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Task Description
Complete the different tasks along the video in order to practice on listening skills.
Video details
Scene summary
The video explains the process of manufacturing sneakers and how it affects the environment.
Video length
5 minutes 23 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
listening
Listening comprehension
General topic
Other pedagogical goals
Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Business/professional students
business-professional
Business/professional students
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This resource does not contain any images, words or ideas that would upset a reasonable person in any culture.
Copyright license
This resource is licensed by MsLatorre under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Upload date
23/07/2020
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Unmix the sentence.
Americans
refer
to
them
as
"tennis
shoes"
or
"sneakers"
2. Fill the gap.
theseshoes
3. Correct the wrong word.
these simple canvas and rover creation have changed a lot
4. Fill the gap.
where peoplethree pairs a year on
5. Unmix the sentence.
To
meet
this
demand,
roughly
23
billion
shoes
are
produced
each
year
6. Fill the gap.
sneakers alone generatemillionof carbon dioxide every year,
7. Choose the correct options.
Select the parts of the shoe
midsole
isoled
insole
heal
8. Unmix the sentence.
and
processing
those
raw
ingredients
into
synthetic
textiles
also
uses
a
lot
of
energy
9. Guess the end.
How does the shoe manufacturing affect our planet?
10. Guess the end.
What does vulcanization consist on?
11. Unmix the sentence.
But
today,
most
outer
soles
are
made
with
a
synthetic
blend
of
natural
rubber
and
byproducts
from
coal
and
oil.
12. Fill the gap.
But more thanof the shoe's carbon impact comes from the next step:
13. Correct the wrong word.
This means it's cheaper for factories to mass-produce each piece separely rather than manufacturing every part under one roof.
14. Fill the gap.
But the transportation required to ship these pieces to oneplanteven more CO2.
15. Unmix the sentence.
they
undergo
cutting,
pouring,
melting,
baking,
cooling,
and
gluing,
before
the
final
products
can
be
stitched
together.
16. Find the extra word.
The assembly of a typical sneaker requires often more than 360 steps,
17. Correct the wrong word.
Most brands don't know or operate their factories,
18. Unmix the sentence.
As
a
result,
many
laborers
earn
below
the
living
wage,
and
are
exposed
to
harmful
chemicals,
like
toxic
glue
fumes.
19. Fill the gap.
For many, these shoes couldyears.
20. Find the extra word.
But for someone running 20 miles a week, a pair of new running shoes will start wearing out after roughly 6 months.
21. Unmix the sentence.
Since
the
shoes
are
made
of
so
many
different
materials,
they're
almost
impossible
to
break
down
into
recyclable
components.
22. Fill the gap.
20% of these shoes are incinerated, while the rest areintowhere they can take up to 1,000 years to degrade.
23. Guess the end.
How can designers, factories and consumers help the environment?
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