The Reading / Listening - Level 0

California has a very bad drought. Water is at very low levels. The government has tried to stop water running out. Farmers will now help. They will try to use 25 per cent less water. California's leader cut water use in cities by 25 per cent. City people were angry. They wanted farmers and other people to use less water too.



Over 30 million people need water in California. The California water system is the biggest in the world. It has many problems. Too many people want water. Farmers need it to grow food. City people need it to live. Golf course owners and people with swimming pools also use too much water. California’s population will soon be 50 million.

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Sources
  • http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article21701118.html#storylink=cpy
  • http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-water-rights-20150522-story.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_in_California


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

California has a very

a.

leader

2.

Water is at very low

b.

water running out

3.

The government has tried to stop

c.

water

4.

They will try to use 25 per cent

d.

bad drought

5.

California's

e.

in cities

6.

cut water use

f.

levels

7.

farmers and

g.

less water

8.

use less

h.

other people



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Over 30

a.

problems

2.

The California water

b.

much water

3.

the biggest

c.

swimming pools

4.

It has many

d.

be 50 million

5.

Farmers need it to grow

e.

in the world

6.

people with

f.

million people

7.

use too

g.

food

8.

California's population will soon

h.

system

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

California has a (1) ___________________. Water is at very low levels. The government (2) ___________________ water running out. Farmers (3) ___________________. They will try to use 25 per (4) ___________________. California's leader cut water use in cities by 25 per cent. City (5) ___________________. They wanted farmers and other people (6) ___________________ too.

Over 30 million people (7) ___________________ California. The California water system (8) ___________________ the world. It has many problems. Too many (9) ___________________. Farmers (10) ___________________ food. City people need it to live. Golf course owners (11) ___________________ swimming pools also use too much water. California's population will soon (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Californiahasaverybaddrought.Waterisatverylowlevels.Thegovern
menthastriedtostopwaterrunningout.Farmerswillnowhelp.Theywillt
rytouse25percentlesswater.California'sleadercutwateruseincitiesby
25percent.Citypeoplewereangry.Theywantedfarmersandotherpeop
letouselesswatertoo.Over30millionpeopleneedwaterinCalifornia.Th
eCaliforniawatersystemisthebiggestintheworld.Ithasmanyproblem
s.Toomanypeoplewantwater.Farmersneedittogrowfood.Citypeople
needittolive.Golfcourseownersandpeoplewithswimmingpoolsalsou
setoomuchwater.California'spopulationwillsoonbe50million.

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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WRITING

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

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