The Reading / Listening - Level 1

The Solar Impulse 2 airplane has made history by flying 6,500 kilometres from Japan to Hawaii. Solar panels cover the plane. They make power from the sun's rays. Maybe all airplanes in the future will do this. Solar Impulse 2 landed after a 118-hour flight. The pilot tweeted about his feelings. He wrote: "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 using solar power. It started in Abu Dhabi. It will fly to New York, before going to Europe and then back to Abu Dhabi. The project will raise awareness about climate change and renewable energy. The co-pilot told a newspaper that: "The most important thing isn't to make world records. It's to show what we can do with clean technologies." Airplanes create 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/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Solar panels cover

a.

118-hour flight

2.

They make power from

b.

the record

3.

Solar Impulse 2 landed after a

c.

the plane

4.

The pilot tweeted

d.

plane

5.

It's a dream

e.

about his feelings

6.

The flight broke

f.

coming true

7.

the longest journey made

g.

the sun's rays

8.

in an unfuelled

h.

by a solo pilot



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

flying around the world

a.

before going to Europe

2.

It started in

b.

energy

3.

It will fly to New York,

c.

technologies

4.

raise

d.

using solar power

5.

climate change and renewable

e.

lot of CO2

6.

world

f.

Abu Dhabi

7.

what we can do with clean

g.

records

8.

Airplanes create a

h.

awareness

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The Solar Impulse 2 airplane has made (1) _________________ 6,500 kilometres from Japan to Hawaii. (2) _________________ the plane. They make (3) ___________________ sun's rays. Maybe all airplanes in the future will do this. Solar Impulse 2 landed after (4) ___________________. The pilot tweeted about his feelings. He wrote: "Just landed in Hawaii….It's a dream coming true." (5) ___________________ record for the longest journey made by a solo pilot in (6) ___________________.

Solar Impulse 2 is flying around the world (7) _______________. It started in Abu Dhabi. It will fly to New York, before going to Europe (8) ___________________ Abu Dhabi. The project will raise awareness about climate change (9) __________________. The co-pilot told a newspaper that: "(10) ___________________ isn't to make world records. (11) ___________________ we can do with clean technologies." Airplanes (12) _________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheSolarImpulse2airplanehasmadehistorybyflying6,500kilometres
fromJapantoHawaii.Solarpanelscovertheplane.Theymakepowerfro
mthesun'srays.Maybeallairplanesinthefuturewilldothis.SolarImpuls
e2landedaftera118-hourflight.Thepilottweetedabouthisfeeling
s.Hewrote:"JustlandedinHawaii….It'sadreamcomingtrue."Theflight
broketherecordforthelongestjourneymadebyasolopilotinanunfuelle
dplane.SolarImpulse2isflyingaroundtheworldusingsolarpower.Itsta
rtedinAbuDhabi.ItwillflytoNewYork,beforegoingtoEuropeandthenba
cktoAbuDhabi.Theprojectwillraiseawarenessaboutclimatechangean
drenewableenergy.Theco-pilottoldanewspaperthat:"Themostimpo
rtantthingisn'ttomakeworldrecords.It'stoshowwhatwecandowithcle
antechnologies."AirplanescreatealotofCO2.

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 solar power for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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