The Reading / Listening - Green Energy - Level 0

The UK is using more green energy and fewer fossil fuels. It had its greenest year ever for electricity in 2017. It also broke 13 clean energy records. In June, wind, nuclear and solar power produced more electricity than gas and coal. The UK now has the seventh cleanest energy system in the world.



The UK wants to use less coal and gas to meet greenhouse gas targets. The UK uses too much gas. A charity said: "We have never been cleaner or greener, and we are on [target] for an even better year in 2018." It said climate change is damaging nature and wildlife. Clean energy is the best way to a clean future.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Green Energy - Level 1 Green Energy - Level 2   or  Green Energy - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42495883
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/uk-clean-energy-records-green-britain-2017-climate-change-global-warming-a8130151.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/28/record-year-renewable-energy-low-carbon-sources-top-52pc/


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. The UK is
  2. fewer fossil
  3. It had its greenest
  4. It also broke 13 clean
  5. wind, nuclear and solar
  6. produced more
  7. gas and
  8. the seventh cleanest
  1. year ever
  2. coal
  3. energy records
  4. energy system
  5. electricity
  6. using more green energy
  7. fuels
  8. power

Paragraph 2

  1. The UK wants to use less
  2. We have never
  3. we are on
  4. an even better year
  5. climate
  6. damaging nature and
  7. Clean energy is
  8. a clean
  1. change
  2. the best way
  3. in 2018
  4. future
  5. been cleaner
  6. target
  7. coal and gas
  8. wildlife

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK (1) ___________________ green energy and fewer fossil fuels. (2) ___________________ greenest year ever for electricity in 2017. It (3) ___________________ clean energy records. In June, (4) ___________________ solar power produced more electricity than (5) ___________________. The UK now has the seventh cleanest energy (6) ___________________ world.

The UK wants (7) ___________________ coal and gas to meet greenhouse gas targets. The UK (8) ___________________ gas. A charity said: "We (9) ___________________ cleaner or greener, and we are (10) ___________________ an even better year in 2018." It said climate change is damaging (11) _______________. Clean energy is the best way to (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUKisusingmoregreenenergyandfewerfossilfuels.Ithaditsgreene
styeareverforelectricityin2017.Italsobroke13cleanenergyrecords.I
nJune,wind,nuclearandsolarpowerproducedmoreelectricitythangas
andcoal.TheUKnowhastheseventhcleanestenergysystemintheworld
.TheUKwantstouselesscoalandgastomeetgreenhousegastargets.Th
eUKusestoomuchgas.Acharitysaid:"Wehaveneverbeencleanerorgr
eener,andweareon[target]foranevenbetteryearin2018."Itsaidclima
techangeisdamagingnatureandwildlife.Cleanenergyisthebestwayto
acleanfuture.

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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