La Pollution - Vocab

A list of vocab for this topic. Thank you Laura Critchley cos I drew pretty extensively on the vocab sheet you put up and added some from the book and some we'd learnt in class.

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La pollution
Masculine nouns
Les effluents Effluents,
discharge
Le polluant Pollutant
Le gaz d'échappement Exhaust
gas
Les chlorofluorocarbones CFCs
(CFC)
Le méthane Methane
Le plomb Lead
Le monoxyde de carbone Carbon
monoxid
e
Le mercure Mercury
L'azote Nitrogen
L'uranium Uranium
L'effet de serre Greenhou
se effect
Le trou Hole (ie.
in the
ozone)
Le carburant Fuel
L'impôt Tax

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Le pot catalytique Catalytic
converter
Le covoiturage Car-shari
ng
Le niveau Level
Le produit chimique Chemical
product
Le problème respiratoire Breathing
problem
L'asthme Asthma
Les hydrocarbures Hydrocar
bons
Le sol Soil
Le cours d'eau Watercou
rse
Le ruisseau Stream
Un égout Sewer
Le réchauffement de la Global
planète warming
Le pétrole brut Crude oil
Le pétrolier Oil tanker
L'oléoduc Oil
pipeline
Le pipeline Oil
pipeline
Le déversement Spillage…read more

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Le mazout Oil
Le littoral Coast
Le navire Ship
Le naufrage Shipwrec
k
Le prélèvement Sample
(water,
soil)
Le bruit Noise
Les dégâts écologiques Environm
ental
damage
L'assainissement Cleaning
up
L'emballage Packagin
g
Le taux d'oxyde de soufre Level of
sulphuric
acid
Les décombres Building
rubbish
Les épluchures Food
rubbish
Le transport aérien Air travel
Un adhérent Member
Le Grenelle Round
table (lol)…read more

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Feminine nouns
Les pluies acides Acid rain
La couche d'ozone Ozone
layer
La bombe aerosol Spray can
La norme The
norm,
standard
La plage Beach
La rivière River
La nappe d'eau Expanse
of water
La marée noire Oil slick
(black
tide)
La plateforme pétrolière Oil rig
Les nuisances sonores Noise
pollution
L'ère industrielle Industrial
era
L'eau douce Fresh
water /
Drinking
water
L'hécatombe Mass
destructi
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La sécheresse Drought
Les décharges industrielles Industrial
waste/dis
charge
Les ordures (ménagères) Househol
d/domes
tic
waste/tra
sh
Les immondices Filth
La circulation routière Road
traffic
La balade Walk
Verbs
Polluer To
pollute
Déclencher To
trigger, to
set off
Analyser To
analyse
Rejeter To reject
Dégager To give
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Limiter To
limit/rest
rict
Suivre de près To
monitor
(situation
)
Nuire à To harm
Souiller To
soil/cont
aminate
Se détériorer To
deteriorat
e
Se déverser dans la mer To flow
into the
sea
Rompre To
break/up
set
Grimper To climb
Bouleverser To upset
Déranger To
disturb
Confier à To
entrust to
Bannir To banish
Élaborer To set
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Avoir la cote To be
very
popular
Adjectives
Radioactif/-ive Radioacti
ve
Nocif/-ive Harmful/
noxious
Étendu(e) Spread
out
Nuisible Harmful
Industrialisé Industriali
sed
Minier/-ière Mining
(adj.)
Littoral(e) Coastal
Potable Drinking
(ie.…read more

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Primordial(e) Very
importan
t,
fundame
ntal
Sensible à Aware of
Gourmand(e) Greedy
Ferroviare Using rail
Fluvial(e) Using
rivers
Puissant(e) Powerful
Adverbs/other
À court terme Short-ter
m
À long terme Long-ter
m
Voire Indeed,
even…read more

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