“Yeah, it's a huge environmental disaster.”

English Lesson: Yeah, it's a huge environmental disaster.

You're talking with a coworker about a large oil spill. She is talking about how big of a problem it is. You agree, so you say this.

Yeah, it's a huge environmental disaster.

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Yeah

"Yeah" is a more casual way of saying "yes". 

Say this to agree with something that a person said:

Yeah, no problem.

Yeah, I actually did it myself.

You can also say "yeah" when you're going to disagree but you want to make your disagreement sound a little softer.

Yeah, but then it'll be blocking one of the outlets.

"Yeah" sounds less formal than "yes." 

(something) is huge

"Huge" means "very big". Some things that are often described as "huge" are:

  • a huge amount of something
  • a huge animal
  • a huge crowd
  • make a huge difference
  • (something) was a huge success

an environmental disaster

"The environment" means the natural world - the air, oceans, plants and animals, etc. A "disaster" is an event that hurts a lot of people or destroys a lot of things. So an "environmental disaster" is a big event that causes a lot of pollution, hurts a lot of plants and animals, etc.

Some evironmental disasters are:

  • oil spills
  • nuclear power leaks
  • chemical spills