IELTS Listening Exercise 37 – Microplastics

Difficulty level: Semi Hard

Listen to the recording about microplastics and fill the gaps in the sentences below:


  • The first problem is that micro-plastics act like a ______, attracting other ______ in the water, such as pesticides and ______ retardants.
  • The second problem is that micro-plastics are complex polymers that the body cannot fully ______ down.
  • Scientists have shown that the smallest particles, nano-plastics, can ______ tissue membranes into fish cells. This could damage fish reproduction, ______ and survival skills.

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