Newspaper article – bottled water

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In a comment complete a short response to this article from the age.

-title, author, SL1S
-what are your key observations from the text?
-what is the main idea of this text?
-what is your opinion about the use of bottled water and why do you think that?

Please answer the questions in paragraphs.

61 thoughts on “Newspaper article – bottled water

  1. Title: Water, water everywhere
    Authors: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell.
    SL1S: People debating that bottled water is getting more use than water out of a tap.

    Key observations: Australians drink a lot of bottled water. And so does the rest of the world.
    environmentalists hate it, because it’s largely packed in plastic and the empties litter our world, causing grave damage to wildlife.

    The main idea of this text is the authors trying to convince everybody that we are spending to much on bottles of water, and we need to get it from the taps.

    My opinion of this topic is that we need to use taps. One reason is because they taste the exact same. Why pay for bottled water, when you can just get your own bottle and drink your tapped water out of there? Another reason is that i agree that we are just littering plastic, thinking that nothings going to happen. A quarter of animal deaths are caused by litter. a bird can just randomly fly up and try to eat the rubbish.

    1. Jay that was a superb reading response. You had great punctuation, emotive words, correct spelling and great use of knowledge about littering.

    2. Great one Jay, that resposne is magnificent you had great emotive words, punctuation, great spelling, it sounded like you knew what you were talking about and you used great knowledge on littering. That is one of the best reading resposne I have ever seen absolutely magnificent job

  2. Key observation
    Title: Water water everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke
    Sl1s: persuading not to use bottles
    Or are we lazy favouring bottled water because we can’t be bothered to fill a bottle out of a tap remember take it out were you go.
    Australians drink lots of water. And so does the rest of the world.
    To persuade people NOT to use bottle water.
    I think we should not use bottle water. Get it tap.

    1. Nice response Bailey, your observations are really well! I think that it could be a bit more detailed, but well done!

    2. Good response Bailey, but you need to add a few words and re-read your work. Other then that, great reading response.

    3. That was great but for some reason you had the words “key observation” floating around at the top, but still, nice job.

  3. Title: water, water everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph Powell
    SL1S: People are using too much bottled water so 2 people are trying to tell people to stop using bottled water.
    What are your key observations from the text?
    Australians drink a lot of water.
    A new study shows last year global sales of premium bottled water rose 10 per cent to 12.8 billon despite wides spread economic.
    What is the main idea of this text?
    I believe the main idea is that we are using too much water.
    What is your opinion about the use of bottled water and why do you think that?
    I believe that it does matter if we use bottled water instead of tap water because at least we are still drinking more water.

    1. Great reading response Chloe, you put lots of detail, lots of very descriptive words, great facts about bottled water and tap water. Absolutely awesome reading response.

  4. -title, author, SL1S
    Title: Water Water Everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    SL1S: We should drink water out of the tap.
    -what are your key observations from the text?
    Bottles aren’t good for animals or the enviourment, and the world pays 12.8 billion dollars for bottled water.
    – What is the main idea of this text?
    To persuade people to drink water out of a tap.
    -what is your opinion about the use of bottled water and why do you think that?
    We should keep using bottled water because it is purer than tap water.

      1. I definitely need to add more to my last paragraph and maybe put in more detail and emotive words. Also I need to add more t o my second paragraph.

  5. Title: Water, water everywhere
    Authors: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    SL1S: People around the world spend more bottled water money they what they usally would for petrol!

    Key Observation 1. Australians drink bottled water, so does the rest of the world but since alot of people have been buying so much bottled water it has rose by a 10% and now over 12.8 billion has been spent on bottled water.

    Key Observation 2. Environmentalists hate too much people buying too much bottled water it hurts the environments and can kill animals if it gets to them. The france and Itailians bring bottled water packs in heavy glass packs which are shipped onto European ships and get imported to Australia and other countries.

    The main idea of this whole text is to tell you that too many people are buying bottled water and they shouldn’t because water costs less out of the taps and bottled water is at outraging prices.

    I thought that when it said over 12.8 billion dollars had been spent on bottled water I thought that people were being too lazy to actually goto the tap in their house get a cup put some water in it and drink it. It isn’t really that hard I think the use of bottled water is to just have it by your side all the time so you won’t have to keep on going back to the tap water when you need a drink of water again so you could have the bottled water beside you pick it up and start drinking out of it instead of going to the tap.

