The Reading / Listening - Pringles Packaging - Level 0

Pringles has made its packaging better. Pringles is famous for its potato chips. However, the tube they come in is bad for the environment. It is made of many things. It has a plastic cap, a metal base, an aluminium cover, and foil-lined cardboard. It is difficult to recycle. The BBC called it "a recycler's nightmare".



Pringles made the tube easier to recycle. It promised 100 per cent recyclable packaging by 2025. It wants to reduce its impact on the planet. It said it has "worked hard to come up with this new can, which is widely recyclable". However, the new tube has a plastic lid. This will add to plastic pollution.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Pringles Packaging - Level 1 Pringles Packaging - Level 2   or  Pringles Packaging - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54108336
  • https://www.bakeryandsnacks.com/Article/2020/09/10/Pringles-iconic-tube-pilots-an-eco-makeover-in-UK
  • https://www.esmmagazine.com/uncategorized/pringles-unveils-new-recyclable-paper-packaging-format-108540


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. Pringles has made its
  2. Pringles is famous
  3. the tube they
  4. bad for
  5. It is made
  6. It has a plastic
  7. It is difficult to
  8. a recycler's
  1. recycle
  2. the environment
  3. of many things
  4. for its potato chips
  5. nightmare
  6. packaging better
  7. cap
  8. come in

Paragraph 2

  1. Pringles made the tube easier
  2. 100 per cent recyclable
  3. It wants to reduce its impact
  4. It said it has worked
  5. come up
  6. widely
  7. the new tube has a
  8. This will add to plastic
  1. hard
  2. plastic lid
  3. with this new can
  4. pollution
  5. recyclable
  6. to recycle
  7. packaging
  8. on the planet

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Pringles has (1) ___________________ better. Pringles is famous for its potato chips. However, the (2) ___________________ in is bad for the environment. It is made (3) ___________________. It has a plastic cap, (4) ___________________, an aluminium cover, and foil-lined cardboard. It is (5) ___________________. The BBC called it "(6) ___________________".

Pringles made (7) ___________________ to recycle. It promised 100 per cent recyclable packaging by 2025. It (8) ___________________ its impact on the planet. It said it has "(9) ___________________ come up with (10) ___________________, which (11) ___________________". However, the new tube has a plastic lid. This (12) ___________________ plastic pollution.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Pringleshasmadeitspackagingbetter.Pringlesisfamousforitspotatoc
hips.However,thetubetheycomeinisbadfortheenvironment.Itismad
eofmanythings.Ithasaplasticcap,ametalbase,analuminiumcover,an
dfoillinedcardboard.Itisdifficulttorecycle.TheBBCcalledit"arecycler's
nightmare".Pringlesmadethetubeeasiertorecycle.Itpromised100pe
rcentrecyclablepackagingby2025.Itwantstoreduceitsimpactonthepl
anet.Itsaidithas"workedhardtocomeupwiththisnewcan,whichiswide
lyrecyclable".However,thenewtubehasaplasticlid.Thiswilladdtoplast
icpollution.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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