Learn English with the News – Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars

There is no denying that the general trend in the automotive industry is gravitating towards electric vehicles. And now, with the announcement of tech giant Apple, it looks like the competition just got a little bit bigger. How will this company’s involvement change the landscape of the automotive industry? Only time will tell.

Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars | Fill in the Blank

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Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars | Definition match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars | True or False

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Full text:

“Tech giant Apple, creators of the famous iPhone, have announced that they are working on electric car technology which should be ready by 2024. The cars would be available to the general public, and will be competing with brands such as Tesla.

For years, the iPhone manufacturer has been rumoured to be working on a self-driving car program known as Project Titan, but it has never been officially recognised by the company.

Now, Apple has made big steps in this project to finally plan to create a vehicle for customers, according to a study by Reuters – even though this could be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This particular vehicle will be different from other self-driving cars made by other manufacturers, such as Google’s Waymo, because it will not only be self-driving, it will also have the option to be used as a normal car.

Sources from Reuters have said that Apple has developed a new kind of battery which would massively reduce the cost of electric car batteries and increase the distance the cars can travel.

The venture does not come without problems, however. It could be difficult to make money in the car industry, as it took Tesla 17 years before they started making a profit. This is due to the fact that you must make and sell a lot of cars before even making back your original investment.

Whether Apple will assemble the vehicle itself or use production partners is not clear, and the company could also simply concentrate on creating an AI driving device that could be used with vehicles from another company.” 

10 More Important Irregular Past Verbs!

Those irregular verbs! They always cause problems – why do they have to be so different? It can seem like a big challenge to remember all of the irregular verbs, but you can do it if you memorise them in small groups.


It’s important to keep improving your knowledge of these verbs step by step, so here are a few exercises to help you remember 10 important past verbs:

Irregular Past Verbs Quiz

Choose the right irregular verb at the past.

 

How did it go? Did you learn some new words? Try to write a sentence with each of these irregular past verbs to help you to remember them. You can even write them in the comments below!

When you are done, try our most common irregular past tense verbs exercise to make sure you know the key verbs!

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Learn English with the News – Two Fifths of Plants are Going to Go Extinct

Global warming is both vicious and uncertain. While we don’t know exactly how much it will affect our planet over the next few years, the question doesn’t seem to be “if” but rather “how much?” Scientists have recently speculated that many more species than previously anticipated will go extinct in the near future, inflating numbers to a much larger estimate than previously imagined.

Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Two Fifths of Plants are Going to Go Extinct | Definition Match

Match the words to the correct definition

Two Fifths of Plants are Going to Go Extinct | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Two Fifths of Plants are Going to Go Extinct | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false.

 

Full Text:

“Scientists all over the world are trying to give names to new plants before they are made extinct.
According to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew (England), plants can be used in the future for medicine, fuel and food. Plants are extremely important for the future of humans on Earth.
Species of plants are beginning to disappear due partly to climate change and partly to humans destroying many natural habitats across the world.
New studies have shown that two-fifths of the Earth’s plants are at risk of extinction. This study was conducted by more than 200 scientists in 42 countries. This research was presented on the day of the United Nations summit, which asked world leaders to take action against the loss of biodiversity.
Only a very small number of plants are being used as food and biofuels at the present time, and yet more than 7000 of them are actually eligible. This is extremely important, as many people are starving due to poverty and the global pandemic.
Around 2500 plants could also provide energy for humans, but only six crops – maize, sugarcane, soybean, palm oil, rapeseed and wheat – are currently being used.
In terms of statistics, scientists have announced that the risk of extinction is now a lot higher than they previously thought. In 2016, it was estimated that 21% of plants would become extinct. Now, it is around 39.4% – which would equal to 140,000 species!
Future medicine would really suffer due to overharvesting, with an estimated 723 plants predicted to go extinct for this reason.
In 2019, 1942 plants and 1886 fungi were discovered by scientists. This includes many species that might be valuable as food, drink, medicine, or material.”