The Reading / Listening - Eco-Warriors - Level 0

A drone shut England's second largest airport for 30 hours. Police think "eco-warriors" did it to highlight environmental problems. The drone made the airport close its runway. Over 120,000 travellers could not travel. They slept on the airport floor or went to other airports. Some passengers spent nine hours sitting on a plane.



The police want to stop people using drones. Drones could attack other important buildings or make a plane crash. Police tried many times to stop the drone. When they tried to reopen the airport, the drone came again. The police couldn't find the drone's user. The user could get five years in jail.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Eco-Warriors - Level 1 Eco-Warriors - Level 2   or  Eco-Warriors - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.npr.org/2018/12/20/678579115/gatwick-airport-shuts-down-due-to-drones-flying-near-runway
  • https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612656/its-only-a-matter-of-time-before-a-drone-takes-down-a-passenger-plane/
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-46640033


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. England's second
  2. Police think "eco-warriors"
  3. environmental
  4. made the airport
  5. Over 120,000 travellers
  6. They slept on the airport
  7. went to other
  8. nine hours sitting
  1. could not travel
  2. airports
  3. did it
  4. on a plane
  5. problems
  6. close its runway
  7. floor
  8. largest airport

Paragraph 2

  1. The police want to stop
  2. attack other
  3. make a plane
  4. Police tried many
  5. they tried to reopen the
  6. the drone came
  7. The police couldn't find
  8. get five years
  1. again
  2. airport
  3. the drone's user
  4. important buildings
  5. crash
  6. in jail
  7. people using drones
  8. times

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A drone shut England's (1) ___________________ for 30 hours. Police (2) ___________________ did it to highlight environmental problems. The (3) ___________________ airport close its runway. (4) ___________________ could not travel. They slept on the airport floor or (5) ___________________ airports. Some passengers spent nine hours (6) ___________________ plane.

The police (7) ___________________ people using drones. Drones (8) ___________________ important buildings or make a plane crash. Police tried (9) ___________________ stop the drone. When they (10) ___________________ the airport, the drone came again. The police (11) ___________________ drone's user. The user could get five (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AdroneshutEngland'ssecondlargestairportfor30hours.Policethink"e
co-warriors"didittohighlightenvironmentalproblems.Thedronemad
etheairportcloseitsrunway.Over120,000travellerscouldnottravel.Th
eysleptontheairportfloororwenttootherairports.Somepassengerssp
entninehourssittingonaplane.Thepolicewanttostoppeopleusingdron
es.Dronescouldattackotherimportantbuildingsormakeaplanecrash.
Policetriedmanytimestostopthedrone.Whentheytriedtoreopentheai
rport,thedronecameagain.Thepolicecouldn'tfindthedrone'suser.The
usercouldgetfiveyearsinjail.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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