Basic+ Word of the Day: environment

environment (noun) LISTEN

The environment is important to me.

We use the word environment to talk about the Earth, and all the plants and animals that live on it.

  • Cars are bad for the environment.

An environment is the place where something lives.

  • The animals are happy in their new environment.

We can also use environment to talk about the people that someone has in their life.

  • Children need a loving environment.

Related words

If something is environmentally friendly, it means that it is good for the environment. For example, “I only buy environmentally friendly shampoo.”

In pop culture

Man is a short film about humans and what we do to the environment. It’s quite scary! What do you think? Is it true?

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