The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Germany and Austria have welcomed thousands of refugees. People applauded the new arrivals and gave them water, food and clothes. Children handed out sweets to the refugee children. It was the end of a long journey for the refugees. It started in their troubled home countries and ended with a long walk through Hungary. Germany's railway company is adding extra carriages to its trains to help more refugees.



The United Nations praised Austria and Germany for helping the refugees. It said: "This is…based on humanitarian values." Germany will welcome all refugees from Syria. Leader Angela Merkel said: "As a strong, economically healthy country, we have the strength to do what is necessary." Germany thinks around 800,000 Syrians will arrive this year. One refugee said life in Germany would be better, but he worried about his family and young children still in Syria.

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Sources
  • http://www.dw.com/en/thousands-of-refugees-arrive-in-austria-and-germany-after-overnight-trek/a-18695742
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/thousands-of-refugees-arrive-in-germany-and-austria_55ead593e4b093be51bba9f8
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34164645


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Germany and Austria have welcomed

a.

long journey

2.

People applauded the new

b.

out sweets

3.

Children handed

c.

through Hungary

4.

the end of a

d.

carriages to its trains

5.

in their troubled

e.

thousands of refugees

6.

a long walk

f.

home countries

7.

railway

g.

arrivals

8.

adding extra

h.

company



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The United Nations praised

a.

refugees from Syria

2.

based on humanitarian

b.

in Syria

3.

Germany will welcome all

c.

do what is necessary

4.

a strong, economically

d.

values

5.

we have the strength to

e.

be better

6.

around 800,000 Syrians will

f.

Austria and Germany

7.

life in Germany would

g.

arrive this year

8.

young children still

h.

healthy country

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Germany and Austria (1) ___________________ of refugees. People applauded the new (2) ___________________ them water, food and clothes. Children handed (3) ___________________ refugee children. It was the end of a (4) ___________________ the refugees. It started in their troubled home countries (5) ___________________ long walk through Hungary. Germany's railway company is adding (6) ___________________ its trains to help more refugees.

The United Nations praised Austria and Germany (7) __________________. It said: "This is…based on (8) ___________________." Germany will welcome all refugees from Syria. Leader Angela Merkel said: "As a strong, economically (9) ___________________, we have the strength to do what is necessary." Germany (10) ___________________ Syrians will arrive this year. (11) ___________________ life in Germany would be better, but he worried about his family and (12) ___________________ in Syria.





REFUGEES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about refugees 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.

 

 

 

 

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Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

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 refugees for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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