Cambridge A2 Key

A2 Key - Reading Multiple Choice Exercise 4

Read the text and then choose the best answer for each question.

Is Recycling a Waste of Time?

Recycling is a topic that gets many people talking. Some say it's very important. Others wonder if it's a waste of time. The truth is, recycling has a big impact on our planet.

"Recycling is not a waste of time," says Mia Green, an environmental campaigner. "It's a crucial effort to save our environment." She explains that recycling helps to reduce rubbish.

When we recycle, we separate our waste. Glass goes in one bin, paper in another, and plastic in a different one. This makes it easier to process and reuse these materials. Recycling helps to reduce the amount of waste. It means less rubbish is burned or put into the ground. This is good because doing that can harm the environment. They can cause pollution and take up a lot of space.

Mia says, "Recycling takes a little effort, but it's worth it." She believes that everyone should recycle. It's a small action that can make a big difference.

Some people think recycling is a waste of time. They say it takes too much effort. But recycling is becoming easier. Many places have simple systems for recycling.

Recycling can also save resources. It uses less energy than making new things. This is good for our planet. It helps to protect natural resources.

"It's not just about throwing things away," Mia says. "It's about thinking how we can reuse them." She encourages people to think before they throw things away.

Recycling is an important part of caring for our environment and it's an effort we all should make. Every piece of rubbish we recycle can help our planet.

1. What does Mia Green say about recycling?

    It reduces your bills.

    It's important for the environment.

    It can be a waste of time.

2. What do we do when we recycle things?

    Organise our rubbish.

    Keep plastic in the house.

    Send many containers back to the shops.

3. Why is recycling good for the environment?

    It saves a lot of water.

    It cleans the air.

    Less rubbish goes into the ground.

4. Why is making more new things bad?

    It uses more energy.

    It takes more time.

    It means more factories.

5. What does Mia Green say we should think about more?

    How old things can be sold.

    How old things can be used again.

    How new things can be thrown away.

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