The Reading / Listening - Carbon Footprint - Level 0

Climate scientists say tourism causes over 8 per cent of greenhouse gasses. This figure will increase. Their study looked at the CO2 emissions from transport, hotels, restaurants, shopping, etc. Researchers looked at tourism in 189 countries. They studied the effect of over one million tourism businesses.



Domestic travel caused more CO2 emissions than international travel. Air travel caused the most. The countries with the biggest tourism carbon footprints were the USA, China, India and Germany. Their emissions will increase because more of their citizens will travel. Travelers should cut their carbon footprint to help Earth.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Carbon Footprint - Level 1 Carbon Footprint - Level 2   or  Carbon Footprint - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/tourism-climate-change-carbon-emissions-global-warming-flying-cars-transport-a8338946.html
  • http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/tourism-eight-times-worse-planet-previously-believed
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180507111914.htm


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. climate
  2. tourism causes over
  3. greenhouse
  4. This figure will
  5. CO2
  6. hotels, restaurants,
  7. tourism
  8. over one million tourism
  1. gasses
  2. emissions
  3. businesses
  4. in 189 countries
  5. scientists
  6. increase
  7. shopping, etc.
  8. 8 per cent

Paragraph 2

  1. domestic
  2. caused more CO2
  3. air travel
  4. countries with the
  5. carbon
  6. Their emissions will
  7. more of their
  8. cut their carbon footprint to
  1. increase
  2. help Earth
  3. footprints
  4. travel
  5. citizens will travel
  6. caused the most
  7. biggest tourism
  8. emissions

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Climate scientists (1) ___________________ over 8 per cent of greenhouse gasses. (2) ___________________ increase. Their study (3) ___________________ CO2 emissions from transport, (4) __________________, etc. Researchers looked at tourism in 189 countries. They (5) ___________________ of over one million tourism businesses.

Domestic (6) ___________________ CO2 emissions than international travel. Air travel (7) ___________________. The countries (8) ___________________ tourism carbon footprints were the USA, China, India and Germany. Their emissions will increase because (9) ___________________ citizens will travel. Travelers (10) ___________________ carbon footprint to help Earth.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Climatescientistssaytourismcausesover8percentofgreenhousegass
es.Thisfigurewillincrease.TheirstudylookedattheCO2emissionsfrom
transport,hotels,restaurants,shopping,etc.Researcherslookedattou
rismin189countries.Theystudiedtheeffectofoveronemilliontourismb
usinesses.DomestictravelcausedmoreCO2emissionsthaninternatio
naltravel.Airtravelcausedthemost.Thecountrieswiththebiggesttouri
smcarbonfootprintsweretheUSA,China,IndiaandGermany.Theiremi
ssionswillincreasebecausemoreoftheircitizenswilltravel.Travelerssh
ouldcuttheircarbonfootprinttohelpEarth.

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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