Teenagers Fight for a Better Future – level 2

05-10-2020 15:00

Ambrose Hayes is a fifteen-year-old boy from Australia, and he is not happy with the Australian government. He says that the government does not work hard enough to stop climate change and its negative effects.

On Fridays, Hayes does not go to school because he protests against the government´s plans. The Australian government wants to get over a difficult year, and it put money into businesses that will make more greenhouse gasses. Young Australians are upset because they cannot vote and make a change. The government is not listening to them.

In other parts of the world, young people protest, too. They join the Fridays for Future movement. On Fridays, they do not go to school, and they take part in events which help the environment. Also, they ask their local governments to stop climate change.

Difficult words: climate change (the change in weather that is happening as a result of the Earth´s warming), greenhouse gas (a gas that causes the Earth´s warming), movement (an official group of people who want to change something).

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