The Reading / Listening - Pink - Level 0

Scientists found that pink is the world's oldest colour. They looked at 1.1-billion-year-old rocks. They made powder from them and found a bright pink colour. A scientist experimented on the rocks. She said the pink colour came from tiny animals in oceans of long ago. The oceans are not here today.



The researcher was surprised when the rocks turned pink. She thought they would be black. She explained how important this news is. She said: "Imagine you could find [an old] dinosaur skin that still has its original colour - green or blue. That is exactly the type of discovery that we've made."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Pink - Level 1 Pink - Level 2   or  Pink - Level 3

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/10/health/oldest-color-pink-trnd/index.html
  • https://www.livescience.com/63022-earths-oldest-color-found.html
  • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pink-was-first-color-life-earth-180969583/


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. 1.1-billion-year-
  2. They made
  3. a bright
  4. A scientist experimented
  5. the pink
  6. tiny
  7. oceans of
  8. The oceans are not
  1. powder from them
  2. long ago
  3. colour
  4. here today
  5. animals
  6. on the rocks
  7. old rocks
  8. pink colour

Paragraph 2

  1. The researcher was
  2. the rocks turned
  3. She thought they
  4. She explained how important
  5. Imagine you
  6. find an old dinosaur
  7. still has its original
  8. the type
  1. this news is
  2. would be black
  3. skin
  4. of discovery
  5. surprised
  6. colour
  7. could
  8. pink

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists (1) ___________________ is the world's oldest colour. (2) ___________________ 1.1-billion-year-old rocks. They made powder (3) ___________________ found a bright pink colour. A scientist experimented (4) ___________________. She said the pink colour (5) ___________________ animals in oceans of long ago. The (6) ___________________ here today.

The researcher was surprised (7) ___________________ turned pink. She thought (8) ___________________ black. She explained how important (9) ___________________. She said: "Imagine you could (10) ___________________ dinosaur skin that still has its original (11) ___________________ blue. That is exactly the type of discovery (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistsfoundthatpinkistheworld'soldestcolour.Theylookedat1.1-
billion-year-oldrocks.Theymadepowderfromthemandfoundabrigh
tpinkcolour.Ascientistexperimentedontherocks.Shesaidthepinkcolo
urcamefromtinyanimalsinoceansoflongago.Theoceansarenothereto
day.Theresearcherwassurprisedwhentherocksturnedpink.Shethou
ghttheywouldbeblack.Sheexplainedhowimportantthisnewsis.Shesa
id:"Imagineyoucouldfind[anold]dinosaurskinthatstillhasitsoriginalc
olour-greenorblue.Thatisexactlythetypeofdiscoverythatwe'vem
ade."

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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(j) ________________

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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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