The Reading / Listening - Carbon Footprint - Level 3

Climate scientists from the University of Sydney in Australia say tourism causes over 8 per cent of greenhouse gasses. They also say that this figure will continue to increase because the tourism industry is growing. Their study looked at the carbon footprint of many different areas of tourism. It studied the CO2 emissions from transport, events, hotels, restaurants and shopping. It even researched the carbon emissions from producing souvenirs. The researchers spent 18 months conducting the research. They included the tourist activities of 189 countries. Researcher Dr Arunima Malik said her team analyzed the impact on the environment of over one million businesses involved in tourism.



The researchers said domestic travel was a bigger cause of CO2 emissions than international or business travel. Air travel was the largest part of tourism's footprint. The researchers said flying would continue to increase global emissions as more people in the world become richer. The countries causing the most harm were the biggest and richest nations. The USA, China, India and Germany had the largest tourism carbon footprints. Their carbon emissions will continue to increase as more of their citizens travel. The researchers encouraged holiday-makers and travelers to try and reduce their carbon footprint when on vacation so their travel causes less harm to the planet.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Carbon Footprint - Level 0 Carbon Footprint - Level 1   or  Carbon Footprint - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. CARBON FOOTPRINT: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about carbon footprints. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       climate / scientists / greenhouse gas / tourism / industry / emissions / shopping /
       domestic / travel / international / harm / carbon footprint / holiday-makers / planet
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. GOOD/BAD: Students A strongly believe tourism is good for the planet; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. AREAS: How can these different areas reduce their carbon footprint? Will they do this? Why (not)? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

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5. GAS: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "gas". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. TOURISM: Rank these with your partner. Put the best things about tourism at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • meet nice people
  • sit on a beach
  • get away from home
  • see the world
  • you can relax
  • learn about culture
  • take photos
  • eat delicious food

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. climate a. A number, especially one which is part of statistics.
      2. figure b. The gasses and pollution that come out of cars and factories.
      3. industry c. The weather in an area over a long time.
      4. emissions d. Looked at and checked something carefully.
      5. souvenirs e. Things people buy when they go on holiday to remind them of that place.
      6. analyzed f. The change one thing has on another thing; effect.
      7. impact g. An area of economic or business activity.

    Paragraph 2

      8. domestic h. Hurt or damage.
      9. cause i. People from a country (or from a town or city).
      10. nations j. Gave support, confidence, or hope to someone.
      11. citizens k. Being or happening inside a country; not foreign or international.
      12. encouraged l. Make something happen.
      13. reduce m. Make smaller or lower.
      14. harm n. Countries.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Scientists said Australia's tourism carbon footprint is very big.     T / F
  2. Scientists said the size of tourism's carbon footprint would get smaller.    T / F
  3. The research took one-and-a-half years.     T / F
  4. The researchers looked at 500,000 businesses related to tourism.     T / F
  5. International travel causes more C02 emissions than domestic travel.     T / F
  6. Air travel was the biggest part of tourism's carbon footprint.     T / F
  7. Germany was one of the countries with the biggest carbon footprint.    T / F
  8. Researchers suggested tourists reduce their carbon footprint.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. causes
  2. figure
  3. growing
  4. producing
  5. analyzed
  6. cause
  7. continue
  8. encouraged
  9. reduce
  10. harm
  1. source
  2. making
  3. lower
  4. number
  5. carry on
  6. increasing
  7. damage
  8. creates
  9. urged
  10. examined

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. climate
  2. tourism causes over 8 per cent
  3. this figure will continue
  4. CO2
  5. over one million businesses
  6. domestic
  7. air travel was the largest
  8. holiday-
  9. when on
  10. causes less harm
  1. to the planet
  2. emissions
  3. involved in tourism
  4. vacation
  5. of greenhouse gasses
  6. makers
  7. scientists
  8. part
  9. travel
  10. to increase

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
areas
tourist
causes
involved
souvenirs
impact
figure
conducting

Climate scientists from the University of Sydney in Australia say tourism (1) ____________ over 8 per cent of greenhouse gasses. They also say that this (2) ____________ will continue to increase because the tourism industry is growing. Their study looked at the carbon footprint of many different (3) ____________ of tourism. It studied the CO2 emissions from transport, events, hotels, restaurants and shopping. It even researched the carbon emissions from producing (4) ____________. The researchers spent 18 months (5) ____________ the research. They included the (6) ____________ activities of 189 countries. Researcher Dr Arunima Malik said her team analyzed the (7) ____________ on the environment of over one million businesses (8) ____________ in tourism.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
part
citizens
nations
harm
domestic
reduce
richer
continue

