The Reading / Listening - Deep Dive Dubai - Level 1

Dubai already has world 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 - the same as six Olympic swimming pools. It is warm enough for divers to not need thick wetsuits. It is in an oyster-shaped complex with a restaurant and conference rooms. There is also a film studio for movie-makers to film underwater scenes.

The Crown Prince of Dubai was one of the first guests at the pool. He did a dive. Deep Dive Dubai's website says the pool is part of a "stunning" attraction that looks like an abandoned underwater city. It is "filled with adventure and wonder". It will take several dives to see it all. The pool has 56 cameras for the safety of divers. High-tech sound and lighting will 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 0 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. shopping
  3. It is warm
  4. thick
  5. It is in an oyster-
  6. a restaurant and conference
  7. a film studio for
  8. film underwater
  1. movie-makers
  2. wetsuits
  3. scenes
  4. shaped complex
  5. skyscraper
  6. mall
  7. rooms
  8. enough for divers

Paragraph 2

  1. one of the first
  2. filled with adventure
  3. It will take several dives
  4. 56 cameras for the safety
  5. High-tech sound and
  6. create different underwater
  7. The pool's staff are all
  8. diving
  1. moods
  2. to see it all
  3. professionals
  4. lighting
  5. guests at the pool
  6. expert
  7. of divers
  8. and wonder

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Dubai already has world records (1) ___________________ skyscraper and largest shopping mall. Now it has the world's (2) _________________. Deep Dive Dubai is 60 metres deep and contains 14 million litres of water - the (3) ___________________ Olympic swimming pools. It is (4) ___________________ divers to not need thick wetsuits. It is in (5) ___________________ complex with a restaurant and conference rooms. There is also a film studio for movie-makers (6) ___________________ scenes.

The Crown Prince of Dubai was one of the (7) ___________________ the pool. He did a dive. Deep Dive Dubai's website says the pool is part (8) ___________________ attraction that (9) ___________________ abandoned underwater city. It is "filled with (10) ___________________". It will take several dives to see it all. The pool has 56 cameras for the safety of divers. High-tech (11) ___________________ will create different underwater moods. The pool's (12) ___________________ expert international diving professionals.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Dubaialreadyhasworldrecordsforthetallestskyscraperandlargestsho
ppingmall.Nowithastheworld'sdeepestdivepool.DeepDiveDubaiis60
metresdeepandcontains14millionlitresofwater-thesameassixOlym
picswimmingpools.Itiswarmenoughfordiverstonotneedthickwetsuit
s.Itisinanoyster-shapedcomplexwitharestaurantandconferencero
oms.Thereisalsoafilmstudioformovie-makerstofilmunderwatersce
nes.TheCrownPrinceofDubaiwasoneofthefirstguestsatthepool.Hedi
dadive.DeepDiveDubai'swebsitesaysthepoolispartofa"stunning"att
ractionthatlookslikeanabandonedunderwatercity.Itis"filledwithadv
entureandwonder".Itwilltakeseveraldivestoseeitall.Thepoolhas56c
amerasforthesafetyofdivers.High-techsoundandlightingwillcreated
ifferentunderwatermoods.Thepool'sstaffareallexpertinternationaldi
vingprofessionals.

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

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Free writing

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Answers

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