    1. Wow Travis, those observations were big, but that isn’t a problem, this one is very detailed at the end, very nice.

    2. Great humongous reading response, everything is perfect. You should defiantly be proud of your efforts.

  6. Tittle: Water, water everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke Ralph Kyte- Powell
    SL1S: people are wasting money
    People are wasting money by bottles of water and the people that have the bottles are making people wast money.
    People are wasting to much money every day.
    To stop wasting money on bottles of water.
    I think that bottled water should stop because all the shop people want is money all the time.

  7. litle: Water, water everywhere

    Author: Huon Hook and Ralph Kyte-Powell

    SL1S: People are spending to much money bottled water when they can get water from the tap.

    A new study shows that last year globals sales of premiem bottle rose 10 percent to $12.8 billion,European waters all the way to France or Italy in heavy, bulky glass bottles.

    I think water bottles are a treat to animals and the earth because if you throgh a bottle of water out into the sea it might be a sharp part on the bottles and then a fish gets cut and then a shark smells it its game over for the fish.

  8. Title: Water, Water Everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    SL1S: People are spending lots of money on bottles of water.
    I observe people being too lazy to fill up water but instead they are wasting money by buying bottles of water.
    I observe the plastic water bottles killing animals and destroying the world and the environmentalists arguing about it and trying to ban plastic bottles.
    The main idea is people are wasting too much money and being lazy and not filling up water bottles that they already have.
    I think water bottles are awful because water bottles can harm animals, harm plants and even harm the world.

  9. -title: Water, water everywhere
    -author: Huon Hook and Ralf Kyte-powell
    -sl1s: That people are using too much bottled water
    -what are your key observations from the text?
    Australian drinks a lot of bottled water. And so does the rest of the world. A new study shows that last year global sales of premium bottle water rose 10 per cent to 12.8 billion despite widespread economic pressures.
    The bottled water market is dominated by Australian waters but it’s in the swank restaurants that expensive, fashionable Italian and French waters can make a significant addition to I ‘addition and some waiters are skilled at making the dinner feel like a cheapskate.
    -what is the main idea of this text?
    That people are using too much bottled water instead of tap water.
    -what is your opinion about the use of bottled water and why do you think that?
    I think it can’t be allowed because it destroys the environment and harms the animals that are in the wild.

    1. Hi Brittney
      Your work is fantastic you have heaps of emotive words, you have the 2 observings, and you have put alot of effort in to your work.
      keep up the FANTASTIC! Work. 🙂

  10. Title:Water, water everwhere.
    Author:Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    SL1S:People debating that bottled water is getting more use than water out of a tap.

    Key obsevations:
    1 litre of water is more expensive than 1 litre of petrol.
    Why do Australian’s spend millions of dollers on bottled water.

    Main idea:
    People are spending to much money on water.

    Opinion:
    I think the use of bottled water is silly because tap water is still water and tap still tastes like normal water because they are the same and bottled water is just in a bottle and you have to pay just to be able to drink and tap water is free.

  11. Title: Water, Water Everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    SL1S: People are spending lots of money on bottles of water.
    A new study shows that last year global sales of premium bottled water rose 10% to $12.8 billion.

    Why would people waste so much money on bottle of water when there can just use the tap to get there water because the tap water is free to use for any one?

    That people pay for bottles of water because they might think that it taste better than normal water so they pay for bottles of water all the time and they might think that people would think that there rich and can buy bottle of water all the time or they bay bottle of water because if you’re playing a sport they bay it because when you bay a bottle of water they are normally in a fridge so you don’t have to put your drink in the freezer and water for a long time for it to be cold.

  12. Reblogged this on Our Global Classroom and commented:
    Planning Day Look and Learn Task. Students you must read the article carefully and answer the questions Mr Andrew has specified. You must prepare your answers in paragraph form not in point form. Provide evidence to answer the Why? you have observed, asked questions and made inference. Please try and answer your questions and ask Think questions. Thick questions start with Why and How?

  13. I think this artical is about how much water is wasted and how much money WE waste by buying bottled water from the stores and not useing our taps at home and remembering to pack/take a bottle instead of buying it every time.

  14. I think this artical is about people how they wast there money by buying the bottles of water where they can just use the tap water. I agree with with the artical where should just use tap water.