The researchers said (9) ____________ travel was a bigger cause of CO2 emissions than international or business travel. Air travel was the largest (10) ____________ of tourism's footprint. The researchers said flying would continue to increase global emissions as more people in the world become (11) ____________. The countries causing the most harm were the biggest and richest (12) ____________. The USA, China, India and Germany had the largest tourism carbon footprints. Their carbon emissions will (13) ____________ to increase as more of their (14) ____________ travel. The researchers encouraged holiday-makers and travelers to try and (15) ____________ their carbon footprint when on vacation so their travel causes less (16) ____________ to the planet.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) this figure will continue to increase because the tourism ______ growing
     a.  industries
     b.  industries is
     c.  industry is
     d.  industrials
2)  It even researched the carbon emissions from ______
     a.  produce in souvenirs
     b.  produced in souvenirs
     c.  producing souvenir
     d.  producing souvenirs
3)  They included the tourist ______ 189 countries
     a.  activities off
     b.  activities of
     c.  activity of
     d.  active it is of
4)  Researcher Dr Arunima Malik said her team analyzed the ______ environment
     a.  impact on the
     b.  impacted on the
     c.  impacts on the
     d.  impacting the
5)  over one million businesses ______ tourism
     a.  involve don
     b.  involve din
     c.  involved on
     d.  involved in

6)  The researchers said domestic travel was a bigger ______ emissions
     a.  caused of CO2
     b.  case of CO2
     c.  cause of CO2
     d.  causal of CO2
7)  The countries causing the most harm were the biggest and ______
     a.  richest nationals
     b.  richest nation
     c.  rich its nations
     d.  richest nations
8)  Their carbon emissions will continue to increase as more of their ______
     a.  citizens travels
     b.  citizens traveler
     c.  citizens travel
     d.  citizen travel
9)  The researchers encouraged holiday-makers ______
     a.  and traveler
     b.  and travelers
     c.  and travels
     d.  and travel are
10)  reduce their carbon footprint when on vacation so their travel ______
     a.  causes less harm
     b.  causes lest harm
     c.  cause less harm
     d.  cause lest harm

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Climate scientists from the University of Sydney in Australia (1) ___________________ over 8 per cent of greenhouse gasses. They also say that this figure will continue to increase because (2) ___________________ is growing. Their study looked at the carbon footprint of many different areas of tourism. It studied (3) ___________________ from transport, events, hotels, restaurants and shopping. It even researched the carbon emissions (4) ___________________. The researchers spent 18 months conducting the research. (5) ___________________ tourist activities of 189 countries. Researcher Dr Arunima Malik said her team analyzed the impact on the environment of (6) ___________________ businesses involved in tourism.

The researchers said domestic travel was (7) ___________________ of CO2 emissions than international (8) ___________________. Air travel was the largest part of tourism's footprint. The researchers said flying would continue to increase global emissions (9) ___________________ in the world become richer. The countries causing the (10) ___________________ the biggest and richest nations. The USA, China, India and Germany had the largest tourism carbon footprints. Their carbon emissions will continue to increase as more of (11) ___________________. The researchers encouraged holiday-makers and travelers to try and reduce their carbon footprint when on vacation so their travel (12) ___________________ to the planet.

Comprehension questions

  1. Which university are the climate scientists from?
  2. What is growing that will cause greenhouse gasses to increase?
  3. What did researchers look at CO2 emissions from the production of?
  4. How long did the research take?
  5. How many businesses did researchers analyze?
  6. What was a bigger cause of CO2 emissions than international travel?
  7. What was the largest part of tourism's carbon footprint?
  8. What did the article say more people in the world would become?
  9. What did researchers encourage people to do?
  10. What do researchers want less harm done to?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Which university are the climate scientists from?
a) Sao Paolo
b) Sofia
c) Sydney
d) Seattle
2) What is growing that will cause greenhouse gasses to increase?
a) tourism
b) the climate
c) travel to Australia
d) the size of airplanes
3) What did researchers look at CO2 emissions from the production of?
a) souvenirs
b) methane
c) tourists
d) shops
4) How long did the research take?
a) a year and 8 months
b) a hear and a half
c) a year and 5 months
d) 1.8 years
5) How many businesses did researchers analyze?
a) 10 million
b) 250,000
c) 500,000
d) over a million

6) What was a bigger cause of CO2 emissions than international travel?
a) business travel
b) domestic travel
c) military aircraft
d) cars
7) What was the largest part of tourism's carbon footprint?
a) air travel
b) air conditioning
c) taxis
d) hotels
8) What did the article say more people in the world would become?
a) poorer
b) warmer
c) richer
d) travelled
9) What did researchers encourage people to do?
a) stay at home
b) travel by bicycle
c) go to poorer countries
d) reduce their carbon footprint
10) What do researchers want less harm done to?
a) Earth
b) airplanes
c) tourism
d) their research

Role play

Role  A – Relaxing
You think relaxing is the best thing about tourism. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least enjoyable of these (and why): taking photos, seeing the world or eating nice food.

