5-speed listening (Sun Dimming - Level 4)

Dim the Sun to limit global warming, say scientists






Try  Sun Dimming - Level 5  |  Sun Dimming - Level 6

ESL resource book with copiable worksheets and handouts - 1,000 Ideas and Activities for Language Teachers / English teachers
See a sample

This useful resource has hundreds of ideas, activity templates, reproducible activities for …

  • warm-ups
  • pre-reading and listening
  • while-reading and listening
  • post-reading and listening
  • using headlines
  • working with words
  • moving from text to speech
  • role plays,
  • task-based activities
  • discussions and debates
and a whole lot more.

More Listening

20 Questions  |  Spelling  |  Dictation


Scientists have a new idea to save Earth from global warming. Geo-engineers believe that spraying "sun-dimming" chemicals high above the Earth could slow down global warming. They say this would be "remarkably inexpensive," costing about $2.25 billion. The technique is called stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI). It would need huge, high-powered hoses to spray chemicals into the stratosphere. This would be a barrier against sunlight.

The scientists said their idea is still in the planning stages. They said: "We simply show that a hypothetical deployment program, while both highly uncertain and ambitious, would indeed be technically possible." Some scientists think the idea is pie in the sky. They say special planes would need to make 4,000 missions a year across the globe's airspace. Over 100 governments would need to agree to this. It could increase droughts and extreme weather.

Higher Levels

Try higher levels. The listening is a little longer, with more vocabulary.

Sun Dimming - Level 5  |  Sun Dimming - Level 6

All Levels

This page has all the levels, listening and reading for this lesson.

← Back to the sun dimming  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You