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Watch the video and fill the blanks in the summary below.

 

Kevin Barber is building a               aquaponics sytem in his family compound. But notoriously rugged               make transporting fish harder.
To manage our aquaponics system, they share or               the things that we need.
Once the fish are part of the system, the               process can begin. The treated waste from a dunk tank will changed into nutrient-rich               for plants in growbeds. Then the               water is directed into two ponds; One with the fish and another with duckweed.
It doesn’t look too              , though and these ponds ultimately create
an               of food production.

The final piece of the puzzle is               the sun’s rays to empower the whole system. In a rural area in Costa Rica, blackouts are common              , so Barbers rely on a gas-driven generator.
In case of economic crisis, fuel for the generator could be insufficient, so solar energy is the most reliable substitute to set up the system. Off grid               are used to run the aquaponics pump so that the pump can run at               or
on               days.

You can learn some ideas in this video about 'Museum' topic in the speaking section part 2.
Listening to this video seems to be easy, but it is more difficult than you thought to speak fluently including personal experiences/opinions and several examples. These two ingredients, I'm sure, make your speech more convincing.

 

★★Useful expressions & ideas★★

1. There were clothes from the past.
2. I like to wear my jeans.
3. There were from wars.
4. There were bullets and cannons and even uniforms from the soldiers. 「銃弾」「大砲」「制服(軍服)」「兵士」
5. It is good to remember the past and honor the people who died for your country. 「~に敬意を表す」
6. There were antique irons and sewing machines 「旧式のアイロン」「ミシン」
7. The women used to clean the clothes with a washboard. 「洗濯板」
8. There were no modern appliances back then.「現代の電気器具(冷蔵庫・洗濯機・電子レンジなど)」
9. There were mummies from Egypt at the museum.「ミイラ」
10. I was fascinated by those.「~に興味をもつ、魅了される」
11. There were artifacts from the Indians.「芸術品、美術品」
12. The museum is a good place to learn about your past.
13. I tried to imagine my grandparents using some other things that were on display at the museum.


And this video is about "Museum Education".


★★Useful expressions & ideas★★

1. ・・・has redesigned outdoor space into living exhibit.「生きた展示」
2. It welcomes birds, butterflies, and many other living things.「生物」
3. the museum's outdoor campus「屋外キャンパス」
4. plant science 「植物学」
5. Museum scientists come outside to describe plants and insects in the natural setting of this outdoor laboratory.「博物館付き研究者」「植物と昆虫」「自然環境」「屋外研究室」
6. He tells the students how urban development has changed the habitat of turtles like the western pond turtle.「都市の発展が生息地を変えた」
7. The changing habitat is one reason why western pond turtles are disappearing.
8. The open-air exhibit provides contact with nature in a way that city children rarely get. 「屋外展示」「都市の子供たちがめったに得られない」
9. Children can get real-life answers to questions they may have.「現実(なま)の答えを得る」
10. Outdoor classrooms help students understand how the natural world is interconnected and how living things need habitat to survive. 「屋外教室」「自然界」「相互に連結する」
11. The whole musum is opening up an indoor-outdoor experience.「屋内外の経験」

unstable


You can use "unstable" in various topics in the speaking section.

The weather has been unstable recently. 
(最近天気が不安定だ)

Sometimes her emotions become extremely unstable.
(時々彼女の感情は極めて不安定になる)

From a novel:
'She's fine most of the time, but sometimes her emotions become extremely unstable, and when that happens we can't take our eyes off her.'
(ほとんどの時間、彼女は大丈夫だ(安定している)。でも、ときどき彼女の情緒はとても不安定になるんだ、そうなったら、ぼくらは彼女から目を離せないんだ)

emotion = 「感情、情緒」(a strong human feeling)
extremely = 「極めて、とても」(to a very great degree)
take our eyes off ~「~から目をはなす」(直訳:~の外へ視線をもっていく)※off は前置詞「~からはずれて、外へ」

Home discription is sometimes asked in Speaking Part1.
You can learn in this video basic words and expressions about home.



CORRECT ANSWERS (in yesterday's Listening quiz)
1.steam  2.turbine  3.reflect  4.392  5.equivalent  6.fossil fuel  7.emissions 8.wildlife  9.square  10.crawling  11.environmentally  12.enhance  13.boundaries 14.173 15.survival  16.mortality  17.found  18.reproducing  19.utilization 20.400000  21.carbon
 

Watch the video and fill the blanks in the summary below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.



Unlike photovoltaics that convert sunlight to produce electricity, we actually use sunlight onto a boiler to create high-temperature, high-pressure          , which turns a           to generate electricity. The mirrors  are used to           sunlight onto the boiler.  What you’re looking at here is generating
totally           megawatts gross output, which is the           of a medium-sized natural gas plant.
We’ve eliminated the          , using the sun’s energy to make the steam.
You don’t have nuclear waste and you don’t have the CO2           from coal or gas-fired plants. We take huge space and displace a lot of plants and          .
There are thousands of thousands of           miles out here that had
been           with tortoises back in the 40’s and 50’s that no longer have tortoises.
When it comes to trade-offs, the questions is if you can develop a project and still be          responsible and           the environment. When we came on the site within the          , we found roughly           tortoises. Those tortoises were protected in a nursery and there is almost no statistically difference
in the           or           of them.

The tortoises that were rescued are now living with the resident tortoises or they’re           walking along the fence.
The fence is 40 plus square miles wide, and it's the only place where tortoises are          .

We have a project that collects the energy and then converts to electricity in a single location. This is actually a very efficient           of a renewable energy resource. This project will avoid approximately           metric tons of           each year.

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