The Reading / Listening - Level 5

Germany and Austria have welcomed thousands of refugees. Crowds of local people applauded the new arrivals and gave them water, food and clothes. German and Austrian children carried baskets of sweets to give to children from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries. For the refugees, it was the end of a long journey that started in their troubled home countries and ended with a long walk through Hungary. Germany's rail company said it would be adding extra carriages to its trains and was "doing everything it can" to help the refugees.



The United Nations has praised Austria and Germany for helping the refugees. It said: "This is political leadership based on humanitarian values." Germany's leader said her country would welcome all refugees from Syria. She told reporters that, "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: "I'm very glad to be in Germany. I hope that I find a much better life here. I want to work." He was 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.

of sweets

2.

Crowds of local

b.

it can

3.

children carried baskets

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to its trains

4.

give to

d.

thousands of refugees

5.

the end of a long

e.

company

6.

Germany's rail

f.

children from Syria

7.

adding extra carriages

g.

people

8.

doing everything

h.

journey



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The United Nations has praised

a.

do what is necessary

2.

political

b.

refugees from Syria

3.

based on humanitarian

c.

leadership

4.

welcome all

d.

and young children

5.

a strong, economically

e.

Austria and Germany

6.

we have the strength to

f.

healthy country

7.

I'm very glad

g.

values

8.

his family

h.

to be in Germany

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Germany and Austria (1) ___________________ of refugees. Crowds of local people applauded the (2) ___________________ them water, food and clothes. German and Austrian children (3) ___________________ sweets to give to children from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries. For the refugees, (4) ___________________ a long journey that started in their troubled home countries and ended with a long walk through Hungary. Germany's rail company said (5) ___________________ extra carriages to its trains and was "doing everything (6) ___________________ refugees.

The United Nations has praised Austria and Germany for helping the refugees. It said: "This (7) ___________________ based on humanitarian values." Germany's leader said her country (8) ___________________ refugees from Syria. She told reporters (9) ___________________, economically healthy country, we have (10) ___________________ what is necessary." Germany thinks around 800,000 Syrians will arrive this year. One refugee said: "(11) ___________________ in Germany. I hope that I find a much better life here. I want to work." He was worried about his family (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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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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f)

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g)

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

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b)

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d)

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FREE WRITING

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

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