The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Disney will ban selfie sticks at its theme parks from July the 1st. Universal Studios and many museums also ban them. Disney said the sticks were dangerous. Disney said it wants families to have fun, but the selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for guests and staff.



Selfie sticks are now very popular. However, many people are getting angry. A passenger used a selfie stick on a Disney rollercoaster and the ride closed down for nearly an hour. The PC World magazine said: "Maybe you should…use the selfie sticks that we're all born with - your arms."

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Sources
  • http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/us-usa-florida-selfie-idUSKBN0P629720150626
  • http://www.pcworld.com/article/2941343/disney-gets-sick-of-selfie-sticks-bans-them-from-its-parks.html
  • http://time.com/3936560/selfie-stick-california-screamin-roller-coaster/s-at-all-theme-parks-10349739.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Disney will ban

a.

ban them

2.

theme

b.

July the 1st

3.

from

c.

concern

4.

many museums also

d.

parks

5.

the sticks were

e.

staff

6.

it wants families to

f.

selfie sticks

7.

a growing safety

g.

have fun

8.

guests and

h.

dangerous



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Selfie sticks are now

a.

a selfie stick

2.

many people are

b.

an hour

3.

A passenger used

c.

down

4.

on a Disney

d.

getting angry

5.

the ride closed

e.

very popular

6.

for nearly

f.

should

7.

Maybe you

g.

we're all born with

8.

use the selfie sticks that

h.

rollercoaster

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Disney (1) ___________________ sticks at its (2) ___________________ from July the 1st. Universal Studios and many museums (3) ___________________. Disney said the sticks (4) ___________________. Disney said it wants families to have fun, but the selfie sticks (5) ___________________ growing safety concern for (6) ___________________.

Selfie sticks are (7) ___________________. However, many (8) ___________________ angry. A (9) _________________ a selfie stick on a Disney rollercoaster and (10) _______________ down for (11) ___________________. The PC World magazine said: "Maybe you should…use the selfie sticks that we're (12) ___________________ - your arms."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

DisneywillbanselfiesticksatitsthemeparksfromJulythe1st.Universal
Studiosandmanymuseumsalsobanthem.Disneysaidthestickswered
angerous.Disneysaiditwantsfamiliestohavefun,buttheselfiesticksha
vebecomeagrowingsafetyconcernforguestsandstaff.Selfiesticksare
nowverypopular.However,manypeoplearegettingangry.Apassenge
rusedaselfiestickonaDisneyrollercoasterandtheridecloseddownforn
earlyanhour.ThePCWorldmagazinesaid:"Maybeyoushould…usethes
elfiesticksthatwe'reallbornwith-yourarms."

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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f)

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WRITING

Write about selfies for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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