The Reading / Listening - Carbon Capture - Level 0

Scientists can make carbon capture work. A company called Carbon Engineering can capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and turn it into fuel. This will help to fight global warming. Scientists say they have cut the cost of carbon capture. It was $1,000 per ton of captured CO2. It is now as low as $94 per ton.



The technology works by taking CO2 from the air and freezing it in a liquid. This is heated and mixed with hydrogen to make gasoline. Carbon Engineering said: "We can confidently say that...air capture...is a [realistic] and buildable technology." It can make carbon-neutral fuels. It can also remove carbon from the air.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Carbon Capture - Level 1 Carbon Capture - Level 2   or  Carbon Capture - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.ecowatch.com/carbon-capture-technology-canada-2576234738.html
  • https://boingboing.net/2018/06/08/its-becoming-much-cheaper-to.html
  • http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/cost-plunges-capturing-carbon-dioxide-air


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. Scientists can make carbon capture
  2. carbon dioxide
  3. turn it
  4. help to fight global
  5. Scientists say
  6. cut the cost
  7. $1,000 per ton of
  8. as low as $94
  1. of carbon capture
  2. work
  3. per ton
  4. they have
  5. captured CO2
  6. into fuel
  7. (CO2)
  8. warming

Paragraph 2

  1. The technology
  2. taking CO2
  3. freezing it in
  4. This is heated and mixed
  5. We can confidently say
  6. a realistic and buildable
  7. It can make carbon-
  8. It can also
  1. neutral fuels
  2. a liquid
  3. with hydrogen
  4. technology
  5. from the air
  6. remove carbon
  7. that
  8. works

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists (1) ___________________ capture work. A company called Carbon Engineering (2) ___________________ dioxide (CO2) from the air and turn (3) ___________________. This will help to fight global warming. Scientists say (4) ___________________ the cost of carbon capture. It was $1,000 (5) ___________________ captured CO2. It is now (6) ___________________ $94 per ton.

The technology (7) ___________________ CO2 from the air and freezing it (8) ___________________. This is heated and mixed with hydrogen (9) ___________________. Carbon Engineering said: "We can confidently say that...air capture... (10) ___________________ and buildable technology." (11) ___________________ carbon-neutral fuels. It can also remove carbon (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistscanmakecarboncapturework.AcompanycalledCarbonEngi
neeringcancapturecarbondioxide(CO2)fromtheairandturnitintofuel.
Thiswillhelptofightglobalwarming.Scientistssaytheyhavecutthecost
ofcarboncapture.Itwas$1,000pertonofcapturedCO2.Itisnowaslowa
s$94perton.ThetechnologyworksbytakingCO2fromtheairandfreezin
gitinaliquid.Thisisheatedandmixedwithhydrogentomakegasoline.C
arbonEngineeringsaid:"Wecanconfidentlysaythat...aircapture...isa
[realistic]andbuildabletechnology."Itcanmakecarbon-neutralfuels
.Itcanalsoremovecarbonfromtheair.

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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