Role  B – Taking Photos
You think taking photos is the best thing about tourism. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least enjoyable of these (and why): relaxing, seeing the world or eating nice food.

Role  C – Seeing the World
You think seeing the world is the best thing about tourism. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least enjoyable of these (and why): taking photos, relaxing or eating nice food.

Role  D – Eating Nice Food
You think eating nice food is the best thing about tourism. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least enjoyable of these (and why):  taking photos, seeing the world or relaxing.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'carbon'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'footprint'.

  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • domestic
    • air
    • flying
    • richest
    • citizens
    • harm
    • 8
    • figure
    • different
    • hotels
    • 18
    • 189




    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 - Carbon footprint of global tourism is huge

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'carbon'?
    3. What do you know about greenhouse gasses?
    4. What is your country's carbon footprint like?
    5. What are the good things about tourism?
    6. Which areas of tourism create the most emissions?
    7. How bad is tourism for the environment?
    8. What can we do to reduce CO2 emissions?
    9. What do you know about eco-tourism?
    10. How worried are you about your carbon footprint?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'footprint'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Do you prefer domestic or international travel?
    5. What are the bad things about tourism?
    6. Should we try and limit the number of flights?
    7. What area of tourism most harms the planet?
    8. Should we go camping more to help the planet?
    9. Should people travel less?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Climate (1) ____ from the University of Sydney in Australia say tourism causes over 8 per cent of greenhouse gasses. They also say that this (2) ____ will continue to increase because the tourism industry (3) ____ growing. Their study looked at the carbon footprint of many different areas of tourism. It studied the CO2 emissions from transport, events, hotels, restaurants and shopping. It (4) ____ researched the carbon emissions from producing souvenirs. The researchers (5) ____ 18 months conducting the research. They included the tourist activities of 189 countries. Researcher Dr Arunima Malik said her team analyzed the impact (6) ____ the environment of over one million businesses involved in tourism.

    The researchers said (7) ____ travel was a bigger cause of CO2 emissions than international or business travel. Air travel was the largest part tourism's footprint. The researchers said flying would continue to increase global emissions (8) ____ more people in the world (9) ____ richer. The countries causing the most harm were the biggest and richest (10) ____. The USA, China, India and Germany had the largest tourism carbon footprints. Their carbon emissions will continue to increase as more of their citizens travel. The researchers encouraged holiday-makers and travelers to try and reduce their carbon footprint when (11) ____ vacation so their travel causes less harm to (12) ____ planet.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     scientist     (b)     sciences     (c)     scientific     (d)     scientists    
    2. (a)     figured     (b)     figures     (c)     figurine     (d)     figure    
    3. (a)     be     (b)     is     (c)     are     (d)     as    
    4. (a)     ever     (b)     every     (c)     even     (d)     event    
    5. (a)     bought     (b)     paid     (c)     spent     (d)     purchased    
    6. (a)     on     (b)     at     (c)     of     (d)     from    
    7. (a)     domestically     (b)     domestic     (c)     domesticate     (d)     domicile    
    8. (a)     as     (b)     was     (c)     has     (d)     is    
    9. (a)     be     (b)     become     (c)     being     (d)     is    
    10. (a)     nationals     (b)     nationality     (c)     nations     (d)     nation    
    11. (a)     to     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     in    
    12. (a)     his     (b)     that     (c)     a     (d)     the

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    5. tourist eiiscaitvt
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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    1  ) Climate scientists from the University of Sydney in Australia say tourism causes over 8 per cent
    (...)  activities of 189 countries. Researcher Dr Arunima Malik said her team analyzed the impact
    (...)  souvenirs. The researchers spent 18 months conducting the research. They included the tourist
    (...)  footprints. Their carbon emissions will continue to increase as more of their citizens
    (...)  biggest and richest nations. The USA, China, India and Germany had the largest tourism carbon
    (...)  emissions from transport, events, hotels, restaurants and shopping. It even researched the carbon emissions from producing
    (...)  business travel. Air travel was the largest part of tourism's footprint. The researchers said flying would continue to
    (...)  their carbon footprint when on vacation so their travel causes less harm to the planet.
    (...)  on the environment of over one million businesses involved in tourism.
    (...)  The researchers said domestic travel was a bigger cause of CO2 emissions than international or
    (...)  of greenhouse gasses. They also say that this figure will continue to increase because the tourism
    (...)  industry is growing. Their study looked at the carbon footprint of many different areas of tourism. It studied the CO2
    (...)  increase global emissions as more people in the world become richer. The countries causing the most harm were the
    (...)  travel. The researchers encouraged holiday-makers and travelers to try and reduce

