Aprenda inglés con una máquina expendedora de agua

31 julio 2014 Última actualización: 11:39 GMT

Una maquina expoendedora de agua en Delhi como respuesta al problema del agua potable en India. Vea el video y aprenda vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

No, it's not an ATM, but a machine selling clean drinking water.

It's part of a project launched by the city government in the Indian capital, Delhi.

People use pre-paid cards to fill containers for a small fee. The water comes from a local, low-cost treatment plant.

The scheme may be changing the lives of these residents, but for millions across the country without access to clean water, more initiatives will be needed.

Vocabulario

drinking water water that is safe to drink

pre-paid (also: prepaid) already paid for

treatment (here) a process in which something is cleaned and/or prepared for use

access (here) the opportunity to use or have something

initiatives new plans or projects

Ejercicios

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

drinking water / pre-paid / treatment / access / initiatives

1. York City Council is applying for government grants to make the housing energy and water efficient and to pay for green transport _________.

2. There is no need for cash. The shop accepts World Food Programme (WFP) food vouchers and will soon switch to _________ debit cards.

3. Perth can now get half of its _________ from the ocean, although conservationists worry that the process is expensive and energy hungry.

4. Jersey's sewage _________ plant needs to be replaced at the cost of £75m, according to the council of ministers.

5. In Wales, more than 90% of homes now have _________ to organic recycling facilities.

Respuestas

1. York City Council is applying for government grants to make the housing energy and water efficient and to pay for green transport initiatives.

Source: York sugar factory redevelopment plan unveiled http://bbc.in/X8SJAZ

2. There is no need for cash. The shop accepts World Food Programme (WFP) food vouchers and will soon switch to pre-paid debit cards.

Source: Camp for Syrian refugees starts to look more like home http://bbc.in/WLi586

3. Perth can now get half of its drinking water from the ocean, although conservationists worry that the process is expensive and energy hungry.

Source: How Australia's Perth is battling a water crisis http://bbc.in/1pbVBqw

4. Jersey's sewage treatment plant needs to be replaced at the cost of £75m, according to the council of ministers.

Source: Jersey sewage plant 'needs to be replaced' http://bbc.in/1rWZBwz

5. In Wales, more than 90% of homes now have access to organic recycling facilities.

Source: Call for end to 'throwaway society' http://bbc.in/1rz05IU