Improve your English vocabulary and listening in just six minutes!
When music bands tour, it comes at a cost to the environment. Huge amounts of carbon are generated when the musicians and fans travel the world to attend a gig. But now some bands are trying to develop a blueprint for performers and artists who want to continue what they do but reduce their environmental impact. In 6 Minute English we discuss some of the ideas and teach some useful related vocabulary.

This week’s question:
One British band recently announced they would stop going on tour until they were 100% carbon neutral, but which band? Was it:

a) The 1975
b) The Rolling Stones
c) Coldplay

Watch the video to find out the answer.


carbon footprint
the amount of carbon dioxide or CO2 released into the atmosphere as a result of your everyday activities.

turn down
reject or refuse an offer of something

a precarious situation
a situation where things could become difficult or dangerous

do the right thing
do what is most fair, ethical or just.

live concert played by a music band

the (national) grid
the network supplying electrical power across a country

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