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Sustainable development word associations, collocations, idomatic expressions, confusing words

What is sustainable development ?

According to wikipedia : Sustainable development is the organizing principle for meeting human development goals while at the same time sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. The desired result is a state of society where living and conditions and resource use continue to meet human needs without undermining the integrity and stability of the natural systems.

To summarize : Sustainable development is the principle according to which humanity continues to evolve while keeping our  earth planet safe 😉

Alright, in this lesson, we’re going to accord a specific attention to some specific words that look alike, but don’t have at all the   same meaning. These words are called confusing words.

Confusing words :

Capitol and Capital

Capital : money with which a business is started

Capitol Parliament building, building in which the US congress meets

Collaborate and Corroborate

Collaborate : work together

Corroborate : Confirm to be true, reinforce, certify

Affluent and effluent

Affluent : Rich, prosperous, wealthy

Effluent : Steam flowing from a river, discharge of sewage of a factory

Indigent and Indigenous

Indigenous : native; belonging to a place; originating from a place

Indigent :  Poor, needy.

Compulsive and Compulsory

Compulsive : uncontrollably urged to act

Compulsory :  Obligatory

Assistance and Assistant

Assistance : aid, help

Assistant : The one who helps


Make collocations with the words given

But first, what is a collocation :p ?

What is a collocation ?

Collocation refers to a group of two or more words that usually go together

List of collocations to learn :

civil society : A civil society is comprised of groups or organizations working in the interest of the citizens but operating outside of the governmental and for-profit sectors. It’s  is the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens.

Non-governmental Organization : A.K.A NGO, a non-profit organization that operates independently of any government, typically one whose purpose is to address a social or political issue.

Sustainable development : economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources.

Urban areas : According to National geographic, an urban area is the region surrounding a city. Mot inhabitants of urban areas have nonagricultural jobs. Urban areas generally include houses, commercial buildings, railways, roads….

it also can refer to towns, cities, and suburbs.

Renewable energy : energy from a source that is not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power.

Examples :

Sustainable development is concerned with society’s needs and well-being in the short, medium and long term.

Non-governmental, non-profit organizations, and voluntary associations make up what is referred to as civil society.

One way to sustain development is to link urban areas with rural ones.

Renewable energies are forms of energy that are renewed as quickly are used (ex. solar energy, wind, etc).

Greenpeace is a Non-governmental Organization that works for environmental conservation and the protection of endangered species

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