The Reading / Listening - Level 1

France has said European countries must "wake up" to terror after the attacks on Paris, which killed 129 people. Over 350 were injured and dozens are still in hospital in serious condition. Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters: "It is urgent that Europe wakes up, organises itself and defends itself against the terrorist threat." He said it was too easy for terrorists to move around Europe. One of the Paris attackers entered Europe through Greece.



A French ambassador said: "Terrorism is an important issue. It needs to be addressed. We are currently raising this issue at the UN Security Council." More countries are joining the fight against terrorism. Britain wants to take part in air strikes in Syria. British politicians will soon vote on this. Russia is also very active in Syria. It is carrying out air strikes after the bombing of a Russian plane over Egypt that killed 224 people.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34875999
  • http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Paris-Attack-Wake-up-Call-for-Indifferent-Nations-French-Envoy/2015/11/19/article3136410.ece
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/11/16/paris-attacks-should-be-wake-up-call-for-more-digital-surveillance-cia-director-says/


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.

after the attacks

a.

condition

2.

dozens are still

b.

the terrorist threat

3.

in serious

c.

attackers

4.

It is urgent that Europe

d.

on Paris

5.

defends itself against

e.

easy for terrorists

6.

He said it was too

f.

through Greece

7.

One of the Paris

g.

wakes up

8.

entered Europe

h.

in hospital



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

A French

a.

addressed

2.

Terrorism is an

b.

of a Russian plane

3.

It needs to be

c.

vote on this

4.

We are currently raising

d.

important issue

5.

joining the fight

e.

out air strikes

6.

politicians will soon

f.

against terrorism

7.

It is carrying

g.

ambassador

8.

after the bombing

h.

this issue

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

France has said European countries must (1) ________________ terror after the attacks on Paris, which killed 129 people. Over 350 (2) ___________________ and dozens are still in hospital in (3) ___________________. Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters: "(4) ___________________ that Europe wakes up, organises itself and defends itself against the terrorist threat." He said (5) ___________________ for terrorists to move around Europe. (6) ___________________ attackers entered Europe through Greece.

A French ambassador said: "Terrorism is an (7) ___________________. It needs to (8) ________________. We are currently (9) ___________________ at the UN Security Council." More countries are joining the fight against terrorism. Britain wants (10) ___________________ air strikes in Syria. British politicians will soon vote on this. Russia (11) ___________________ in Syria. It is carrying out air strikes after (12) ___________________ Russian plane over Egypt that killed 224 people.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

FrancehassaidEuropeancountriesmust"wakeup"toterroraftertheatt
acksonParis,whichkilled129people.Over350wereinjuredanddozens
arestillinhospitalinseriouscondition.MinisterBernardCazeneuvetoldr
eporters:"ItisurgentthatEuropewakesup,organisesitselfanddefends
itselfagainsttheterroristthreat."Hesaiditwastooeasyforterroriststo
movearoundEurope.OneoftheParisattackersenteredEuropethrough
Greece.AFrenchambassadorsaid:"Terrorismisanimportantissue.Itn
eedstobeaddressed.WearecurrentlyraisingthisissueattheUNSecurit
yCouncil."Morecountriesarejoiningthefightagainstterrorism.Britain
wantstotakepartinairstrikesinSyria.Britishpoliticianswillsoonvoteon
this.RussiaisalsoveryactiveinSyria.Itiscarryingoutairstrikesafterthe
bombingofaRussianplaneoverEgyptthatkilled224people.

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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b)

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c)

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d)

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f)

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WRITING

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

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