I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
- Do you recycle?
- What do you do with single-use plastic products after using them?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
- trade /treyd/
- receive /ri-SEEV/
- chairman /CHAIR-muhn/
- charge /charhj/
- empty /EMP-tee/
[noun] – the activity of buying and selling, or exchanging, goods and/or services between people or countries
The amount of trade between the two countries has increased.
[verb] – to get or be given something
Each child will receive a small gift.
[noun] – a person in charge of a meeting or organization
He was the department chairman before me.
[verb] – to ask an amount of money for something, especially a service or activity
How much do you charge for a hair and makeup service?
[adjective] – not containing any things or people
The streets became empty as night fell.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
The lead trade group, the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC), fears that the deposit return program in the country will not be ready to start on August 16. The program aims to increase recycling and includes a 20-pence deposit on single-use beverage bottles and cans. The members of the SRC have until March 1 to register, but the association says that they have not yet received the operating plan. The SRC’s deputy chairman, Ewan MacDonald-Russell, warns the governments to provide their members with clarity by the end of the month. Every producer based in Scotland will be required to add 20 pence to each product they make before it is sold anywhere in the country. The store will pay for it and then charge the customer. To receive their money back, customers must bring their empty bottles or cans to a designated return point, like a vending machine in a grocery store. The program covers all kinds of beverages and containers with a volume of more than 50 milliliters and up to three liters.
True or False
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
- The SRC is confident that the deposit return program in Scotland will start on August 16.
- The members of the SRC have until March 1 to register for the program.
- Every producer in Scotland must add 20 pence to each product they make before they sell it.
- Customers must bring their empty bottles or cans to a designated return point to get their money back.
- All containers with a volume of more than 50 milliliters and up to three liters are included in the program.
Fill in the blanks
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
- The _______ soon ended the meeting.
- Could you take these _______ bottles to the recycling shop?
- Did you _______ my letter?
- The museum doesn’t _______ an admission fee today.
- The two countries sign a _______ contract for one year.