The Reading / Listening - Deep Dive Dubai - Level 2

Dubai has many world records. It has the tallest skyscraper, largest shopping mall, and most luxurious hotel. The UAE city now has the world's deepest dive pool. Deep Dive Dubai is 60 metres deep. It is filled with 14 million litres of water. This is the same as six Olympic-sized swimming pools. The water temperature is 30º Celsius, so divers do not need thick wetsuits. The pool is in an oyster-shaped underground complex with an 80-seat restaurant and conference rooms. There is also a film studio with an editing room. This means movie-makers will use the pool to film underwater scenes.

The Crown Prince of Dubai was one of the first guests at Deep Dive Dubai. He did a dive. Actor Will Smith also visited the pool. Deep Dive Dubai's website invites visitors to "explore a stunning underwater attraction that is themed to resemble an abandoned sunken city". It will take several dives "to explore the underwater city, which is filled with adventure and wonder". The pool has 56 cameras for the safety of divers. There are sound systems and high-tech 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 0 Deep Dive Dubai - Level 1   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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. luxurious
  2. It is filled with
  3. the same as six Olympic-
  4. divers do not need thick
  5. an oyster-shaped underground
  6. conference
  7. a film studio with an
  8. use the pool to film
  1. editing room
  2. sized swimming pools
  3. 14 million litres of water
  4. underwater scenes
  5. rooms
  6. hotel
  7. complex
  8. wetsuits

Paragraph 2

  1. one of
  2. explore a stunning underwater
  3. It will take several
  4. 56 cameras for the safety
  5. sound systems and high-
  6. create different underwater
  7. The pool's staff
  8. international diving
  1. of divers
  2. professionals
  3. tech lighting
  4. dives to explore
  5. are all expert
  6. attraction
  7. the first guests
  8. moods

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Dubai has many world records. It (1) ___________________ skyscraper, largest shopping mall, and (2) ___________________. The UAE city now has the world's deepest dive pool. Deep Dive Dubai is 60 metres deep. It (3) ___________________ 14 million litres of water. This is the same as six Olympic-sized swimming pools. (4) ___________________ is 30º Celsius, so divers do not need thick wetsuits. The pool is in (5) ___________________ underground complex with an 80-seat restaurant and conference rooms. There is also a film studio with an editing room. This means movie-makers will use the (6) ___________________ underwater scenes.

The Crown Prince of Dubai was one of (7) ___________________ at Deep Dive Dubai. He (8) ___________________. Actor Will Smith also visited the pool. Deep Dive Dubai's website invites visitors to "explore a stunning underwater attraction (9) ___________________ to resemble an abandoned sunken city". It will take several dives "to explore the underwater city, which is filled with (10) ___________________". The pool has 56 cameras for the safety of divers. There (11) ___________________ and high-tech lighting to create different underwater moods. The pool's staff (12) ___________________ international diving professionals.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Dubaihasmanyworldrecords.Ithasthetallestskyscraper,largestshop
pingmall,andmostluxurioushotel.TheUAEcitynowhastheworld'sdee
pestdivepool.DeepDiveDubaiis60metresdeep.Itisfilledwith14millio
nlitresofwater.ThisisthesameassixOlympic-sizedswimmingpools.Th
ewatertemperatureis30ºCelsius,sodiversdonotneedthickwetsuits.T
hepoolisinanoyster-shapedundergroundcomplexwithan80-seatre
staurantandconferencerooms.Thereisalsoafilmstudiowithaneditingr
oom.Thismeansmovie-makerswillusethepooltofilmunderwatersce
nes.TheCrownPrinceofDubaiwasoneofthefirstguestsatDeepDiveDu
bai.Hedidadive.ActorWillSmithalsovisitedthepool.DeepDiveDubai's
websiteinvitesvisitorsto"exploreastunningunderwaterattractiontha
tisthemedtoresembleanabandonedsunkencity".Itwilltakeseveraldiv
es"toexploretheunderwatercity,whichisfilledwithadventureandwon
der".Thepoolhas56camerasforthesafetyofdivers.Therearesoundsys
temsandhigh-techlightingtocreatedifferentunderwatermoods.Thep
ool'sstaffareallexpertinternationaldivingprofessionals.

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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