The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Adidas has made a sports shoe from ocean garbage. It hopes this will raise awareness of the problem of ocean pollution. Adidas has joined with an organisation called Parley, which protects the Earth's oceans. Parley's founder said: "Our objective is to boost public awareness and to…protect and preserve the oceans. We are extremely proud that Adidas is joining us…to show that it is possible to turn ocean plastic into something cool."



Garbage in the ocean is a huge problem. There are 30,000 pieces of plastic for every square kilometre of ocean. This kills a million seabirds and 100,000 sea animals every year. Adidas used this plastic to make its new trainer. Adidas says it will release the new trainer later this year. In another environmentally friendly project, the sportswear maker will stop using plastic bags in its stores across the world. This will happen soon.

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Sources
  • http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/from-trash-to-treasure-adidas-designs-shoes-made-of-ocean-garbage/
  • http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/27495/20150706/recycled-ocean-waste-adidas-parley-design-shoe-from-garbage.htm
  • https://news.google.com/news/story?cf=all&ned=uk&hl=en&topic=snc&ncl=dR-Rlxfsi_LAlMMzkJMcZh5SZBTWM


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

raise

a.

preserve the oceans

2.

the problem

b.

awareness

3.

protects the

c.

possible

4.

Our objective is to boost

d.

of ocean pollution

5.

protect and

e.

into something cool

6.

extremely

f.

Earth's oceans

7.

show that it is

g.

proud

8.

turn ocean plastic

h.

public awareness



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Garbage in the ocean is

a.

friendly

2.

for every square

b.

a million seabirds

3.

This kills

c.

the world

4.

it will release the new trainer later

d.

a huge problem

5.

environmentally

e.

this year

6.

stop using

f.

soon

7.

stores across

g.

kilometre of ocean

8.

This will happen

h.

plastic bags

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Adidas has made a sports (1) ___________________ garbage. It hopes this will raise awareness of the problem (2) ___________________. Adidas has joined with an organisation called Parley, (3) ___________________ Earth's oceans. Parley's founder said: "Our objective (4) ___________________ awareness and to… (5) ___________________ the oceans. We are extremely proud that Adidas is joining us…to show that it is possible to turn ocean plastic (6) ___________________."

Garbage in the ocean (7) ___________________. There are 30,000 pieces of plastic (8) ___________________ kilometre of ocean. This kills a million seabirds and 100,000 sea animals every year. Adidas (9) ___________________ make its new trainer. Adidas says it will release the new trainer later this year. In (10) ___________________ friendly project, the sportswear maker will stop (11) ___________________ in its stores across the world. This (12) ___________________.





OCEAN POLLUTION SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about ocean pollution in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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b)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about ocean pollution for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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