The Reading / Listening - Paper Bottle - Level 1

Plastic is a big problem. It damages the environment, pollutes rivers and oceans, and kills wildlife. It takes hundreds of years to disappear. Many companies want to replace plastic with other things. Coca-Cola is working with a company called Paboco to make a paper bottle. It wants to stop using plastic for its drinks bottles. It was the world's number one plastic polluter in 2019. In one year, Coca-Cola uses three million tons of plastic packaging.

Paboco thinks plastic packaging may disappear one day. Coca-Cola executives 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 possibilities...in the future." Coca-Cola will one day use only packaging from renewable sources. These will be recyclable and sustainable. Coca-Cola said this was "right" for consumers and for our planet.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Paper Bottle - Level 0 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 activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. pollutes rivers
  2. It takes hundreds
  3. replace plastic
  4. make a
  5. stop using plastic for
  6. the world's number
  7. In one
  8. three million tons
  1. one plastic polluter
  2. with other things
  3. of plastic packaging
  4. of years
  5. paper bottle
  6. year
  7. its drinks bottles
  8. and oceans

Paragraph 2

  1. plastic packaging may disappear
  2. Our vision is to
  3. recycled like any other
  4. A paper bottle opens up
  5. in the
  6. packaging from
  7. These will
  8. right for consumers
  1. type of paper
  2. be recyclable
  3. one day
  4. and for our planet
  5. a whole new world
  6. create a paper bottle
  7. renewable sources
  8. future

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Plastic is (1) __________________. It damages the environment, pollutes rivers and oceans, (2) ___________________. It takes hundreds of (3) ___________________. Many companies want to replace plastic (4) ___________________. Coca-Cola is working with a company called Paboco to make a paper bottle. It wants to stop using plastic (5) ___________________ bottles. It was the world's number one plastic polluter in 2019. In one year, Coca-Cola uses three million (6) ___________________ packaging.

Paboco thinks plastic packaging (7) ___________________ day. Coca-Cola executives said: "Our (8) ___________________ create a paper bottle that can be recycled (9) ___________________ type of paper. A paper bottle opens up a whole new world of packaging possibilities... (10) ___________________." Coca-Cola will one (11) ___________________ packaging from renewable sources. These will be recyclable and sustainable. Coca-Cola said (12) ___________________ for consumers and for our planet.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Plasticisabigproblem.Itdamagestheenvironment,pollutesriversand
oceans,andkillswildlife.Ittakeshundredsofyearstodisappear.Manyc
ompanieswanttoreplaceplasticwithotherthings.Coca-Colaisworkin
gwithacompanycalledPabocotomakeapaperbottle.Itwantstostopusi
ngplasticforitsdrinksbottles.Itwastheworld'snumberoneplasticpollu
terin2019.Inoneyear,Coca-Colausesthreemilliontonsofplasticpacka
ging.Pabocothinksplasticpackagingmaydisappearoneday.Coca-Col
aexecutivessaid:"Ourvisionistocreateapaperbottlethatcanberecycl
edlikeanyothertypeofpaper.Apaperbottleopensupawholenewworld
ofpackagingpossibilities...inthefuture."Coca-Colawillonedayuseo
nlypackagingfromrenewablesources.Thesewillberecyclableandsust
ainable.Coca-Colasaidthiswas"right"forconsumersandforourplanet.

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

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

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Answers

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