The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Adidas has made a sports shoe from ocean garbage. The trainer is part of a project to raise awareness of the big problem of ocean pollution. Adidas has joined with an organisation called Parley, which protects and preserves the Earth's oceans. Parley's founder spoke about the cooperation with Adidas. He said: "Our objective is to boost public awareness and to inspire new collaborations that can contribute to protect and preserve the oceans. We are extremely proud that Adidas is joining us in this mission…to show that it is possible to turn ocean plastic into something cool."



Garbage in the ocean is a huge problem. UNESCO estimates that there are 30,000 pieces of plastic for every square kilometre of ocean. Plastic kills over a million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals every year. Adidas used some of this plastic, as well as illegal fishing nets, to make its new trainer. Adidas says it will be releasing a new trainer made from ocean waste later this year. In another project to help the environment, the sportswear maker said it would stop handing out plastic bags in all its stores across the world. This will happen in the near future.

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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:

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part of a project to raise

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the Earth's oceans

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the big problem

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collaborations

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protects and preserves

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it is possible

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the cooperation

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awareness

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boost public

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into something cool

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inspire new

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awareness

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show that

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with Adidas

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turn ocean plastic

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of ocean pollution



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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a huge

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help the environment

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every square kilometre

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nets

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marine

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out plastic bags

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illegal fishing

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problem

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a new trainer made from ocean

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in the near future

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another project to

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animals

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handing

g.

waste

8.

This will happen

h.

of ocean

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Adidas has made a sports shoe (1) ___________________. The trainer is part of a project to raise awareness of the big (2) ___________________ pollution. Adidas has joined with an organisation called Parley, which (3) ___________________ the Earth's oceans. Parley's founder spoke about the cooperation with Adidas. He said: "Our (4) ___________________ public awareness and to inspire new collaborations that can contribute to protect and preserve the oceans. We are (5) ___________________ that Adidas is joining us in this mission…to show that it is possible to turn ocean plastic (6) ___________________."

Garbage in the ocean is a huge problem. UNESCO (7) ___________________ are 30,000 (8) ___________________ for every square kilometre of ocean. Plastic kills over a million seabirds and 100,000 (9) ___________________ every year. Adidas used some of this plastic, as well as illegal fishing nets, to make its new trainer. Adidas says (10) ___________________ a new trainer made from ocean waste later this year. In another project to help the environment, the sportswear maker said it would (11) ___________________ bags in all its stores across the world. This will happen (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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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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FREE WRITING

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

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