The Reading / Listening - Fuel-Tankering - Level 0

A worker said airlines create extra CO2 by fuel-tankering. This is when airplanes have extra fuel to go somewhere and come back. Airlines use "fuel-tankering" to save money. It is bad for the environment. Fuel-tankering creates lots of CO2. It creates as much CO2 each year as a large town.



The boss of British Airways promised to look at this problem. He said fuel-tankering was "maybe the wrong thing to do". A flight from London to Italy puts an extra 600kg of CO2 into the air because of fuel-tankering. The airline saves just $50. Greenpeace said airlines put profit before the planet.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Fuel-Tankering - Level 1 Fuel-Tankering - Level 2   or  Fuel-Tankering - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/11/ba-to-review-fuel-tankering-after-panorama-revelations
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-carbon-dioxide-panorama-fuel-tankering-greenhouse-gas-flights-a9195701.html
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50365362


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. A worker said airlines
  2. airplanes have extra
  3. go somewhere and
  4. Airlines use "fuel-tankering" to
  5. It is bad for the
  6. Fuel-tankering creates lots
  7. It creates as much
  8. a large
  1. of CO2
  2. environment
  3. town
  4. CO2 each year
  5. come back
  6. create extra CO2
  7. fuel
  8. save money

Paragraph 2

  1. The boss
  2. promised to look
  3. maybe the wrong
  4. A flight from
  5. extra 600kg
  6. into the
  7. The airline saves
  8. airlines put profit
  1. thing to do
  2. just $50
  3. air
  4. of CO2
  5. of British Airways
  6. before the planet
  7. at this problem
  8. London to Italy

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A (1) ___________________ create extra CO2 by fuel-tankering. This is when airplanes (2) ___________________ to go somewhere (3) ___________________. Airlines use "fuel-tankering" to save money. It (4) ___________________ the environment. Fuel-tankering (5) ___________________ CO2. It creates as much CO2 each year as (6) ___________________.

The boss of British Airways (7) ___________________ at this problem. He said fuel-tankering was "(8) ___________________ thing to do". (9) ___________________ London to Italy puts an extra 600kg of CO2 (10) ___________________ because of fuel-tankering. The (11) ___________________ $50. Greenpeace said airlines (12) ___________________ the planet.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AworkersaidairlinescreateextraCO2byfuel-tankering.Thisiswhena
irplaneshaveextrafueltogosomewhereandcomeback.Airlinesuse"fu
el-tankering"tosavemoney.Itisbadfortheenvironment.Fuel-tanke
ringcreateslotsofCO2.ItcreatesasmuchCO2eachyearasalargetown.
ThebossofBritishAirwayspromisedtolookatthisproblem.Hesaidfuel-
tankeringwas"maybethewrongthingtodo".AflightfromLondontoItal
yputsanextra600kgofCO2intotheairbecauseoffuel-tankering.Theai
rlinesavesjust$50.Greenpeacesaidairlinesputprofitbeforetheplanet.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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