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. say   They   this   to   figure   continue   will   increase   .
    3. of   of   different   carbon   The   tourism   .   areas   footprint
    4. months   conducting   spent   the   The   18   researchers   research   .
    5. businesses   .   impact   on   the   of   The   1,000,000   environment
    6. cause   of   was   a   bigger   CO2   .   travel   Domestic
    7. increase   continue   Flying   would   global   to   emissions   .
    8. carbon   increase   .   will   continue   emissions   to   Their
    9. on   their   Reduce   vacation   .   when   footprint   carbon
    10. causes   to   less   harm   travel   Their   planet   .   the

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Climate scientists / sciences from the University of Sydney in Australia say tourism causes more / over 8 per cent of greenhouse gasses. They also say that this figure / figured will continue to increase because the tourism industry be / is growing. Their study looked at / to the carbon footprint of many different areas / area of tourism. It studied the CO2 emissions from transport, events, hotels, restaurants and shopping. It ever / even researched the carbon emissions from produced / producing souvenirs. The researchers spent / spend 18 months conducting the research. They included the tourist activities of 189 countries. Researcher Dr Arunima Malik said her team analyzed the impact in / on the environment of over one million businesses involved in tourism.

    The researchers said domestic travel was a bigger / big cause of CO2 emissions than international nor / or business travel. Air travel was the largest part / partner of tourism's footprint. The researchers said flight / flying would continue to increase global emissions as more people in the world become richer. The countries caused / causing the most harm were the biggest and richest nation / nations. The USA, China, India and Germany had the largest tourism carbon footprints. Their carbon emissions will continue by / to increase as more of their citizens / citizen travel. The researchers encouraged holiday-makers and travelers to try and reduce them / their carbon footprint when on vacation so their travel causes less harm to / for the planet.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    climate scientists from the university of sydney in australia say tourism causes over 8 per cent of greenhouse gasses they also say that this figure will continue to increase because the tourism industry is growing their study looked at the carbon footprint of many different areas of tourism it studied the co2 emissions from transport events hotels restaurants and shopping it even researched the carbon emissions from producing souvenirs the researchers spent 18 months conducting the research they included the tourist activities of 189 countries researcher dr arunima malik said her team analyzed the impact on the environment of over one million businesses involved in tourism

    the researchers said domestic travel was a bigger cause of co2 emissions than international or business travel air travel was the largest part of tourisms footprint the researchers said flying would continue to increase global emissions as more people in the world become richer the countries causing the most harm were the biggest and richest nations the usa china india and germany had the largest tourism carbon footprints their carbon emissions will continue to increase as more of their citizens travel the researchers encouraged holidaymakers and travelers to try and reduce their carbon footprint when on vacation so their travel causes less harm to the planet

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    causesover8percentofgreenhousegasses.Theyalsosaythatthisfigur
    ewillcontinuetoincreasebecausethetourismindustryisgrowing.Their
    studylookedatthecarbonfootprintofmanydifferentareasoftourism.It
    studiedtheCO2emissionsfromtransport,events,hotels,restaurantsa
    ndshopping.Itevenresearchedthecarbonemissionsfromproducingso
    uvenirs.Theresearchersspent18monthsconductingtheresearch.The
    yincludedthetouristactivitiesof189countries.ResearcherDrArunima
    Maliksaidherteamanalyzedtheimpactontheenvironmentofoverone
    millionbusinessesinvolvedintourism.Theresearcherssaiddomestictr
    avelwasabiggercauseofCO2emissionsthaninternationalorbusinesstr
    avel.Airtravelwasthelargestpartoftourism'sfootprint.Theresearcher
    ssaidflyingwouldcontinuetoincreaseglobalemissionsasmorepeoplei
    ntheworldbecomericher.Thecountriescausingthemostharmwerethe
    biggestandrichestnations.TheUSA,China,IndiaandGermanyhadthel
    argesttourismcarbonfootprints.Theircarbonemissionswillcontinueto
    increaseasmoreoftheircitizenstravel.Theresearchersencouragedhol
    iday-makersandtravelerstotryandreducetheircarbonfootprintwhen
    onvacationsotheirtravelcauseslessharmtotheplanet.

    Free writing

    Write about carbon footprint for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    We should stay at home more and travel less to reduce our global footprint. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. TOURISM: Make a poster about tourism. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. CARBON FOOTPRINT: Write a magazine article about reducing tourism to help the planet. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on tourism. Ask him/her three questions about tourism. Give him/her three of your ideas. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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