The Reading / Listening - Electric Cars - Level 0

All new Volvo cars will have an electric motor from 2019. Volvo will stop making cars with only petrol engines. It will sell five electric cars and some hybrid cars by 2021. Volvo will be the first big carmaker to stop making cars with only petrol engines. Volvo said more and more of its customers want electrified cars.



More car companies are selling electrified cars. The American company Tesla makes only electric cars. Volvo hopes to sell a million electrified cars by 2025. Its factories will be more environmentally friendly. Volvo will have one of the biggest ranges of electrified cars in the world.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Electric Cars - Level 1 Electric Cars - Level 2   or  Electric Cars - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40505671
  • http://www.autotrader.co.uk/content/news/volvo-to-produce-all-electric-cars-from-2019
  • http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volvo/100024/volvo-to-go-electric-with-new-range-of-evs-and-hybrid-models-from-2019


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. All new
  2. an electric
  3. Volvo will
  4. It will sell five electric cars and some
  5. Volvo will be the first big
  6. cars with only
  7. more of
  8. electrified
  1. carmaker
  2. its customers
  3. Volvo cars
  4. stop making cars
  5. cars
  6. hybrid cars by 2021
  7. motor
  8. petrol engines

Paragraph 2

  1. More car
  2. selling electrified
  3. The American company
  4. Volvo hopes to
  5. by
  6. environmentally
  7. Volvo will have one
  8. ranges
  1. 2025
  2. Tesla
  3. sell a million
  4. of the biggest
  5. companies
  6. of electrified cars
  7. cars
  8. friendly

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

All new Volvo cars (1) ___________________ electric motor from 2019. Volvo (2) ___________________ cars with only petrol engines. It (3) ___________________ electric cars and some hybrid cars by 2021. Volvo (4) ___________________ first big carmaker to stop making (5) ___________________ petrol engines. Volvo said more and (6) ___________________ customers want electrified cars.

More car companies are (7) ___________________ cars. The American company Tesla (8) ___________________ cars. Volvo (9) ___________________ a million electrified (10) ___________________. Its factories will be more environmentally friendly. Volvo (11) ___________________ of the biggest ranges of electrified (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AllnewVolvocarswillhaveanelectricmotorfrom2019.Volvowillstopma
kingcarswithonlypetrolengines.Itwillsellfiveelectriccarsandsomehy
bridcarsby2021.Volvowillbethefirstbigcarmakertostopmakingcarsw
ithonlypetrolengines.Volvosaidmoreandmoreofitscustomerswantel
ectrifiedcars.Morecarcompaniesaresellingelectrifiedcars.TheAmeric
ancompanyTeslamakesonlyelectriccars.Volvohopestosellamillionel
ectrifiedcarsby2025.Itsfactorieswillbemoreenvironmentallyfriendly
.Volvowillhaveoneofthebiggestrangesofelectrifiedcarsintheworld.

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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