The Reading / Listening - Speed Limiters - Level 0

Cars in Europe will soon have technology to limit their speed. This will be from 2022. Cars will also have breathalyzers to stop a drunk driver from driving. Cars will also have advanced emergency braking and a data recorder. Around 25,000 people die each year on Europe's roads. The new safety systems will cut road deaths.



Some people agree with the features, others disagree. The EU said the features will help like safety belts and airbags did. The safety features could save up to 10,500 lives by 2030. Many drivers are unhappy. A British driver said he didn't want data recorders. He said it was like someone was watching him.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Speed Limiters - Level 1 Speed Limiters - Level 2   or  Speed Limiters - Level 3

Sources
  • https://mashable.com/article/eu-cars-speed-limiter-breathalyzer/#9AcBqFuFlPq8
  • http://fortune.com/2019/03/27/speed-limiters-breathalyzers-eu-cars/
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/27/tech/europe-speed-limits-scli/index.html


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. technology to limit
  2. Cars will also have
  3. stop a drunk driver
  4. advanced emergency
  5. a data
  6. on Europe's
  7. Around 25,000 people
  8. cut road
  1. from driving
  2. die each year
  3. breathalyzers
  4. recorder
  5. deaths
  6. braking
  7. their speed
  8. roads

Paragraph 2

  1. The EU said the features
  2. safety belts
  3. safety
  4. save up
  5. Many drivers
  6. A British
  7. he didn't want data
  8. it was like someone was
  1. recorders
  2. to 10,500 lives
  3. driver
  4. and airbags
  5. watching him
  6. will help
  7. features
  8. are unhappy

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Cars in Europe (1) ___________________ technology to limit their speed. This (2) ___________________ 2022. Cars will also have breathalyzers (3) ___________________ drunk driver from driving. Cars will also have advanced emergency braking (4) ___________________ recorder. Around 25,000 people die (5) ___________________ Europe's roads. The new safety systems (6) ___________________ deaths.

Some people (7) ___________________, others disagree. The EU said the features will (8) ___________________ belts and airbags did. The (9) ___________________ save up to 10,500 lives by 2030. Many (10) ___________________. A British driver said he (11) ___________________ recorders. He said it was like someone (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

CarsinEuropewillsoonhavetechnologytolimittheirspeed.Thiswillbefr
om2022.Carswillalsohavebreathalyzerstostopadrunkdriverfromdri
ving.Carswillalsohaveadvancedemergencybrakingandadatarecorde
r.Around25,000peopledieeachyearonEurope'sroads.Thenewsafety
systemswillcutroaddeaths.Somepeopleagreewithfeatures,othersdi
sagree.TheEUsaidthefeatureswillhelplikesafetybeltsandairbagsdid.
Thesafetyfeaturescouldsaveupto10,500livesby2030.Manydriversar
eunhappy.ABritishdriversaidhedidn'twantdatarecorders.Hesaiditwa
slikesomeonewaswatchinghim.

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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