ESL Listening: City Water Lesson

This ESL video tells English students a story about city water. It’s a listening exercise about the water supply in New York city. The video is the Futures Channel.

Go the the video here: esl-lesson-water.

Water Video Lesson


gallon, facility, reservoir, gravity, elevation, faucets, valve


  1. How much water does New York city use everyday?
  2. How far below ground is the water facility?
  3. Is it longer than a football field?
  4. How many pipe sections are there?
  5. How far away is the water supply?
  6. How much water is in the reservoir?
  7. How deep is it?
  8. How long would it take to open one value by hand?
  9. How long does it take with an electronic system?

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