World Water Day is 22 March. This video explores the global water crisis, and how we can help everybody gain access to safe drinking water.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I think we as an unity can make a change, everyone can make a diffrent. For instanse save water in the taucet while washing. We utse to buy much clothing also and instegs om wearing them they become useless laying in the clothet. To provide clothing much energy is needed and much water. If we bought less clothings we could actually decrease water crisis and raise the projekt to an international level.

We value the drinking water. Everyone should not waste excess water

I'm not totally sure that anyone has already invented a rainwater cleaning system. I mean some kind of mechanism may be able to collect rainwater and turning its hydroxyl radiclas into drinkable water.
I really don't know if there is such a thing. But it could be useful enough by decreasing the water crisis's predicaments in aroud the world.

On governments. They have to provide a large amount of money no more than once, for a lifetime, to their nations for environmental scientists to make a kind of wastewater unit that will change the dirty water for clean water.

Even though they have sent many water tanks since many years ago to these areas all over the world. The crisis continues and does not stop completly and the solutions are just damp cloths. Therefore, the remedy lies in using public funds for the development of environmental engineering. This science should be responsible with building a water purification system.

In this sentence, Most British people wouldn't fall for the spaghetti trick today taken from the second paragraph of an article about april's fool on this site.
and in another sentence, The speaker in the recording has an American accent, and perhaps the way she pronounces 'can't' is less familiar to you than the way someone from the UK would pronounce it.
I think the use of the model verb 'Would' is a probability and an expectation about what we commanly and normally expect people to do, right ?
Can we also use 'Will' instead of would in these sentences ?

Hello SonuKumar,
Replacing 'would' with 'will' here changes the meaning from a hypothetical sense to a real (likely) situation. We would only say '...people won't fall...' if we had reason to think that the trick would be performed again.

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When i looking at the video i understand how people have difficulties to get water which is essential for live. To help solve the crisis i avoid spending water by closing the tap after using water. To contribute by giving money to help NGO's association to provide water to an area needed . Government should help to create committee to look for.

Hello Kirk,

I found a mistake in the third paragraph of the transcript first sentence. I think it would be wrote " time spent gathering water is time they CAN instead of CAN'T as previously mentioned. please can you check?

Hello ADELE,
The transcript is correct. The meaning here is that when the family is busy gathering water, they do not have time to do other things, so 'can't' is the correct form.
The speaker in the recording has an American accent, and perhaps the way she pronounces 'can't' is less familiar to you than the way someone from the UK would pronounce it.

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