The Reading / Listening - Concert Tour - Level 4

Coldplay announced it will not go on tour to promote its new album because of the environmental damage it might cause. Rock bands usually accompany a new album release with a world tour. Concert tours are money-spinners and can make more profits than music sales. Coldplay thinks a tour would have a negative impact on the environment. Lead singer Chris Martin said the band wanted any future tours to "have a positive impact" on the environment.



Coldplay is looking at how tours can be more environmentally friendly. Mr Martin wants future tours to be "actively beneficial and care about the environment. He would be disappointed a tour was not carbon neutral. The band's new double album, "Everyday Life," reflects the band's feelings about the environment. Coldplay will put on a one-off concert for their fans in London. All of the money from this will be donated to an environmental charity.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Concert Tour - Level 5 or  Concert Tour - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50490700
  • https://www.thejournal.ie/coldplay-climate-tour-4900184-Nov2019/
  • https://www.nme.com/news/music/coldplay-say-wont-touring-live-can-make-touring-environmentally-beneficial-2570153


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. it will not go on
  2. promote
  3. because of the environmental
  4. Concert tours are
  5. make more
  6. music
  7. a negative impact on
  8. have a positive
  1. damage
  2. impact
  3. the environment
  4. sales
  5. tour
  6. profits
  7. its new album
  8. money-spinners

Paragraph 2

  1. environmentally
  2. care about the
  3. carbon
  4. The band's new double
  5. reflects the band's feelings about
  6. Coldplay will put on a one-
  7. All of the money
  8. donated to an environmental
  1. charity
  2. album
  3. from this
  4. environment
  5. off concert
  6. friendly
  7. neutral
  8. the environment

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Coldplay announced it will not (1) ___________________ to promote its new album because of the environmental damage (2) ___________________. Rock bands usually accompany a (3) ___________________ with a world tour. Concert tours are money-spinners and can (4) ___________________ than music sales. Coldplay thinks a tour would (5) ___________________ impact on the environment. Lead singer Chris Martin said the band wanted any future tours to "have a (6) ___________________ the environment.

Coldplay is (7) ___________________ tours can be more environmentally friendly. Mr Martin wants (8) ___________________ be "actively beneficial and care about the environment. He (9) ___________________ a tour was not carbon neutral. The band's (10) ___________________, "Everyday Life," reflects the band's feelings about the environment. Coldplay will put on a (11) ___________________ their fans in London. All of the money from this will be (12) ___________________ environmental charity.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Coldplayannounceditwillnotgoontourtopromoteitsnewalbumbecaus
eoftheenvironmentaldamageitmightcause.Rockbandsusuallyaccom
panyanewalbumreleasewithaworldtour.Concerttoursaremoney-sp
innersandcanmakemoreprofitsthanmusicsales.Coldplaythinksatour
wouldhaveanegativeimpactontheenvironment.LeadsingerChrisMar
tinsaidthebandwantedanyfuturetoursto"haveapositiveimpact"onth
eenvironment.Coldplayislookingathowtourscanbemoreenvironmen
tallyfriendly.MrMartinwantsfuturetourstobe"activelybeneficialandc
areabouttheenvironment.Hewouldbedisappointedatourwasnotcarb
onneutral.Theband'snewdoublealbum,"EverydayLife,"reflectstheba
nd'sfeelingsabouttheenvironment.Coldplaywillputonaone-offconce
rtfortheirfansinLondon.Allofthemoneyfromthiswillbedonatedtoanen
vironmentalcharity.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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