The Reading / Listening - Deep Dive Dubai - Level 0

Dubai has records for the tallest skyscraper and largest shopping mall. Now it has the world's deepest dive pool. Deep Dive Dubai is 60 metres deep and contains 14 million litres of water. It is so warm that divers do not need thick wetsuits. It is in an oyster-shaped complex. It has a restaurant and a film studio.

Dubai's Crown Prince was one of the first guests. A website says the pool is a "stunning" attraction "filled with adventure and wonder". It looks like an abandoned underwater city. The pool has high-tech sound and lighting to create different underwater moods. The pool's staff are all expert international diving professionals.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Deep Dive Dubai - Level 1 Deep Dive Dubai - Level 2   or  Deep Dive Dubai - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2021/07/09/worlds-deepest-dive-pool-dubai-has-underwater-sunken-city/7912317002/
  • https://nypost.com/2021/07/09/worlds-deepest-pool-with-underwater-city-exploration-caves/
  • https://gulfnews.com/entertainment/look-will-smith-is-in-dubai-and-among-first-to-try-worlds-deepest-pool-1.1625726553375


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. records for the tallest
  2. largest shopping
  3. Deep Dive Dubai is
  4. 14 million litres
  5. It is so
  6. thick
  7. It is in an oyster-
  8. It has a restaurant and
  1. a film studio
  2. of water
  3. mall
  4. shaped complex
  5. wetsuits
  6. skyscraper
  7. warm
  8. 60 metres deep

Paragraph 2

  1. Dubai's Crown Prince was one of
  2. the pool is a stunning
  3. filled with adventure and
  4. It looks like an abandoned
  5. The pool has high-tech sound
  6. create different underwater
  7. The pool's staff
  8. international diving
  1. are all expert
  2. wonder
  3. professionals
  4. the first guests
  5. moods
  6. attraction
  7. and lighting
  8. underwater city

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Dubai (1) ___________________ the tallest skyscraper and largest shopping mall. Now it (2) ___________________ deepest dive pool. Deep Dive Dubai (3) ___________________ and contains 14 million litres of water. It (4) ___________________ that divers do (5) ___________________ wetsuits. It is in an oyster-shaped complex. It has a restaurant and (6) ___________________.

Dubai's Crown Prince was (7) ___________________ first guests. A website says (8) ___________________ a "stunning" attraction "filled with adventure and wonder". It (9) ___________________ abandoned underwater city. The (10) ___________________-tech sound and lighting (11) ___________________ underwater moods. The pool's staff (12) ___________________ international diving professionals.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Dubaihasrecordsforthetallestskyscraperandlargestshoppingmall.N
owithastheworld'sdeepestdivepool.DeepDiveDubaiis60metresdeep
andcontains14millionlitresofwater.Itissowarmthatdiversdonotneed
thickwetsuits.Itisinanoyster-shapedcomplex.Ithasarestaurantan
dafilmstudio.Dubai'sCrownPrincewasoneofthefirstguests.Awebsite
saysthepoolisa"stunning"attraction"filledwithadventureandwonder
".Itlookslikeanabandonedunderwatercity.Thepoolhashigh-techso
undandlightingtocreatedifferentunderwatermoods.Thepool'sstaffar
eallexpertinternationaldivingprofessionals.

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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