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How 'green' are you?

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Read this magazine letters page in which three girls explain what they do to be environmentally friendly.

Reading question: How 'green' are you?

Here is a typical exam question. First read the letters. Then read the English statements underneath and complete the table identifying whether the statements are true, false or 'don't know' (ie, there's not enough information to say).

In an exam you should take up to 15 minutes to finish this question.

Question

Three teenage girls have written to a French magazine in response to a query about how environmentally friendly they are.

Christina

Je pense que je suis très écolo. Je vais au collège à pied tous les jours. Le week-end, je prends le bus pour aller en ville parce que les transports en commun polluent moins que les voitures. Et quand je fais du shopping, je refuse les sacs en plastique.

Marie

Je ne jette plus, je recycle. Par exemple, j'échange les vêtements que je n'aime plus avec mes copines. À la maison, on trie les déchets: le verre, les plastiques, le papier, l'aluminium, etc. Les gestes les plus simples aident à protéger l'environnement.

Sophie

Chez moi, mes parents sont assez écolo. Par exemple, on utilise le moins possible de détergents. Et pour économiser l'énergie, on baisse les radiateurs et on met un pull quand il fait un peu froid. On met aussi des feuilles d'aluminium derrière les radiateurs.

Show if the statements are true (✓), false (X) or not enough information to say (?).

 

✓/X/?
1. Christina walks to school.
2. Christina is in favour of plastic bags.
3. Marie recycles paper and glass.
4. Sophie's parents don't have a car.
5. Sophie's family use a lot of detergents.

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