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The Solar Impulse 2 airplane made history by flying 6,500 kilometres from Japan to Hawaii. It is solar powered. The plane landed after a 118-hour flight. The pilot tweeted: "Just landed in Hawaii….It's a dream coming true." The flight broke the record for the longest journey made by a solo pilot in an unfuelled plane.



Solar Impulse 2 is flying around the world. It started in Abu Dhabi. It will go to New York, Europe and then back to Abu Dhabi. People will learn about climate change and renewable energy. The co-pilot said: "The most important thing is…to show what we can do with clean technologies." Airplanes make a lot of CO2.

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Sources
  • http://www.newsweek.com/solar-impulse-2-lands-hawaii-eighth-stop-epic-solar-powered-journey-349974
  • http://news.google.com/news/story?cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&topic=w&ncl=dg2XoDApUzlWv6MKAPOClx38SpL1M
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/03/travel/solar-plane-flight/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

made history by

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powered

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It is solar

b.

by a solo pilot

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a 118-

c.

true

4.

Just landed

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hour flight

5.

It's a dream coming

e.

plane

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The flight broke

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flying 6,500 kilometres

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the longest journey made

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the record

8.

an unfuelled

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in Hawaii



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Solar Impulse 2 is flying

a.

back to Abu Dhabi

2.

It started

b.

energy

3.

It will go to New York, Europe and then

c.

around the world

4.

climate

d.

of CO2

5.

renewable

e.

in Abu Dhabi

6.

show what we

f.

change

7.

clean

g.

can do

8.

Airplanes make a lot

h.

technologies


LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The Solar Impulse 2 airplane made (1) ___________________ 6,500 kilometres from Japan to Hawaii. (2) _________________. The plane landed (3) ___________________ flight. The pilot tweeted: "(4) ___________________ Hawaii….It's a dream coming true." The flight (5) ___________________ for the longest journey made by a (6) ___________________ unfuelled plane.

Solar Impulse 2 (7) ___________________ the world. It started in Abu Dhabi. It will go to New York, Europe (8) ______________ Abu Dhabi. People will learn about (9) ___________________ and renewable energy. (10) ___________________: "The most important (11) ___________________ what we can do with clean technologies." Airplanes make (12) __________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

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mJapantoHawaii.Itissolarpowered.Theplanelandedaftera118-ho
urflight.Thepilottweeted:"JustlandedinHawaii….It'sadreamcomingt
rue."Theflightbroketherecordforthelongestjourneymadebyasolopilo
tinanunfuelledplane.SolarImpulse2isflyingaroundtheworld.Itstarte
dinAbuDhabi.ItwillgotoNewYork,EuropeandthenbacktoAbuDhabi.P
eoplewilllearnaboutclimatechangeandrenewableenergy.Theco-pil
otsaid:"Themostimportantthingis…toshowwhatwecandowithcleant
echnologies."AirplanesmakealotofCO2.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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