The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Russia has warned Turkey it would pay for shooting down one of its warplanes. Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian plane. Turkey said Russia's plane was flying over Turkey. Moscow said it was above Syria. Turkey warned Russia before about Russian planes flying over Turkey. Turkish pilots said they warned the Russian pilots before they fired their missiles. A Russian pilot said he got no warnings and that he was flying over Syria.



Mr Putin advised Russians not to go to Turkey. Russia will cut many economic ties and projects with Turkey. Russian holiday firms have stopped tours to Turkey. Millions of Russians holiday in Turkey each year. Turkish companies trading with Russia will face more difficult trading conditions. Turkey gets most of its energy from Russia. This includes 60 per cent of its gas and 35 per cent of its oil. Russia was planning to build Turkey's first 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.

it would pay for shooting down

a.

the Russian pilots

2.

Turkish fighter

b.

got no warnings

3.

shot down

c.

flying over Turkey

4.

Russia's plane was

d.

over Syria

5.

Turkish pilots said they warned

e.

a Russian plane

6.

before they fired

f.

jets

7.

A Russian pilot said he

g.

one of its warplanes

8.

he was flying

h.

their missiles



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Mr Putin advised Russians not

a.

energy from Russia

2.

cut many economic

b.

to build

3.

Millions of Russians holiday in

c.

to go to Turkey

4.

Russia will face more difficult

d.

station

5.

Turkey gets most of its

e.

ties

6.

This includes 60 per cent

f.

trading conditions

7.

Russia was planning

g.

of its gas

8.

nuclear power

h.

Turkey each year

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Russia has warned Turkey it (1) ___________________ shooting down one of its warplanes. Turkish (2) ___________________ shot down a Russian plane. Turkey said Russia's plane was flying over Turkey. Moscow said (3) ___________________ Syria. Turkey warned Russia (4) ___________________ Russian planes flying over Turkey. Turkish pilots (5) ___________________ the Russian pilots before they fired their missiles. A Russian pilot said he got no warnings (6) ___________________ flying over Syria.

Mr Putin advised Russians (7) ___________________ Turkey. Russia will cut many economic (8) ___________________ with Turkey. Russian holiday firms have (9) ___________________ Turkey. Millions of Russians holiday in Turkey each year. Turkish companies trading with Russia (10) ___________________ difficult trading conditions. Turkey gets (11) ___________________ energy from Russia. This includes 60 per cent (12) ___________________ 35 per cent of its oil. Russia was planning to build Turkey's first nuclear power station.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

RussiahaswarnedTurkeyitwouldpayforshootingdownoneofitswarpla
nes.TurkishfighterjetsshotdownaRussianplane.TurkeysaidRussia's
planewasflyingoverTurkey.MoscowsaiditwasaboveSyria.Turkeywar
nedRussiabeforeaboutRussianplanesflyingoverTurkey.Turkishpilot
ssaidtheywarnedtheRussianpilotsbeforetheyfiredtheirmissiles.ARu
ssianpilotsaidhegotnowarningsandthathewasflyingoverSyria.MrPut
inadvisedRussiansnottogotoTurkey.Russiawillcutmanyeconomictie
sandprojectswithTurkey.RussianholidayfirmshavestoppedtourstoT
urkey.MillionsofRussiansholidayinTurkeyeachyear.Turkishcompani
estradingwithRussiawillfacemoredifficulttradingconditions.Turkeyg
etsmostofitsenergyfromRussia.Thisincludes60percentofitsgasand3
5percentofitsoil.RussiawasplanningtobuildTurkey'sfirstnuclearpow
erstation.

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 Turkey and Russia for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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