The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Britain's government says access for disabled people in stores and restaurants is "shocking". It is difficult for disabled people to shop and eat. Around 20 per cent of stores had no wheelchair ramps. Two-thirds of store staff have no training to help disabled customers. Many restaurants had no toilets for wheelchair users.



Britain's government said it was unfair that the disabled had problems. It said disabled people should enjoy shopping. Stores and restaurants lose money by not helping the disabled. The government said 20 per cent of British people have a disability. They have a spending power of over $310 billion.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30342957
  • http://www.economicvoice.com/disabled-shoppers-driven-from-the-high-street-by-poor-accessibility-charity-survey-finds/
  • http://www.localgov.co.uk/Disabled-people-denied-pleasure-of-Christmas-shopping/37709


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

access for disabled

a.

no toilets

2.

It is difficult

b.

people in stores

3.

shop

c.

had no wheelchair ramps

4.

Around 20 per cent of stores

d.

users

5.

Two-

e.

and eat

6.

help disabled

f.

thirds of store staff

7.

Many restaurants had

g.

for disabled people

8.

wheelchair

h.

customers



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Britain's

a.

disabled

2.

it was unfair that the disabled

b.

disability

3.

disabled people should

c.

billion

4.

Stores and restaurants lose

d.

had problems

5.

helping the

e.

power

6.

20 per cent of British people have a

f.

government

7.

spending

g.

money

8.

over $310

h.

enjoy shopping

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Britain's government (1) ___________________ disabled people in stores and restaurants is "shocking".                                    (2) ___________________ disabled people                             (3) ___________________. Around 20 per cent of stores had no wheelchair ramps. (4) ___________________ staff have no training to help disabled customers. Many restaurants had no toilets (5) ___________________.

Britain's government said (6) ___________________ that the disabled had problems. It said (7) ___________________ enjoy shopping. Stores and restaurants (8) ___________________ not helping the disabled. The government said 20 per cent of British people (9) ___________________. They have a spending power of (10) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Britain'sgovernmentsaysaccessfordisabledpeopleinstoresandresta
urantsis"shocking".Itisdifficultfordisabledpeopletoshopandeat.Arou
nd20percentofstoreshadnowheelchairramps.Two-thirdsofst
orestaffhavenotrainingtohelpdisabledcustomers.Manyrestaurantsh
adnotoiletsforwheelchairusers.Britain'sgovernmentsaiditwasunfair
thatthedisabledhadproblems.Itsaiddisabledpeopleshouldenjoyshop
ping.Storesandrestaurantslosemoneybynothelpingthedisabled.The
governmentsaid20percentofBritishpeoplehaveadisability.Theyhave
aspendingpowerofover$310billion.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

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