The Reading / Listening - Flying Cars - Level 0

Technology means science fiction from the movies is becoming science fact. A company tested a flying car. The "AirCar" flew at a height of 2,500 metres and a speed of 185kph. The 90km journey took 35 minutes. Flying cars are no longer just an idea. The AirCar company said science fiction is now "a reality".

AirCar is road legal. It turns into an airplane in less than three minutes. The company's CEO landed it at an airport. He then pushed a button to turn it into a sports car and drove it into the city. He said the flight was "normal". A new AirCar will have a cruising speed of 300kph and be able to fly 1,000 kilometres non-stop.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Flying Cars - Level 1 Flying Cars - Level 2   or  Flying Cars - Level 3

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/30/business/flying-car-flight-slovakia-scli-intl/index.html
  • https://uk.news.yahoo.com/science-fiction-reality-flying-sportscar-070052538.html
  • https://www.engadget.com/aircar-first-inter-city-flight-092852060.html


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. science fiction from the
  2. becoming science
  3. A company tested
  4. flew at a height
  5. a speed
  6. The 90km journey
  7. Flying cars are no longer
  8. science fiction is
  1. of 2,500 metres
  2. just an idea
  3. fact
  4. now a reality
  5. a flying car
  6. of 185kph
  7. movies
  8. took 35 minutes

Paragraph 2

  1. AirCar is road
  2. in less than
  3. landed it
  4. turn it into
  5. drove it into
  6. He said the flight
  7. a cruising speed
  8. fly 1,000 kilometres
  1. a sports car
  2. of 300kph
  3. legal
  4. non-stop
  5. at an airport
  6. three minutes
  7. was normal
  8. the city

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Technology (1) ___________________ from the movies is becoming science fact. A company (2) ___________________ car. The "AirCar" flew (3) ___________________ of 2,500 metres and a speed of 185kph. The 90km (4) ___________________ minutes. Flying cars (5) ___________________ just an idea. The AirCar company said science fiction is (6) ___________________.

AirCar (7) ___________________. It turns into an airplane in less than three minutes. The company's CEO (8) ___________________ an airport. He then (9) ___________________ to turn it (10) ___________________ car and drove it into the city. He said the (11) ___________________. A new AirCar will have a cruising speed of 300kph and be (12) ___________________ 1,000 kilometres non-stop.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Technologymeanssciencefictionfromthemoviesisbecomingsciencef
act.Acompanytestedaflyingcar.The"AirCar"flewataheightof2,500m
etresandaspeedof185kph.The90kmjourneytook35minutes.Flyingc
arsarenolongerjustanidea.TheAirCarcompanysaidsciencefictionisn
ow"areality".AirCarisroadlegal.Itturnsintoanairplaneinlessthanthre
eminutes.Thecompany'sCEOlandeditatanairport.Hethenpushedabu
ttontoturnitintoasportscaranddroveitintothecity.Hesaidtheflightwa
s"normal".AnewAirCarwillhaveacruisingspeedof300kphandbeablet
ofly1,000kilometresnon-stop.

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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