The Reading / Listening - Zero Waste - Level 0

Is getting ketchup out the bottle difficult? Does the last bit of toothpaste stay in the tube? Does jam stick to the side of the jar? There is now an answer to these problems. Scientists made a very slippery surface for bottles, tubes and jars. Things like glue, paint and cosmetics slide out like water. This will make you a little richer.



Scientists from LiquiGlide made the surface to cut waste and save money. Millions of litres of ketchup, sauces, paint, gels and creams stay in containers. They are thrown away. The new surface will cut this waste. It is part of the zero-waste economy. LiquiGlide said the surface is important and helpful, like the wheel.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Zero Waste - Level 1 Zero Waste - Level 2   or  Zero Waste - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39030055
  • http://indianewengland.com/2017/01/kripa-varanasi-co-founded-liquiglide-closes-16-million-venture-funding/
  • http://liquiglide.com/about-us/


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. getting ketchup
  2. the last bit
  3. stay in the
  4. stick to the side of
  5. There is now an answer
  6. Scientists made a very
  7. Things like glue, paint
  8. slide out
  1. tube
  2. like water
  3. to these problems
  4. of toothpaste
  5. slippery surface
  6. out the bottle
  7. the jar
  8. and cosmetics

Paragraph 2

  1. cut
  2. save
  3. Millions of
  4. sauces, paint, gels
  5. They are thrown
  6. The new surface will
  7. It is part of the zero-
  8. the surface is important
  1. and creams
  2. waste economy
  3. money
  4. cut this waste
  5. waste
  6. and helpful
  7. away
  8. litres of ketchup

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Is getting ketchup (1) ___________________ difficult? Does the last bit of toothpaste (2) ___________________ tube? Does jam stick to the side of the jar? There (3) ___________________ answer to these problems. Scientists (4) ___________________ slippery surface for bottles, (5) ___________________. Things like glue, paint and cosmetics slide out like water. This will make you (6) ___________________.

Scientists from LiquiGlide made the surface (7) ___________________ and save money. Millions of litres of ketchup, sauces, paint, (8) ___________________ stay in containers. They are (9) ___________________. The new surface will cut this waste. It (10) ___________________ the zero-waste economy. LiquiGlide (11) ___________________ is important and helpful, (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Isgettingketchupoutthebottledifficult?Doesthelastbitoftoothpastest
ayinthetube?Doesjamsticktothesideofthejar?Thereisnowananswert
otheseproblems.Scientistsmadeaveryslipperysurfaceforbottles,tub
esandjars.Thingslikeglue,paintandcosmeticsslideoutlikewater.This
willmakeyoualittlericher.ScientistsfromLiquiGlidemadethesurfaceto
cutwasteandsavemoney.Millionsoflitresofketchup,sauces,paint,gel
sandcreamsstayincontainers.Theyarethrownaway.Thenewsurface
willcutthiswaste.Itispartofthezero-wasteeconomy.LiquiGlidesaidt
hesurfaceisimportantandhelpful,likethewheel.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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