A better World (PAU September 2008)

Mr. Al Gore, former vice president of the USA was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle against climate change. In 2006, Mr Al Gore started his campaign to fight the effects of global warming. At its centre was his film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” which stars Al Gore himself and was greeted with surprisingly positive press. Since he lost the 2000í elections, Al Gore has been travelling the globe with a computer presentation on global warming. It was at one of those presentations that Gore was convinced to star in a documentary based on his climate slideshow. Producer David Guggenstein directed it, and the movie was ready in little over a year. Al Gore is here to speak with us about the problems of the world environment.

In the following conversation you are going to hear the following words. Read and listen carefully.

Make sure you know what they mean:

Issue · Coal · Slide show · Moviemakers · Regardless · Waste

After the listening exercise you can check your answers by reading the script.

Now read the questions. Read them carefully before listening to the conversation.