where is Neil 😪I Will wipe out This show until he's back

  21. Could I ask why the social media challenge isn't included in this video?

  22. Tom, you look great today :)))

  23. Very nice thank you and love you

  24. I'm businessman my business has been growing up rapidly over last 5 years, but this year it's plummeted 10% due to the hyper inflation
    Floods wiped out thousands of homes in western kenya region Mombasa
    In Chicago there are huge winds which are runaway and caused several death

  25. Daaaaaan 😭😭😭

  26. Sad

  27. Thanks)


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