The Reading / Listening - Level 4

There will be no more filming of action movies in Paris. This is following the recent terror attacks, which left 20 people dead. Security has increased around high-profile buildings. Armed police and soldiers are clearly visible. There is also higher security for the movie industry. The police said: "There's a problem with these action-type scenes, as the actors in uniform could be targets for terrorists." Actors with guns could confuse the public.



The police do not know how long the ban on car chases and fake weapons will last. The police commander said: "I was shocked to hear witnesses of the Charlie Hebdo attacks say on television that it seemed like a movie shoot." The new security could stop Hollywood coming to Paris. One reporter said even Steven Spielberg would not be able to make a movie in Paris. The annual Film Set Fair is in the city this week. Filmmakers are worried that business will be bad.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31163424
  • http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/5/7984431/paris-action-movie-ban-terror-attacks
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/paris-bans-filming-of-action-movies-in-wake-of-charlie-hebdo-attacks-10026471.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

There will be no more filming

a.

profile buildings

2.

This is following the recent

b.

terrorists

3.

Security has

c.

visible

4.

high-

d.

the public

5.

soldiers are clearly

e.

of action movies

6.

action-

f.

terror attacks

7.

targets for

g.

increased

8.

Actors with guns could confuse

h.

type scenes



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the ban on car chases and

a.

city this week

2.

I was shocked to

b.

coming to Paris

3.

it seemed like a

c.

worried

4.

The new security could stop Hollywood

d.

fake weapons

5.

make a movie

e.

bad

6.

The annual Film Set Fair is in the

f.

hear witnesses

7.

Filmmakers are

g.

in Paris

8.

business will be

h.

movie shoot

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

There (1) ___________________ filming of action movies in Paris. This is following (2) ___________________ attacks which left 20 people dead. Security has (3) ___________________ high-profile buildings. Armed police and soldiers are clearly visible. There is (4) ___________________ for the movie industry. The police said: "There's a problem (5) ___________________ scenes, as the actors in uniform could be targets for terrorists." Actors with guns could (6) ___________________.

The police (7) ___________________ long the ban on car chases and fake weapons will last. The police commander said: "I (8) ___________________ witnesses of the Charlie Hebdo attacks say on television that (9) ___________________ movie shoot." The (10) ___________________ stop Hollywood coming to Paris. One reporter said even Steven Spielberg would not be able to (11) ___________________ Paris. The annual Film Set Fair is in the city this week. Filmmakers are worried (12) ___________________ bad.





ACTION MOVIES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about action movies in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about action movies for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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