Save our Planet Gapfill Quiz

level: intermediate

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary and comprehension of one or more topics covered in EnglishClub's series of readings on The Environment.

Extracts from How can we Save our Planet? by 9-year-old Sophie Clough, winner of the 2020 World Vision essay-writing competition.

The earth is getting 1. a) bigger b) colder c) warmer . Huge glacial drift is melting and causing our sea levels to 2. a) rise b) fall c) stay the same. This causes flooding in coastal areas, including near my home in the west of Ireland. Climate change is a hot topic. Greta Thunberg has motivated thousands of young people to take a stand for 3. a) bad government b) big companies c) the planet and to stand up to politicians. David Attenborough told us about plastic in the oceans wiping out many species and 4. a) protecting b) threatening c) saving many more. My school is a "Green school". We learn about biodiversity and all have ideas of how to save our planet.

I was thinking about these ideas when suddenly Covid 19 stopped us in our tracks. Everything stopped. Not only was I grounded, 5. a) birds b) bats c) planes were grounded, boats were docked and cars left in their driveways. What was happening to the planet as we stayed at home? The International Space Station has been seeing blue skies all over the world as 6. a) air pollution b) water pollution c) noise pollution falls drastically. Dolphins are swimming up the canals of Venice. Ducks are happily 7. a) crowing b) bathing c) posing in Rome’s Trevi Fountain. What an opportune time for our sick and ailing 8. a) planet b) solar system c) universe ! So what will happen to our planet from now on? I hope we will learn from this time lived through Covid 19, when the earth, water and 9. a) light b) air c) oxygen became pure because we became still. We’ll remember how we looked after each other. We are all 10. a) infected b) injected c) interconnected in the circle of life. "Humans ARE nature", Greta said.

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Full text: How can we Save our Planet? by Sophie Clough.

Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.