Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a Make a list of words related to water.
b The Midlands is a part of England. It is made up of two regions: the West Midlands and East Midlands. Find these regions on a map. Make a print or screenshot and mark the Midlands on it.
The Midlands is the central part of England. These days, people living in the Midlands are struggling with a shortage of water.
Read all about it here.
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.
|a. drops of water from clouds
|b. a force that makes a flow of water strong or weak
|c. to have difficulties doing or using something
|d. to increase
|6. water pressure
|f. a little object with many small holes that is used to spray water on plants or soil
|g. a person or company that supplies goods or services
|h. a sudden, large increase
|9. to ramp up
|i. to stop using something
|10. to ditch
|j. someone who speaks for or represents a company
|k. special lakes that are used to store a large supply of water for use in cities or other areas
|12. to struggle
|l. water in bottles
|m. the things that you do to keep yourself and your surroundings clean
|14. to run out of something
|n. the total amount of something which people want to buy and use
|15. bottled water
|o. to use up all there is of something
a Which extra factors have made the water shortage in the Midlands worse? Select all the correct answers.
1 empty reservoirs
3 slow pumps
4 surge in demand
5 warm weather
b How many homes in the Midlands have been left without water?
2 5 or 6
3 About 2000
4 Almost 85%
c Why has the Aldi store run out of bottled water?
1 Everyone is buying it because the water from the tap is not sterilised.
2 Many people are buying it because no water is coming from the tap.
3 The supplier does not have enough material to pump the water out.
4 There is not enough water in the reservoirs to fill the bottles.