The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Russia warned Turkey it would pay for shooting one of its warplanes. Turkey said Russia's plane was flying over Turkey. Moscow said it was above Syria. Turkey warned Russia before about this. Turkish pilots said they warned the Russian pilots. A Russian pilot said he got no warnings. He said he was flying over Syria.



Putin asked millions of Russians not to go to Turkey. Russian holiday firms will stop tours to Turkey. It will also be more difficult for Turkish companies to trade in Russia. Turkey's energy might be hit. It gets most of its oil and gas from Russia. Russia might also stop plans to build Turkey's nuclear power station.

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Sources
  • http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/russia-says-turkey-will-pay-economic-price-for-deliberate-downing-of-jet-1.2443934
  • http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/11/25/uk-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-erdogan-idUKKBN0TE0QV20151125
  • https://www.rt.com/op-edge/323366-turkey-russians-feel-betrayed/


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.

Russia warned

a.

the Russian pilots

2.

it would pay for shooting one

b.

Turkey

3.

Turkey said Russia's plane was

c.

warnings

4.

Turkey warned Russia

d.

of its warplanes

5.

Turkish pilots said they warned

e.

over Syria

6.

A Russian

f.

flying over Turkey

7.

he got no

g.

pilot

8.

He said he was flying

h.

before about this



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Putin asked millions of Russians not

a.

for Turkish companies

2.

stop tours

b.

and gas from Russia

3.

It will also be more difficult

c.

plans

4.

trade in

d.

to Turkey

5.

Turkey's energy might be

e.

station

6.

It gets most of its oil

f.

to go to Turkey

7.

Russia might also stop

g.

hit

8.

nuclear power

h.

Russia

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Russia warned Turkey (1) ___________________ for shooting one (2) ___________________. Turkey said Russia's plane was flying over Turkey. Moscow said (3) ___________________ Syria. Turkey warned Russia (4) ___________________. Turkish pilots said they (5) ___________________ Russian pilots. A Russian pilot said he got no warnings. He said (6) ___________________ over Syria.

Putin asked millions of Russians (7) ___________________ Turkey. Russian holiday firms will (8) ___________________ Turkey. It (9) ___________________ more difficult for Turkish companies (10) ___________________ Russia. Turkey's energy might be hit. It gets (11) ___________________ and gas from Russia. Russia (12) ___________________ plans to build Turkey's nuclear power station.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

RussiawarnedTurkeyitwouldpayforshootingoneofitswarplanes.Turk
eysaidRussia'splanewasflyingoverTurkey.MoscowsaiditwasaboveS
yria.TurkeywarnedRussiabeforeaboutthis.Turkishpilotssaidtheywar
nedtheRussianpilots.ARussianpilotsaidhegotnowarnings.Hesaidhe
wasflyingoverSyria.PutinaskedmillionsofRussiansnottogotoTurkey.
RussianholidayfirmswillstoptourstoTurkey.Itwillalsobemoredifficult
forTurkishcompaniestotradeinRussia.Turkey'senergymightbehit.It
getsmostofitsoilandgasfromRussia.Russiamightalsostopplanstobuil
dTurkey'snuclearpowerstation.

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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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about Turkey and Russia for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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