The Reading / Listening - Car Battery - Level 0

Electric cars will replace petrol cars. This will cut CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Charging the battery is a problem and can take up to 12 hours to charge. A new lithium-ion battery can charge in five minutes. This is how long it takes to fill a petrol car. An Israeli company created the new batteries.



The new batteries could change driving. Electric cars will travel as far as petrol cars. Electric cars can make people worry about the battery running out of power and getting stuck on a highway. A spokesperson said there will be a big change in charging batteries. He said we will all be using electric cars soon.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Car Battery - Level 1 Car Battery - Level 2   or  Car Battery - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.businessinsider.com/fast-charging-electric-car-battery-5-minutes-2021-1
  • https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/19/electric-car-batteries-race-ahead-with-five-minute-charging-times
  • https://www.timesofisrael.com/revving-up-electric-car-industry-israeli-firm-develops-5-minute-charge-battery/


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. cut CO2 levels
  2. take up to 12 hours
  3. A new lithium-ion
  4. charge in five
  5. This is how long
  6. fill a petrol
  7. An Israeli
  8. created
  1. the new batteries
  2. it takes
  3. to charge
  4. company
  5. battery
  6. minutes
  7. car
  8. in the atmosphere

Paragraph 2

  1. The new
  2. batteries could
  3. travel as far
  4. make people worry
  5. running out
  6. getting stuck on
  7. there will be a big
  8. we will all be using electric cars
  1. about the battery
  2. change
  3. batteries
  4. soon
  5. as petrol cars
  6. of power
  7. change driving
  8. a highway

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Electric (1) ___________________ petrol cars. This will cut CO2 (2) ___________________ atmosphere. Charging the battery (3) ___________________ and can take up to 12 (4) ___________________. A new lithium-ion battery can charge in five minutes. This is how (5) ___________________ to fill a petrol car. An Israeli company (6) ___________________ batteries.

The new batteries (7) ___________________. Electric cars will travel (8) ___________________ petrol cars. Electric cars can (9) ___________________ about the battery running out of power (10) ___________________ on a highway. A spokesperson said there will be (11) ___________________ in charging batteries. He said we will (12) ___________________ electric cars soon.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Electriccarswillreplacepetrolcars.ThiswillcutCO2levelsintheatmosp
here.Chargingthebatteryisaproblemandcantakeupto12hourstochar
ge.Anewlithium-ionbatterycanchargeinfiveminutes.Thisishowlon
gittakestofillapetrolcar.AnIsraelicompanycreatedthenewbatteries.T
henewbatteriescouldchangedriving.Electriccarswilltravelasfaraspet
rolcars.Electriccarscanmakepeopleworryaboutthebatteryrunningou
tofpowerandgettingstuckonahighway.Aspokespersonsaidtherewillb
eabigchangeinchargingbatteries.Hesaidwewillallbeusingelectriccar
ssoon.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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