  15. Title: Water, water everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    I think that this article is telling you about how much people that sell bottled water rip you off. I think that it is disgusting about how much water cost. I agree with the article that tap water is basically in bottled water. I think that people that go out and buy bottled water every day are just LAZY people that don’t get a drink bottle full of water before they go somewhere. Everyone that buys bottled water are wasting their money, because if they were to just get a cup of water from their house it would only cost like 1cent. The price that some people pay for bottled water is ridiculous. Do you know who bad these plastic bottles that they put water in hurt they environment?

  16. Title: Water, water everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph-Kyte- Powell
    I think this article is all about the financial crisis with water. I agree with the article because we are too lazy to drink water from the tap, when people are buying bottled water it is the exact same to tap water just put in a bottle. To my belief it is a scam. We think we are affluent enough to buy bottled water when you could be getting ripped off! Water from a tap could be a half of 1 cent for just a cup of water, but people want to go out to the shop and waste their money on something they think is different. Well it’s not! I think the companies that are producing bottled water are the exact same if you filled up bottles of water and started selling them. It’s a Simple and easy scam.

  17. Title: Water, water everywhere.
    Author:Huno Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    S.L.I.S: This article is about how bottles of water is becoming more expensive then petrol and we are beginnig to start buying them from all over the country.

  18. Title: Water, water everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph-Kyte- Powell
    I think that this article is telling you about how much people that sell bottled water rip you off. I think that it is disgusting about how much water cost. I agree with the article that tap water is basically in bottled water. I think that people that go out and buy bottled water every day are just LAZY people that don’t get a drink bottle full of water before they go somewhere. Everyone that buys bottled water are wasting their money, because if they were to just get a cup of water from their house it would only cost like 1cent. The price that some people pay for bottled water is ridiculous. Do you know who bad these plastic bottles that they put water in hurt they environment?

    I agree with the article because we are too lazy to drink water from the tap, when people are buying bottled water it is the exact same to tap water just put in a bottle. To my belief it is a scam. We think we are affluent enough to buy bottled water when you could be getting ripped off! Water from a tap could be a half of 1 cent for just a cup of water, but people want to go out to the shop and waste their money on something they think is different. Well it’s not! I think the companies that are producing bottled water are the exact same if you filled up bottles of water and started selling them. It’s a Simple and easy scam.

  19. Title: Water water everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph -Kyte-Powell
    I think this article is about water crises. I agree we can be lazy sometime and choose to buy water and not use the tap to get some water. I think we should just get water from a tap it should cost less money.

  20. Title: Water, Water Everywhere
    Author: Houn Hooke and Ralph-Kyte-Powell
    S.L.I.S: People are buying too much water in bottles but who knows it could be just tap water.
    I think this articile is about people who just go crazy buying water from the bottles and not from the taps. I agreee that people are just to lazy to fill up a bottle from the tap. But then they have to go down the street to get the bottled water and they have to wait in the qeue.
    Any way it could be just tap water put in a bottle. People today pretty much pay for the bottle not the water inside the bottle. We think we are affluent enogh to buy bottled water bot then we just get ripped of! Bottled water has gone up 10%. We spend $12.8 billion world wide. That isa lot of money per year. It is so easy today for companies to go out and fill up a bottle of water and sell it for so much money it is really easy.

  21. Title: Water Water Everywhere
    Authors: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell.
    SL1S: People spend heaps on bottled water … is the price worth whats in the bottle?
    What are your key observations from the text?
    – Heaps of Austrlians spend money on bottled water
    – A new study shows last year global sales of premium bottled water rose 10 per- cent to 12.8 billon despite wides spread economic.
    – Enviromentalists dont like the idea of bottlewater because of poulltion and the safety of animals in the sea.
    – People are getting to convinced to but bottled water rather then our water out of the tap.
    – People are wasting money on bottled water
    – 1 litere of water is more expesnive then just 1 litere of Pertorl!!
    what is the main idea of this text?: People are paying too much for bottled water when they shouldnt!

    what is your opinion about the use of bottled water and why do you think that?
    I think that people shouldnt be spending money on bottled water when we can get its staright out of the tap at our house. Its silly that people buy bottled water its just like your only buying the plastic water. And some people throw it in the bin so there like paying for nothing?!

