The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Beef farming hurts the environment. It is ten times more harmful than farming other meat. Cows need 28 times more land and 11 times more water than sheep. They also need 160 times more land than potatoes and rice. Scientists said animal farming causes global warming. Fifteen per cent of greenhouse gas is from farming.



Eating less beef will make our carbon footprint smaller. It is better for the environment than driving less. Cows eat a lot of wheat. We can give the wheat that cows eat to help hungry people. Everyone should think about this carefully. A professor said that eating less beef is very good for the environment.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28409704
  • http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/21/giving-up-beef-reduce-carbon-footprint-more-than-cars
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/21/beef-environmental-impact_n_5599370.html


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 :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Beef farming hurts

a.

more harmful

2.

It is ten times

b.

warming

3.

farming other

c.

cent

4.

Cows need 28

d.

and rice

5.

potatoes

e.

times more land

6.

global

f.

the environment

7.

Fifteen per

g.

gas

8.

greenhouse

h.

meat



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

carbon

a.

people

2.

better for the environment

b.

cows eat

3.

Cows eat a

c.

beef

4.

the wheat that

d.

than driving less

5.

help hungry

e.

the environment

6.

Everyone should think

f.

lot of wheat

7.

eating less

g.

footprint

8.

very good for

h.

about this carefully

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Beef (1) ___________________ environment. It is ten times more harmful (2) ___________________ meat. Cows need 28 times more land and 11 (3) ___________________ than sheep. They also (4) ___________________ more land than potatoes and rice. Scientists said animal farming causes (5) ___________________. Fifteen per cent of (6) ___________________ is from farming.

Eating less beef will make our (7) ___________________ smaller. It is better for the environment (8) ___________________. Cows eat a lot of wheat. (9) ___________________ the wheat                                   (10) ___________________ to help hungry people. Everyone should think (11) ___________________. A professor said that eating less beef is (12) ___________________ environment.





PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Beeffarminghurtstheenvironment.Itistentimesmoreharmfulthan
farmingothermeat.Cowsneed28timesmorelandand11timesmore
waterthansheep.Theyalsoneed160timesmorelandthanpotatoes
andrice.Scientistssaidanimalfarmingcausesglobalwarming.Fifte
enpercentofgreenhousegasisfromfarming.Eatinglessbeefwillma
keourcarbonfootprintsmaller.Itisbetterfortheenvironmentthand
rivingless.Cowseatalotofwheat.Wecangivethewheatthatcowseat
tohelphungrypeople.Everyoneshouldthinkaboutthiscarefully.Apr
ofessorsaidthateatinglessbeefisverygoodfortheenvironment.

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 beef for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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