How green are electric cars?: Pre-class activities

Pre-class activities

Prepare for your class by completing these activities!

Vocabulary matching


The first time you watch the video, pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of the following words:

And so the price of a new car should fall significantly over the next few years, hopefully bringing the cost down to a level comparable with petrol and diesel vehicles.
Not enough charging points means longer distances to travel to top up and perhaps longer queues when you get there.
The UK, like other countries, is encouraging the installation of more charging points through the provision of grants to local authorities and to qualifying electric car owners.
Also, the electricity used to charge an electric vehicle may well not come from a renewable source.
And there are major benefits to the local environment of having non-polluting electric cars replacing the traditional internal combustion engine.

Comprehension questions