The Reading / Listening - Autobahn Speed - Level 0

Germany may put a speed limit on its autobahn. The autobahn is 12,996 kilometers long. There is no speed limit for many cars. Some areas like accidents spots or roads that are being repaired have a limit. Germany may put a 130kph limit on all parts of the autobahn. It has to cut its greenhouse gases.



Many drivers are unhappy and do not want a limit, even if other countries have one. Politicians say a speed limit will never become law. A German newspaper disagreed with any speed limit. It wrote: "Our autobahn roads are a symbol of freedom. 'Tested on German autobahn' is a quality seal. There are enough speed limits."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Autobahn Speed - Level 1 Autobahn Speed - Level 2   or  Autobahn Speed - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.dw.com/en/will-germany-use-autobahn-speed-limits-to-cut-carbon-emissions/a-47144296
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/18/climate-rules-could-put-brakes-germany-no-limit-autobahns
  • http://www.thedrive.com/news/26065/germany-considers-putting-speed-limits-on-the-entire-autobahn


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. put a speed limit
  2. The autobahn is 12,996
  3. There is no speed limit
  4. areas like accidents
  5. roads that are being
  6. a 130kph
  7. on all parts of the
  8. It has to cut its greenhouse
  1. repaired
  2. autobahn
  3. kilometers long
  4. gases
  5. for many cars
  6. on its autobahn
  7. spots
  8. limit

Paragraph 2

  1. Many drivers are
  2. want a
  3. even if other countries
  4. a speed limit will never
  5. A German newspaper
  6. roads are a symbol
  7. a quality
  8. There are enough
  1. of freedom
  2. have one
  3. speed limits
  4. limit
  5. become law
  6. seal
  7. disagreed
  8. unhappy

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Germany may (1) ___________________ limit on its autobahn. (2) ___________________ 12,996 kilometers long. (3) ___________________ speed limit for many cars. Some areas like accidents spots or roads (4) ___________________ repaired have a limit. Germany (5) ___________________ 130kph limit on all parts of the autobahn. It (6) ___________________ its greenhouse gases.

Many drivers are unhappy (7) ___________________ want a limit, even if other (8) ___________________. Politicians say a speed limit will (9) ___________________. A German newspaper disagreed with (10) ___________________. It wrote: "Our autobahn roads (11) ___________________ of freedom. 'Tested on German autobahn' is (12) ___________________. There are enough speed limits."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Germanymayputaspeedlimitonitsautobahn.Theautobahnis12,996k
ilometerslong.Thereisnospeedlimitformanycars.Someareaslikeacci
dentsspotsorroadsthatarebeingrepairedhavealimit.Germanymaypu
ta130kphlimitonallpartsoftheautobahn.Ithastocutitsgreenhousega
ses.Manydriversareunhappyanddonotwantalimit,evenifothercountr
ieshaveone.Politicianssayaspeedlimitwillneverbecomelaw.AGerma
nnewspaperdisagreedwithanyspeedlimit.Itwrote:"Ourautobahnroa
dsareasymboloffreedom.'TestedonGermanautobahn'isaqualityseal
.Thereareenoughspeedlimits."

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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