The Reading / Listening - Pringles Packaging - Level 1

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



Pringles made the tube easier to recycle. It promised 100 per cent reusable and recyclable packaging by 2025. A spokesman said: "We are eager to...reduce our impact on the planet....We've worked hard to come up with this new can, which is widely recyclable and keeps our chips fresh and tasty and protects them from breaking up – which helps to reduce food waste." However, the new tube still has a plastic lid. This will add to plastic pollution.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Pringles Packaging - Level 0 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 is famous
  2. the tube is bad
  3. it is made of many
  4. It has a plastic
  5. foil-
  6. difficult for people to separate
  7. one of the "villains" of the
  8. The BBC called it
  1. recycling world
  2. for its potato chips
  3. lined cardboard
  4. a recycler's nightmare
  5. for the environment
  6. cap
  7. and recycle
  8. things

Paragraph 2

  1. Pringles made the tube easier
  2. 100 per cent reusable
  3. reduce our impact
  4. keeps our chips fresh and
  5. protects them from breaking
  6. helps to reduce food
  7. the new tube still has a plastic
  8. This will add to plastic
  1. tasty
  2. to recycle
  3. pollution
  4. and recyclable
  5. lid
  6. up
  7. waste
  8. on the planet

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Pringles has made (1) ___________________. Pringles is famous for its potato chips and the (2) ___________________ in. However, the tube is bad for the environment. It looks simple, but it is (3) ___________________ things. It has a plastic cap, a metal base, an aluminium cover, and foil-lined cardboard. It is difficult for people (4) ___________________ recycle. The Recycling Association called it one (5) ___________________ of the recycling world. The BBC called it "(6) ___________________".

Pringles made the tube (7) ___________________. It promised 100 per cent (8) ___________________ packaging by 2025. A spokesman said: "We are eager to... (9) ___________________ on the planet....We've worked hard to come up with this new can, which (10) ___________________ and keeps our chips fresh and tasty and protects them (11) ___________________ – which helps to reduce food waste." However, the new tube still has a plastic lid. This will add (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Pringleshasmadeitspackagingbetter.Pringlesisfamousforitspotatoc
hipsandthetubetheycomein.However,thetubeisbadfortheenvironm
ent.Itlookssimple,butitismadeofmanythings.Ithasaplasticcap,amet
albase,analuminiumcover,andfoil-linedcardboard.Itisdifficultforpe
opletoseparateandrecycle.TheRecyclingAssociationcalleditoneofthe
"villains"oftherecyclingworld.TheBBCcalledit"arecycler'snightmare"
.Pringlesmadethetubeeasiertorecycle.Itpromised100percentreusa
bleandrecyclablepackagingby2025.Aspokesmansaid:"Weareeagert
o...reduceourimpactontheplanet....We'veworkedhardtocomeupwit
hthisnewcan,whichiswidelyrecyclableandkeepsourchipsfreshandtas
tyandprotectsthemfrombreakingup–whichhelpstoreducefoodwaste
."However,thenewtubestillhasaplasticlid.Thiswilladdtoplasticpolluti
on.

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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