7 ‘Conservation’ words you need to know at levels C1 to C2

Conservation is the act of preventing something from being lost, wasted, damaged, or destroyed. It is the protection of the natural environment Do you know the words linked to conservation?

Fill the gap in each sentence with one word or expression from the box. Look up the words in Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries and use the information in the entry to help you.

biodiversity, ecoterrorism, ecotourism, environmentalism, green audit, nature reserve, sanctuary, nature, protection, sustainable, typhoon, waterspout


Fill the gap in each sentence with one word or expression from the box.

1. Much of the site is now a _________________ where you can spot wildlife including foxes, butterflies and buzzards.

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nature reserve

2. The council will conduct a _________________ of its activities in order to fully understand their impact on the environment.

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green audit

3. The deliberate destruction of the forest has been branded an act of ________________.

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ecoterrorism

4. The National Park is a good example of how ________________ can have a positive impact.

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ecotourism

5. There has been a huge rise in youth activism and ____________________.

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environmentalism

6. This island in Dublin Bay was Ireland’s first official bird ____________________.

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sanctuary

7. Visitors to the island are stunned and amazed to see the rich ________________.

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biodiversity

How many did you get? Let us know in the comments!

Want more?

You can build your topic vocabulary with the groups of words related to the environment, such as conservation, in this mini-dictionary.

Why not try our Waste and pollution (C1-C2) vocabulary exercise too? Or try an easier activity with our Conservation (A1-B2) words?

 

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