The Reading / Listening - Green Energy - Level 1

The UK is using more green energy, like wind, nuclear and solar energy. It is using fewer fossil fuels. New figures show that 2017 was the UK's greenest year ever for electricity. It also had its first coal-free day for 150 years and broke 13 clean energy records. In June, wind, nuclear and solar power produced more electricity than gas and coal for the first time. The UK's power system is now the seventh cleanest in the world.



The UK wants to use less coal, which supplies less than 7 per cent of its electricity. It also wants to use less gas to meet greenhouse gas targets. The UK uses too much gas. A charity is happy that the UK is becoming greener. It said: "We have never been cleaner or greener, and we are on [target] for an even better year in 2018." It added: "Climate change is [damaging] our nature and wildlife, but we are…turning our backs on…fossil fuels [for a] clean future."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Green Energy - Level 0 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. It is using fewer fossil
  2. 2017 was the UK's greenest
  3. It also had its first coal-free
  4. broke 13 clean
  5. wind, nuclear and solar
  6. gas and
  7. The UK's power
  8. the seventh cleanest
  1. energy records
  2. system
  3. fuels
  4. in the world
  5. day for 150 years
  6. power
  7. year ever
  8. coal

Paragraph 2

  1. The UK wants to
  2. meet greenhouse
  3. happy that the UK is
  4. we are on
  5. an even
  6. damaging our nature
  7. we are turning our
  8. a clean
  1. becoming greener
  2. and wildlife
  3. target
  4. future
  5. gas targets
  6. backs
  7. use less coal
  8. better year in 2018

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK is using more green energy, like wind, (1) ___________________ energy. It is using fewer fossil fuels. New figures show that 2017 was the UK's (2) _________________ for electricity. It also had its first (3) ___________________ for 150 years and (4) ___________________ energy records. In June, wind, nuclear (5) ___________________ produced more electricity than gas and coal for the first time. The UK's power system is (6) ___________________ cleanest in the world.

The UK wants to (7) ___________________, which supplies less than 7 per cent of its electricity. It (8) ___________________ use less gas to meet greenhouse gas targets. The UK uses too much gas. A (9) ___________________ that the UK is becoming greener. It said: "We have (10) ___________________ or greener, and we are on [target] for an (11) ___________________ in 2018." It added: "Climate change is [damaging] our nature and wildlife, but we are…turning our (12) ___________________ fuels [for a] clean future."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUKisusingmoregreenenergy,likewind,nuclearandsolarenergy.Iti
susingfewerfossilfuels.Newfiguresshowthat2017wastheUK'sgreene
styeareverforelectricity.Italsohaditsfirstcoal-freedayfor150yearsa
ndbroke13cleanenergyrecords.InJune,wind,nuclearandsolarpower
producedmoreelectricitythangasandcoalforthefirsttime.TheUK'spo
wersystemisnowtheseventhcleanestintheworld.TheUKwantstousel
esscoal,whichsupplieslessthan7percentofitselectricity.Italsowantst
ouselessgastomeetgreenhousegastargets.TheUKusestoomuchgas.
AcharityishappythattheUKisbecominggreener.Itsaid:"Wehaveneve
rbeencleanerorgreener,andweareon[target]foranevenbetteryearin
2018."Itadded:"Climatechangeis[damaging]ournatureandwildlife,
butweare…turningourbackson…fossilfuels[fora]cleanfuture."

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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