The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Londoners will get a $30 fine for not turning off their engine. This is to lower pollution. In April, motorists must turn off their engines. If they do not, the fines will start. People complained about the air quality. London has the most air pollution deaths in Britain. The government will do its best to reduce pollution.



The government wants people to keep driving. This is important for people to make money. People should understand the effect idling has on the environment. A motoring group is not happy with the fine. It said it's just for the government to get money. It said old vehicles that idle should get fines, and not new cars.

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Sources
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/11490974/Visitors-to-West-End-face-20-fines-for-leaving-engines-on.html
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-31989916
  • http://www.businesscar.co.uk/news/2015/westminster-council-impose-fines-for-idling-motorists


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

a $30 fine for not turning

a.

deaths in Britain

2.

This is to

b.

its best

3.

motorists must turn

c.

off their engine

4.

the fines will

d.

pollution

5.

People complained

e.

off their engines

6.

the most air pollution

f.

about the air quality

7.

The government will do

g.

lower pollution

8.

reduce

h.

start



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The government wants people

a.

group

2.

important for people to make

b.

should get fines

3.

People should understand the

c.

money

4.

A motoring

d.

to get money

5.

not happy

e.

cars

6.

for the government

f.

effect idling has

7.

old vehicles that idle

g.

with the fine

8.

new

h.

to keep driving

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Londoners will (1) ___________________ for not turning off their engine. This is (2) ___________________. In April, motorists must (3) ___________________ engines. If they do not, the fines will start. People complained about (4) ___________________. London (5) ___________________ air pollution deaths in Britain. The government will do its best (6) ___________________.

The government wants people (7) ___________________. This is important for people (8) ___________________. People should understand (9) ___________________ has on the environment. A motoring group (10) ___________________ the fine. It said it's just for the government (11) ___________________. It said old vehicles that (12) ___________________ fines, and not new cars.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Londonerswillgeta$30finefornotturningofftheirengine.Thisistolower
pollution.InApril,motoristsmustturnofftheirengines.Iftheydonot,the
fineswillstart.Peoplecomplainedabouttheairquality.Londonhasthem
ostairpollutiondeathsinBritain.Thegovernmentwilldoitsbesttoreduc
epollution.Thegovernmentwantspeopletokeepdriving.Thisisimport
antforpeopletomakemoney.Peopleshouldunderstandtheeffectidling
hasontheenvironment.Amotoringgroupisnothappywiththefine.Itsai
dit'sjustforthegovernmenttogetmoney.Itsaidoldvehiclesthatidlesho
uldgetfines,andnotnewcars.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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f)

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WRITING

Write about idling for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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