English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

After water and air, it's the most used natural resource in the world. But are we really running out of it?

If so, why? And what happens if we do?

Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

After water and air, it's the most used natural resource in the world. But are we really running out of it?

If so, why? And what happens if we do?

In today's episode we cover:

  • 🌡 What do we use sand for?
  • 🏘 How much sand goes into a house?
  • 🇨🇳 How much sand China uses
  • ⏳ Where does this sand come from?
  • 👮‍♂️ Sand mafias
  • 🤷‍♂️ Can we avoid using sand?
  • 🗼 Sand in Dubai (it doesn't come from where you think it does)

Key vocabulary: Rolling, Dunes, Trekking, Infinite, Implausible, Run out, Pace, Consume, Crucial, Small-fry, Concrete, Asphalt, Aggregate, Runways, Gravel, Foundation, Cubic, Inhabitants, Urbanisation, Phenomenal, Reiterate, Vast, Embarked, Infrastructure, Trucks, Fine, Grains, Spherical, Barefoot, Cement, Angular, Sucks it up, Finite, Emergence, Mafias, Bribing, Turn a blind eye, Extracting, Corrupt, Suck up, Sucked up, Ecosystem, Ecological, Over the course, Outstrips, Particles, Temporary, Reinforce, Clocking in, Imported, Excess, Sink, Bunkers, Gargantuan, Uplifting,

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/is-the-world-really-running-out-of-sand

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Learning English shouldn't be boring. It should open your mind.

English Learning for Curious Minds is a podcast aimed at intermediate level English speakers and above, where listeners learn fascinating things about the world while learning English.

There's no small-talk, no boring grammar exercises or vocabulary drills.

You'll learn English by listening, by hearing real conversations and real English, spoken by native speakers, and at a speed you can understand.

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It's English learning, but for curious minds.

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English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world.

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Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind.

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