The Reading / Listening - Hong Kong Sea Bridge - Level 0

The world's longest sea bridge has opened. It links Hong Kong and mainland China. It is 55 kilometres long and took 10 years to build. Special islands in the river support the bridge. There is also a 6.7-kilometre tunnel for ships to sail over. The travel time between mainland China and Macau will be cut by two-and-a-half hours.



China's president was at the opening ceremony. The bridge will link 68 million people. Up to 29,000 cars will cross the bridge every day. A trade expert said the bridge will help China. Tourists can drive across the bridge, but local car owners need a permit. Most drivers will take a shuttle bus. This will cost $8-$10.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Hong Kong Sea Bridge - Level 1 Hong Kong Sea Bridge - Level 2   or  Hong Kong Sea Bridge - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-hong-kong-mega-bridge-20181022-story.html
  • http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/17/c_136902782.htm
  • https://abcnews.go.com/International/worlds-longest-sea-bridge-opens-macau-hong-kong/story?id=58662116


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. The world's longest
  2. It is 55 kilometres
  3. took 10 years
  4. islands in the river support
  5. There is also a 6.7-kilometre
  6. for ships to sail
  7. The travel
  8. cut by
  1. to build
  2. time
  3. tunnel
  4. long
  5. two-and-a-half hours
  6. the bridge
  7. sea bridge
  8. over

Paragraph 2

  1. the opening
  2. Up to
  3. cross the bridge
  4. A trade
  5. Tourists can drive
  6. local car owners
  7. Most drivers will take a shuttle
  8. This will cost
  1. bus
  2. every day
  3. across the bridge
  4. $8-$10
  5. 29,000 cars
  6. expert
  7. need a permit
  8. ceremony

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

(1) ___________________ sea bridge has opened. It links Hong Kong and mainland China. (2) ___________________ kilometres (3) ___________________ 10 years to build. Special islands in the (4) ___________________ bridge. There is also a 6.7-kilometre (5) ___________________ to sail over. The travel time between mainland China and Macau will (6) ___________________ two-and-a-half hours.

China's president (7) ___________________ opening ceremony. The bridge (8) ___________________ million people. Up to 29,000 (9) ___________________ the bridge every day. A trade expert said the (10) ___________________ China. Tourists can drive across the bridge, (11) ___________________ owners need a permit. Most drivers (12) ___________________ shuttle bus. This will cost $8-$10.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Theworld'slongestseabridgehasopened.ItlinksHongKongandmainla
ndChina.Itis55kilometreslongandtook10yearstobuild.Specialisland
sintheriversupportthebridge.Thereisalsoa6.7-kilometretunnelforsh
ipstosailover.ThetraveltimebetweenmainlandChinaandMacauwillbe
cutbytwo-and-a-halfhours.China'spresidentwasattheopeningcere
mony.Thebridgewilllink68millionpeople.Upto29,000carswillcrossth
ebridgeeveryday.AtradeexpertsaidthebridgewillhelpChina.Tourists
candriveacrossthebridge,butlocalcarownersneedapermit.Mostdrive
rswilltakeashuttlebus.Thiswillcost$8-$10.

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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