Nível Fluente › Reduce Deforestation!

Dialog: "
Burning of the forests has contributed to increases in global atmospheric carbon dioxide levels."

A verbal is a word formed from a verb, but functioning as a different part of speech. In this lesson we'll focus on the use of a verb in the -ing form functioning as a noun. In other words, using the gerund form of a verb as a noun means it is the "act" of doing something, and therefore represents the subject of the sentence.


  • Jogging is my favorite form of exercise.
  • Borrowing money is usually a mistake.
  • Fighting among siblings often puts parents in a difficult position.
  • In some countries stealing is punishable by the cutting off the thief's hand.

Sobre esta aula

The Amazon rainforest is considered the lungs of Planet Earth. It represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and it comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. If deforestation continues it could lead to catastrophic consequences for the world’s climate. In today’s lesson Ashley and Josh discuss an article taken from BBC News online that talks about one country’s effort to help reduce the deforesting of the Amazon.

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