  22. -title, author, SL1S
    Title: Water Water Everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    SL1S: We should drink water out of the tap.
    -what are your key observations from the text?
    Bottles aren’t good for animals or the enviourment, and the world pays 12.8 billion dollars for bottled water.
    – What is the main idea of this text?
    To persuade people to drink water out of a tap.
    -what is your opinion about the use of bottled water and why do you think that?
    We should keep using bottled water because it is purer than tap water. For example, my family has a water purifier and it purifies the water and strip the water of it it’s harmful minerals.

  23. Title: Water, Water Everywhere
    Author: Houn Hooke and Ralph-Kyte-Powell
    S.L.I.S: People are buying too much water in bottles but who knows it could be just tap water.
    I think this articile is about people who just go crazy buying water from the bottles and not from the taps. I agreee that people are just to lazy to fill up a bottle from the tap. But then they have to go down the street to get the bottled water and they have to wait in the qeue.
    Any way it could be just tap water put in a bottle. People today pretty much pay for the bottle not the water inside the bottle. We think we are affluent enogh to buy bottled water bot then we just get ripped of! Bottled water has gone up 10%. We spend $12.8 billion world wide. That isa lot of money per year. It is so easy today for companies to go out and fill up a bottle of water and sell it for so much money it is really easy.

  24. Title: Water Water Everywhere
    Authors: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell.
    SL1S: People spend heaps on bottled water … is the price worth whats in the bottle?
    What are your key observations from the text?
    – Heaps of Austrlians spend money on bottled water
    – A new study shows last year global sales of premium bottled water rose 10 per- cent to 12.8 billon despite wides spread economic.
    – Enviromentalists dont like the idea of bottlewater because of poulltion and the safety of animals in the sea.
    – People are getting to convinced to but bottled water rather then our water out of the tap.
    – People are wasting money on bottled water
    – 1 litere of water is more expesnive then just 1 litere of Pertorl!!
    what is the main idea of this text?: People are paying too much for bottled water when they shouldnt!
    By: Bailey

  25. Title: Water, Water Everywhere.
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    S.L.I.S: Because the water has a big price i think we should drink water out of the tap.
    What are your key observations from the text?
    -I think this story is about people going crazy on buying water from the bottles and not the taps.
    I agreee that people are just to lazy to fill up a bottle from the tap. But then they have to go down the street to get the bottled water and they have to wait in the qeue.
    People these days are just getting too lazy to fill up thier own water bottles, instead they are buying water from shops. At my house we buy our own drink bottles and we fill it with water.
    What is the point of buying bottled water when you have a tap, yeah it gives you water bills to pay but the bottle water is made of tap water and by that i mean the water. All they do uis get bottles and fill the bottles up with tap water and they make it cold by putting in the fridge.

  26. Author Huon Hooke & Ralph Kyte-Powel
    Title Water’ water everywhere
    SLIS It is about water in Australia and tell us how we use it and how other contries use it to it is about a new report.
    What are the key observations heaps of Australia people spend lots of money on water.
    What is the main idea of this text that they are trying to make them waisted alot of money on water
    what is your opinion about the use of botted water and why do you thnink that that we need to use bottle more then taps because it dose not waisted that much water.

  27. Title: Water, Water Everywhere
    Author: Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell
    People are just to lazy to fill up a bottle from the tap. I think that people shouldn’t be spending money on bottled water when we can get its straight out of the tap at our house. It’s disgraceful that people buy bottled water when it is basically exactly the same as getting a cup or drink bottle from the cupboard and filling that up with water. I think that people that go out and buy bottled water every day are just LAZY people that don’t get a drink bottle full of water before they go somewhere. I think the companies that are producing bottled water are the exact same if you filled up bottles of water and started selling them. People today pretty much pay for the bottle not the water inside the bottle. The price that some people pay for bottled water is ridiculous. Everyone that buys bottled water are wasting their money, because if they were to just get a cup of water from their house it would only cost like 1 cent. The use of bottled water is silly because tap water is still water and tap still tastes like normal water because they are the same and bottled water is just in a bottle and you have to pay just to be able to drink and tap water is free. Why pay for bottled water, when you can just get your own bottle and drink your tapped water out of there? Water from a tap could be a half of 1 cent for just a cup of water, but people want to go out to the shop and waste their money on something they think is different. Well it’s not! I think the companies that are producing bottled water are the exact same if you filled up bottles of water and started selling them. It’s a Simple and easy scam. So think about what you are doing!!!
    By Carissa

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