The resources than can provide energy can be grouped into two main types:
1. Non-renewable resources: can be used only once because they are burnt provide energy. Fossil fuels, like coal, are non-renewable and gradually being depleted (agotados). Once they have been used they cannot be replaced.
2. Renewable resources [rɪ'njʊ:əbəl]: can be used over and over again without being depleted. Sunshine, wind and waves are renewable because they will never run out. They also have the advantage that, as they are not burnt, they don’t cause air pollution.
Use the following links to work out the activity sheet about energy sources.
Renewable [rɪ'njʊ:əbəl]: Listen to here
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