The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A company called Dyson has made an air cleaner for the home. The new air purifier is called the Pure Cool Link. It catches up to 99.95 per cent of pollutants in the home. Pollutants are the things like dust, pollen and smoke. The device needs one hour to clean the air in a room. It checks the air quality to keep it at safe levels. This is great for people with allergies or asthma. The device is linked to an app, so users can control it from anywhere in the world.



Pollution is not just a danger outside the home. James Dyson, the founder of the Dyson company, said: "We think it is polluted outside of our homes, but the air inside can be far worse." Modern homes do not let air or noise in or out. This means the pollutants we create inside the home are trapped. They can be up to five times the levels they are outside the home. The air purifiers will cost between $500 and $650.

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Sources
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/31/dyson-pure-cool-link-air-purifier-wi-fi-internet-of-things
    http://www.newsweek.com/dyson-smart-home-purifier-app-pure-cool-link-442340
    http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/03/dyson-pure-cool-link-tells-you-how-toxic-your-homes-air-is-then-fixes-it/
    http://www.dyson.com


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

an air

a.

it at safe levels

2.

It catches up to 99.95 per cent

b.

control it

3.

The device needs one

c.

with allergies

4.

It checks the air quality to keep

d.

of pollutants

5.

This is great for people

e.

the world

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The device is linked

f.

hour to clean the air

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users can

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cleaner for the home

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anywhere in

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to an app



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Pollution is not just a danger

a.

the home are trapped

2.

the founder

b.

times the levels

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it is polluted outside of

c.

of the Dyson company

4.

the air inside can be

d.

our homes

5.

Modern homes do not let air or

e.

outside the home

6.

the pollutants we create inside

f.

between $500 and $650

7.

They can be up to five

g.

far worse

8.

cost

h.

noise in or out

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A company called Dyson (1) ___________________ air cleaner for the home. The new air purifier (2) ___________________ Pure Cool Link. It catches up to 99.95 per cent of pollutants in the home. Pollutants are the (3) ___________________, pollen and smoke. The device (4) ___________________ to clean the air in a room. It checks the air quality to keep it at safe levels. This is (5) ___________________ with allergies or asthma. The device is linked to an app, so users (6) ___________________ from anywhere in the world.

Pollution (7) ___________________ danger outside the home. James Dyson, the (8) ___________________ Dyson company, said: "We think it is polluted outside (9) ___________________, but the air inside can be far worse." Modern homes do not let air (10) ___________________. This means the pollutants we create inside the home are trapped. They (11) _______________ five times (12) ___________________ are outside the home. The air purifiers will cost between $500 and $650.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AcompanycalledDysonhasmadeanaircleanerforthehome.Thenewair
purifieriscalledthePureCoolLink.Itcatchesupto99.95percentofpollut
antsinthehome.Pollutantsarethethingslikedust,pollenandsmoke.Th
edeviceneedsonehourtocleantheairinaroom.Itcheckstheairqualityt
okeepitatsafelevels.Thisisgreatforpeoplewithallergiesorasthma.The
deviceislinkedtoanapp,souserscancontrolitfromanywhereintheworl
d.Pollutionisnotjustadangeroutsidethehome.JamesDyson,thefound
eroftheDysoncompany,said:"Wethinkitispollutedoutsideofourhome
s,buttheairinsidecanbefarworse."Modernhomesdonotletairornoisei
norout.Thismeansthepollutantswecreateinsidethehomearetrapped.
Theycanbeuptofivetimesthelevelstheyareoutsidethehome.Theairpu
rifierswillcostbetween$500and$650.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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WRITING

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