The Reading / Listening - Paper Bottle - Level 0

Plastic is a problem. It makes rivers and oceans dirty. It kills animals. It takes hundreds of years to disappear. Many companies want to replace plastic. Coca-Cola is trying to make a paper bottle. It wants to stop using plastic for its drinks bottles. Coca-Cola was the world's number one plastic polluter in 2019.



Coca-Cola said: "Our vision is to create a paper bottle that can be recycled like any other type of paper. A paper bottle opens up a whole new world of packaging." Coca-Cola wants to use only packaging from renewable sources. These will be recyclable and sustainable. They will be good for our planet.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Paper Bottle - Level 1 Paper Bottle - Level 2   or  Paper Bottle - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56023723
  • https://www.coca-colacompany.com/news/coca-cola-unveils-paper-bottle-prototype
  • https://www.fastcompany.com/90604514/cokes-newest-bottle-is-made-from-paper


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 makes rivers
  2. It kills
  3. It takes hundreds
  4. Many companies want
  5. make a
  6. It wants to
  7. drinks
  8. the world's number one
  1. stop using plastic
  2. to replace plastic
  3. plastic polluter
  4. of years
  5. and oceans dirty
  6. bottles
  7. paper bottle
  8. animals

Paragraph 2

  1. Our vision
  2. create
  3. recycled like any
  4. type of
  5. a whole new world
  6. packaging from renewable
  7. recyclable and
  8. They will be good
  1. paper
  2. for our planet
  3. of packaging
  4. other
  5. is to
  6. sustainable
  7. a paper bottle
  8. sources

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Plastic is a problem. It (1) ___________________ oceans dirty. It kills animals. It (2) ___________________ years to disappear. Many companies (3) ___________________ plastic. Coca-Cola is (4) ___________________ a paper bottle. It wants to stop using plastic (5) ___________________ bottles. Coca-Cola was the world's number (6) ___________________ in 2019.

Coca-Cola said: "(7) ___________________ to create a paper bottle that can be recycled (8) ___________________ type of paper. A paper bottle (9) ___________________ whole new world of packaging." Coca-Cola (10) ___________________ only packaging (11) ___________________. These will be recyclable and sustainable. They will be good (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Plasticisaproblem.Itmakesriversandoceansdirty.Itkillsanimals.Ittak
eshundredsofyearstodisappear.Manycompanieswanttoreplaceplast
ic.Coca-Colaistryingtomakeapaperbottle.Itwantstostopusingplasti
cforitsdrinksbottles.Coca-Colawastheworld'snumberoneplasticpo
lluterin2019.Coca-Colasaid:"Ourvisionistocreateapaperbottlethatc
anberecycledlikeanyothertypeofpaper.Apaperbottleopensupawhole
newworldofpackaging."Coca-Colawantstouseonlypackagingfromr
enewablesources.Thesewillberecyclableandsustainable.Theywillbe
goodforourplanet.

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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