The Reading / Listening - Coal Addiction - Level 0

The UN told world leaders to end their addiction to coal. Coal is a "major threat" to climate change. The UN said countries in Asia are in areas at risk to climate change. The UN said: "Unless we are able to...defeat climate change, in 2050, the research has forecasted that 300 million people in the world will be flooded by sea water."



The UN said climate change was, "the biggest threat to the planet at the present moment". It wants countries to stop building coal-power electricity plants. There are dangerous levels of air pollution in Delhi. A health official tweeted: "We are heading towards Delhi recording the most polluted day in the history of the world!!"

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Coal Addiction - Level 1 Coal Addiction - Level 2   or  Coal Addiction - Level 3

Sources
  • https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/11/1050491
  • https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/article/asia-must-quit-coal-addiction-un-chief/
  • https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-03/united-nations-chief-warns-asia-quit-addiction-to-coal/11667416


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. world
  2. major
  3. in areas at
  4. Unless we are able
  5. defeat climate
  6. the research has
  7. 300 million people in
  8. flooded
  1. risk
  2. change
  3. by sea water
  4. threat
  5. the world
  6. to
  7. leaders
  8. forecasted that

Paragraph 2

  1. the biggest threat to
  2. at the present
  3. It wants countries to
  4. coal-power electricity
  5. dangerous levels of
  6. We are heading
  7. recording the most
  8. in the history
  1. polluted day
  2. stop building
  3. of the world
  4. moment
  5. towards Delhi
  6. the planet
  7. air pollution
  8. plants

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UN told world (1) ___________________ their addiction to coal. Coal is (2) ___________________ to climate change. The UN said countries in Asia (3) ___________________ at risk to climate change. The UN said: "Unless (4) ___________________ to...defeat climate change, in 2050, (5) ___________________ forecasted that 300 million people in the world (6) ___________________ by sea water."

The UN said climate change was, "(7) ___________________ to the planet at (8) ___________________". It wants countries to stop (9) ___________________ electricity plants. There are dangerous levels (10) ___________________ in Delhi. A health official tweeted: "We (11) ___________________ Delhi recording the most polluted day in (12) ___________________ the world!!"

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheUNtoldworldleaderstoendtheiraddictiontocoal.Coalisa"majorthr
eat"toclimatechange.TheUNsaidcountriesinAsiaareinareasatrisktoc
limatechange.TheUNsaid:"Unlessweareableto...defeatclimatechan
ge,in2050,theresearchhasforecastedthat300millionpeopleinthewor
ldwillbefloodedbyseawater."TheUNsaidclimatechangewas,"thebigg
estthreattotheplanetatthepresentmoment".Itwantscountriestostop
buildingcoal-powerelectricityplants.Therearedangerouslevelsofairp
ollutioninDelhi.Ahealthofficialtweeted:"WeareheadingtowardsDelhi
recordingthemostpolluteddayinthehistoryoftheworld!!"

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

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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