The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Barack Obama has a new plan to fight climate change, called the Clean Power Plan. He said it would protect America's economy and health. He wants to switch from coal to renewable energies. He wants power plants to cut carbon emissions by 32 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. He said: "This is our moment to get this right and leave something better for our kids….If we don't get climate change right, we may not be able to reverse it."



Obama said the plan would benefit the nation's health. It will stop 3,600 premature deaths and 1,700 heart attacks each year. There will be fewer missed work and school days because of sickness. America could save up to $34 billion a year on health. Not everyone thinks the plan is a good idea. Jeb Bush said it would, "throw countless people out of work, and increase everyone's energy prices".

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Sources
  • http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2015/08/03/obama-climate-change-hillary-clinton-jeb-bush/31049443/
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/us/obama-unveils-plan-to-sharply-limit-greenhouse-gas-emissions.html?_r=0
  • http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-to-unveil-plan-to-cut-carbon-emissions-from-power-production/2895453.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

a new plan to fight climate

a.

to get this right

2.

it would protect America's

b.

energies

3.

He wants to switch

c.

emissions

4.

renewable

d.

change

5.

cut carbon

e.

able to reverse it

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32 per cent below 2005

f.

economy and health

7.

This is our moment

g.

levels by 2030

8.

we may not be

h.

from coal



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

benefit the nation's

a.

because of sickness

2.

It will stop 3,600 premature

b.

attacks each year

3.

1,700 heart

c.

people out of work

4.

fewer missed work and school days

d.

plan is a good idea

5.

America could save up

e.

health

6.

Not everyone thinks the

f.

prices

7.

it would throw countless

g.

deaths

8.

increase everyone's energy

h.

to $34 billion a year

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Barack Obama has (1) ___________________ climate change, called the Clean Power Plan. He said (2) ___________________ America's economy and health. He (3) ___________________ from coal to renewable energies. He wants power plants to cut (4) ___________________ by 32 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. He said: "This is our moment (5) ___________________ and leave something better for our kids….If we don't get climate change right, we may not be able (6) ___________________."

Obama said the plan would benefit (7) ___________________. It will stop 3,600 (8) ___________________ and 1,700 heart attacks each year. There will (9) ___________________ work and school days because of sickness. America (10) ___________________ $34 billion a year on health. Not everyone thinks the plan (11) ___________________. Jeb Bush said it would, "throw countless (12) ___________________, and increase everyone's energy prices".





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

BarackObamahasanewplantofightclimatechange,calledtheCleanPo
werPlan.HesaiditwouldprotectAmerica'seconomyandhealth.Hewant
stoswitchfromcoaltorenewableenergies.Hewantspowerplantstocutc
arbonemissionsby32percentbelow2005levelsby2030.Hesaid:"Thisi
sourmomenttogetthisrightandleavesomethingbetterforourkids….If
wedon'tgetclimatechangeright,wemaynotbeabletoreverseit."Obam
asaidtheplanwouldbenefitthenation'shealth.Itwillstop3,600premat
uredeathsand1,700heartattackseachyear.Therewillbefewermissed
workandschooldaysbecauseofsickness.Americacouldsaveupto$34b
illionayearonhealth.Noteveryonethinkstheplanisagoodidea.JebBus
hsaiditwould,"throwcountlesspeopleoutofwork,andincreaseeveryo
ne'senergyprices".

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 clean energy for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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