The Reading / Listening - Level 2

France's government has said European countries must "wake up" to terror threats after the attacks on Paris. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters that: "It is urgent that Europe wakes up, organises itself and defends itself against the terrorist threat." The Paris attacks left 129 people dead and over 350 injured. Dozens of those are still in hospital in critical condition. Mr Cazeneuve said it was too easy for terrorists to move around Europe. One of the Paris attackers entered Europe through Greece. He was pretending to be a Syrian refugee.



The French Ambassador Francois Richier agreed. He said: "I believe no country in the world will tolerate this. Terrorism is an important issue. It needs to be addressed. We are currently raising this issue at the UN Security Council this week." More countries are joining the fight against terrorism. Britain wants to take part in air strikes in Syria. Britain's leader will soon ask politicians to vote on this. Russia is also very active in Syria. It is carrying out air strikes following the bombing of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt in October 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.

countries must "wake up"

a.

Europe through Greece

2.

defends itself against

b.

condition

3.

in critical

c.

to terror threats

4.

Dozens of those are still

d.

refugee

5.

it was too easy for terrorists to

e.

in hospital

6.

One of the Paris attackers entered

f.

pretending

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He was

g.

the terrorist threat

8.

a Syrian

h.

move around Europe



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The French

a.

fight against terrorism

2.

no country in the world will tolerate

b.

be addressed

3.

Terrorism is an important

c.

out air strikes

4.

It needs to

d.

issue

5.

More countries are joining the

e.

Ambassador

6.

Britain wants to take part

f.

passenger plane

7.

It is carrying

g.

in air strikes in Syria

8.

the bombing of a Russian

h.

this

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

France's government has said European countries (1) ___________________ to terror threats after the attacks on Paris. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters that: "(2) ___________________ Europe wakes up, organises itself and defends (3) ___________________ terrorist threat." The Paris attacks left 129 people dead and over 350 injured. Dozens of (4) ___________________ hospital in critical condition. Mr Cazeneuve said (5) ___________________ for terrorists to move around Europe. One of the Paris attackers entered Europe through Greece. He was (6) ___________________ Syrian refugee.

The French Ambassador Francois Richier agreed. He said: "I believe no country in the world (7) ___________________. Terrorism is an important issue. It needs (8) ___________________. We are currently (9) ___________________ at the UN Security Council this week." More countries are joining the fight against terrorism. Britain wants to take (10) ___________________ strikes in Syria. Britain's leader will soon ask politicians (11) ___________________. Russia is also very active in Syria. It is carrying out air strikes following the bombing of a Russian (12) ___________________ over Egypt in October that killed 224 people.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

France'sgovernmenthassaidEuropeancountriesmust"wakeup"toter
rorthreatsaftertheattacksonParis.InteriorMinisterBernardCazeneuv
etoldreportersthat:"ItisurgentthatEuropewakesup,organisesitselfa
nddefendsitselfagainsttheterroristthreat."TheParisattacksleft129p
eopledeadandover350injured.Dozensofthosearestillinhospitalincriti
calcondition.MrCazeneuvesaiditwastooeasyforterroriststomovearo
undEurope.OneoftheParisattackersenteredEuropethroughGreece.H
ewaspretendingtobeaSyrianrefugee.TheFrenchAmbassadorFrancoi
sRichieragreed.Hesaid:"Ibelievenocountryintheworldwilltoleratethi
s.Terrorismisanimportantissue.Itneedstobeaddressed.Wearecurre
ntlyraisingthisissueattheUNSecurityCouncilthisweek."Morecountrie
sarejoiningthefightagainstterrorism.Britainwantstotakepartinairstri
kesinSyria.Britain'sleaderwillsoonaskpoliticianstovoteonthis.Russia
isalsoveryactiveinSyria.Itiscarryingoutairstrikesfollowingthebombi
ngofaRussianpassengerplaneoverEgyptinOctoberthatkilled224peo
ple.

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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WRITING

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

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Answers

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