The Reading / Listening - Paper Bottle - Level 2

Plastic is a big problem. It causes a lot of damage to the environment. It pollutes rivers and oceans, and kills wildlife. It is a growing problem because it takes hundreds of years to disappear. Many companies are trying to replace plastic with other things. Coca-Cola has teamed up with a company called Paboco to make a paper bottle. Coca-Cola hopes to stop using plastic for its drinks bottles. It was ranked as the world's number one plastic polluter in 2019. In one year, Coca-Cola uses around three million tons of plastic packaging. A lot of this is not recycled.



Paboco said: "Imagine that all plastic packaging in your store has disappeared." Coca-Cola executives are imagining this. One executive 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....Paper packaging has a role to play in the future." He added that he hopes Coca-Cola will one day use only packaging from renewable sources that are recyclable and sustainable. He added this was "right" for consumers and for our planet.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Paper Bottle - Level 0 Paper Bottle - Level 1   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 causes a lot of damage to
  2. It pollutes rivers
  3. it takes hundreds of years
  4. replace plastic
  5. stop using plastic for
  6. the world's number
  7. three million
  8. A lot of this is not
  1. its drinks bottles
  2. to disappear
  3. recycled
  4. and oceans
  5. tons of plastic
  6. the environment
  7. one plastic polluter
  8. with other things

Paragraph 2

  1. packaging in your store has
  2. Coca-Cola executives are
  3. create a paper bottle that
  4. like any other
  5. opens up a whole
  6. a role to
  7. sources that
  8. right for consumers
  1. can be recycled
  2. are recyclable
  3. new world
  4. imagining this
  5. and for our planet
  6. disappeared
  7. play in the future
  8. type of paper

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Plastic is (1) ___________________. It causes a lot of damage to the environment. It (2) ___________________ oceans, and kills wildlife. It is a growing problem because it takes hundreds of years to disappear. Many companies (3) ___________________ replace plastic with other things. Coca-Cola has (4) ___________________ a company called Paboco to make a paper bottle. Coca-Cola hopes (5) ___________________ plastic for its drinks bottles. It was ranked as the world's number one plastic polluter in 2019. In one year, Coca-Cola uses around three million tons of plastic packaging. A lot (6) ___________________ not recycled.

Paboco said: "(7) ___________________ plastic packaging in your store has disappeared." Coca-Cola executives are imagining this. One executive said: "(8) ___________________ to create a paper bottle that can be recycled like (9) ___________________ of paper. A paper bottle opens up (10) ___________________ world of packaging possibilities....Paper packaging has a role to play in the future." He added that he hopes Coca-Cola (11) ___________________ use only packaging from renewable sources that are recyclable and sustainable. He added this was "right" for consumers and (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Plasticisabigproblem.Itcausesalotofdamagetotheenvironment.Itpol
lutesriversandoceans,andkillswildlife.Itisagrowingproblembecausei
ttakeshundredsofyearstodisappear.Manycompaniesaretryingtorepl
aceplasticwithotherthings.Coca-Colahasteamedupwithacompany
calledPabocotomakeapaperbottle.Coca-Colahopestostopusingpl
asticforitsdrinksbottles.Itwasrankedastheworld'snumberoneplastic
polluterin2019.Inoneyear,Coca-Colausesaroundthreemilliontonso
fplasticpackaging.Alotofthisisnotrecycled.Pabocosaid:"Imaginethat
allplasticpackaginginyourstorehasdisappeared."Coca-Colaexecutiv
esareimaginingthis.Oneexecutivesaid:"Ourvisionistocreateapaperb
ottlethatcanberecycledlikeanyothertypeofpaper.Apaperbottleopen
supawholenewworldofpackagingpossibilities....Paperpackaginghas
aroletoplayinthefuture."HeaddedthathehopesCoca-Colawilloneday
useonlypackagingfromrenewablesourcesthatarerecyclableandsust
ainable.Headdedthiswas"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)

(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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