The Reading / Listening - Public Transport - Level 0

The UK wants to food and drink on public transport. This is not popular with people. They say governments should not say who can eat and drink on trains and buses. The UK said the plan was necessary. It wants to halve obesity in children by 2030. It also wants to help people live healthier lives.



There are two times more overweight schoolchildren today than in 1990. Children today have too much unhealthy food and drink. They also do not exercise enough. Many travelers are angry about the plan. A busy nurse said it would be bad for her. She said: "I need a sandwich on the train on my way home from work."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Public Transport - Level 1 Public Transport - Level 2   or  Public Transport - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10103210/match-pies-eating-on-buses-ban/
  • https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/10/eating-on-public-transport-should-be-banned-says-chief-medical-officer-10892079/
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/food-drink-public-transport-child-obesity-calorie-soft-tax-vat-train-bus-a9149431.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. The UK
  2. This is not popular
  3. who can eat
  4. on trains
  5. the plan was
  6. halve obesity in children
  7. It also wants to
  8. live healthier
  1. and drink
  2. lives
  3. necessary
  4. with people
  5. help people
  6. and buses
  7. wants to
  8. by 2030

Paragraph 2

  1. overweight
  2. too much unhealthy
  3. They also do not
  4. travelers are angry about
  5. a busy
  6. it would be bad for
  7. I need a sandwich
  8. on my way home
  1. exercise enough
  2. nurse
  3. from work
  4. on the train
  5. food
  6. the plan
  7. schoolchildren
  8. her

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK (1) ___________________ food and drink on public transport. This (2) ___________________ with people. They say governments should (3) ___________________ can eat and drink on trains and buses. The UK (4) ___________________ was necessary. It wants (5) ___________________ in children by 2030. It also wants to (6) ___________________ healthier lives.

There are (7) ___________________ overweight schoolchildren (8) ___________________ 1990. Children today have too much (9) ___________________ drink. They also do not exercise enough. Many travelers (10) ___________________ the plan. A busy nurse said it would be (11) ___________________. She said: "I need a sandwich on the train on my (12) ___________________ work."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUKwantstobanfoodanddrinkonpublictransport.Thisisnotpopular
withpeople.Theysaygovernmentsshouldnotsaywhocaneatanddrink
ontrainsandbuses.TheUKsaidtheplanwasnecessary.Itwantstohalve
obesityinchildrenby2030.Italsowantstohelppeoplelivehealthierlives
.Therearetwotimesmoreoverweightschoolchildrentodaythanin1990
.Childrentodayhavetoomuchunhealthyfoodanddrink.Theyalsodonot
exerciseenough.Manytravelersareangryabouttheplan.Abusynurses
aiditwouldbebadforher.Shesaid:"Ineedasandwichonthetrainonmyw
ayhomefromwork."

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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