Clean Sydney Waters – level 1

22-02-2021 15:00

Laura Stone is from Australia. She runs tours in the Sydney Harbor. Her tours are special. People travel in kayaks. Kayak is a small boat. It is very light. One person sits in it.

People use a lot of plastic. Rivers, lakes and seas are full of plastic. The Sydney Harbor is dirty, too. Laura does not like it. She has an idea.

People pick up trash from kayaks. People pick up over 180 kilograms of trash every month. The result is fantastic. The Sydney Harbor is clean again.

People enjoy Laura’s tours. They like spending time outside. They exercise and help the natural world, too. People think about plastic in water. They try to use less plastic. They recycle more.

Difficult words: run (to do, make), tour (when people travel around a place), trash (things which people throw away), recycle (when people throw away things and companies make new products from them).

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