The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A new product will help us save money. It is a wristband called the Pavlok. It knows how much money we have in the bank. It gives us a small electric shock if we buy something but do not have enough money. In the future, many banks could give the Pavlok to their customers.



The Pavlok is part of the Internet of Things. People like it. Shoppers said it is better than getting a big shock from credit card bills. It is good for people who cannot stop spending - people with no willpower. Many young people buy too many things. They don't think about what is in their bank.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 1 Level 2   or  Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36301778
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/big-spender-bank-give-you-8004336
  • http://www.thememo.com/2016/05/19/putting-the-buzz-back-into-banking-with-electroshock-therapy/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A new
  2. help us
  3. it is a wristband called
  4. It knows how
  5. money we have
  6. It gives us a small electric
  7. do not have enough
  8. give the Pavlok to
  1. much
  2. the Pavlok
  3. their customers
  4. shock
  5. product
  6. money
  7. in the bank
  8. save money

Paragraph 2

  1. part of the Internet
  2. it is better
  3. credit card
  4. cannot stop
  5. people with no
  6. young
  7. buy too
  8. They don't think about what
  1. spending
  2. people
  3. than getting a big shock
  4. many things
  5. is in their bank
  6. bills
  7. of Things
  8. willpower

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A new product will (1) ___________________ money. It is a wristband called the Pavlok. It (2) ___________________ money we have (3) ___________________. It gives us a small electric shock (4) ___________________ something but do not have (5) ___________________. In the future, many banks could give the Pavlok to (6) ___________________.

The Pavlok (7) ___________________ the Internet of Things. People like it. Shoppers (8) ___________________ better than getting (9) ___________________ from credit card bills. It is good for people who (10) ___________________ spending - people with no willpower. Many (11) ___________________ buy too many things. They don't think about what (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Anewproductwillhelpussavemoney.ItisawristbandcalledthePavlok.I
tknowshowmuchmoneywehaveinthebank.Itgivesusasmallelectrics
hockifwebuysomethingbutdonothaveenoughmoney.Inthefuture,m
anybankscouldgivethePavloktotheircustomers.ThePavlokispartofth
eInternetofThings.Peoplelikeit.Shopperssaiditisbetterthangettinga
bigshockfromcreditcardbills.Itisgoodforpeoplewhocannotstopspen
ding-peoplewithnowillpower.Manyyoungpeoplebuytoomanythin
gs.Theydon'tthinkaboutwhatisintheirbank.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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