28 | Natural Resources

Today you will learn 5 new English words related to "Natural Resources"

TODAY’S TOPIC: “Natural Resources”

Understanding the world around you is vital, and for you as an ESL learner, “natural resources” are a key topic! “Natural resources” are often deeply woven into cultural identities and traditions. Learning vocabulary associated with “natural resources” allows you to appreciate diverse ways of life and connect with local communities on a deeper level. Today’s vocabulary words will help you be able to engage in more meaningful conversations about “natural resources”. So, let’s jump right in!


1 | Depletion

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: The gradual reduction or exhaustion of a resource.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Deforestation contributes to the depletion of valuable timber resources.

    2. We need sustainable practices to avoid the depletion of clean water sources.

    3. Responsible consumption can slow down the depletion of fossil fuels.

2 | Conservation

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: The protection and responsible management of natural resources.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Conservation efforts aim to preserve endangered species and their habitats.

    2. Sustainable farming practices contribute to soil conservation.

    3. Recycling and reducing waste are important aspects of conservation.

3 | Renewable

  • Part of speech: Adjective

  • Definition: Able to be naturally replenished over a relatively short period.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Solar and wind power are examples of renewable energy sources.

    2. Planting trees contributes to the renewal of renewable resources like forests.

    3. Investing in renewable energy sources is crucial for a sustainable future.

4 | Non-renewable

  • Part of speech: Adjective

  • Definition: Unable to be naturally replenished on a human timescale.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Oil and coal are examples of non-renewable resources.

    2. Finding alternatives to non-renewable resources is essential for long-term sustainability.

    3. Transitioning to renewable energy sources reduces our reliance on non-renewable ones.

5 | Sustainability

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: The ability to maintain a certain level or rate of something, especially without depleting resources.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Sustainable agriculture aims to meet our needs without harming the environment.

    2. Finding sustainable ways to manage resources is vital for future generations.

    3. Our lifestyles need to become more sustainable to preserve the planet for the future.


The delicate balance of our planet depends heavily on how we interact with its natural resources. While renewable resources like sunlight and wind offer hope for a sustainable future, our reliance on non-renewable resources like fossil fuels poses a significant threat. The depletion of these resources not only impacts the environment but also raises concerns about long-term energy security. Fortunately, practices like conservation and investing in renewable energy sources offer a path forward. By embracing sustainable practices and utilizing renewable resources, we can ensure a future where humanity and nature thrive in harmony, leaving a legacy of responsible stewardship for generations to come.

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