Saturday, May 29

Intermediate English Reading: The Gulf Oil Spill

This week's lesson activity for IELTS students and Intermediate English learners is a reading comprehension quiz about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Instructions:

Scan the Infographic below to find the answers to questions 1-7.

(Click on the image to view a larger version in a new window)

image credit: visualeconomics



Questions:

1) How many barrels of oil does the United States use per day?

a) 43 million
b) 20 million
c) the text doesn't say

2) How many gallons of oil are there in a barrel?

a) 23
b) 42
c) the text doesn't say


3) How many barrels of oil a day are leaking from the BP oil rig?

a) 210,000
b) 5,000
c) 430,000

4) How much is it likely to cost to plug the oil spill? (including cleanup)

a) $25 billion
b) $300 million
c) the text doesn't say

5) How many gallons of oil have been gushing out into the ocean every week since the April 20 explosion?

a) 210,000
b) 795,000
c) the text doesn't say

6) How many gallons of oil become jet fuel, out of every barrel?

a) 23
b) 19
c) the text doesn't say

7) True or false? BP has lost more money since the oil spill began than it would cost to provide clean water to the half a billion people in the world who need it.

a) true
b) false
c) the text doesn't say

Click on the link below to do a quiz and check your answers.

The BP Gulf Oil Spill - Multiple Choice Reading Quiz >>




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