The Reading / Listening - Level 2

A technology company has made a new air cleaner for the home. The company is called Dyson. Its new air purifier is called the Pure Cool Link. The purifier captures up to 99.95 per cent of pollutants in the home. Pollutants are the things like dust, smells, chemicals, pollen and smoke. The device cleans the air in a room in an hour. It also checks the air quality to automatically keep it at safe levels. This is great for people who have allergies or for those with asthma. The device can be linked to an app so that users can control it from anywhere in the world.



Pollution is a growing problem. Most of us think it is only 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." The lead designer at Dyson explained why this can happen. He said: "Modern homes have been built to be more sealed against noise and trap heat, which means the pollutants we create inside the home are also trapped and build up to levels up to five times more polluted indoors than out." The air purifiers will be on sale for 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.

A technology company has made a new air

a.

an app

2.

The purifier captures up

b.

quality

3.

Pollutants are the things

c.

in the world

4.

It also checks the air

d.

cleaner for the home

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automatically keep it at

e.

like dust

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great for people who

f.

safe levels

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The device can be linked to

g.

have allergies

8.

anywhere

h.

to 99.95% of pollutants



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Pollution is a

a.

outside the home

2.

a danger

b.

heat

3.

the founder of

c.

growing problem

4.

the air inside can

d.

why this can happen

5.

The lead designer at Dyson explained

e.

times more polluted

6.

sealed against noise and trap

f.

on sale

7.

up to five

g.

be far worse

8.

The air purifiers will be

h.

the Dyson company

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A technology company has (1) ___________________ cleaner for the home. The company is called Dyson. Its new air purifier is called the Pure Cool Link. The purifier (2) ___________________ 99.95 per cent of pollutants in the home. Pollutants are (3) ___________________, smells, chemicals, pollen and smoke. The device cleans the air in a room (4) ___________________. It also checks the air quality to automatically keep it at safe levels. This is (5) ___________________ who have allergies or for those with asthma. The device can be (6) ___________________ so that users can control it from anywhere in the world.

Pollution is (7) ___________________. Most of us think it is only a danger outside the home. James Dyson, the founder of the Dyson company, said: "We think (8) ___________________ outside of our homes, but the air inside (9) ___________________." The lead designer at Dyson explained why this can happen. He said: "Modern homes have been built to (10) ___________________ against noise and trap heat, which means the pollutants we create inside the home (11) ___________________ and build up to levels up to five times more polluted indoors than out." The air purifiers will be on (12) ___________________ $500 and $650.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Atechnologycompanyhasmadeanewaircleanerforthehome.Thecom
panyiscalledDyson.ItsnewairpurifieriscalledthePureCoolLink.Thepu
rifiercapturesupto99.95percentofpollutantsinthehome.Pollutantsar
ethethingslikedust,smells,chemicals,pollenandsmoke.Thedevicecle
anstheairinaroominanhour.Italsocheckstheairqualitytoautomaticall
ykeepitatsafelevels.Thisisgreatforpeoplewhohaveallergiesorforthos
ewithasthma.Thedevicecanbelinkedtoanappsothatuserscancontroli
tfromanywhereintheworld.Pollutionisagrowingproblem.Mostofusthi
nkitisonlyadangeroutsidethehome.JamesDyson,thefounderoftheDy
soncompany,said:"Wethinkitispollutedoutsideofourhomes,buttheai
rinsidecanbefarworse."TheleaddesigneratDysonexplainedwhythisc
anhappen.Hesaid:"Modernhomeshavebeenbuilttobemoresealedag
ainstnoiseandtrapheat,whichmeansthepollutantswecreateinsidethe
homearealsotrappedandbuilduptolevelsuptofivetimesmorepolluted
indoorsthanout."Theairpurifierswillbeonsaleforbetween$500and$6
50.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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Answers

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