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The Arab League will make an "army" with 40,000 soldiers. If one country is in trouble, the other countries will help it. The Arab League said the new army will help with the problems in the Middle East. Arab countries will talk about ideas for the army. Then defence ministers of Arab countries will look at them.



Not all countries like the idea. Iraq said one Arab country should not fight in another Arab country. It said countries should talk if there are problems. The Arab League also talked about the problems in the Arab countries today. It wants rebels in Yemen to stop fighting. It also wants peace and stability in Syria.

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Sources
  • http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/03/29/Arab-League-Summit-.html
  • http://www.timesofoman.com/News/49577/Article-Arab-League-leaders-reach-consensus-on-unified-force
  • http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/sisi-arab-nations-create-joint-military-force-150329103508213.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

make an "army" with

a.

in trouble

2.

If one country is

b.

East

3.

the other countries will

c.

for the army

4.

the new army

d.

40,000 soldiers

5.

problems in the Middle

e.

will help

6.

Arab

f.

ministers

7.

talk about ideas

g.

help it

8.

defence

h.

countries



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Not all countries

a.

in another Arab country

2.

one Arab country should not fight

b.

peace

3.

countries should talk

c.

countries today

4.

The Arab

d.

Syria

5.

the problems in the Arab

e.

like the idea

6.

It wants rebels in Yemen

f.

if there are problems

7.

It also wants

g.

League

8.

stability in

h.

to stop fighting

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The Arab League (1) ___________________ with 40,000 soldiers. If one country (2) ___________________, the other countries will help it. The Arab League (3) ___________________ army will help with (4) ___________________ the Middle East. Arab countries will (5) ___________________ for the army. Then defence ministers of Arab countries (6) ___________________.

Not all countries (7) ___________________. Iraq said one Arab country should not (8) ___________________ Arab country. It said countries should (9) ___________________ are problems. The Arab League also talked (10) ___________________ in the Arab countries today. It (11) ___________________ Yemen to stop fighting. It also wants (12) ___________________ in Syria.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheArabLeaguewillmakean"army"with40,000soldiers.Ifonecountry
isintrouble,theothercountrieswillhelpit.TheArabLeaguesaidthenewa
rmywillhelpwiththeproblemsintheMiddleEast.Arabcountrieswilltalk
aboutideasforthearmy.ThendefenceministersofArabcountrieswilllo
okatthem.Notallcountriesliketheidea.IraqsaidoneArabcountryshoul
dnotfightinanotherArabcountry.Itsaidcountriesshouldtalkifthereare
problems.TheArabLeaguealsotalkedabouttheproblemsintheArabco
untriestoday.ItwantsrebelsinYementostopfighting.Italsowantspeac
eandstabilityinSyria.

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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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about the Middle East for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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