The Reading / Listening - Concert Tour - Level 5

The band Coldplay announced it will not be going on tour to promote its new album because of the environmental damage it might cause. It is standard business practice in the music industry to accompany a new album release with a world tour. Concert tours are often money-spinners and generate more profits than music sales. Coldplay decided a tour would have a negative impact on the environment. Lead singer Chris Martin told the BBC that the band wanted any future tours to "have a positive impact" on the environment.



Coldplay is taking time off to look at options on how tours can be more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Mr Martin said he wanted future tours to be "actively beneficial". He said the band's next tour would care about the environment and that he would be "disappointed if it's not carbon neutral". He wants tours to be about giving as well as taking. The band's new double album, "Everyday Life," reflects their feelings about the environment. Coldplay will put on a one-off concert for their fans in London. All of the money from this concert will be donated to an environmental charity.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Concert Tour - Level 4 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 be going
  2. promote its
  3. the environmental damage
  4. It is standard
  5. in the music
  6. Concert tours are often
  7. generate more
  8. have a positive
  1. business practice
  2. profits
  3. impact
  4. money-spinners
  5. it might cause
  6. on tour
  7. industry
  8. new album

Paragraph 2

  1. Coldplay is taking time off to
  2. how tours can be more
  3. care about
  4. carbon
  5. He wants tours to be about giving
  6. The band's new double
  7. Coldplay will put on a one-
  8. donated to an environmental
  1. album
  2. neutral
  3. charity
  4. as well as taking
  5. off concert
  6. look at options
  7. the environment
  8. sustainable

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The band Coldplay announced it will not be going on (1) ___________________ its new album because of the environmental damage it might cause. It is (2) ___________________ in the music industry to accompany a (3) ___________________ with a world tour. Concert tours are often money-spinners (4) ___________________ profits than music sales. Coldplay decided a tour would have (5) ___________________ on the environment. Lead singer Chris Martin told the BBC that the band wanted any future tours to "have a positive impact" (6) ___________________.

Coldplay is taking time off to (7) ___________________ on how tours can (8) ___________________ and environmentally friendly. Mr Martin said he wanted future tours to be "actively beneficial". He said the band's next tour would care about the environment and that he (9) ___________________ if it's not carbon neutral. He wants tours to be about giving as well as taking. The band's (10) ___________________, "Everyday Life," reflects their feelings about the environment. Coldplay will put on (11) ___________________ for their fans in London. All of the money from this concert will be (12) ___________________ environmental charity.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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walbumbecauseoftheenvironmentaldamageitmightcause.Itisstand
ardbusinesspracticeinthemusicindustrytoaccompanyanewalbumrel
easewithaworldtour.Concerttoursareoftenmoney-spinnersandgen
eratemoreprofitsthanmusicsales.Coldplaydecidedatourwouldhavea
negativeimpactontheenvironment.LeadsingerChrisMartintoldtheBB
Cthatthebandwantedanyfuturetoursto"haveapositiveimpact"onthe
environment.Coldplayistakingtimeofftolookatoptionsonhowtoursca
nbemoresustainableandenvironmentallyfriendly.MrMartinsaidhewa
ntedfuturetourstobe"activelybeneficial".Hesaidtheband'snexttourw
ouldcareabouttheenvironmentandthathewouldbe"disappointedifit's
notcarbonneutral".Hewantstourstobeaboutgivingaswellastaking.Th
eband'snewdoublealbum,"EverydayLife,"reflectstheirfeelingsabout
theenvironment.Coldplaywillputonaone-offconcertfortheirfansinL
ondon.Allofthemoneyfromthisconcertwillbedonatedtoanenvironme
ntalcharity.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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